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Macmillan Publishers Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Macmillan puts their employees first, great medical benefits and work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people, comprehensive benefits, inclusive work environment, opportunity for growth and being surrounded by books" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low Pay, No advancement opportunities" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The pay - one of the lowest paying in our industry, entry level is around 29,000" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Company"

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

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    A wonderful, welcoming corporate environment.

    Cons

    There are not obvious cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue diversity initiative.


  2. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Good books, interesting projects, overall good culture

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation/progress for lower level employees; inconsistent treatment across departments

  3. "Publicity assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cheerful work environment, great team-building, good hours and health benefits, interesting to work in the Flatiron building, wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    Perhaps not as many growth opportunities as I would have hoped.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, comprehensive benefits, inclusive work environment, opportunity for growth and being surrounded by books.

    Cons

    It's not specific to this company but to publishing in general, low pay for administrative departments.


  5. "Great global company"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was great to work for a company with global reach that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Systems were not integrated well.


  6. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure and free galley copies

    Cons

    Don't care about their interns


  7. "Marketing Asst."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    good work/life balance. not expected to work overtime

    Cons

    no money in this field, work can be dry

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management does not walk the walk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    The office environment is pleasant and the benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Management publicly pushes inclusion and diversity however in private meetings they are filled with hate

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting a bright face on a hateful environment


  9. "Editorial Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are great and love summer hours

    Cons

    Long hours and no compensation

    Advice to Management

    better pay


  10. "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Macmillan is a terrific work environment with real loyalty to their employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of...