Macmillan Publishers Reviews

Updated May 13, 2020

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3.8
71%
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Macmillan Publishers CEO John Sargent (no image)
John Sargent
69 Ratings
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  • "It's not specific to this company but to publishing in general, low pay for administrative departments(in 15 reviews)

  • "No cons, great learning experience(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - IT Support 

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Easy work goals for productivity

    Cons

    Difficult to change existing practices without layoffs

    Macmillan Publishers2020-04-03
  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall a familial and enthusiastic atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay lags behind others in the industry

    Macmillan Publishers2020-05-13
  3. "It department is well organized"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Documentation on certain products is lacking.

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    Macmillan Publishers2020-02-20
  4. "Really good benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, management cares about employees

    Cons

    Lot's of changes that make for moving targets at times without best communications.

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    Macmillan Publishers2020-02-04
  5. "Senior Publicist"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Publicist 

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of titles to work on

    Cons

    Little to no Advancement Unnecessary sense of competition Siloed team Boss, not mentor

    Macmillan Publishers2020-01-30
  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Team efforts. Learned amazing amount of skill sets.

    Cons

    Market Changes affected the industry

    Macmillan Publishers2020-01-11
  7. "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's super duper low pressure!

    Cons

    They're not going to attract good tech people.

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    Macmillan Publishers2019-12-18
  8. "A great company under John Sargent, but no longer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Summer Fridays and closed the week of Christmas.

    Cons

    They got rid of a lot of vets and glue of the company and bringing in corporate cutthroats.

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    Macmillan Publishers2019-11-02
  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer 

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Low stress, friendly co-workers, great work life balance

    Cons

    No guidance for progress from management

    Macmillan Publishers2019-09-17
  10. "IT Organization is in Shambles Leadership is rude and disrespectful. Shows clear favoritism"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Work from home a lot If you work on the Apple side of the business you are favorited.

    Cons

    Whenever a boss acts like a dictator – shutting down, embarrassing, or firing anyone who dares to challenge the status quo – you’ve got a toxic workplace problem. And that’s not just because of the boss’ bad behavior, but because that behavior creates an environment in which everyone is scared, intimidated and often willing to throw their colleagues under the bus, just to stay on the good side of the such bosses. A toxic company culture will erode an organization by paralyzing its workforce, diminishing its productivity and stifling creativity and innovation. Now more than ever the COO needs to address these issues of workplace toxicity within the IT group It makes the difference in retaining good staff and also whether your IT Org fails or succeeds. Employees aren’t afraid to jump ship when faced with a toxic workplace—and it's usually your high performers who will go first. We just lost one of the Managers who built the Support Model from the ground up and since then, morale has dropped. If your in IT and want your opinion valued seek elsewhere.

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    Macmillan Publishers2019-09-26
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