Hachette Book Group
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Scores based on about 22 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
72
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Work Happiness Score
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Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
77
Purpose
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Do people feel their work has a clear sense of purpose?
76
Inclusion
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Do people feel their work environment is inclusive and respectful of everyone?

Hachette Book Group Careers and Employment

About us
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette – more... Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio.

HBG’s bestselling authors include Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Michael Connelly, Amy Cuddy, Jeffery Deaver, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Shannon Hale, Elin Hilderbrand, Mark Hyman, T.D. Jakes, Sebastian Junger, John Maxwell, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, J.R. Moehringer, Joel Osteen, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Patterson, Randy Pausch, David Perlmutter, Jerry Pinkney, Keith Richards, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Stacy Schiff, David Sedaris, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Donna Tartt, Scott Turow, David Foster Wallace, Brent Weeks, Tom Wolfe, and Malala Yousafzai.


HBG also provides a wide range of custom distribution, fulfillment, digital and sales services to third party publishers, including Harry N. Abrams, Chronicle Books, Disney Book Group, Gildan Media, Hachette UK, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kids Can Press, Marvel, Moleskine, Nicholas Brealey, Octopus Books, Paula Deen Ventures, Peterson’s, Phaidon Press, Phoenix International Publications (pikids), Quarto Publishing Group, Quercus, Time Inc. Books, and Yen Press.


For people who are enthusiastic about books and culture, working at an energetic, forward-thinking publisher like HBG is a dream job. The company culture centers on valuing and supporting employees, and transparency and communication are paramount. Staff members are encouraged to use their strengths and challenge themselves and make their voices heard. HBG employees work hard, but they also have fun together. Whether they’re playing pool and eating pizza at the “Third Thursday” get-together every month or enjoying a group sci-fi movie night, Hachette’s team maintains an environment of shared passion and camaraderie.


Just as Hachette Book Group wants readers to see themselves reflected in the pages of their books, they want to champion diversity and foster inclusivity in all their offices. Their Diversity Advisory Group, made up of three subcommittees, spearheads initiatives such as Read Our World, with the mission to promote acceptance, education, and open dialogue through books with diverse authors, characters, and messages. Another program, called Sensitivity Readers, invites employees to read and provide feedback to a book in progress based on their own shared experiences. HBG also partners with associations that promote diversity in the industry, such as We Need Diverse Books, The Children’s Book Council, and the Association of American Publishers.
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What is it like to work at Hachette Book Group?

3.5
Work/Life Balance
3.3
Compensation/Benefits
2.9
Job Security/Advancement
3.0
Management
3.3
Culture

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What do employees at Hachette Book Group say about culture and work-life balance?

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4.0
Good people, tough to stay competative
Written by Director, Internal Communications (Former Employee) from New York, NY on December 29, 2017
This company is made of wonderful, collaborative, energetic and friendly people - by far the best asset of the company. Leadership changes over the years have brought the company to focus more on growth, expansion, and bottom line, rather than publishing meaningful content. The list is mostly great, but some books are rushed, some are bought at great - more...
Pros
good colleagues, good benefits
Cons
staff feel overworked, stretched too thin
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What did candidates say about the interview at Hachette Book Group?

Interview experience
Based on 14 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 14 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 13 interviews
About a day or two
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