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Nice Environment
Processor/Packer (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, IN 46052March 31, 2017
Fun place to work at. I dont really know why I am required to write this but I also really liked the people and the environment around me. I would recommend this job to others
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Great books, improving management, getting better
Senior Digital Publicist & Strategist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 23, 2017
I worked there about 5 years ago, and the management was not in good shape. However, they have a new CEO and have made a lot of changes and refreshed the company and those who are in charge of most areas. They still publish great books. It's not the most contemporary place--it's still a little stuck in the early oughts when it comes to digital innovation. Generally a friendly workplace with lots of good people. Salaries are not as high as other
Pros
Company Craft fair, good vacation policy, strong work life balance
Cons
Not the most exciting and cutting edge company
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Great place to work
Corporate Communications Intern (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJanuary 24, 2017
This past summer I had the opportunity of interning with Hachette Book Group as a corporate communications intern,in there Manhattan office. The office is amazingly designed well furnished and full of a great staff. Employees are very friendly and helpful although in a fast paced work in environment.
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Great staff, nice office space, good pay, employee benefits
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Very Productive but very difficult
Night Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INJanuary 16, 2017
Great place to work if your willing to work hard extremely fast paced. Definitely value their employees which is hard to come by. Very hard to move up in the company they only want to promote those who are bilingual.
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Good pay
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Casual and friendly environment
Head of DevOps & Architecture (Interim) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 1, 2016
Nice place to work, friendly environment. Open seating including the CEO. Decent coworkers; free coffee, expresso,etc. Every week fresh fruits delivered to everyone.
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Professional work environment
Distribution Center Bulk Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INNovember 9, 2016
Spent 18 quality years at HBG. Responsible for millions of books sent world wide. Grew up professionally with co-workers and also along side their families.
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The main concern is the almighty dollar & speed, regardless of what management says.
Returns Associate (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INJanuary 10, 2016
They like to hire a lot of temps. You have rates to achieve & if you don't, after 3 write-ups they walk you to the door. No AC in the warehouse, it gets pretty miserable in the Spring, Summer & Fall.
Standing on your feet on concrete all day. Management doesn't really understand just how miserable it is with the heat & humidity all day while you try to make rates with no circulating air available. Every year that I was there they gave a bonus depending on their sales. It's been as low as 2% and as high as 5%. It's paid the 1st payday in December. Helps with Christmas shopping a lot. The warehouse workers are usually very friendly.
Pros
Book giveaways for employees, warehouse is clean, free lunches quite often
Cons
Benefits change every year to higher deductibles & premiums, rates keep raising for processing books & makes it harder as you age to make rate, you do tend to slow down employees with seniority are let go due to not making rates, but these are the ones that management comes to when they have a problem or need a job done properly, we get the job done, we don't stop working to chit chat flirt or look at our cell phones all of the time
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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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great business
equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, INMay 21, 2015
Great company to work for but no room for advancement. Great benefits and people are willing to help.

I was an equipment operator, responsibility was to move materials, pick, receive incoming and outgoing material.
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Forward thinking company in a hard industry
Director of Project Management/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 6, 2015
Fairly laid back culture with bouts of intense work. There is a wide disparity in the management styles of executives - and there are many people who require special handling and constant white glove service.

The industry is getting tougher and compensation is suffering but they do a good job of keeping people happy with events and pool tables and other fun stuff. They have an excellent vacation policy - last week in December off... all good.

Overall - a good place to work.
Pros
Fun, good vacation policy
Cons
Management is quirky, schedule can change dramatically with last second work.
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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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In Boston, which is where I live.
Developer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 20, 2014
Not friendly to contractors. Double standard between contractors and staff was inherent ot culture.
Pros
Free books.
Cons
Unfriendly work environment, low moral. Never allowed to the Xmas party after 6 years!
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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