Macmillan Publishers Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2020

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3.8
69%
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Macmillan Publishers CEO John Sargent (no image)
John Sargent
70 Ratings
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  • "It's not specific to this company but to publishing in general, low pay for administrative departments(in 15 reviews)

  • "No cons, great learning experience(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, takes care of staff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Tries to be fair to staff.

    Cons

    Promotion not always as straightforward as it could be.

  2. "A good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is at the low end of the scale.


  3. "Great company, great people, great products"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always ambitious and looking to stay ahead of the rest of the trade publishing industry both in terms of its acquisition strategy and its use of technology, workflow and analytics.

    Cons

    Lack of training and somewhat clique senior management.

  4. "Great company and team"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The working environment was very welcoming and supportive, a real sense of family.

    Cons

    Management structure, no progression within the company, no training and complex creative development processes.

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  5. "A good company, better staff."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Forklift Operator in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay, Security, Team work, Training, Progression.

    Cons

    Certain shift patterns, Reactive not Proactive.

  6. "Not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Swansea, Wales

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits close to home

    Cons

    None none none none none

  7. "Mailer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Mailer in Kings Cross, England

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers for less than a year

    Pros

    everyone was very friendly Lovely workspace Calm and lively atmosphere

    Cons

    not really any cons

  8. "Lovely Stuff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smashing team and coffee, really firindly, like, guys.

    Cons

    Poverty, it's not needed. really.

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  9. "Lovely company, but limited progression and below-average wages"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A perfect work-life balance combined with a friendly team and lots of little perks.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average from my experience and it is impossible to talk about pay rises, as you aren't allowed to bring them up in your appraisals. The office is overwhelmingly white and middle-class. There is a big focus on improving diversity, but that is directed at race only; if you're from outside of London and/or working class, you'll feel like you stick out.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "The people make the place. But HR is a shambles."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Pros

    The people are lovely. Everyone wants to help each other rather than compete with each other. It's a collaborative and fun culture. It's a huge pro and the main reason people stay so long.

    Cons

    Career progression is non-existent. And mixed messages from HR - one minute there are salary bands for each role, next minute there aren't. There is also a huge disparity between male and female salaries. And the way men and women are treated in general. Men tend to get noticed more within the business. Internal comms and IT were also frustrating issues. Almost no confidentiality. Not sure if this came from HR department or elsewhere.

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