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"Stuck in the '90s"

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Former Employee - Lead in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Lead in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Hachette Book Group full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Nothing ever changes, which can be good if you like that kind of thing. Some overtime available depending on what shift you work. If you're just general labor, there isn't much stress involved. Cheap healthcare, decent benefits.

Cons

You get promoted by staying with the company. Even if you are a complete failure, in 10-15 years you will be running a department, and, once there, you will never be demoted or terminated. There are a ton of salaried individuals who do not belong in the positions they hold. Supervisors will guard their knowledge as if their lives depended on it, so don't expect anyone to take you under their wing and teach you about the company. Leads have no responsibility and are not trusted to do anything but watch temps pretend to work. Everything is done a certain way "because that's the way it's been done for 17 years". New ideas are shot down. You will never move up the ladder. Depressing place to work. Typical $10-11 per hour warehouse job.

Advice to Management

I don't even know where to begin.

Other Employee Reviews for Hachette Book Group

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and super friendly

    Cons

    Things move a bit slowly here. Projects get killed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good people mostly..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues passionate about publishing, meet interesting people, authors.
    Good benefits and overall fun and good place to work

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Even with extensive performance reviews, not many seem to advance.
    middle staff not always appreciated for the time and effort they put into work.
    Some managers not good at managing other people and efficency falls through the cracks.

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