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Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Senior management is disoriented, makes drastic changes in no time (in 12 reviews)

  • Every month 2-3 managers leave due to bad behaviour of top management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Fantastic Company: Great potential to reach the heights visioned"

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

    I have been working at Packt full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Company with a great CEO to work with. Good management and great team to work with. Management is quite transparent to all the business plans.

    Cons

    Very Limited.Overall a Fantastic Company . Good management and great team to work with. Management is quite transparent to all the business plans.

    Advice to Management

    None here.It is childish & naive to put advice to management here, instead it is best to get qualified, get into the management to change it or help to change it .


  2. "Friendly place"

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

    I worked at Packt full-time

    Pros

    -good work environment
    -Learned a lot about new technologies

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities
    nothing else that I know of!


  3. "Good People"

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Talented people
    Good Location

    Cons

    Management needs to be more involved and focus more on the quality of work rather than quantity of product. Deadlines need to be more realistic.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Product Executive
    Former Employee - Product Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, Helpful Colleagues, Office Time flexibility (best thing), Work from home option (limited per month - depends on your Team leader I guess)

    Cons

    Salary is very, the growth is too slow in this company, Bad for employees on contract when it comes to salary, benefits and job security.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good for freshers worst for management roles"

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    Current Employee - Nil in Niles, IL
    Current Employee - Nil in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hours, Weekend offs and young crowd

    Cons

    Bad management and no insight to where the company is going

    Advice to Management

    Please have some insight and plan for future than talking about it.


  7. "Excellent Work-Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at 5 organisations before joining Packt and my experience has been the best here.
    There are companies that pay you really well but they make sure you are under their vigilance and make you accountable for every single minute spent at work. Your breaks are monitored, you have tight deadlines and unexceptional targets to meet, you don't have a free working style. I've seen my co-workers who've had the chance to work on projects and roles and that they had no experience in....moved to a managerial level and done really well. However, it is sad that these set of people never really share their experience on a platform like this. I've also observed employees tend to have a sense of "Entitlement" here without wanting to work hard for it and then they crib - especially the freshers.

    Cons

    Strategic thinking can be better in terms of decision making and long term planning.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with creative retention plans for the young crowd - Sometimes,money is not all that they need.


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, great environment ( fully stocked kitchen, plenty social events, central office location), supportive management. The internal processes are getting clearer - especially how to progress & develop.

    Cons

    Sometimes the communication is backwards & not transparent. Especially from the Top Team.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication - written updates via internal channels is not enough.


  9. "The best place to start in the IT publishing industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Acquisition Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Video Acquisition Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fastest learning curve
    - A very responsive set up
    - Focus towards product relevance, irrespective of the profile of the employee
    - Open culture
    - A very active and fun environment
    - Work from home facility (for all permanent employees)

    Cons

    - The canteen facilities are pretty average for an MNC.
    - Shuttle service only to and from the Chakala Metro station

    Advice to Management

    Kindly Improve the Canteen services (add more variety to the existing menu for atleast Vegetarians).

    Help the employees from a particular area to Organize there own contract Buses if they are interested (On a contributory basis.).


  10. "Great Organisation. Charismatic CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Packt full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance has to be the biggest positive. Organization gives autonomy in finding solutions to problems. Majority of the managers are helpful. Wonderful social events. Great attitude of the higher management in resolving any problem. Vibrant people and work culture.

    Cons

    Good structure and well organised. Hard to think of one.

    Advice to Management

    On the right path. Keep it up!


  11. "Content Development Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time

    Pros

    1.Great place to work in.
    2.Future prspects are excellent.

    Cons

    1.Interview is a long and tiring process..
    2.Senior management should be more involved.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more involved with the employees.It increases their confidence.



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