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Updated Aug 3, 2022

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Found 781 of over 998 reviews

3.9
77%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Penguin Random House  CEO Markus Dohle (no image)
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336 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great benefit as well as perks(in 125 reviews)
  • "The people were great and everyone wants to help you succeed.(in 97 reviews)
  • "Very colourful and vibrant office; has a pulp shelf offering free books(in 58 reviews)
  • "Great team and colleagues(in 38 reviews)
  • "great culture and great work to be done(in 38 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent Environment

    Aug 3, 2022 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - lovely team culture - open communication - constant desire to improve on DEI

    Cons

    - internships too short - training is erratic

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people & culture, challenging & rewarding work

    Jul 18, 2022 - Contracts Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wonderful people of all age groups, you can learn from colleagues who have been here for decades. The work is challenging, in a good way. Good culture full of people who are kind and take pride in their jobs. You feel welcome, and are encouraged to reach out and ask for help if you need it. I was impressed by how well they transitioned to allowing remote work. Management is flexible and has a common sense approach. They clearly have faith in their employees to work hard and get things done without micromanaging.

    Cons

    The publishing industry as a whole is somewhat antiquated and cumbersome. There's limited growth because people stay so long, so rising through the ranks feels very regimented and bureacratic. PRH lacks the exciting dynamism of younger, smaller companies, but in exchange you get stability and the reliability of staff who have decades of expertise.

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  3. 5.0