When I started at OUP it was a fun place to work. It was hard work, but the work was respected. Compensation was never great, but it's non-profit academic book publishing, so it was acceptible.
Now, however, the place is run by a narcissistic few who only look at the bottom line and where the "surplus" will be next month.
Recently, dozens were laid off. All over 40. All making good money. All well-respected by their staff. All with many years experience, some into the 20-year range. All were "invaluable" to the press, and would be there for life.
Meanwhile, those who are buddies with the upper echelon while doing nothing still have positions. Travel is officially "shut down" this year, except a few directors and above seem to always be traveling. Meanwhile, they do nothing to improve processes.
Morale is in the toilet worse than I've ever seen. It's a real unpleasure to go to work every day. Everyone is looking over their shoulder wondering when the ax will fall next. Or rather, the knife will be shoved into their back.