Author Solutions - Still a Zero | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Still a Zero"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions

    Pros

    *Disclaimer: I wrote a review previously while I was an employee. This is a review of my experience after one year out. Pros were that while I was there, we had Penguin-Random House benefits packages through Anthem Blue Cross for health insurance and your typical dental/vision coverage. Just being associated with a big-time publisher was enough for me to feel good about my choice to work there when I was first hired...

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    Cons

    Being away from the company now for an entire year has really made me feel exceptionally grateful I do not work at ASI anymore. I now work in an office that prides itself in its work, doesn't rip off anyone for profit or other gains, and truly appreciates and fosters the growth of its staff. At ASI, managers at the mid-level and above were not trained properly on company policy, harassment, etc. My team and I were...

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    Author Solutions2016-06-29
  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Book Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    So many good things about working for ASI. If you stay focused and put in the effort, you can make great money here.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be greatly improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fun additions to the sales floor. Employees are enjoying it!

    Author Solutions2019-04-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Morally ambiguous at best, entirely dishonest at worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Book Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time

    Pros

    They hire fresh out of college with liveable wages and the dress code was lax. Decent training to start. The people were nice and there was fresh fruit in the break room every morning. They bribe you with many prizes for hitting goals to attempt avoiding turnover. Great annual party right after Christmas at the Bloomington Convention Center.

    Cons

    Terrible work to life balance. Forced overtime. They say the company's mission is to help authors accomplish goals but then train you to establish higher than ridiculous goals to spend more money, hiding the greed behind a "help them capture their dreams" approach. My general strategy was to sell lower quantities to more authors so realistically I'd have an ongoing pipeline but team leads would sell astronomical quantities...

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    Advice to Management

    Train on honesty and transparency. Offer competitive pay for all departments, not just those that bring in the highest margin deals.

    Author Solutions2019-05-12

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