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Skyhorse Publishing Assistant Editor Reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2016

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3.0
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Skyhorse Publishing CEO Tony Lyons
Tony Lyons
3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Editor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skyhorse Publishing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Skyhorse is the fastest growing small publishing company in the U.S. The only way to do something exceptional is to spend less time pining for coffee breaks and vacation time and do the work. The CEO is setting the example. I have never met any human being who works harder, with more enthusiasm, imagination and boldness than Tony Lyons. He basically works day and night. Whoever calls this CEO lazy must be talking about...

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    Cons

    It's not a free ride. Someone who wants the appearance of going to work without actually putting effort into it, will not thrive and will most likely not last very long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and Congratulations!

    Skyhorse Publishing2015-07-22

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    November 18, 2015Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. You point out that the company is the fastest growing small publishing company in the U.S. As such, there is considerable work to be done, and considerable opportunities for anyone willing to hop on for this dynamic publishing ride. Best of success to you ...

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    "I hope it's changed"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skyhorse Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Hour lunch, the oppressively overwhelming deadlines and complete lack of respect from the upper management forges closer friendships throughout the lower ranks. Smaller publishing house means you have to wear a lot of hats, which expands on your experience.

    Cons

    There's a lot I could say about Skyhorse, but I'll save it for my therapist. I've been quiet watching the rating go up as I know that upper management puts the pressure on the people below to post positive reviews so that no one ever really knows what's going on there, but Skyhorse was probably one of the worst experiences of my life. I pride myself on working hard, on loving a challenge, but even if you are a total workaholic...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't bother replying to this. Respect your people more. Do SOMETHING about the VP. Or do whatever you want, it doesn't matter much more to me.

    Skyhorse Publishing2016-09-24

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    September 28, 2016Human Resources

    Thank you for your direct and honest review. It's difficult to guess when you might have worked here at Skyhorse, but we can assure you that things have indeed changed: salaries and benefits have increased, and staff and management communications and interactions are clearer, smoother, ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unparalleled Opportunities in the Industry, If You're Lucky and Work Hard; Some Indignities Must Be Endured"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skyhorse Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Publishing is a competitive industry for all the wrong reasons, but what's great about Skyhorse is that it gives a voice to editors and authors who deserve a chance to make books and can't get it in a shrinking industry as the Big 5 merge. I've seen entry-level kids fresh out of college or career-changers who don't lose their wide-eyed and ambitious dreams and solid work ethic rise up fast in a way that's unusual for...

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    Cons

    The pace is super fast and the volume is super high, and sometimes important things are lost in the hustle--from quality of content, to faithfulness to the book we set out to create, to publicity/marketing/sales support to books that deserve a bigger shot, to opportunities for learning between junior and senior staff, to meaningful communication among staff and with outside authors/freelancers. And historically compensation...

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    Advice to Management

    Attract and retain more passionate, smart, and ambitious employees, and continue to work on building a sense of team. Reward good work from junior members, and continue mentoring programs. It's great you're trying to address the legitimate complaints people have made in person and in the shadows, but it's going to be a nonstop process to improve the reputation enough to have it be a self-sustaining equilibrium of good...

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    Skyhorse Publishing2016-04-01

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    April 5, 2016Human Resources

    Thanks very much for your honest and comprehensive review. You pull no punches and we appreciate that. You basically opened the curtain to the full atmosphere at Skyhorse, from the rush and excitement we experience in producing a vast array of books, to the pressures and stresses ...

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