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Updated Jul 18, 2021

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3.8
68%
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Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn K. Reidy
Carolyn K. Reidy
102 Ratings
Pros
  • "free books, health benefits, great location(in 37 reviews)

  • "Professional and kind team members; great benefits; good work-life balance among my team(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, not a direct way to get full-time employment(in 13 reviews)

  • "S&S also gives less time off than any of the other big 5 publishers(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great

      Jul 18, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits great company for all

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working

      Jul 1, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, benefits, work space, helpful

      Cons

      Hours, work load, travel, budgets

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Leadership Cares

      Jun 8, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open and available executive leadership

      Cons

      More diversity needed, like the rest of the industry

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      nice peope

      Jun 21, 2021 - Senior Publicist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good group of people in publicity department

      Cons

      overwhelming amount of authors to cover and too many meetings

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not for the faint of heart

      Jan 25, 2021 - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are generally wonderful, the authors are great, and you can't beat free books! The vacation time is decent as well.

      Cons

      It is almost impossible to move up, the pay is lower than industry standard, and working overtime WITHOUT PAY and working on weekends (also without pay) is not only expected, but consistently reiterated to junior staff from higher-ups as something they have to do if they want to make it in the business (which is against the law in New York, I might add). Although most of the employees are great the culture is generally very toxic. I strongly recommend not working in publishing unless there is nothing else you can picture yourself doing (and if that's the case...more power to you! Again, the people are generally really wonderful, and that can't be said for every company out there).

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Can be overly corporate, but overall a great place to work.

      Apr 24, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employees are consistently heard and valued.

      Cons

      Work cultured can feel siloed, with departments and imprints operating very independently.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      Feb 16, 2021 - Associate Editor in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working every day with books and people who share a passion for them. Great benefits and PTO. A huge network.

      Cons

      Locations are limited, primarily in NYC and Boston and the company is still resistant to remote working.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      ok job

      Apr 22, 2021 - Staff Accountant in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      hours, work from home, and quiet office

      Cons

      pay is very low but benefits are good

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Forced to Review This

      Apr 12, 2021 - Associate Production Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work if you like books

      Cons

      Does not pay the best in the industry

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits but bad pay

      May 7, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and lots of free books! Also such a cool environment to work in.

      Cons

      The pay is terrible. Truly. And it’s hard to move up, takes awhile to get promoted.

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