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Updated Aug 2, 2021

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3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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John Sargent
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff, a good work life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "Best HR Support, Conducive work environment, Work Life Balance(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It's not specific to this company but to publishing in general, low pay for administrative departments(in 18 reviews)

  • "salaries are low(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company!

      May 19, 2021 - Editorial 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexibility, great work life balance

      Cons

      difficult industry to navigate sometimes

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great people, great books

      Jul 8, 2021 - Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved my colleagues. Smart, driven, and passionate about books.

      Cons

      Publishing as an industry is far too archaic.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It's good

      Jun 19, 2021 - Infrastructure Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great work life balance. Very chill place to work, remote friendly, and good benefits.

      Cons

      Underpaid and not diverse. Slow to change and innovate, very old systems. Most people have spent their entire careers here and refuse to leave.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      good experience

      Jul 15, 2021 - Devops Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of opportunity to work on real, interesting projects, can learn a lot during during the work. lots of PTO days, flexible working schedule. Employees are mostly friendly tow work with.

      Cons

      pay is a bit below the industry standard, no bonus

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      They're Trying but not perfect

      Jun 17, 2021 - Associate Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      -Casual Company Culture -Good benefits -Flex Fridays (half day every Friday or off every other Friday) -Lots of friendly coworkers

      Cons

      -Diversity leaves something to be desired (they're trying I guess; DEI Immersion experience was...I had questions...) -Pay could be MUCH better

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work/life balance but leadership is in flux

      Apr 13, 2021 - Trade & Shared Services Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The company has adapted to coronavirus well. WFH and half-day Fridays are the standard for NYC-based employees.

      Cons

      There have been significant changes introduced to leadership in the past year that make my future at the company somewhat uncertain. I suppose no industry is safe from this.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Work Life Balance

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, Macmillan has been very good at communicating thru WFH and the pandemic

      Cons

      Growth within the company feels slow

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pros & Cons

      May 2, 2021 - Marketing in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, creative, supportive, good work-life-balance

      Cons

      Industry is low-paid, not focused on career growth

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very much dependent on which publisher you work for

      Mar 20, 2021 - Senior Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      For a long time has been very stable and a good company to work for, probably one of the best of the "Big Five" (soon to be "Big Three") Privately owned

      Cons

      Currently going through management changes, which makes things less stable

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Real Good

      Apr 16, 2021 - Internship in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot, very very hands on, good pay for an internship

      Cons

      Some hiccups with working remote

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