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"Ambitious Family-owned publisher with an interesting business niche"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

Work/life balance is very good with normal hours, on-site restaurant and cool learning opportunities (classes in woodworking, cooking, marketing etc.). They pay well enough for the area. Taunton is doing decently in a tough industry/economy and, while not a household name, is respected in the publishing world for high quality products.

Cons

Not really in the NYC/lower faifield county orbit. Small company with many long-term employees makes for a close environment (maybe that's a plus for some?).

Other Employee Reviews for Taunton Press

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taunton Press full-time

    Pros

    Good products. Good work-life balance. Generally positive and progressive culture.

    Cons

    Classic "not what you know, but who you know" environment. Political connections supersede achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Run the business as a meritocracy, not an aristocracy that rewards patronage at the expense of innovation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location, Free coffee, Free Parking

    Cons

    "Worker bees" and mid-level employees are under appreciated, while upper management thrives. Long term service is rewarded with a nominal gift at Christmas time every 5 years....but that doesn't pay my mortgage. No raises, bonuses, or even cost of living increases in many years. Numerous and frequent layoffs, followed closely by new hires and promotions. Healthcare benefits are basically non-existent, and the cost keeps going up while benefits go down. Very low morale company-wide.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop peppering us with emails every few weeks about new-hires in upper management, and promotions among the ranks. It's very demoralizing for those of us who have been here for a very long time, stuck by the company through thick and thin, and have not received so much as a cost of living increase in many, many years. You're losing a lot of talented people who know the community, culture, and customers.

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