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"Depends on where you work - it's either a dream come true or a nightmare"

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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
Approves of CEO

I worked at Hachette Book Group full-time

Pros

It matters where you work - if you are with LB, FaithWords or Orbit/Yen, you're in a good place. The teams have a strong senior management team in place.

Cons

If you're in GCP or LBYR, good luck to you. Mismanaged, no strategic direction, a mess. Routinely would see people in tears in their cubicles.

Advice to Management

New CEO is incoming, it should make a difference. But applying the same standards throughout the 5 divisions would certainly help. LB shouldn't be run that differently from LBYR and GCP, but it is. It's functional, the other groups are not.

Other Employee Reviews for Hachette Book Group

  1. "Best Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Hachette Book Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program for interns that allows them to learn about all the different departments and positions at the company. Forms an overall picture of how publishing works. Office staff is very warm and helpful towards interns, willing to meet and have conversations.

    Cons

    Lots of interns every summer so arguably lots of competition to really stand out (but doesn't it work like that everywhere?). Also intern work is not the best (a lot of mailing or data entry, for example), but that's also how being an intern works, and the people who have real positions have to do those things too.


  2. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty stable job. The warehouse has never had a layoff. The warehouse does a pretty good job at keeping the temperature down in the summer.

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay scale, job growth potential is very low. Management doesn't relate or try to relate to the floor workers.

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