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Macmillan Education Reviews

Updated May 1, 2019

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Macmillan Education CEO Jeremy Diéguez
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  1. "Good Company for employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    i don't have much more to tell

    Macmillan Education2019-05-01
  2. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair salary, fantastic canteen, modern offices, great location.

    Cons

    New management came in and made everyone redundant. Profit reigns, employees are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees. The loss of knowledge and lack of handover with a high staff turnover will eventually hurt your profit.

    Macmillan Education2018-12-22
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good facilities and working environment. The company embraces change and development.

    Cons

    Working in such a big company makes for a lot of bureaucracy.

    Macmillan Education2018-02-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor salary and progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible office hours, direct access to senior management, central office location, nice canteen and many rooms to book meetings throughout the day.

    Cons

    below industry benchmark salaries with little to no opportunity for progression, HR are less interested in assisting members of the company than they are at doing what management tell them to do. They appear to be more concerned with not making promises they cannot deliver than sorting genuine concerns before good people leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an interest in employees wellbeing at the onset, rather than when they are out the door.

    Macmillan Education2018-01-14
  5. "Great employers"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Madrid
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people and culture good pay good work/life balance rewarding work

    Cons

    needs more stability a bit too cautious

    Advice to Management

    try to expand more

    Macmillan Education2017-11-22
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awful."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    I made some good friends while working here

    Cons

    Incompetent and disinterested managers from the very top through to the very bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture and embrace the talent and passion that people bring to the company.

    Macmillan Education2017-11-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "An interesting place which could be so great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    Great people, colleagues. A lot of talent if only allowed to use creativity

    Cons

    HR a puppet and useful as a chocolate teapot Management

    Advice to Management

    Get HR to do their job properly and stop being puppets for you

    Macmillan Education2017-08-16
  8. "Great office location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues and friendly environment. The office location is great.

    Cons

    Too many restructuring. Lack of management skills.

    Macmillan Education2017-07-25
  9. "Managing Editor"

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    Current Employee - Managing Editor in London, England

    I have been working at Macmillan Education for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly, challenging and very dynamic

    Cons

    not sure what to write

    Macmillan Education2017-06-20
  10. "Commissioning Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    Good office locations, friendly colleagues, new leadership is trying to establish structure, stability and incentivise, excellent historical reputation in markets

    Cons

    People leave regularly, which results in a drain of knowledge and experience,. Regular or unfinished restructuring is unsettling. New recruits in important roles not knowing enough (or not learning quickly) about publishing. Publishers over-controlling on content details. Not much room to grow. Budget-controls affects morale and efficiency of working. Always working with the same suppliers even when they let you down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your team - and then react.

    Macmillan Education2017-06-20
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