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"Overall, a good company to work for"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great colleagues, interesting and stimulating projects/work, fun atmosphere and many company events, good perks (free books!) and benefits including 401k matching, charitable donation matching, a decent amount of vacation time, and a good health plan

Cons

Some departments have good managers and lots of growth opportunities, but some unlucky departments have the opposite. Wages are on the low end, even for publishing. Work can be either very slow or very stressful—there is no in-between.

Advice to Management

Don't be so comfortable with the status quo—take seriously the concerns of your employees, not just the ones in senior management.

Other Employee Reviews for Hachette Book Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very slow, laid back atmosphere"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very easy work, seems like most employees are under worked
    Fun company functions and events
    Friendly managers and executives

    Cons

    Not great opportunity for advancement
    Too slow and boring sometimes
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a better place to work"

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

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time

    Pros

    Free books, nice coworkers, interesting projects, good benefits
    Management makes an effort to create a collegial environment

    Cons

    Keep in mind this may differ depending on which department you working. That said, this company seems to have too much upper level management and many middle mangers with not enough real experience or training. There is an overvaluing of what technology and "metrics" can do, with little common sense on how to apply them and a tendency to underestimate the time or resources needed to take on big projects. The end result is a chaotic environment where the work is piled on and no one really knows how to get it done or who has what responsibility for what. It's likely some of this could be attributed to changes in the industry, but one would think that good leadership could help mediate it.

    I've heard it's a great place to be an intern and it certainly does seem like the interns get a lot of mentoring and attention, so if you are starting out, it might be a good place to start. If you have experience I think you would quickly lose patience.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate some resources to solving problems that already exist.

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