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HarperCollins Publishers Employer Reviews

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Cool Place to Work, but Panicky and Unstable
Production Director (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 7, 2014
Pros: fulfilling work if you love books.
Cons: sketchy management, frequent waves of layoffs.
Harper is a venerable institution that's run in a constant state of panic, always lurching from one new concept or grand plan to the next, with very little follow-through or support offered on this year's Big Idea when it gets pushed aside for next year's. If you're hired on to help do some cool new thing, be prepared to be cast adrift in 18–24 months!
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Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Scranton PA 18512May 14, 2014
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Anything to cut corners. This company was good to work for but not any more.
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Great employees. Management could be better.
Assistant Manager, Corporate Services (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 14, 2014
Low pay. Very low morale within the company. Communication is needed as employees are in the dark about many things.
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Professional and Faced Paced Work Environment
Production Manager (Current Employee), New York, NYJanuary 16, 2014
SInce starting here in 2004 I have mastered all aspects of book production. Company has made sure I had all the training tools to improve my craft over the years, The work is tough but at the end of the day when the finished books come in, it makes it all worrthwhile.
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Good work environment, great co-workers
Credit Manager (Current Employee), Scranton, PADecember 5, 2013
respond to emails and voicemails. download and work with Excel. work with other departments to solve issues on accounts. most of the work is independent with minimal supervision.
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Great environment for creative and productive book- and design nerds
Designer (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 23, 2013
I loved working here. Both my boss and my boss's boss (and come to think of it, even her boss) were friendly and fun and hands-on and really good at their jobs. Work is done in waves based on the production schedules of multiple overlapping projects, so occasionally I'd be swamped and work late to meet deadlines. But that's par for most jobs. There – more... were many opportunities to learn about the traditional elements of the job (typography, design standards, etc.) and what other designers were doing (comps to the NY Book Awards show), as well as the latest technologies (Adobe would come give presentations of their new suites annually), and you would learn about the next season's book releases via quarterly editorial presentations. And the free shelves -- racks of books that anyone could take -- were awesome too. – less
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Productive, fun, supportive coworkers
Temporary Junior Designer (Children’s Marketing) (Current Employee), New York, NYMay 6, 2013
The environment is very friendly and welcoming. Everyone works efficiently and works well together.
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Forward thinking company
Director of Marketing (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 4, 2013
One of the better aspects of HarperCollins is that they are a digitally and strategically forward thinking company.
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Greatest internship
Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYJanuary 15, 2013
I am so sad that I don't work for them full-time now because I absolutely loved this internships. My mentors and co-workers were phenomenal and I learned a lot about the publishing industry.
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant to VP Credit Services (Current Employee), Scranton, PAOctober 15, 2012
Pros: great benefits, unlimited sick time, holidays and weekends off.
Cons: no room for growth as far as advancement.
I have held 2 different positions while at HarperCollins Publishers. It is an enjoyable place to work with great benefits, and helpful co-workers.

The employer is very good to their employees.
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Good workers and bad management.
Director of Manufacturing / Harper Trade and (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 21, 2012
Difficult place to work. Upper management does not allow for creative input or advancement. Co-workers always worked as a team and were very productive. Enjoyed working on books and creating something that was never done before.
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Harper is were I received my fundamentals in the work enviroment.
Supervisor (Former Employee), Throop, PAAugust 24, 2012
I started as a Royalty clerk - setup royalty contract files, then I advanced to Customer Service - telephone and mail correspondence, order entry and return processing, moved on to Return Warehouse Clerk - prepared reports for Supervisor., maintained attendance records of warehouse personnel, In 1989 was made Supervisor of the Returns Warehouse - were – more... I provided work direction for the personnel and resolved direct input for customer return credit problems – less
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HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers with headquarters in New York. The company is a subsidiary of News
MOSS 2003 Beta 2 Administrat (Former Employee), KAAugust 9, 2013
 Upgraded SharePoint 2003 to MOSS 2007 Beta 2 full implementation
 Identified new features to be implemented with transition
 Installed and configured MOSS 2007 in a medium Server Farm including a Database Server and Search and Indexing Server.
 Sign-on handled through Active Directory profiles
 Created site collections for all facets of the company – more... including Logistics, Sales, Accounting, Fleet, Dispatch and Warehousing.
 Created automated workflow for notifying Customs of shipments 72 hours in advance as well as sending e-mail notifications to all associated with shipment logs
 Created Key Performance Indicators for the Sales tracking monthly performances
 Maintained and fixed servers and network
 Deployed features using stsadm.exe tool at different levels including site collections, web applications and site level
 Post-release maintenance bug fixing and adding new features based on requests by department feedback – less
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I'd happily have worked here forever
Temporary Customer Service Administrator (Former Employee), BishopbriggsJuly 29, 2013
I absolutely loved working for HarperCollins. I suppose for a bookworm though, a publishing company is pretty much the perfect place to work!
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Poor pay, no job security
Cusomter Service (Former Employee), GlasgowDecember 31, 2012
Pros: friendly colleagues
Cons: poor management
Very good working environment, all the staff very helpful and fun to work with.
At a management level, there is a serious lack of communication, no loyalty to staff and no support provided during busy, stressful times.
The job itself was great, very varied due to being on the phone and dealing with emails.
Hardest part of the job was dealing with a – more... slow in-house computer system along with having to deal continually with irate customers due to the system messing up orders and a lack of staff training. No benefits, very poor rate of pay for the work that was involved. No progression offered within the company. – less