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Updated Jun 11, 2019

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  1. "Good for freshers"

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      Current Employee - Technical Editor 

      I have been working at Packt full-time

      Pros

      Good work/life balance in general

      Cons

      no growth technical editor isn't interesting

      Packt2019-05-08
    • "Technical editor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      flexible work hours and WFHs

      Cons

      bad work life balance during the last stage of production and publishing

      Packt2017-06-02
    • "Friendly place"

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      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!

      Packt2017-03-19
    • "Good People"

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

      I worked at Packt

      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.

      Packt2016-11-01
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      "Good Work Environment"

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

      I worked at Packt full-time for 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.

      Packt2014-11-13
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      "Good for freshers worst for management roles"

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

      I have been working at Packt full-time for 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.

      Packt2014-04-02
    • "Fast Paced Culture"

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      Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Friendly people Very supportive HR team Driven Teams

      Cons

      No feedback to provide here

      Packt2019-05-30
    • "Easy come, easy go"

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      Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Mumbai
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Packt full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Casual college culture, no pressure to perform, carefree managers, no dress code, unlimited work from home opportunities.

      Cons

      Incompetent home grown managers, too much favouritism in the company, no attention to quality.

      Advice to Management

      Senior Managers and Managers should not wear shorts and flip-flop slippers to office, especially in my team. Set the right example for new joiners.

      Packt2019-06-11
    • "Great learning curve"

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      Former Employee - Technical Editor 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -Flexible working hours -Open door policy -Great opportunities to learn new technologies

      Cons

      -Favoritism across the floor -Way too less pay according to the market standards -Quantity is given importance over quality

      Packt2019-06-11
    • "Exciting small business with good personal development in the e-commerce market."

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      Current Employee - Data Engineer in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Packt full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Good worklife balance - Friendly, inclusive and open office - Diverse and integrated culture - Professional Development - Exposure to new areas of work, opportunities to achieve - Day to Day perks, reward programmes - Flex time, work from home

      Cons

      - Rapidly changing environment, in some areas this is a pro, in others it needs more management - Different performance expectations depending on the team you work in

      Advice to Management

      Standardise expectations and manage change in a more effective way. Some of the programmes/projects are too rushed, and others do not get full value/implemented. Overall it is a brilliant place to work, keep it up! The culture and work ethic the company has in general is admirable.

      Packt2019-05-22
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