Senior Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 13, 2014
Zondervan has been a wonderful company for over 75 years. They have been a staple in the Grand Rapids area. However, due to a recent merger with Thomas Nelson, the company has gone through many changes; mostly for the worse. The culture has dramatically changed and the feeling amongst many of the employees, along with actions taken by HarperCollins (parent company), is that all of the Zondervan employees will be replaced by Thomas Nelson employees and those jobs will all be in Nashville.
In less than 5 years, the "Grand Rapids presence" of Zondervan will most likely be a sign on a small building with a couple employees and/or a Grand Rapids phone number.
Very sad to see the demise of this once grand company.
great benefits due to parent company (harper collins)
Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – April 11, 2012
The people here are very friendly and fun to work with. They understand the importance of family and are very flexible with work schedules. Fridays are very casual and laid back. The cafeteria serves popcorn using their own popcorn machine. It's self-serve, so you can fill up a bag with as much popcorn as you want and take it back to your office to munch on while you work. Also, some people like to bring in snacks for their department on Friday mornings.