Learned a lot about bookmaking process (typography, working with art, digital optimization) and converting books to digital format. Plant tours and in-house publishing courses to continue gaining knowledge. Supported my career and desire to continue graduate studies in management/technology.
Pros: employee book store, early dismissal prior to some major holidays
Cons: half hour lunches
I loved my position at Simon & Schuster overall; however, there was no career advancement within the Delran office. A typical day at work usually began with an early arrival, usually before anyone else in the department; checking e-mails, looking over my manager's calendar to see what meetings were scheduled for the day and whether or not there were – more... any meeting conflicts. Depending upon the day of the week, prepare weekly hold reports for review and distribution. The department was cohesive for the most part and worked well together. The most difficult part of the job was accepting that S&S is not a perfect company and overlooking some inappropriate behavior for fear of repercussion. The most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to complete my daily tasks without strict supervision and the trust I was given by management and frequently sharing a laugh with co-workers. – less