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Simon & Schuster Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn K. Reidy
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Pros
  • "Free books, interesting industry, decent health insurance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Friendly people, strong management, work with books, great work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very little room for growth and no feedback" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The lack of communication between departments was astounding" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall positive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually-stimulating environment. Great coworkers. Fun work.

    Cons

    Hard to get raises outside outside leveraging job offers.


  2. "Great First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I made great friends and worked for a great boss and that makes coming to work less dreadful.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between higher ups and everyone else, Pay is terrible if you need to survive in New York, NO room for growth, After a year and a half I feel like there has been no room for me to grow in my career.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate what's going on more to assistants, give assistants advice in how to advance their careers, offer more learning opportunities, and pay more.

  3. "The friends you make here will keep you sane"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So easy to make friends, especially if you're a female. I've met some of my best friends at this place.

    Cons

    Some people in certain divisions tend to be gossipy. Management of course will not look out for you.


  4. "Fun place to work but not much vertical movement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Books and my coworkers are amazing

    Cons

    Don't promote from within often
    Don't pay well


  5. "Overall, a good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon & Schuster full-time

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about the industry, as this is one of the top publishers.

    Cons

    The ideas informing editorial decisions can be cynical or uncreative.


  6. "Customer Financial Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with good people

    Cons

    The company's culture is very old school


  7. "Corporate Communications Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time

    Pros

    Company is great, good benefits. Great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Low pay, wish they offered a better salary especially because three don’t give bonuses

  8. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with and everyone is very helpful.

    Cons

    None. I enjoy working here.


  9. "Publishing Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time

    Pros

    - Great books
    - Free books
    - Good health insurance

    Cons

    - Too much work
    - Not enough pay
    - Not enough vacation/personal days
    - Too many meetings


  10. "Good place to work but high stress"

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    Current Employee - Managing Editorial Assistant
    Current Employee - Managing Editorial Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the people in my department. The Xmas party was great!

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful, S&S has a reputation for crashing books on short schedules and it's often deserved.