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Found 253 of over 300 reviews
3.9
79% Recommend to a Friend
Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn K. Reidy
80% Approve of CEO

Found 249 of over 300 reviews

3.9
79%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn K. Reidy
Carolyn K. Reidy
108 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Aug 8, 2022 - Freelance Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Fun projects, and work with a great team.

    Cons

    So far, there aren’t any.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

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    Aug 15, 2022 - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Perfect 9 to 5 job

    Cons

    not a lot of room for lateral movement

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jul 26, 2022 - Warehouse Associate in Newark, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and they take care of their employees.

    Cons

    No down side for me

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good people

    Jul 18, 2022 - Manager of Production in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great, very few lemons in the bunch. Everyone's on the same team.

    Cons

    Very high rate of retention so not a lot of upward mobility. Low pay compared to the other big 5 publishers.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Too old school and not enough money

    Jul 26, 2022 - Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -My team was the absolute best and most diverse team. -The workload would get heavy but I didn't feel that much pressure to go crazy trying to finish everything. -Great place to learn and start a career.

    Cons

    -The pay was literally not a liveable wage--most people had trust funds, or their parents paying for things for them. -The leadership is...questionable. Doesn't feel like they care about anyone, especially the minorities. - Way too old school. There is no need for a file room in the basement anymore. Things need to be digitized by a third party.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Publishing is a brutal business

    Jul 11, 2022 - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Overall decent company. People are relatively nice.

    Cons

    Hours are really long. Cut throat.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    You will be in the trenches

    Jun 27, 2022 - Publishing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The other assistants help get you through.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, higher ups do not understand the depth of the work junior staff does, and it is very hard to get promoted.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    what you expect from big name publisher.

    Jun 1, 2022 - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    salary and benefits are commensurate

    Cons

    such a huge, hulking behemoth, hard not to feel like a cog.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Take my blood please

    Jun 13, 2022 - Writer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Summer hours are the highlight of the year.

    Cons

    Just a bunch of unhappy people.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great job, low pay

    Jan 24, 2022 - Acquisitions Editor in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Creative, interesting work. Flexible hours and good management

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of room for growth/more pay

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Simon & Schuster has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 300 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Simon & Schuster to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Simon & Schuster employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Simon & Schuster. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

79% of Simon & Schuster employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Simon & Schuster 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Simon & Schuster to be work life balance, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, career development.

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