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Cambridge University Press Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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Cambridge University Press CEO Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
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  • "Multiple changes in senior management and organizational structure makes it hard to do your day to day job(in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good Work Environment, Timely Paid

    Cons

    Limited Growth in terms of Work and Money

    Advice to Management

    HR should interfere in the employee growth , and give increments on the basis on skills rather giving by the ageing of the employee or based on the relationship with the Mangement

    Cambridge University Press2018-11-28

    Cambridge University Press Response

    January 3, 2019Head of Communications

    It’s great to know you enjoy working here and appreciate the flexible working arrangements – something we know is true for many of our colleagues. Pay at the Press is based on an individual’s role within the organisation and on their skills and abilities. Everyone has an equal opportunity to progress. Bonuses are linked to peoples’ performance against the goals they set in conversation with their line manager. Every effort is made to ensure goal-setting is a two-way, collaborative process, which also helps to ensure people understand their role in our future success.

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  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account C in Cam, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Restaurants, gym, bar, clean offices

    Cons

    Parking, hard workers do not get the correct recognition

    Advice to Management

    Ensure those that work hard get the correct recognition

    Cambridge University Press2019-09-11
  3. "Been working here for nearly 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Content Assistant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working scheme - People - On-site bar and gym

    Cons

    -Proprieties management over anyone else - Too many managers - Too focused on quantity rather than quality

    Cambridge University Press2019-08-28
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Selling mediocre books to rich kids since 1534"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea and coffee

    Cons

    Complete ineffective HR and stomach wrenching virtue signalling.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip.

    Cambridge University Press2019-09-06
  5. "Overall, a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very welcoming to non-UK citizens. Fantastic colleagues. Positive atmosphere. Interesting and engaging work. Beautiful area to live.

    Cons

    Salary not commensurate with Cambridge living expenses. Work hours mostly stable but would often lead to some unpaid overtime. (In comparison to other publishing work however, the work life balance was good.) Outsourcing to other countries felt like it was automating too much work and sometimes exploitative.

    Advice to Management

    Increase basic pay. Ensure that the Press values are not eroded through censorship and bending to business opportunities.

    Cambridge University Press2019-07-05
  6. "Overall, a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Nice environment Opportunities for travel

    Cons

    As a non-profit, salaries are low and bonuses are small

    Cambridge University Press2019-05-13
  7. "Flexible working, nice people. Culture is changing slowly but surely."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press part-time

    Pros

    Ethical organisation with an honourable mission. Interesting & valuable work. Opportunities for growth to a degree. Decent package: pension + medical + dental Facilities: decent subsidised canteen. Gym, tennis court, dance studio grounds.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Difficulty attracting talent in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Do less (in technology) and do it better.

    Cambridge University Press2019-05-09
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    - Nice location, offices are pleasent. - Flexible working hours. - Very dedicated colleagues. - Work is varied and interesting.

    Cons

    - Low salary for the industry. - Lack of diversity. Most vacancies filled by women in their 20's. Very few non-white staff in Cambridge, nor do they seem interested in employing older people. - Managers too preoccupied with furthering their own careers, and not supportive of the staff under them. - It's not enough to just do the job you were employed to do, and do it well. To get promoted be prepared to have to... take on additional tasks, on top of an already heavy workload. - Rampant favouritism.

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    Advice to Management

    Review your policies for hiring and promoting staff.

    Cambridge University Press2019-05-11
  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Cambridge University Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and teams are super supportive. Flexi hours are really helpful too!

    Cons

    Limited routes for progression in production/editorial specifically.

    Cambridge University Press2019-04-18

    Cambridge University Press Response

    April 30, 2019Head of Communications

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review – it’s great to know your experience is so positive and that you enjoy working here. We want to support you in developing your career with the Press, so please do take advantage of the professional development resources, guidance and support available to you through the Learning and Development team.

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  10. "Business school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time

    Pros

    Great people and exposure to very interesting faculty. Lovely location.

    Cons

    Favourtism, lack of consistent direction, inability to make decisions

    Cambridge University Press2019-04-30
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