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"Lots of great people, but lots of bureaucracy"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

- Great people
- Very flexible schedule, setup in most departments
- Quality product and content
- Great mission, feel like your work means something

Cons

- Unbeliable bureaucracy
- Can be very adverse to change and new ideas

Advice to Management

- Listen more to your direct reports
- Provide more feedback on work
- Erase the very obvious ceiling between senior level staff and junior staff

Other Employee Reviews for Oxford University Press

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Academic publishers.."

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    telecommuting possible, 35 hour work week, flexible and good career planning

    Cons

    salary is not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    they are a bit confused and too many cooks in the kitchen


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University Press as an intern

    Pros

    OUP is a company with a dignified mission and is well-respected in the industry. It is large for an academic press, but individual departments create a more intimate feel, which is good. Also CEO gives monthly briefings in intimate setting in the NY office and he is great and personable.

    Cons

    Not the "sexy" side of publishing--dry academic material. Also in some areas, is definitely the mind-numbing vibe of 9-5 sitting in a cubicle under florescent lights.

    Advice to Management

    Stop complaining so much about being in publishing! As an intern, it seems like at least 5 upper level people have made bitter/negative comments directly to me about the low pay, long hours etc, which kills morale.

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