Compare Houghton Mifflin Harcourt vs Penguin Random House  BETA

See how Penguin Random House vs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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 814 reviews)
3.8
(based on 452 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.0
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
3.4
Work-life balance
3.8
3.7
Senior Management
2.9
3.4
Culture & Values
3.3
3.8
CEO Approval
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Ceo John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
80%John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
Penguin Random House  Ceo Markus Dohle
91%Markus Dohle
% Recommend to a friend
56%
73%
Positive Business Outlook
39%
67%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Editor18 Salaries
$55,385/yr
Account Executive44 Salaries
$78,439/yr
Director26 Salaries
$127,432/yr
Editorial Assistant37 Salaries
$40,000/yr
Sales Assistant12 Salaries
$38,991/yr
Senior Manager5 Salaries
$81,041/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 62 reviews)
"Great people"(in 55 reviews)
"Free books"(in 76 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 47 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 51 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 39 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 31 reviews)
"Random house"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Education Consultant

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt part-time for less than a year

Pros

As an educational consultant you have a flexible schedule and work with great people.

Cons

There are not always jobs available.

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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