Aceville Publications Reviews

Updated 6 Jan 2021

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  1. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Colchester, England

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time

    Pros

    They are great people to work for.

    Cons

    Long travel time to and from work.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Do not recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made some good friends here. Gained good experience for CV. Not bad as a first job but wouldn't recommend staying long.

    Cons

    Poor management. Staff are treated like numbers, not people. No flexibility. No CPD - no interest in helping staff to improve or progress. Toxic culture. Workload unreasonably high (when I interviewed for the job I left for, the interviewer even commented on what a huge amount of work/responsibility I seemed to have). There are definite favourites. Very little support from management when needed. No car parking despite not being near much. No appreciation that employees have lives outside of work and need to go to doctors appointments, may be two minutes late due to traffic, etc. Very low pay.

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  3. "Good for entry level but not much room for growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for entry level roles or grads as you can learn a lot. I made a lot of fantastic friends here and had the chance to work on a range of magazines

    Cons

    Low pay and no review to change such which I found demotivating. No car parking or subsidised parking allowance. Not much room for growth. Would only recommend staying here for 2 years tops.

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    "Inequality, below industry average salary, bad prospects"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aceville Publications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You work with good people, the office is sociable, the platform is a good training ground for experience (wouldn't bother with more than 2 years here)

    Cons

    Salary is under industry average, condescending managers/micromanagement, lack of space to progress in career, no strong prospects for future, business often makes internal decisions that jeopardize your earning potential (i.e expand when not needed), inequality within the room is quite common - there will be those 'golden' members of staff that are rewarded more than others even if their KPI's aren't met, lack of CPD (growth is stagnant)

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    "Underpaid and unsatisfying"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good equipment to work with and decent office space.

    Cons

    Bad pay and management. Very cliquey environment. No room to progress. High demands for little return.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management and Clicky Staff"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy Location to get to

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement, miss sold job roles, and a very clicky existing staff

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  7. "By Far the Worst Employer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leaving the company before it got worse

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement by unqualified staff Most prolific bullying culture ever experienced Lack of training Innovation is suppressed by management Missold job roles Very low wages and no benefits to make up for the poor company culture

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  8. "Family vibe"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Aceville Publications full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment from a social stand point, everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, sometimes feel like the company undervalues its staff.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great to learn - not great to be there"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications part-time

    Pros

    Lots to do Busy environment Learn at a fast pace Lots of room to integrate with other departments Help from colleagues when needed Lots of socials

    Cons

    No parking Staff are unaware of bullying culture Very unprofessional at times Very toxic culture all round

  10. "A great place to learn the ropes in publishing"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aceville Publications full-time

    Pros

    The close-knit team makes it like a family, which is supportive and encouraging You get the opportunity to develop skills in all area of publishing, including copy writing and editing, magazine design, proof-reading, styling and photography.

    Cons

    Pay is not equal to industry standard Location isn't the best, not much around in the way of food options or entertainment Transport links aren't brilliant

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