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  1. "Great small university press"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, friendly atmosphere. Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Sometimes it gets slow.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University Press full-time

    Pros

    Free food at least once bi-weekly

    Cons

    Small, not much room to grow

  3. "Nice environment with some system-wide issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University Press (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers are smart, kind, motivated people who want to do well by our books, authors, and company. Home-life balance is respected to a larger-than usual degree for the industry. People want to help each other. Vacation/sick day package is great, plus summer Fridays, and more events than the average workplace.

    Cons

    One hand has little idea of what the other is doing. This is largely due to administrators concentrating on micromanagement rather than on reforming Press-wide systems and communications. The enviable workplace means people in mid-senior level positions don't leave.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hired to do the jobs you hired them to do and concentrate instead on opening and reforming lines of communication between departments.


  4. "Intellectually stimulating work in a good office environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    PUP offers a pleasant working environment, a friendly community, and the opportunity to work on high-quality books. The company is small enough to know just about everyone but large enough to allow for variety from project to project.

    Cons

    Some systems and processes are outdated, though there are efforts to fix that. There can sometimes be a lack of clear communication between management and lower-level employees.


  5. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and intelligent people to work with

    Cons

    Challenging work but it pays off


  6. "challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Princeton University Press full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and full of challenges.

    Cons

    The company is growing and becoming more corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the intelligence of your staff.


  7. "Interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Book Designer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Book Designer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University Press (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and pleasant people, interesting projects

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting, they let you go to a lot of meetings

    Cons

    Not enough to do, a lot of down time


  9. "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University Press full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PUP is a great place to start your career in publishing, or really any field. The management puts a high value on professional growth and is genuinely interested in helping you succeed. I've been gone from PUP for a few years but still see my coworkers there as good friends and would happily return if the opportunity arose.

    Cons

    Because people further along in their careers know a good thing when they see it, there's not a ton of room for advancement into management positions. Also, the salaries aren't fantastic, but it's academic publishing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


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    "A great first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
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    Pros

    PUP cares greatly about its employees - gives annual raises and bonuses even in times of economic difficulty, throws holiday parties and makes you feel like a part of a family. Upper level employees take the time to mentor entry level employees. Produces top-notch scholarship that you can be proud to have worked on.

    Cons

    Because the Press is so small, you will likely reach a glass ceiling as people in higher level positions tend to stay put.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting employee happiness at the top of the priority list and they'll continue to serve the company well.