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World Book Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1986
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Education
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
World Book literally offers the world at your fingertips. The company publishes encyclopedias (including its flagship World Book Encyclopedia) and other educational reference materials, focusing primarily on the school and library markets. All total, World Book publishes nearly ... Read more

World Book – Why Work For Us?


 
ABOUT THE COMPANY

World Book, Inc., based in the vital center of downtown Chicago, Illinois, is a leading publishing company that leverages cutting-edge technology to produce authoritative, trustworthy, and understandable educational and instructional content. Our talented team has a core competency in publishing world-class reference material and other nonfiction content in print and digital forms. Our sales and distribution network covers the United States and Canada, and reaches into every region around the world, making our brand and the value it represents globally recognized.

World Book, Inc. is a thriving company with an aggressive growth strategy supported by our core business in digital and print products for educational and instructional use. We are eager to find talented, ambitious, and energetic candidates to join our team.

OUR MISSION IS TO CULTIVATE LIFELONG LEARNERS—
BECAUSE TODAY’S EXPLORERS ARE TOMORROW’S LEADERS.
 
WE WORK AS A TEAM

It takes a diverse and talented team to conceive, design, build, deliver, and support the latest and greatest print and digital educational and reference products.

There’s something special about knowing your hard work and talents are bringing educational content to life for millions of people across the world.

 
WE CONTINUE TO EXCEL THROUGHOUT TIME

For nearly a century, we’ve been in the business of helping families, schools, and libraries across the world discover content that is not only accurate and trustworthy, but readable too. And the fact is, we're doing it better than ever.

You may know about World Book thanks to our renowned encyclopedia. But if that’s all you know about World Book, we invite you to read on and explore.

We continue to create new and innovative content discovery platforms that bring learning to life, including eBooks, iPad Apps, immersive websites, and a robust and ever-expanding collection of print series that align with the latest educational trends.

We build bridges connecting our users to greater learning through proven content creation methods, cutting-edge delivery systems, and an inextinguishable passion for knowledge.

With a finger on the pulse of the latest technological advances, we will continue integrating, connecting, and delivering top-quality content whenever, wherever, and however you want it.

Because whether you’re peering into the pages of a beloved book or uncovering new ideas with the tap of your finger, we leave the door to information open, ready for discovery.

World Book Online Training

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.


At World Book we hope that we can make your experience using our digital products as easy and glitch free as possible. We have created a variety of training options to assist you with our products and to encourage student and patron usage. These include:

  • Recorded and Live Webinars
  • Personal Training Sessions
  • Written Training Guides
  • Video Tutorials
  • Promotional Materials

World Book Reviews

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    Pros

    I really enjoy working at World Book for a variety of reasons. I get to work with a lot of amazingly intelligent people who work hard to collectively create well-crafted products that help to educate children throughout the world. I think we all value education and that passion creates a dedicated team who all contribute to World Book's success. I love that we're always creating new products and approaching things differently to respond to our customer's needs. It's awesome working for a company that contributes to the greater good!

    Cons

    Actually, I think it's an exciting time to be working at World Book. We're about to celebrate our 100th anniversary and I like the direction we are headed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring great people and responding to customer's needs.

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World Book Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at World Book.

    Interview

    Interview process was easy and seamless. Not a typical process, I worked directly with Prez. and VP. I was scouted directly from professional networking group. Two people involved in the process along with HR, post hire.

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