A venerable firm that successfully managed the transition to the new rules of publishing.
Bible Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 1, 2015
While the product area in which I worked had been crucial to establishing OUP's toehold in the United States, by the time I came on board its status had fallen. This made it difficult to obtain the resources necessary to achieve the goals for which I was responsible. The people with whom I worked most closely were personable and cooperative: not so our higher ups.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Cary, NC – June 24, 2015
As a picker all day everyday we use a rf scan gun and a tablet to pick the correct books and package for shipping. Management was very shady, they would smile in your face then fire you behind your back. Co works was very friendly and fun people to be around. The hardest part of the job was pouching your cart once it was filled with the books you picked. The best part was on lunch break we would play pool the whole break.
Good company facing tough times in a shrinking industry
Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 11, 2015
Everyone at OUP worked very hard and were very nice and helpful. The setting is pretty relaxed, and the work very collaborative. However, academic publishing is not a growth field, and the external pressure to keep generating a profit in increasingly tougher conditions created a squeeze on the company that was felt from top to bottom.
relaxed environment, flexible scheduling, interesting work
Senior Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Cary, NC – February 11, 2015
I pulled the faxes off the fax machine, batched those according to what type of order it was and placed the batches in data entry for order entry. Then I would check all of the standing orders to see if there were any new editions to order for our standing order customers. After that, on to filing the batches from the prevous day. Management was OK, they did what they had to do.
Sr. Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 9, 2015
Oxford University Press gives you the opportunity to learn any and all dimensions of the job...even through stretching the parameters of your job description to learn new things and build your skills. The hardest part of the job is understanding the company culture. The best part of the job is the learning and sharing!
Freelance: started induction training first day, but was left with new software to learn and everyone too busy to speak to. Second day office "supervisor" who hired me reports back to agency to tell them I am not working up to standard??? second day?? I explain it is probably best to train me first in workflow. I enjoyed the material and really wanted to do a great job. Third & fourth day go well finally feel like I am getting a handle on the layout of document they require, even though editors stand over the top of me waving their hands loudly and intimidatingly telling the whole office how I should be doing layout. That is the routine in the creative dept obviously. Into the second week I have been hired by one trained by another and intermittent rude direction by another, all telling me to stop what I am doing and start on different task, none of them speaking to each other as they are too busy. I over hear one employee saying that so and so left because they were getting treated like a Freelancer!!! The last straw was another complaint to agency by email forwarded to me detailing my inability to do my job...aargh do not bother with entry level positions there. I noticed the toilets had counselling ads in them....!!! Horrible workplace.
At Oxford (not the school), I was the mail room clerk. I sold office supplies, sorted the incoming packaging and mail and delivered the interoffice mail for about 500 employees which at 1 point I had all their names down pact.
I answered calls and made trips to co-workers desk who needed things form the mail room. But when I wasn't busy fulfilling orders, I was stuffing envelopes, running the mail meter machine, and dropping off packages to be shipped out in the warehouse. I was glad I got to walk the building often.
Management was good until they fired everyone else in the mail room because I could do the job of 2 people. I got sick and was hospitalized and since I had no one to cover me, they let me go while in the hospital and replaced me with 2 temp agents. I was disappointed because I worked really hard to earn my spot and because they didnt know how long I would be in the hospital, they found it easier to replace me.
walking the building and learning how balance accts recieveable and accts payable
being let go because the company had me doing the job of 2 people, weren't prepared when i got sick.
Shipping Lead (Former Employee) – Cary NC – December 1, 2014
Worked there for about 8 months.. Shipping Manager and Supervisors just used me as a buffer for Manager to go on vacation Manager hadnt been on vacation for years... already had people working there that could have filled the position from within.. I left a job to go to that dump... too much turnover they hire temps one week and they are gone the next cause they cant handle the pace.. and you are stuck re-training people week after week... not the supervisors doing the hiring and firing ... but you... do not waste your time or energy on this place...
One of the Better Customer Service Department in the Area
Current Employee (Current Employee) – Cary, North Carolina – September 5, 2014
Management has done a tremendous job at managing out the "bad apples" in the bunch. The call center is now one of the best places to work within the organization. Really happy to be a part of such a great team! Wonderful place to work!