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Updated January 19, 2017
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Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe
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  • Low pay industry, uncertainty of future because of merger (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management can seem out of touch (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team of professionals - it was a joy to work with Nature editors
    Nice office
    Reasonable working hours
    Access to Lynda courses

    Cons

    Quite poor IT support: it can take ages to get a new keyboard or software update
    My salary was at the market rate

    Advice to Management

    Although cross-functional communications in NPG are quite good, it may be worth to review how projects are run. A centre of excellence may help to share the best practices in project management.


  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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Advertising Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant to the Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the benefits was compensation for higher education.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of opportunity for growth at the time.


  7. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great view of NYC from the new building

    Cons

    too far downtown makes commute a little longer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Assistan Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice employees, smart people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future because of merger


  9. "Nature Publishing Group"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually curious company with many talented people

    Cons

    Part of Springer since 2015


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    a very relaxing atmosphere with great co workers.

    Cons

    The pay scale needs to be adjusted fairly.


  11. "Permanent contractor"

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    Former Employee - Contract Proofreader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Proofreader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Moderately well paid. Fixed hours.

    Cons

    Five-year contractor. No paid holidays, vacations or benefits. Much heavier workload than full-time co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Too much inefficiency at company in middle management area, causing stagnation, and preventing development. Reshape system to allow movement.



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