Hachette Book Group Employee Reviews in United States

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Good Benefits but weak upper managment
Not disclosing (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2015
The company has very good benefits and could be a fun place to work but upper management is weak across many divisions and morale is currently not good.
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Nice physical plant.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 24, 2015
The acrimonious attitude of those who survived Hachette's acquisition permeates the workplace. Academics are a particular target of contempt.
Pros
Free &/or discounted books
Cons
Mgmt. & co-workers talk ABOUT you not TO you.
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It's a job, not a career
Associate (Current Employee) –  Lebanon, INMay 13, 2013
HR has too much involvement in the day to day operations. The promotion interview process is kind of a joke. Management already has their minds made up about who they are going to hire before interviews start, effectively wasting the supervisor's and applicants time. The company doesn't seem to have any guidelines for discipline . depending on who you are, you can repeatedly make mistakes where another individual will get a write up for making the same mistake. HR doesn't have the trust of the employees. They want you to confide in them, but will turn the situation around on you.
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management/ hr
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excellent opportunity for growth
Manager (Fulfillment Positions) (Former Employee) –  Boston MAFebruary 14, 2014
Hachette Book Group is the American arm of the second largest publisher in the world. The company has evolved so much over the past quarter decade, and is now in an exciting phase of new development. Although formal flexible schedules are frowned upon, it is not incumbent upon most employees to work overtime. I was able to work in several management positions, and internal candidates are often considered when employment opportunities arise. Many employees have longevity, and are committed to mentoring younger employees. I feel that the company has lost some of the 'family' atmosphere it used to have, but it is still a very enjoyable place to work, with great benefits, and decent salaries once you get past the low entry-level salary.
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Active, busy workplace with progressively increasing workload
Contracts Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 24, 2014
Busy work day reviewing and drafting contracts, meetings, etc.
Learned contracts process from beginning to end
Enjoyed working with the authors, attorneys and other departments
Pros
free books, great benefits package
Cons
can be challenging to move around or up in the company
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Great Place to Hone My Skills
Marketing Associate/Editorial Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2013
A typical day at work allowed me to work at my own pace, getting work done on a number of fronts, whether creating promotional and marketing materials or setting up meetings and events.
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Top Publishing Company
Business Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 9, 2014
Hachette is a dynamic publishing company that utilized my skills in various ways to save the company millions of dollars.
Pros
benefits
Cons
clarity of vision
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Good job, company in flux
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 29, 2014
There have been so many changes within many different departments that it's not the company that it used to be.
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
upper management is out of touch
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Little room for growth
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 1, 2013
Some management is okay, great work life balance but little room for advancement. Very top heavy company.
Pros
work life balance, benefits
Cons
compensation, growth potential
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Good Benefits and Job security
Senior Desktop Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 15, 2013
The most enjoyable part of my job is the ability to learn something new everyday and maintain an active connection with the user community.
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high production demand
Night Operation Lead (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INJuly 1, 2013
Management position that involved in everything office and warehouse responsibilities.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
high production demand
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nice place
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INFebruary 17, 2014
i liked working here because it was fast pace but there was alot of diffuclut because of alot of people in one smal area!
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Great Place to Work
Contracts Administrator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 19, 2013
Lots of Books to read fro FREE. Worked drafting Contracts and Audio Agreements. Great Medical and Dental.
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Great place to work
Special Packaging Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Boston,MA.August 28, 2012
Great place to get your foot in the door if publishing is what you want to do.
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Productive & Fun workplace
Infrastructure Lead (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 5, 2012
well & good..all is well..everyone is so kind..everyone is too good..
Pros
all good
Cons
no bad
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