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Updated 21 Jun 2021

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3.7
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Bloomsbury Founder and Chief Executive Nigel Newton   (no image)
Nigel Newton
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "feel passionate about the books I work on and have an amazing team(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great people on the middle management/junior levels(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of career progression opportunities, have targets with no incentive(in 4 reviews)

  • "Lack of career progression help(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Can join the company for stress free

      21 Jun 2021 - Financial Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and Good Team- Had a great Job!

      Cons

      I don't think so it has cons.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Could do better

      10 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice colleagues, good location. Good response to the covid-19 crisis.

      Cons

      Low pay, poor benefits and lack of transparency. Some departments are understaffed and the workload is high. Limited training/progress opportunities. Low morale across digital.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent employer

      15 Apr 2021 - Senior Production Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely colleagues, generally very understanding and supportive team, I imagine this varies depending on the team you are in

      Cons

      I feel uncomfortable with some of the books published by the company, especially in light of the supposed diversity & inclusion push by HR etc.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Commissioning Editor

      7 Feb 2021 - Commissioning Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, summer hours, nice colleagues

      Cons

      Slow career progression, cold offices, pay is on the lower end for publishing

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great People

      15 Jan 2021 - Assistant Editor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kind, supportive colleagues and interesting titles to work on. Flexible working.

      Cons

      Lack of career progression opportunities, have targets with no incentive

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely people, offices and books - management can be difficult

      25 Jan 2021 - Editorial Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, interesting work, lovely offices

      Cons

      Inflexible salary structure, especially at lower levels - ditto promotion potential.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good and bad

      19 Jan 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally speaking, some very nice people to work with as you would expect in the publishing industry. Nice location for the London office, near Tottenham Court Road.

      Cons

      Very inequitable bonus structure. Limited opportunities for progression.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Would not reccomend

      2 Feb 2021 - Digital 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great books, some lovely people, good flexibility

      Cons

      Poor management, lack of processes, under resourced

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      love working here

      11 Nov 2020 - Assistant Editor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and lovely people

      Cons

      Lack of commitment to career progression

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good place to work

      10 Oct 2020 - IT Business Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people in a great location (when offices are reopened after CV19)

      Cons

      There are no cons. It's a nice place to work.

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