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Workman Publishing Reviews

Updated November 1, 2016
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  1. "Great place with great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workman Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Three weeks vacation after two years of employment. Paid holidays, sick days, summer May days and personal days. They offer 100% match to employees 401k contributions and offer medical and dental plan.

    Cons

    The company is becoming more corporate and job security can sometimes feel uncertain.


  2. "Awesome place to work - great people!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Usually interesting and rewarding work

    Cons

    There have been no downsides


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Monotonous work for interns sometimes


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  5. "Slow-paced Engineer Life"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workman Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working there as a IT support is really a stable job. Most of people working there have a 10+ working history at that company. People there are very friendly.

    Cons

    You can't really learn new stuff. The technology is out of dated. Not very good for young people. Basically there is only one engineer really building and maintaining the platform. The others are not very professional.

    Advice to Management

    IT department could do more, like how to manage platform and system with new techniques. Current system is built upon very old techniques.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Workman Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bright, fun place with every kind of book to work with

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions or higher salaries


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    "Great People, Little Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workman Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Workman Publishing is a family, so working day-to-day at Workman means you're in a comfortable and happy environment. There are some great perks working for the company, a discounted gym membership, a volunteer program, and lots of retirement, milestone, and holiday parties.

    Cons

    Like most publishing companies, the pay is low, but for Workman, it's terribly low. I know of instances where someone was hired at one wage and three years later, when they hired someone to replace them, both people were making the same amount of money. There's also little room for growth. I'd say Workman is your stepping stone to bigger and better companies.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your staff respectfully. You'd keep a lot of junior staffers on longer if you paid better.


  8. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workman Publishing part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, people are really friendly and helpful. Good place to learn and polish your skill. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted within the company, when you


  9. "Innovative books; passionate, hard-working staff."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Workman family still owns and operates the company, and they are wonderful people who care deeply about books and their employees; it really is like a family there. The books are unusual and innovative, and you'll work with lots of creative people, authors and staff alike. You'll also get to try on many different hats; everyone's unique talents are valued, and you're not allowed to say "That's not my job." Senior staff members make excellent mentors.

    Cons

    Lack of "official" job titles (and maybe other things in the work environment, though I'm not sure what) makes upward mobility difficult. At least in low-level positions, pay is low (pretty standard for the industry, I think), and New York City is really expensive. It can be fun to take on lots of new projects, but it's common to find yourself working (really hard) on things that you'd never imagine would fit into your "job description."


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small, so you can make an impact.

    Cons

    It's publishing, so all the issues that go along with that industry.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good but you need push yourself"

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

    I have been working at Workman Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have opportunity to rise quickly in the company but because of my own gumption. I had support, when I asked for it and had the opportunity to try my own ideas.

    Cons

    I didn't always receive the best support, but often had to seek it out. Their methods are quite outdated, but that also gives them room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in young employees.



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