Nature Publishing Group Publishing Manager Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2014

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Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Peeking behind the curtain in a short-term position"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Publishing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Nature Publishing Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for NPG looks good on your resume, and you might meet some very interesting people (within and outside the company) as a result of working there. Then again, depending on who you work with, you might just end up being incredibly frustrated.

    Cons

    NPG has several offices outside the UK, but you'd hardly know it. Everything revolves around the London staff. Got a teleconference with someone in London? Better stay up til 2am or hang back til 8pm to be there. God forbid any one of them should have to come into work before 9am or leave after 5pm. Management seem to be very short-term in their thinking, chopping and changing every 2 minutes. Sweeping changes will be made to programs, only to be changed again (sometimes back to where they were) within a year. Very little forward thinking or comprehensive thought processes behind decisions (or so it would seem). Perhaps communication just needs to be improved, so staff understand why changes have been made?

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    Nature Publishing Group2014-06-04
  2. Helpful (5)

    "This is one arrogant company who doesn't value good staff."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice to work for a company that many people hold in high esteem; there are some smart people there, and it's reasonably family-friendly.

    Cons

    Unfortunately upper management in the London office have continued trading on the good 'nature' name for too long, and as a result the company is arrogant, over-sized and rushes around acquiring journals faster than lightning. They then hand over the day-to-day running of these journals to staff who are already working beyond capacity with a 'sink or swim' mentality and very little support or guidance. Turnover is notoriously high - seems everyone either works there for 6 months, 6 years or life. Pay is pretty dismal because HR knows that everyone wants a shot at workign there - it's "a resume builder" they say. Admittedly that's true, and my time there did open other doors, but that's no reason to pay so poorly.

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    Nature Publishing Group2014-01-11

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