Compare Nature Publishing Group vs PLOS BETA

See how PLOS vs. Nature Publishing Group compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Nature Publishing Group

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PLOS

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 78 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 74 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
Career Opportunities
2.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nature Publishing Group Ceo Steven Inchcoombe
74%
74%Steven Inchcoombe
CEO Approval
PLOS Ceo Alison Mudditt
57%
57%Alison Mudditt
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
38%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
27%
Positive Business Outlook
33%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Editor4 Salaries
$86,507/yr
Manager4 Salaries
$78,101/yr
Software Developer2 Salaries
$83,104/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Publications Assistant11 Salaries
$20/hr
Manager2 Salaries
$88,276/yr
Software Engineer4 Salaries
$103,258/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
"Nice people"(in 6 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 17 reviews)
"Open access"(in 11 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 10 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"High turnover"(in 7 reviews)
"Good people"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great team"Apr 22, 2016

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

Pros

Great team of professionals - it was a joy to work with Nature editors Nice office Reasonable working hours Access to Lynda courses

Cons

Quite poor IT support: it can take ages to get a new keyboard or software update My salary was at the market rate

Advice to Management

Although cross-functional communications in NPG are quite good, it may be worth to review how projects are run. A centre of excellence may help to share the best practices in project management.

Current Employee - Employee

I have been working at PLOS full-time for more than a year

Pros

PLOS is still a great place to work. I haven’t been here as long as some of the other reviewers probably, but I’ve had my fair share of jobs, and this is definitely one of the better ones. PLOS is a... rare and beautiful blend of people who are passionate about science, creativity and non-profit, mission-driven work. I’ve never been at a company that was so open and progressive before! Turnover always sucks and there have been downgrades because open-access is more commonplace now, but this is a small and savvy workgroup with lots of strong females at the helm who inspire me! I’ve worked at other places where capitalism/favoritism were much more pervasive and harmful. Maybe because this is a smaller organization, negatives feelings have had more of an impact in recent times. I just want management to know that I really appreciate their efforts and I appreciate having a job at such a cool, forward-thinking, science-based company. Downtown SF can be dirty and gritty, but our office (for now) is located adjacent to a beautiful green park and the beautiful blue bay. Plus, it’s not far from BART. Hours are extremely flexible and staff are routinely encouraged to go socialize with free lunches and snacks pretty often. There’s so many perks to working here!

Cons

Turnover can be hard, but we can get through it.

Advice to Management

You’re doing a great job! Keep it up! I believe in PLOS!

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