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Cambridge University Press Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2019

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Cambridge University Press CEO Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
105 Ratings
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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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, 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 ...

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  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (3)

    "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...

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      Advice to Management

      Review your policies for hiring and promoting staff.

      Cambridge University Press2019-05-11
    • "Good experience"

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      Current Employee - Content Manager in Cambridge, East of England, 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 ...

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    • "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
    • "Work-life balance"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England

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

      Pros

      If you are looking for a good work-life balance CUP is for you. Easy-going colleagues and slow paced projects make the working environment very pleasant.

      Cons

      Not much professional development and a risk that skills stagnate if staying too long.

      Advice to Management

      N/A

      Cambridge University Press2019-03-29

      Cambridge University Press Response

      April 23, 2019Head of Communications

      It’s great to know you think we are getting things right with the work-life balance, and that you enjoyed working for us. We do offer a great deal in the way of professional development, with a dedicated Learning and Development Team providing resources, guidance and support to help ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Nice place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cambridge University Press full-time

      Pros

      - Bright and airy working environment with lots of plants - Modern computers - International colleagues from all over the world - Subsidised canteen - On site gym and bar

      Cons

      - Middle management are too heavily focused on document creation rather than getting things done. - Editorial and technical team collaboration needs improvement

      Cambridge University Press2019-03-11

      Cambridge University Press Response

      April 23, 2019Head of Communications

      Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review. It’s also good to know that what you enjoy working here. If you have ideas about how to improve things, we are keen to hear them. Please take the opportunity to speak to your manager or, if you are in the UK, to raise it with ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Good place to work, very slow to change"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Part of University of Cambridge, nice colleagues, interesting work depending on the project Nice site with gym, tennis courts and small woods to walk aroud

      Cons

      Growing pressure on employees, work satisfaction very depending on the team, not much space to grow, no recognition of achivements

      Cambridge University Press2019-03-14

      Cambridge University Press Response

      April 23, 2019Head of Communications

      Thanks for your review. It’s great to know you enjoyed your time here. We are very lucky with both our facilities and the people we get to work with. We believe in empowering everyone who works here to drive their own professional development and to become self-directed, continuous ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Great organisation who really support their colleagues!"

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

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

      Pros

      * Supportive colleagues * Great work-life balance * Fantastic career development and progression opportunities

      Cons

      * Can take a while for decisions to be made

      Cambridge University Press2019-02-26

      Cambridge University Press Response

      April 23, 2019Head of Communications

      Thanks so much for the positive review. We work hard to create a creative and supportive environment where people can grow their skills and career, so it’s great to see that reflected in your comments. If you have ideas about how to improve things, we are keen to hear them. Please ...

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