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Penguin Random House Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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196 Ratings
  1. "Wonderful Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Publicity Manager 

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company, team, and place to work

    Cons

    It can be tough to raise salaries without moving around.

    Penguin Random House 2019-09-24
  2. "Really great"

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    Current Employee - Digital Publishing Assistant 
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    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great coworkers, great books

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Penguin Random House 2019-08-13
  3. "Great balance"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Assistant 

    I worked at Penguin Random House full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours, nice people

    Cons

    Work could get boring/tedious, lack of natural light for some workspaces

    Penguin Random House 2019-08-11
  4. "Fantastic company, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic company, great benefits, focus on learning

    Cons

    low entry salary, but highest entry salary in industry

    Penguin Random House 2019-07-31
  5. "Best employer, ever!"

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    Former Employee - Group Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Random House full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, management, people, an all around wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    During my employment, I really enjoyed working at this location and don’t have negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Penguin Random House 2019-07-17
  6. "Good to their employees!"

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    Former Employee - Subrights Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Random House full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really felt valued. Excellent benefits and work/life balance, and the best starting salary within the big 5.

    Cons

    You can’t transfer departments in your first year

    Penguin Random House 2019-07-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Love working here"

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

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great books

    Cons

    Hard to move up, I feel very stagnant in my position

    Penguin Random House 2019-05-01
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Creative and rewarding place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Random House full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    family-friendly mindset, creative people, great CSR programs

    Cons

    frustrating legacy systems, some staff are too comfortable and make change difficult

    Penguin Random House 2019-04-07
  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator 

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time

    Pros

    inclusive, cooperative, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Stagnant salaries and industry outlook

    Penguin Random House 2019-04-04
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