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Cambridge University Press Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England
1001 to 5000 employees
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Non-profit Organisation
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Oxford University Press, Pearson, Macmillan Publishers
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge and proud to be the oldest publishing house in the world, having been established in 1534.

A truly international organisation, we have over 2,000 colleagues across ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions. Our vision is a world of learning and research inspired by Cambridge, where:
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Cambridge University Press Reviews

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Cambridge University Press Chief Executive Peter Phillips
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    "A Plodder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The gym, on-site restaurant, the support/services teams, the on-site parking, and definitely the people - the people are genuinely fantastic. You'll miss all of these if you leave.

    I was lucky to have a lot of input into my career development.

    Cons

    - The HiPPO culture: fear of mid-managers to make their own decisions because senior managers can be outspoken and bullish, or just don't allow them to make them.
    - Legacy systems - innovation has been thwarted at times by having to incorporate old foundational technology that's not sexy enough to get budget to update/replace.. resulting in vast swathes of work-arounds and old tech exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Buy a start-up that has had to innovate to survive, keep it separate rather than absorb the life out of it, and let it innovate for you, rather than trying to do re-hashed stuff yourself.

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Cambridge University Press Interviews

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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, East of England, England).

    Interview

    Unreasonable amount of pre-interview preparation requested at short notice.

    I also felt that the interviewer made a wrong assumption about me early on in the interview and then all of his questions related to confirming this assumption. Despite giving clear comments that would refute this assumption, interview feedback was indeed that he had made this wrong assumption. This was therefore a biased interview in my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    • Aren't you more interested in editorial work?   1 Answer
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