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Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 10, 2018
This was a good place to work but there wasn't enough to challenge me long term. I learned a lot about the business but I wanted to learn more and my opportunities were limited.

I had a lot of management change when I was there and it took long periods of time to replace each manager.
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Nice people
Cons
Not Challenging enough
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Stressful place to work
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCApril 9, 2018
The people were the main reason for me staying there. Work environment is so poor and no room for advancement. Below average raises and management is very very poor.
Cons
Healthcare, raises, advancement
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Easygoing Publishing Press
Development Editor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 14, 2018
OUP is a very easygoing, stress-free workplace. Many are very passionate about what they do. There is an emphasis on the global impact OUP has in the academic publishing world. Low compensation, but laid-back management, very nice co-workers, and and good benefits.
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great start for book publishing industry
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 12, 2018
I was able to have various positions in different departments within Oxford which was great. My co-workers were lovely to work with, but senior management needs to do a better job of communication.
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great mission, great people
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Poorly managed company
US IT Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCDecember 30, 2017
Years of lack of investment to bad hires and poor management decisions have compromised a very good brand and product. The vision for the press is poor and under developed.
Pros
life work balance
Cons
If not in the UK no future for advancement.
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Too many lay-offs
Content Transformation Director, ELT (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 16, 2017
Great colleagues/peers and supportive manager - however, senior management lacks strategy and vision. Generally, very low job security. Very stressful work experience due to ongoing restructures.
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productive and fun
Publicity Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2017
Oxford University Press is a great place to work. The management in the publicity department were great to work for and got the best out of their staff.
Pros
free pizza
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Great Company
Senior Education Consultant, USA (Current Employee) –  OxfordOctober 29, 2017
Love the international management but the regional manager is not focused on the right qualities. Instead of looking for excellent customer relations it's all about numbers.
Cons
Does not appreciate relationship building. Instead focused on sales quotas.
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excellent place to work and grow
Assistant Editor−ELT (Former Employee) –  Noida Sector 16October 1, 2017
Pros:
amazing colleagues; terrific inter-departmental friendship; beautiful cafeteria; any-time coffee/tea
Cons:
extremely bad management; incompetent people as reporting heads; lower management is more concerned with themselves and personal politics
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Fast paced
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCSeptember 9, 2017
Quick fast paced environment but management has no care for employees. Company gives left over food to the warehouse workers. Some management have no idea what's going on and to be trained by employees.
Pros
Lunch break
Cons
Could be working in any department, low hourly pay
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Fun Place to work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  NCSeptember 6, 2017
Fun Place to work with holiday parties

Call center environment

A lot of work to complete

Have to use your time wisely

Ability to meet deadlines

Great manager and family oriented
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good place to work solid dependable
Sr. Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCAugust 23, 2017
It's a good place to work. There is job security and the pay is decent. I have nothing but positive things to say regarding OUP or my time here. They are one of the final employers that pay retirement.
Pros
great people great job
Cons
no advancement opportunity
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Leading scholarly publisher
Senior Editor (Former Employee) –  New York City, NYAugust 14, 2017
OUP is one of the world's premiere publishers of academic, scholarly, and trade content. As a division of University of Oxford it supports the university in its educational mission. As a large, bureaucratic organization with many divisions and departments, however, innovation moves slowly. Its longevity and service to advancing human knowledge is exemplary.
Pros
Liberal virtual work opporunities
Cons
Too bureacratic and top down
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Highly Reputable Institution Producing Quality Products
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kettering, OHAugust 9, 2017
A typical day would be to brief the team to pick and pack the days orders to deadlines.An average workload in the department would be 1500 orders off peak increasing to 3500 during peak. OUP has a strictly enforced next day delivery policy upon which the business rests its reputation so all orders have to be fulfilled by 6pm on that day with no carry over.
I learned that as Oxford University Press is the publishing arm of Oxford University a world renowned institution, prestige and reputation of the business are sometimes as important as the commercial considerations. The Press is a highly academic publisher, the worlds largest and most successful, but the prestige of the University and the quality of the publication always took precedence.
The workplace culture was very much geared to providing the quality of service that one would expect from an institution of the prestige of Oxford University. The culture was one built on professionalism ad efficiency.
The hardest part of the job was, without doubt coping with the workload in peak, which lasted from late May to late October, when Universities are replenishing their stocks in the summer holiday. During peak an excess of 200 tons of books could be ordered on a daily basis.
The most enjoyable part of the job personally for me was being instrumental in the moving of the stock of 28 million books five miles in 15 weeks in the winter of 2010/11 as the operation moved site whilst managing to maintain full order satisfaction.
Pros
Discounted OUP publications
Cons
Unpredictable workload
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Great Workplace
Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 24, 2017
As an intern, I have to say it's one of the better internships I've had. Supervisors and managers are always nice and helpful. We constantly have projects and learning experiences.
Pros
Free coffee
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N/a
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Nice
Contributing Author (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2017
It was nice working for them for the honorarium, however it took months to process my payment and several follow-ups to get it sorted. Great resource though.
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Good
Human Resources Recruiter (contract position) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 25, 2017
I only worded there for a short period of time. It was a good work life balance. I was able to learn a lot about the press/education industry. Learn a lot about the area. I'm used to recruiting nationally but this position was only local. Great opportunity to learn about the needs of the company.
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Good place, Bad pay
Business Development (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 28, 2017
I really love OUP and what it stands for, so it's hard to say that working here has had so many challenges. I never went into non-profit academic publishing for the glamour and money, but OUP is consistently rated below industry standard (for pay) and there's a real disconnect between management and staff. There have been recent efforts to address this, so time will tell if OUP emerges as both a great institution AND a great place to work.
Pros
Free M+Ms
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Kind of stuffy, but it's a good job overall.
Digital Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 6, 2017
There was nothing spectacular about working at OUP, it won't be the "job of your lifetime", but overall it had a very positive culture. Decent pay, standard but flexible work hours, not too much micro-management, depending on your department. The benefits makes the job worth it.
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many smart colleagues
Editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 14, 2017
Oxford publishes some very outstanding books, making it an intellectually stimulating place to work, and in general the people who work there are intelligent and supportive of one-another. At times the bureaucracy and size of the company diminish the experience of working there, however.
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