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Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "Great colleagues, poor company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BioMed Central full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fresh fruit, great working environment, flexitime

    Cons

    Employees seen as disposable, higher-ups don't listen to advice from those below them, poor pay, overworked, lack of job security, no career progression

    Advice to Management

    Management should recognise the hard work of their employees and reward them, salary should match job expectations


  2. "Agile Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioMed Central full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good salaries
    - excellent benefit
    - great people to work with

    Cons

    - No visa sponsorship
    - nothing much, good company to work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMed Central full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented people, nice work culture, strong ethics and integrity

    Cons

    Hard to progress if you don't have biomedical background and/or a PHD.


  4. "Not a bad place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Editor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BioMed Central full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Teams
    - Supportive Environment
    - Free Coffee + Fruit
    - Good amount of leave

    Cons

    - Slow Progression
    - Severely Low Pay
    - Pay discrepancies within the company (roles can vary £8k on the same experience)

    Advice to Management

    Increase Pay


  5. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publisher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Publisher in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMed Central full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has good people at all levels, rewarding word, perks are getting better. Lots of change but so far it's all very positive.

    Cons

    Silos between the major company divisions. The company recently merged and so not surprising but it does need to be addressed.


  6. "Biomed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy working hours. Cool people and chilled environment

    Cons

    Office is old and do t have many facilities, specially if compared tongue other offices from the Nature/springer group.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "high turnover"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Editor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BioMed Central full-time

    Pros

    overall, good experience for your CV if you're looking to work in publishing, especially scientific publishing

    Cons

    often a lack of coordination,
    lack of benefits or support for new starters,
    occaisional skype bullying and cliquee from the line managers and their friends if you don't 'fit in'

    Advice to Management

    support your employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioMed Central full-time

    Pros

    You get great experience to undertake a wide variety of tasks and projects at BMC and really develop excellent skills. International travel to conferences is a possibility.

    Cons

    However, the pay is nowhere near commensurate for the level of the role. Often long hours are required around conferences, high amount of pressure from external parties and not enough support given.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work and colleagues but limited reward"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Interesting work with the chance to get involved in new and exciting projects
    - Young, talented and highly motivate colleagues
    - The company offers good products (journals) that employees can be proud of to contribute to
    - Good work-life balance
    - Regular contact with line manager, so it is easy to highlight problems or seek advice/help if necessary

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - Limited development opportunities. especially if the company would need to invest into staff
    - Limited career development opportunities, including mobility within the company
    - Work is not very flexible and management is keen in checking on people

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more into retaining talents: offer a more competitive salary and better career development opportunities.
    - Introduce more flexible working arrangements such as core hours with flexible start and finish times
    - Update it equipment


  10. "Copyediting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Availability of work is regular, with interesting articles to edit and read. I have the flexibility to work for other companies at the same time and manage my workload.

    Cons

    Could be better paid, the rate is considerably low compared to other similar jobs. The proofing system is below par, using an online system that does not allow changes to be efficiently and securely performed.


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