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"Intellectually stimulating, congenial office culture"

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Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The work is interesting and usually different--not much repetition. Each project presents new challenges. Somewhat flexible work schedules are available. Very congenial and collaborative culture. Promotions are handled fairly and logically. Good work-life balance.

Cons

Company seems to be perpetually in a transitional state--seems to lack a consistent vision or plan for the future, which makes discerning management's overall goals difficult at times. Even though there are a great variety of challenges, there is a culture of trying to solve everything with only a handful of limited solutions. It's extremely hard to tell what the company values, beyond profit. Pay is not great, but then again no one goes into publishing to get rich.

Advice to Management

Encourage employees to be more pragmatic and creative problem-solvers. Communicate goals clearly and consistently. Articulate more comprehensive vision for future (i.e., qualitatively in addition to quantitatively). What are the company's values?

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Response

Apr 9, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

Thank you for your review; I truly enjoyed reading it! I'm happy to hear that you are finding your work challenging, as well as finding your colleagues congenial and collaborative. You mention... More

Other Employee Reviews for Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

  1. "Great."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Production in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Production in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work environment

    Cons

    Not the best paying salary out there.

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Response

    Apr 9, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your review. I'm always happy to hear that my colleagues are enjoying a flexible schedule and work environment, as I believe both are important to the long-term success of both... More


  2. "Good Editors in a Tough Market"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very high level of individual competence at editorial level.
    Smart marketing and sales analysis, internally.
    Looking in the right places, in the right ways, to expand business.
    Dedicated to keeping best of back list in print.

    Cons

    Too lean on staff--needs to hire.
    Doesn't pay enough in advances to authors.
    Management style too conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to editors as much as you listen to sales/marketing.

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