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Updated Sep 27, 2022

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3.8
67%
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place and great people

    Sep 2, 2022 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work balance Great Team (at that time)

    Cons

    None that I could count

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Underpaid + Overworked

    Aug 5, 2022 - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    When in office there were free books here and there. Some great colleagues.

    Cons

    Unlivable wages in NYC and doing the work of 3+ people because the company prefers indentured servitude for anyone who's not a trust fund baby. The money is there to increase wages and decrease workload but they're not interested despite year after year record profits. Needs to be aired out as the exploitative industry that it is.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good work environment

    Aug 5, 2022 - Senior Production Editor in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible scheduling: hours, remote status

    Cons

    Lack of salary transparency from anyone

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good job

    Jul 6, 2022 - Associate Publisher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work environment, good people

    Cons

    Could have better work models

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    underpaid overworked

    Jul 7, 2022 - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    if your bosses care about mentoring you, they might let you edit cool titles early in your career!

    Cons

    too much grunt work and not enough career development. pay was low.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Believe it or not: A company that cares

    Mar 3, 2022 - Designer 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    First of all, Macmillan publishes books! That's an automatic net-positive... But perhaps more importantly, the people in charge care about both sustainable change and their employees. Very humane company, and that motivates people

    Cons

    Work is feast or famine: sometimes overwhelmed, sometimes underwhelmed, but that's the nature of the beast.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    general overview

    Jun 24, 2022 - Contract/Freelance Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    amazing and passionate people, great connections

    Cons

    no benefits for full time contractors

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    OK

    Jun 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best in industry benefits, people

    Cons

    it's publishing ... but you knew that

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Mixed reviews

    Apr 12, 2022 - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    + kind coworkers + you get to work on well designed books + cares about mental health more than other companies

    Cons

    - Favoritism toward non POC coworkers by department heads - Low pay and no promotions: this resulted in high turn over rates, particularly an inability to retain POC staff. - Poor management within the design department

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A good place to work

    May 12, 2022 - Infrastructure Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Department managers have a solid understanding of their operations and take the time to truly get to know their employees.

    Cons

    Executive leadership (as so often in larger holding companies) seem out of touch with employees and "reorganization" seems to be the go-to model for them.

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Macmillan Publishers Reviews FAQs

Macmillan Publishers has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 387 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Macmillan Publishers to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Macmillan Publishers employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Macmillan Publishers. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

67% of Macmillan Publishers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Macmillan Publishers 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Macmillan Publishers to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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