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Hachette Book Group Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Oh, and there were tons of free books on "take shelves" around the office (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent company, very good benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of transparency from upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • Lack of direction, lack of communication between departments, management not taking ownership of their bad ideas (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, creative, fun. Most peple who worked where I did had been there for over 10 years.

    Cons

    Corporate, sometimes felt like the smallest drop in the bucket, which I was in a company that is as alrge as HBG.

    Advice to Management

    Query your employees when you have a problem or are changing policies-they know how the buiness is running, and will be honest.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, benefits are wonderful, I really enjoyed all of the other staff as well. HOnestly, just a great place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work could be pretty tedious, and boring. Some of the divisions have a "snooty" feel to them, with the publishers avoiding contact with "lesser folk".

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your underlings - there are tons of great ideas floating around, but too often you close them off and dont listen.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I am very satisfied here and always look forward to coming to work; no two days are the same."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always a great fostering of a team/family mentality. The company offers many opportunities for coworkers from different departments to come together and get to know one another, for instance an annual company picnic, pool tournaments, and softball and volleyball teams. The vacation and benefits package are great and give employees plenty of opportunity to refresh themselves to be even better workers and not burn out. Coworkers are great, and the majority are supportive and eager to help.

    Cons

    Often, there are issues communicating with other departments because one doesn't really understand what the other does and what they need to accomplish their tasks. Sometimes upper management's goals are implemented without much discussion with the people who will actually be responsible for making them happen.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way for departments that work closely on a regular basis to come to a better understanding of each other's needs so that each can be productive. Fully understand what all your employees are capable of doing and how much they are capable of handling; communicate with everyone on every level.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and super friendly

    Cons

    Things move a bit slowly here. Projects get killed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "A good place to work if you have muscles!"

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    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN
    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you get plenty of exercise

    Cons

    It is an amazing place to work

    Advice to Management

    Be strong


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They go above an beyond to generally make you happy

    Cons

    Not many options if you find yourself in difficult situations with senior management


  7. "Great Internship!"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very pleasant people to work with and free books! HR truly cares about their internship program and having their interns learn as much they can.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company. Wonderful colleagues."

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    Current Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's rare to find a company that provides its employees with the care and attention that Hachette does. You'll enjoy a great environment to work in with employee benefits, perks, and all the books you can dream of!

    Cons

    Rough work-life balance
    Few promotions


  9. "Hachette"

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, very good benefits. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company is located in Boston.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, benefits in general. Summer hours.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Pay scales should be reviewed


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