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HighWire Overview

Los Gatos, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
1995
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Technology Solutions for the Scholarly Community

With over 2000 scholarly journals and thousands of scholarly books, HighWire provides powerful technology solutions to influential societies, university presses and independent publishers who produce ... Read more

Mission: At HighWire, we strive to provide a stimulating and engaging working environment that nurtures professional growth and career advancement. Be part of a solution oriented team that works hard and has fun!

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Company Updates

  • HighWire has been recognised as a Great Place to Work Certified™ company for the year ahead. Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven ‘For All’ methodology, 85% of HighWire employees say this is a great place to work.

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HighWire – Why Work With Us?


Our Vision

An independent entity affiliated with Stanford University for over 20 years, HighWire is now a Silicon Valley company with investment provided by private equity technology specialist, Accel – KKR.

Our unique Intelligent Publishing Platform approach is at the heart of our vision to provide innovative, future-proofed digital solutions.

Our aim is to help publishers and their institutional customers to:

  • Improve online access and discoverability
  • Enhance engagement and usability
  • Develop and grow new revenue streams.

A proud academic heritage

Founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995, HighWire Press was formed to help academic publishers to host peer-reviewed content online.

The Journal of Biological Chemistry published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was the first to launch on the HighWire platform.

In 2014, Highwire Press enjoyed a significant equity investment from the technology fund, Accel-KKR. This has enabled us to invest in the technology that keeps our customers at the forefront of digital innovation, while retaining our academic integrity.

Today, HighWire’s Intelligent Publishing Platform supports over 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings.


Highwire Press helps scholarly publishers and societies to make their content more discoverable – enabling researchers to explore and share vital information that inspires the discoveries of tomorrow. If you would like to use your skills to make a difference, while working with people who value individuality, intelligence and hard work, this may be the place for you!

Do you share our values?

Work hard, play hard...have fun!

We are results oriented and work hard so that when we are able to spend time together or with our families having fun - we can! You are accountable for your own career experience at HighWire. That means that you are welcome to collaborate with anyone, anytime to get the job done. Being results focused allows us to also be flexible. Our employees tell us that they have achieved an excellent work/life balance working as a valued member of our team. We have family-friendly working policies and run a quarterly survey to continue an open and transparent dialog with all employees - gauging what is most important to our staff.

Operational Centers in the US and Europe

All of our offices in Los Gatos, Silicon Valley, Brighton, UK and Belfast, Northern Ireland are fully functional operational centers in their own right. Wherever you’re based, you’ll be part of a global team with the opportunity to make a contribution from day one.

HighWire Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Account Director in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HighWire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with industry experts and learning from management

    Cons

    Time difference between the UK and California can be challenging

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HighWire Photos

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HighWire Interviews

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HighWire (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Asked technical questions and questions designed to assess my personality. Standard Dev questions.

    Decided not to take the post as heard very negative things from Belfast staff through a colleague who knew staff there. Heard things such as false promises made to entice staff in relating to benefits, training and development, job responsibilities. Also was told morale was low which seemed to be the case when I visited. Got bad vibe from the place. Have read online that HighWire is a sinking ship, both here and on social media. Was unconvinced it was a good place to work.

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HighWire Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, The Business Intelligence Group, 2018
  • CODiE Award Winner, CODiE Award, 2018
  • Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, Great Place to Work, 2019
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