Cambridge University Press Reviews

Updated 9 Feb 2021

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Cambridge University Press Chief Executive Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
135 Ratings
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  • "Directors, senior management, and in particular CEO manages through fear rather than through example or inspiration(in 20 reviews)

  • "Upper Management gets in the way of employees doing their jobs(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work. Brilliant people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Brilliant people

    Cons

    Can be slow to change with the times

  2. "a"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Education Advisor in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wellbeing is a key factor

    Cons

    Sometimes the systems are very slow


  3. "Great place to start a career in publishing"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Executive 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and environment Supportive teams

    Cons

    Company politics Hard to progress past mid-level

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press part-time

    Pros

    The company is global and diverse

    Cons

    There is not much room for promotion

  5. "How mighty has fallen!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Game of Thrones of the favourites and those less fortunate ones to be a member of a preferred clique.

  6. "Good people to work with but not good to their people."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    reputable brand and organization. Acceptable level of autonomy. Quality products.

    Cons

    Still very conservative and unfair pay scales. For an NPO, profits are all that matter.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, but poor governance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Lovely genuine people lovely place interesting work supportive atmosphere and good work/life balance strong push for innovation and increasing willingness to experiment

    Cons

    Poor accountability/governance and decision making - everything takes a long time, it's usually not clear whose responsibility something is, and most decisions are made by committee (or not at all). The collaborative atmosphere is nice in some ways, but can be very frustrating when performance reviews depend on non-existent or unclear decision making and accountability frameworks. Under resourced - smaller nfp publishers have more people to do the same work Huge (900+ people), dark open plan office without openable windows. Tension between mission and commerciality Want to be innovative and data driven but seriously lacking data literacy in parts of the business

  8. "Awesome environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Good healthy environment in which one will feel valued

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as in other companies

  9. "Great role"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cambridge, England

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great role and good career progression

    Cons

    No cons to this role

  10. "Good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great team, and manager.

    Cons

    Difficulty to progress internally, fairly static.

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