Compare Hachette Book Group vs Penguin Random House  BETA

See how Penguin Random House vs. Hachette Book Group compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 157 reviews)
3.8
(based on 453 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.9
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
3.7
Senior Management
2.8
3.4
Culture & Values
3.5
3.9
CEO Approval
Hachette Book Group Ceo Michael Pietsch
70%Michael Pietsch
Penguin Random House  Ceo Markus Dohle
91%Markus Dohle
% Recommend to a friend
62%
73%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
68%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Editor8 Salaries
$50,671/yr
Marketing Assistant6 Salaries
$37,251/yr
Intern - Hourly15 Salaries
$12/hr
Editorial Assistant37 Salaries
$40,000/yr
Publicity Assistant22 Salaries
$38,476/yr
Intern - Hourly11 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Free books"(in 44 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 16 reviews)
"Free books"(in 76 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 47 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 17 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 10 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 31 reviews)
"Random house"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Intern - Hourly

I worked at Hachette Book Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

Very friendly employees Office space is very nice Pool table

Cons

The pay could've been a little higher

Former Employee - Assistant Production Editor

I worked at Penguin Random House full-time for more than a year

Pros

The company culture is great and it feels very much like the company actually cares about its employees.

Cons

Publishing as a whole is a low-pay industry, but it feels extra insulting when working at the top publishing house in the world still doesn't pay you enough to live comfortably in NYC. Many divisions... are run by bad managers that have been with the company for many years and are unwilling to change and adapt to new policies and technologies.

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