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"Nice place to work but hard to advance."

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Current Employee - Editorial Program Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
Current Employee - Editorial Program Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Relaxed setting, friendly people, great work/life balance.

Cons

Projects are often limited due to budget constraints. Difficult to advance without switching divisions. The company is undergoing a massive reorganization right now and many people have been let go. Office morale is a little low right now.

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    "Wiley: The Miley Cyrus of the Publishing World. Sad and Embarrassing."

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    Current Employee - Media in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Media in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the hoboken location is nice. some flexibility in work. journals division is strong. pearson education is building HQ a block away. may give wiley employees possibility of working for company that knows what it is doing.

    Cons

    global higher ed has done a bad job trying to transition into digital. technology upgrades have failed miserably: example: wileyplus v5- which lost millions--.

    Management team responsible for this still involved in new projects which are doing badly. As many current and former employees have said, "the atmosphere is toxic." leadership has no idea what platform to use for digital media; editorial direction is abysmal; entitled publishers who can't manage teams, but can put on good acts.editorial leadership is incompetent.

     massive reorganization to bolster stock. middle and upper management still in place, even though under their "leadership" global higher ed has done astoundingly bad. classical example of old boy network. moral is at an all time low. depressing atmosphere. given a chance, most employees would leave.

    Many LAZY editors who "work" from home fulltime, yet don't bother to engage with support staff in mature manner. Most arrogant publishers i've come across. they mask their incompetence by aggressive and rude behavior that only highlights their utter lack of management skill or emotional intelligence. In a word, working at Wiley is like watching Miley Cyrus at the VMAs: embarrassing and cringe worthy; and uttery unaware.

    Advice to Management

    board should sell global higher ed. fire editorial director in global higher ed. fire global higher ed director and his cronies. CEO while pleasant enough, inefficient.


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    "Editorial Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you will work with are smart and well spoken. It's a really pleasant work environment overall. The headquarters are in a great location. It is the type of job you can get comfortable in; probably ideal for someone later in their career.

    Cons

    If you start in an entry level position it is very hard to move up. Your job satisfaction will come mainly from the people your work with rather than your actual job functions; so hopefully you are placed on a good team. The position can be very monotonous and dry. There is no training period...it's learn as you go. Basically everyone has their own way of doing something, causing lots more mistakes and delays for things that should be simple. More set in stone standards to to be put in place. The salary is also very low, and the raise is small as well. Given the cost of living in NY it makes it hard to enjoy all the city has to offer on that salary.

    Advice to Management

    -Enhance the technology being used...if you don't change as fast as demand changes in the industry you will get left behind

    -Ask for more help/advice from people in lower level positions

    -Work on communication between departments

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