Macmillan Publishers Reviews

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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4.0
83%
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94 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexibility, great work life balance(in 31 reviews)

  • "Best HR Support, Conducive work environment, Work Life Balance(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay compared to competitors(in 19 reviews)

  • "There are no cons for Macmillan(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Wonderful people

      Oct 6, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Community feel Lovely atmosphere Great offices Really supportive of staff

      Cons

      Meeting heavy Takes a while for decisions to be made (very thoughtful business)

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mixed view

      Nov 16, 2021 - Publishing Director in London, England
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      Pros

      Great variety of work and responsibilities

      Cons

      Low salary compared with other similar companies u

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Too Big to be Effectice

      Jul 19, 2021 - Publisher in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team around me, good working relationships.

      Cons

      Upper management made it difficult owork effectivelt, e.g. sudden changes in stratgey.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fine

      Jun 28, 2021 - Account Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      good product good people on the whole

      Cons

      Not many, I enjoyed my time working for them

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I enjoyed my time there

      Apr 26, 2021 - Regional Partnership Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to grow

      Cons

      Sometimes projects can take a while to get off the ground

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Mar 3, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours, colleagues and friendly

      Cons

      Not much pay or any benefits

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a great working environment

      Feb 6, 2021 - Editor in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Good working environment with lots of lovely people working there

      Cons

      There are no structured progression plans

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work environment but disappointing salary

      Jan 30, 2021 - Assistant Editor in London, England
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      Pros

      Supportive team Generous with time off Great offices Flexible working

      Cons

      Low pay Slow progression Heavy workload Often forced to work late

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Dec 29, 2020 - Credit Controller in Basingstoke, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive, great team, Study support, good hours, work life balance is good

      Cons

      none at all, I'm loving it here

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Need to do more to become an inclusive employer

      Oct 30, 2020 - Data Administrator in London, England
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      Pros

      - Summer working hours - Office is really nice; free breakfast - Staff are mainly lovely and welcoming and helpful

      Cons

      - Institutional racism - Major problem with retention rates for POC - Black women especially set up to fail and forced out of the company - Only Black men that worked there were the cleaners - Talented POC staff overworked, underpaid and overlooked for promotion - Queer staff often tokenised - Business profits from books written by queer and POC writers but fails queer and POC staff - Certain departments are all White - Senior management are very cliquey and out-of-touch - Can be really difficult to progress and develop in certain areas (e.g. Business Support) - Pay is low - Workload is unsustainable

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