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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Promotes (and really encourages you to have) work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • On site gym, flexible working hours, mostly lovely people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Multiple changes in senior management and organizational structure makes it hard to do your day to day job (in 17 reviews)

  • Every decision by upper management seems designed to decrease productivity (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent team of professionals in one place

    Cons

    Non Profit - salary is underestimated about 10-20% from the market


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    Be vigilant against nepotism.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Don't bother"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and respect our contribution. Cambridge is not the only location which matters.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Could've been worse..."

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    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 (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

    Advice to Management

    The best advice would be to give the front desk more work and not breathe down their necks. I hated being micromanaged and constantly being yelled at for pointless things.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall experience at CUP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time (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


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Assistant Production Editor"

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

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    I had a very nice manager for a time, and people left the office at 5pm; there was a good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Lowest pay for the industry, feeling of going down with a sinking ship (no job security), very uptight atmosphere, and poor upper management.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Late Follower"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were full of great ideas, but senior (UK) management never listened.

    Cons

    Heavy politics when dealing with UK office.

    Advice to Management

    Stop developing for yesterday's market.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hours, benefits, co-workers, environment, location

    Cons

    pay, processes, old software, no growth, managers


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's non profit, fun place to work, Brititch company culture,

    Cons

    Low salary, bad management

    Advice to Management

    IT manager does not have enough knowledge in IT, not experienced in management as well


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Management Is Delusional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have nothing but praise for my colleagues. We all work very hard to ensure client satisfaction.

    Cons

    It's no secret that my department is understaffed and overworked. Recently, management requested and received documented proof that that we need to add to my department. Instead of relieving our workload or adding new staff, management decided to assign us additional work. This work takes precedence over everything else that we have and must be done.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand your employees workload and daily responsibilities. If you understand that, then you can assign work as needed. It is unfair to prioritize additional work without proper training and expect it to be done correctly and on time, along with everything else we do.


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