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Skyhorse Publishing Production Reviews

Updated Aug 31, 2017

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Going forward..."

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    Current Employee - Production Staff in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyhorse Publishing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Much has been happening at Skyhorse over the past year, and especially in the past six months, that I’ve been observing, appreciating and feeling the need to comment about. The Publisher has been issuing a weekly “News & Success Stories” email to all staff, featuring a selection of stories and info about new contracts and acquisitions, big distribution and sales deals, author media appearances, and other bits. It’s...

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    Cons

    Can’t get away from the fact that we all have a heavy workload. Call me a masochist, but I actually like the pace and the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being proactive about keeping us informed and engaged, and giving opportunities for advancement. And definitely keep paying attention to the concerns, critiques and ideas of all staff in the company.

    Skyhorse Publishing2017-08-31

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    September 16, 2017Human Resources

    Thanks very much for your review. We've been trying our best to keep everyone as informed as possible about all that is happening inside the company. The "News & Success Stories" will continue as a weekly wrap-up. We're also making sure that we address any issue that arises in ...

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  2. Helpful (10)

    "Keep Looking"

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    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyhorse Publishing for more than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people. Decent compensation.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Warning letters instead of basic human interaction. Horrendous experience. If you are completely desperate, try it out, but I'd suggest you keep looking for a decent opportunity. Demeaning environment. Poor working conditions. Low quality standards and a lot of finger-pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Try talking to your employees instead of giving them warning letters. You might get better results.

    Skyhorse Publishing2017-08-25

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    August 25, 2017Human Resources

    We’re always grateful to receive constructive comments and criticism directly at Skyhorse and via this Glassdoor forum. The fact is that quite a lot of human interaction takes place at the company. We recently incorporated the warning letters in order to add another opportunity to ...

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    "Exciting place to be"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skyhorse Publishing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Skyhorse is an exciting place to work. There's always something new, almost daily. This week it's a book called The Plot to Hack America by NYT bestselling author Malcolm Nance. Next week it's a book called Nest by NYT bestselling author Terry Goodkind. I don't think there are any other publishers out there moving this quickly, making these kinds of instant book deals, and also getting good reviews.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a zoo. There is certainly an old-time NYC newspaper sensibility. If you're on board with that sort of energy, with that pace, you'll feel right at home. If not, you'll feel underwater at least some of the time.

    Advice to Management

    I've been here for eight months, and from what I've seen and heard, the company has changed a lot. The benefits are better, salaries have gone up, and the company is hitting its stride. There have been books with Jesse Ventura, Oliver Stone, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and lots of other interesting authors. But that said, upper management has to understand that some people can't keep up, regardless of salary or benefits. There...

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    Skyhorse Publishing2016-09-28

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    September 30, 2016Human Resources

    Skyhorse is indeed a dynamic company, both in workflow and output. And yes, sometimes a bit of a zoo. We appreciate your comment that not everyone works at the same pace and that accommodations need to be made.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Keeping up with quick changes and fast growth"

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    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skyhorse Publishing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The thing I like best about working at Skyhorse is how quickly it's changing. When I started about 9 months ago in production, things were messy because two pretty senior people had left. I got to meet one of them and she was very nice. She left, even though she liked the company and was and still is close friends with a bunch of people, because she was exhausted after five intense years at the company. She said that...

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    Cons

    Because the company is growing so fast, there's always a lot to learn and sometimes no one to teach you. Clearly if you're not a self starter, this will be tough for you. I try to roll wit it, but it's not always easy though I worked at a bunch of difficult jobs while in college. Still though, I'm learning a lot - fast.

    Advice to Management

    That's a tough one because I've only been working in production in publishing for under a year. I guess I'll just say, remember that we're all working really hard and make sure to give us more raises! I got a $5,000 raise in December from $30,000 to $35,000. I'd like to think that I'll get that raise each year for the next three years. It might help if someone explained to me what the likelihood of that is, since it will...

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    Skyhorse Publishing2016-02-29

    Skyhorse Publishing Response

    March 1, 2016Human Resources

    Thanks for your honesty. Generally, raises at Skyhorse are based on merit rather than time at the company. If you continue to work hard and impress the person you report to with your dedication and attention to detail, then you will be certain to receive substantial raises.

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