Chronicle Books Employee Reviews

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Minimal Opportunities for Career Advancement
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 29, 2018
This is a small, privately owned company, so career advancement is minimal - or only achieved if you're already working above your pay grade. Salaries are based on publishing salaries in New York, which are insufficient for living in the Bay Area. If you are a junior level employee, prepare to be treated like the red-headed stepchild.

Honestly, the people here are great, and I think this is a great company to start out in. However, if you're coming into publishing a little later in life, look elsewhere. It's unlikely that you'll move anywhere in this company anytime soon. If you're willing to put the time into waiting for (or rather asking for) a promotion or a raise, then this is the company for you. If you're looking for quick advancement, look elsewhere.
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Summer Fridays, free books, great coworkers, healthcare, great books
Cons
Slow advancement, lack of training, poor management, salaries
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a new age office
craft team (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 12, 2018
Lots of feedback - too much really - kept me from moving my projects or my career forward. Glad to have moved on. The star performers (not that I was one due to my situation) were not rewarded or advanced. And the slower campers dragged us down.
A dutch phrase "There are no tall tulips." Certainly not encouraged. Management has an open door policy ... until they don't.
Pros
Leaving. It wasn't a good fit - obviously.
Cons
Opinions from all quarters! Kept the wheels from turning fast.
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Creative, collaborative, unique
Publicist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 3, 2018
Chronicle is a well-regarded company with a reputation for quality products, with a distinctive editorial and design. It's a fun place to work and a great addition to a resume.
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Wages do not reflect dramatic increase in the Bay Area cost of living.
Employee (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 20, 2017
Work culture is very congenial. However, training is nonexistent, so the learning curve is very steep. Your experience at this company, positive or negative, is entirely dependent on whether or not your supervisor knows how to manage his/her people properly. There is very little room for advancement as they rarely promote to higher levels from within. Title changes and minor raise bumps are more common. Wages do not reflect dramatic increase in the Bay Area cost of living, or your workload.
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Positive and Fun Place to Work
FINANCIAL ANALYST (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 9, 2016
There is lots of energy at Chronicle Books, i worked with the sales and marketing teams and there is lots of energy and fun creativeness. Chronicle Books is a great company that has expanding and having success when many other companies in this industry are calling it quits.
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vacation days, happy work environment
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none
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NYT Best Selling Book Producers
Web Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 18, 2014
A robust and effective book publishing company. Chronicle Books excels at creating unique books, games and stationary.
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