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  1. "Good for Entry Level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MyPublisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Small, collaborative environment
    - Free lunch 1x/week

    Cons

    - Can also be too small: not enough smart and experienced people to learn from
    - Turnover
    - Difficulties of being owned by a parent company with too similar of a product


  2. "Good Place While It Lasted. (MyPublisher is shutting down in May, 2017)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director | Visual Designer | Photographer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director | Visual Designer | Photographer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MyPublisher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good colleagues. Nice benefits. Very pleasant working conditions. Free lunch on Thursdays.

    Cons

    None really. I've had a bad boss here now and then but overall, it's been great.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people to managerial positions who are lousy people managers. :)

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Employees and Management do not gel"

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

    I worked at MyPublisher full-time

    Pros

    Convenient work location in NYC

    Cons

    Warehouse has moved to SC
    Management does not have the best interest of workers in mind
    Stingy sick/vacation/holiday time
    HR are "tattletales" and will tell your manager if you voice any concerns.
    Company does NOT promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do a good job, and reward them with basic necessities like sick leave of more than 5 days per year. Develop a leadership program so you can promote from within.


  4. "Call Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MyPublisher full-time

    Pros

    2 15 minutes breaks and 1 30 minutes break. The coworkers and the supervisors are nice.

    Cons

    The company is not very organize


  5. "vp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great product, good team, nice perks. very nice offices. free photobooks. Quality of the product really really excellent. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    needs more direction strategy unclear.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job Ever"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MyPublisher full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coupon Codes for free photo books

    Cons

    No resources available, software, website, packaging, shipping, and returns all have major issues. Customers are fed lies and fake technical troubleshooting. Reps are taught to lie to the customer. Its always the customers fault. Oh and the environment in the Atlanta, GA Perimeter office is deplorable. From the silly rule of no internet use to no phones at your desk. Its laughable that this company is still trying to compete. Lets not forget the phantom full time jjob your offered. which turns into something a 15yr old would make after school a couple days a week. Its terrible. I will be one happy camper when this company is shut down!!!!

    Advice to Management

    You've already sold to Shutterfly, Now just end MyPublishers life now and put the Representatives out of their misery.


  7. "Entreprenurial- easy to make an impact."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director/Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director/Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MyPublisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership is open to ideas & empowers people to get them done. Can get a lot done and can drive ideas to completion if you're motivated and driven to do so. People are collaborative and friendly. Work environment is great.

    Cons

    CEO's direction changes frequently, so it is hard to follow through on plans. Company was purchased by Shutterfly, so this could change significantly.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "ugh."

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MyPublisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    for the most part great people
    work/life balance

    Cons

    the product
    the top management
    the tech environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High level work without a lot of organizational hierarchy to get in the way

    Cons

    The CEO drives everything and that's not always for the best


  10. "Not a Job to Work Long-Term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MyPublisher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Kitchen always properly stocked with snacks and drinks
    -Short work hours for mediocre pay
    -Fellow employees are decent (generally does not apply to management)

    Cons

    -Firstly, every manager micromanages and it is difficult to get any work done
    -Employees sometimes bring their personal drama into the office and distracts from daily work
    -Generally a "closed-door" office and it is not only distracting but it is bad for moral
    -Lots of buck passing especially if you are a lower-level employee or do not suck up to managers
    -Absolutely no raises or promotions from within; no incentive to stay longer than a year
    -Hard work is never rewarded but mistakes are always recognized and employees are always punished either with harsh scoldings or firings

    Advice to Management

    Definitely begin to recognize and trust the talent that has been hired and utilize their skills instead of wearing them down. Demand an "open-door" policy with upper management as well as hiring better managers. Be specific with job requirements and make sure everyone within the department understands what they are responsible for.


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