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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Scribe is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Master of Coin in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros of working at Scribe are limitless. You are given complete permission and all the resources to learn as much as you possibly can. You are expected to level up and grow -- in your role, in your department, and as a person. This is a real Tribe of Shepards. Everyone has complete autonomy to work however they best can deliver Results. Scribe was ranked as having THE #1 Top Company Culture in America for a reason...

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    Cons

    Scribe is a FAST growing company. You'll hear the phrase "what got you here won't get you there" often. What this means is that this is not a great fit for anyone with fixed mindsets, unwillingness to grow or level up, or anyone that feels comfortable resting on their laurels.

    Scribe Media2019-01-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "I Heart This Company"

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    Current Employee - Manuscript Creative in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of companies are figuring out the "right" things to say to draw in candidates who want to feel valued, have a voice, and have a job in which they can work toward self-actualization. I don't know one company--either in my own experience or that of my friends--that actually lives up to that. Book in a Box is the exception. Culture is almost like a religion here, and the people within the company are recognized as the...

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    Cons

    I honestly don't have any at this point.

    Scribe Media2018-06-01
  3. "I didn't believe all the hype either, until I experienced it for myself."

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    Current Employee - Publishing Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are too many to mention them all. Meaningful work, set your own schedule, free healthcare, remote working, However, the Tribe (we don't have employees) is the #1 Pro in my mind. From the moment you walk in as a new hire, you are treated like you've been part of the Tribe for years. Everyone actually cares about everyone else, takes an active interest in each other's lives and honestly want to help each other be...

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    Cons

    I think if you are the right fit you won't really find any "cons", but I think there are a lot of things that might be considered a con by those considering applying. The two pros I mentioned above can be cons if you are the kind of person that likes to "fly under the radar" or "rest and vest", you'll find none of that here. If you are insecure and like to be told you are better than you really are, you won't like it...

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    Advice to Management

    Nothing we haven't already talked about! That's another pro, being able to talk directly with the CEO, one that actually values your input.

    Scribe Media2018-06-01
  4. Helpful (4)

    "AMAZING - my dream company and career"

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    Current Employee - Publishing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to collaborate with amazing people doing incredible things; all while changing people's lives. You get to make an impact. You're constantly supported, challenged, and encouraged to grow and learn in every way...I didn't think that sort of place existed. But it does. And it's here. I love waking up each day and knowing that I will have a day full of critical thinking, creativity, laughter and support. I am grateful...

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    Cons

    It's fast paced and exciting. If you prefer not to have that in your career, this probably isn't the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the constant support and inspiration. Keep it up! :)

    Scribe Media2017-12-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Dream Job At A Dream Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scribe Media full-time

    Pros

    People care. You can learn as much as you want. The ceiling seems unlimited. Amazing benefits. You're treated like an adult - no micromanaging at all. Basically, there's a high-performance environment that helps you grow and thrive - without any of the BS that comes with most companies.

    Cons

    If you aren't willing to take direct and honest feedback and change your actions accordingly, you won't like it here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!! It's working very well.

    Scribe Media2017-10-25
  6. Helpful (6)

    "The only organization of its kind, & not for the faint of heart"

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    Current Employee - Head of Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Book in a Box is a fast-growth startup, lead by a highly-credentialed and personable CEO, JT McCormick, and two co-founders, Zach and Tucker that are the absolute best in class at scaling a company and providing the absolute best possible experience in the industry to our authors and tribe members. The entire team is called a tribe, as we are self-governed by a tightly woven culture - not a mission statement or a set...

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    Cons

    There's always a problem, issue or glitch to solve that you can't search Google to find a solution for. We're literally building the foundation of something bigger than the sum of all of us, which is not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hustling hard and stay humble.

    Scribe Media2017-08-10
  7. Helpful (4)

    "I'm 31 years old, and I might actually retire at this company"

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    Current Employee - Head of Author Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are a tribe. This is not a company where you don't really know anyone, where you're living in fear of getting backstabbed or fired arbitrarily. We are here to fully support one another, not just in work, but in ALL aspects of our lives. We share what our strengths and obstacles are, and help each other get to where we want to go. Off the charts intelligence (both mental and emotional). The people working at this...

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    Cons

    If you need structure, this job will be tough. We expect people to know the skill set they've been hired for, to do their job well, and get results.

    Scribe Media2017-08-09
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Where careers begin"

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    Current Employee - Publisher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of companies talk about culture, but then simply refer to a framed list of tenets hung on the wall after you've signed on. Not Book In A Box. By the end of my orientation, I discovered how seriously this company took the notion of hiring for culture first, skillset second. I've never felt more at home, nor have I ever truly felt I was pursuing a career until I joined BIAB.

    Cons

    The only "downside" is that everything happens at startup speed. Change in processes is frequent, but always for the better. Not a con for those not averse to rapid change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Scribe Media2017-08-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "An environment designed for professional and personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scribe Media full-time

    Pros

    I've never had more control over my own work and my own schedule. This company is truly results-oriented, and each of us is trusted to step up, innovate, and design the way we want to work. Questions are valued and encouraged, and challenges are tackled with collaboration across all levels. Mentorship is available at all levels, and the CEO and founders are consistently available for anyone's needs, professional or personal....

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    Cons

    This company does not use the standard operating procedure at work at a lot of corporations--which is not a downside, actually--but it can take some time for assumptions about rules and chains of command to wear off. In this demanding work environment, each individual is expected to step up and take full ownership of their work. As a start up, it's also a fast-paced and fast-changing environment. We're at this company...

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    Advice to Management

    It's funny; at previous companies I might be tempted to leave an anonymous comment here that I was too afraid to bring up in person. Not so at this company. Any advice for change has already been brought up for consideration; that's how we operate here.

    Scribe Media2017-08-09
  10. Helpful (5)

    "The most extraordinary experience of my career"

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    Current Employee - Head of Outlines in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an intense, challenging, deeply empowering place to work. Our leadership says they are going to build a billion-dollar company, and I have every confidence that we will. I say "we" because I know I am an integral part of that effort, expected to lean in, act like an owner, challenge anyone, bring my whole self to the game every day, level up constantly, continue to learn and evolve, engage in difficult forms of...

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    Cons

    This is not a place for anyone looking to cruise or to "get by." This is no sinecure. This is a learning environment, and sometimes it's a very harsh one. This place can be emotionally intense. Because the culture includes the idea of constant improvement, that means constant change. Systems, processes and jobs change repeatedly. If you do not have a growth mindset you will not thrive here. If you cannot be honest, and...

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    Advice to Management

    Hustle never sleeps!

    Scribe Media2017-06-12
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