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Nature Publishing Group Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  • Low pay industry, uncertainty of future because of merger (in 10 reviews)

  • People work in silos and therefore inefficient with poor communication between departments (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "reputable company, uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nature and associated research journals have a good reputation in the field, but the nature of scientific publishing is changing a lot so there is some uncertainty about whether this will continue. My direct manager was great but I could see quite a bit of inefficiency in the company. Good location.

    Cons

    See above about changing nature of publishing. Pay is not that great either.


  2. "Leading company in scientific field"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Traveling, laid back work atmosphere, telecommuting, health benefits

    Cons

    No communication from management, salary, feedback from immediate supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Monthly communication to employees with latest developments within company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not everybody carries their weight"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, very nice people who will take a family / life just as important as work.

    Cons

    Their are a lot of slackers who do not work hard and get away with it. Communication between departments is poor, emails and calls sometimes do not get returned for simple requests. Management is lax in disciplining bad employees sending a message to hard working employees that maybe their work is not valued. They need to get rid of the people who take advantage of the companies niceness and patience.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your poor performing sales people. Either make them better or terminate them, especially when they demonstrate no interest in improving their efforts. I sit next to a person who for 80% of their workday does no work & instead focuses on; Facebook, personal IM's, Instagram constant talking & taking 90 minute lunches. Clamp down, ppl are taking advantage of you.


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and brand to work with

    Cons

    Digital products needed work but know they are improving now that they e merged with Springer

    Advice to Management

    Continue training employees to succeed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Environmental and marine services and waist management.

    Cons

    Not diverse and biased about people.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in diverse people with a more diverse management experience.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "American workers do the work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, nice people, some travel benefits.

    Cons

    You have to be British or German to progress in the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, low management apathy"

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

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, great work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, management will not help you

  8. Helpful (2)

    "You think it's ok until you move somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Very little room for growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "low salary and no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, good managers at lower levels

    Cons

    company is constantly going through ownership changes, hard to grow in department


  10. "Software Development Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well established company with many smart, motivated individuals who work there. Good benefits, including health insurance, pay, and professional development classes/opportunities.

    Cons

    Due to the very large size of the company, things move slowly. There are layers and layers of management/bureaucracy, which can mean you spend a lot of effort to accomplish very little.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things simple. Trust in good employees/teams and how they get things done. If they're productive...then let them be. Don't try to standardize everything.


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