Cambridge University Press Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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Cambridge University Press Chief Executive Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
119 Ratings
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  • "I saw and spoke out about manipulation of the messages coming from senior management(in 20 reviews)

  • "Upper Management gets in the way of employees doing their jobs(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company A lot of flexibility"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company A lot of flexibility

    Cons

    Laid off and this happened twice at that company

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding mission, hard working staff"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible working arragements, committed staff

    Cons

    too many to write, too many internal faults

  3. "I miss the good ol' days"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great park across the street to enjoy lunch. Pretty easy to get by with doing too much.

    Cons

    Low pay and very secretive upper management. Bureaucratic and could be very boring at times.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Colleagues, But Upper Management Gets In The Way"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have never worked with a company where the on the ground staff is so dedicated and so willing to do what needs to be done to ensure that the authors and customers are satisfied. In terms of benefits and salary, CUP cannot do wrong. The location of the NYC office is centrally located and has easy access to multiple train and bus lines. There is also the option of working from home or adjusting hours if need be, which is always helpful in my opinion.

    Cons

    Upper Management gets in the way of employees doing their jobs. They are either too involved or forget that the employees are the reason that the company has the reputation that it does.

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    Cambridge University Press Response

    June 4, 2019Head of Communications

    Great to know you enjoyed your time with us, that you appreciated the pay and benefits, and that you found yourself working with such a dedicated team of colleagues. We can certainly agree with your assessment! We do have a have a well-established senior leadership development programme and have recently put a huge amount of time and effort into training our managers and leaders. That said, we would always encourage colleagues to approach their manager or HR representative with any suggestions or concerns.

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    "Great People; But Much To Be Desired"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Production Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues were among the best I've worked with, loved working on the lists that I was responsible for.

    Cons

    Low pay, Cambridge is about 5 years behind the rest of the industry, so major changes are most likely coming down the pipeline.

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    "Would not recommend working here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious company name, great benefits

    Cons

    Employees overworked, low pay, poor training

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    "Overall good experience"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Progressive atmosphere with a mix of young and older experienced talent. Salaries above industry standards and good benefit package.

    Cons

    A recent change in management has created an unstable work environment.

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  8. Helpful (12)

    "Don't bother"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented individuals. Easy access to most subway lines and buses.

    Cons

    Press Board do not understand US work ideology. Turnover is constant. HR and payroll pushed out only to be replaced by UK cronies. Colonist mentality.

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  9. Helpful (12)

    "Could've been worse..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Most of the people I worked with were great -Learned how to use different computer software -Had over twenty vacation days

    Cons

    -Manager was ruthless; I was constantly micromanaged -HR was not helpful at all with complaints -There was not much work to do; was given basic task and no sense of moving up the ranks

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overall experience at CUP"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest individuals I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Multiple changes in senior management and organizational structure makes it hard to do your day to day job

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