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Encyclopædia Britannica Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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  1. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Peoduct Team in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Peoduct Team in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great content, intelligent and dedicated team

    Cons

    Management is pulled in all directions by the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the teams. Very good and motivated people, but they need more guidence


  2. "Nice Friendly People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Meaningful mission of publishing knowledge. Great location. Good work life balance. Global operation that offers variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not so great compensation and perks. Not great coordination of various department. Too many projects to work on without clear priority.

    Advice to Management

    More regular communication on how company is doing. Clear direction on where company is heading. Listen more to rank and file employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have been there for some time, and have worked with some great people who know what they're doing.

    Cons

    They have no direction and no real plan how to move forward in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to keep people more informed as to what is really going on and how we need to get there.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I enjoy it, but . . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, hands down, and the location is the best reason to work at EB.

    Cons

    For someone out of college the salary and benefits may be bearable, but for those who have been in the industry for years it is horrible.


  5. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and nice culture

    Cons

    Needs help moving from print to digital atmosphere


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk."

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

    Pros

    The company has a very healthy mix of young employees and those who have been here for a long time to help bridge its history with its push into the modern world.

    Cons

    As it sits now, there is not a lot of communication or interaction between the various departments, however the culture is undergoing a change for the better, so stick it out!


  7. "Unclear view"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It is a place with a lot of potential for reinventing and experimenting in publishing today. Apparently, it has everything to create successful publishing digital materials. Great place for starters in publishing.

    Cons

    It's unclear where it's pointing out, confusing communication and processes. Low pay.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A workplace with potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and wonderful people.

    Cons

    Hierarchical to the point of stifling progress.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those that are performing. Consider a consistent approach to how titles and positions are earned throughout the organization. Understand that empowering workers guarantees a future for the company and its individuals.


  9. "Product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You're able to get first hand experience working with management that doesn't know what to focus on and how that impacts the entire organization.

    Cons

    Too many too list. Upper management doesn't have a clue as to what being a software company means. Incompetence at its finest.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Antiquated and stale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Encyclopædia Britannica full-time

    Pros

    The people are extremely nice. The product is respected, and the people are very intelligent. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or someone who is looking to supplement earnings with an existing cashflow within their household.

    Cons

    Each department, although dependent on each other, acts like an island. There is no communication and pay is awful. There is not much room for advancement. Some ideas are antiquated, although they are slowly playing catch up, it is hard for them to try new tricks. Creativity seems to be a bad word here.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compensation and catch up with technology.


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