ProQuest - Good people, but repetitive work. You're going to want to love what you do to stay long term | Glassdoor
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"Good people, but repetitive work. You're going to want to love what you do to stay long term"

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Former Contractor - Editor in San Diego, CA
Former Contractor - Editor in San Diego, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I worked at ProQuest as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice atmosphere, good natured coworkers, easy-going atmosphere

Cons

Editing and abstract writing can get get repetitive. Much like the mail: It never stops!

Other Employee Reviews for ProQuest

  1. Helpful (6)

    "I Need a New Job"

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    Current Employee - Content Acquisitions in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Content Acquisitions in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ProQuest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The occasional person is nice. Okay as a last resort for new graduates.

    Cons

    I don't make enough to cover the bills. My department has more cliques than a high school and is 1/10 of the size. I keep getting assignments that are new to me but cause me to be yelled at because action wasn't taken years ago. Also I'm working in a basement with no windows; We call it the dungeon.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the cost of living in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti so we can afford to keep working for. I'm looking for a second job so I can keep my apartment and eat!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Surrounded by enthusiastic co-workers and a mess of a management structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a ton of work ethic in everyone, and people truly take pride in what they do. I certainly did. Salaries were a bit low, but benefits are competent. It's a very friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    I have never seen such a bi-polar mess in management as this company displays. Seemingly constant changes in team structures and reporting make it feel like they're throwing random ideas at a wall to see what sticks. This has, unfortunately, led to losing too many valuable employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on the structure and more on the people.

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