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Perseus Books Group Overview

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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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While books from this publishing group don't have wings, they do help readers travel great distances. The Perseus Books Group is a large independent publisher, made up of about a dozen separate imprints that are Perseus-owned, joint ventures, or owned by third ... Read more

Perseus Books Group Reviews

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    I worked at Perseus Books Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once upon a time, Perseus Books Group was a fun, innovative, up-by-the-boot-straps amalgam of book publishers and book distribution services companies; modest pay, dedicated employees, non-heirarchical, not-too-corporate 'speak-your-mind' structure, successfully publishing good books with much esprit-de-corps despite jerry-rigged infrastructure, undercapitalized systems, and understaffed overwhelmed departments. Then the goals of management shifted to selling the whole thing to someone else, and ultimately did. Publishing units were bought by Hachette; distribution services to Ingram; and Perseus Books Group is no more. RIP.

    Cons

    Perseus Books Group is no more.

    Advice to Management

    Fare thee well.

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Perseus Books Group Interviews

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    Special Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Perseus Books Group (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Applied online. Phone interview with HR in another state followed by phone interview with someone else in Boston followed by two separate in-person interviews in the Philadelphia office. They called all my references. After all that jumping through hoops I did not even get the courtesy of a call or email to notify me that they hired someone else.

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