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Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy to maintain work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • In the past, some individuals in senior management contributed to a toxic work environment through bullying and nepotism (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to start and leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment; brand recognition; location; office design; flexible hours; work from home flexibility

    Cons

    Extreme silo-ing of different divisions, in particular a hard wall between marketing and editorial; stratification and gender homogeneity at executive level, with little to no communication from on high

    Advice to Management

    Put marketing and editorial under the same umbrella; stop with the "global" efforts.


  2. "OUP!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Online Reference
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Online Reference
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, intellectually stimulating environment, like-minded peers, plethora of interesting lectures

    Cons

    low salaries, HR management system is difficult to use

    Advice to Management

    niko's monthly briefings are helpful. it's also useful to have a reference department meeting as well. no complaints here at the moment.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "We can't live on these wages"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, you are not expected to work past he 9-5 hours
    Full time is 35 hours
    Great benefit package
    Interesting, but also very quirky, people

    Cons

    Wages are absolutely not livable in NYC. Let alone a lot of cities.
    Higher ups are completely disassociated to any mid to entry level problems

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Nice colleagues
    -Good work–life balance
    -Good reputation

    Cons

    -Low pay, slow promotiom, no room for growth
    -Poor, inflexible management/leadership
    -Dysfunctional HR


  6. Helpful (2)

    "An OK job for six months or so."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University Press full-time

    Pros

    -Nice colleagues
    -Fairly large desk spaces
    -Easy to grasp the work once one is done with training

    Cons

    -Extremely slow-paced
    -Pay is $4,000 below the national average for this position
    -Upper management seems to blame lower workers complaining for high turnover
    -As mentioned, high turnover
    -Most people who work there aren't very happy with their job

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Try to consult with them more... or make them feel less threatened. We all need work.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Exploited"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and helpful coworkers, interesting scholarly books

    Cons

    management doesn't value growth potential, little room to grow, absolutely wretched salaries with little-to-no salary negotiation possible, lack of positions creates extra work on current employees with no promise of change, lack of training possible for growth, movement towards fewer scholarly monographs


  8. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation, great benefits, contributing to academic world, in-house pool table, travel

    Cons

    Boring desk job, mediocre base salary, somewhat high-stakes sales pressures

    Advice to Management

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation. Smart group of people.

    Cons

    Increase of support did not reflect the growth of output. Expectations increased without providing the proper infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth. Publishing is notorious for undervaluing their employees monetarily.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford University Press full-time

    Pros

    Very few in recent years.

    Cons

    Battle to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. "5-Star Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, invested in employee growth and development, strong work life balance

    Cons

    No cons that I've found



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