Penguin Random House - Great company | Glassdoor
Pros
  • "Very caring managers, diverse selection of books, great work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Plus, there are bookshelves everywhere from which to take free books" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some departments have limited room for growth, competitive" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Low pay in comparison to graphic designers in other industries" (in 25 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Great company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Being a large corporation, the benefits at PRH are great. You learn a great deal about the industry as PRH is among the top few publishing houses in the world. There can be strong mentors depending on the department you're in and the supervisor you work for.

Cons

There is a very strict hierarchy and low pay for entry level jobs.

Advice to Management

Consider encouraging more mentoring and growth opportunities within individual imprints.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

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    "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Affordable benefits, generous vacation/sick/personal days, new assistance program for student loans

    Cons

    Pay not conducive to cost of living, little to no chance for movement/raises

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees


  2. "Good company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation time (start with 20 vacation, 4 personal, plus sick and additional 10 or so days where offices are closed). Also great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay for entry-level is good for industry, but mid-level and up don't pay as well as other big publishers. Very corporate.

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