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Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people & diversity of talents (in 6 reviews)

  • Nice folks, casual and free parking (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • As the business started to struggle there was no transparency from upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Keeps firing new people and hiring new management without changing the company ways (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Fulfillment in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taunton Press (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very flexible with the hours you can work, if you need to leave for a family event, they are very understanding. friendly and fun co-workers.

    Cons

    no raises in several years, employees have worked for the company for twenty years and should be rewarded for their long service and sacrifices they have made. Medical benefits cost is high, this needs to be looked at especially if you are a single parent

    Advice to Management

    please make more career opportunities for your current employees, they love to work there and have stuck with the company through good and bad times. give them the opportunities they deserve for all the sacrifices they have made.

    Taunton Press Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Taunton Press

    First we would like to apologize for our delayed response. We appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we agree that our employees are some of the most loyal around. As we continue ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional in so many ways."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are very few Pros with this company. The family seems to feel they have hired an ace team to run and hopefully save this company. Free parking is a plus.

    Cons

    As said above, the ace team has made it very clear that they are the upper echelon and the bottom feeders better jump or get laid off. It's apparent that if a person is there more than 10 years, you are considered baggage and will be gone once they have picked your brain and drained you dry.
    There have been no raises or bonuses for years. Except if you are in the higher echelon bunch. It's appalling that the family is onboard with this practice.

    Advice to Management

    Try being human.

    Taunton Press Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Taunton Press

    Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings. As an employee with more than 8 years at Taunton, you have seen first-hand the changes to our industry. As we’ve leaned on the expertise of our ... More


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Shaky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great people. Good products. Good hours. I would love to see it survive the downturn and change in business model.

    Cons

    New CEO is supposed to be a turnaround guy but is a bit of a blowhard. His new management team thinks anyone who has been at the company for any length of time is useless. Sometimes there are some folks who aren't the best, but overall a lot of great people have targets on them simply for being around "too long". Not sure what the turnaround will be but there certainly won't be many of us left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking we're idiots just because we have worked here for more than 18 months.
    Advice to Glassdoor - Tim is no longer the CEO.

    Taunton Press Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Taunton Press

    Thank you for your comments, and please accept our apologies for the delayed response. We appreciate your four-star rating, and certainly agree with you that our people are great. We have had to make ... More


  4. "graphic designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Newtown, CT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Newtown, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taunton Press full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a good family business that times have caught up to an large changes have been made to limit personnel.

    Cons

    Publishing industry is a sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    ?

    Taunton Press Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Taunton Press

    Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, and sorry for our delayed response. First we want to thank you for your loyalty to Taunton in the years you worked here. The publishing industry is ... More


  5. "Iconic Brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taunton Press (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stellar products. Family owned with high integrity, Very well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Newer management has taken brands down from being well respected to just another magazine. Turnover and downsizing have plagued the company for past years.

    Taunton Press Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Taunton Press

    Please accept our apologies for our delayed response. We appreciate your comments about the company’s integrity. Integrity is, in fact, one of the founding principles that Paul and Jan Roman built ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Uncertain Survival"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Full Time in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Full Time in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product for the enthusiasts whether it be in print, dvd, or electronic.

    Cons

    Working staff is layed off to bring in management staff with ideas, leaving no one to do the actual work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, uncertain outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really great people, most departments are family-friendly, casual atmosphere, no NYC egos (or at least it's not the norm), solid content

    Cons

    Taunton is constantly trying to figure out how to make money, morale is generally low due to layoffs and ever-changing messaging and poor communication, and the benefits seem to be fewer and fewer every year


  8. "media sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Sales in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Media Sales in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    sharing employes

    mney driven mngement. no regard fo employees

    Cons

    very low comperstion. management is staff minede

    Advice to Management

    emplloyee concern and motivation


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Passionate employees in a declining market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in Terryville, CT
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in Terryville, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taunton Press (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are hard working passionate individuals

    Cons

    Changing industry in publishing. Management keeps making moves to stay in business. Company is in a transition position at present. (2015)

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to look at the ratio of leaders to workers. Seems to be management heavy and to few workers creating content for publishing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice folks, casual and free parking.

    Cons

    Terrible compensation, benefits and wishy washy management.

    Advice to Management

    Get some cojones. Get a course and stick to it!!!


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