Nature Publishing Group Reviews

Updated 8 Jan 2020

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3.2
59%
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Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe
Steven Inchcoombe
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance , helpful peers and management(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great environment, very nice people who will take a family / life just as important as work(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay industry, uncertainty of future because of merger(in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper management can seem out of touch(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "nice environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sub Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    in touch with some amazing research, professional working environment

    Cons

    work is tedious at times

  2. "Top journal offers top environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioning Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing products, smart and generous colleagues. Wonderful opportunities to travel and meet really fascinating people

    Cons

    Some long hours on tight deadlines but everyone in editorial is fully committed to getting job done so great team spirit

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  3. "Was a great company - before the merger"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility - Great culture - Great colleagues

    Cons

    Career progression can be slow

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  4. "nature publishing group"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     in London, England

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Pros

    The coffee is provided free of charge, the colleagues are mostly friendly and the new offices in London are nice, spacious and modern.

    Cons

    The company has grown to quickly.

  5. "Lovely people, company huge and impersonal"

    3.0
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    Publishing Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Pros

    Really, really lovely people in my office and team. Great manager. Nice office. Great cafe.

    Cons

    Company is huge and slow, didnt listen to ideas of people actually doing the job. Top management saving money and not listening to staff. Staff could see problems coming, would warn management, who wouldnt listen and later would work harder to make up for it.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great job, questionable company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Editor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had; intellectually stimulating and quite rewarding. The benefits and perks are excellent, and work/life balance is easy to maintain.

    Cons

    The company bureaucracy is nightmarishly bad. Dealing with HR will set you back days for anything, IT will make you rip your hair out. Reimbursements for anything are a grating process that requires an excruciatingly long time and amount of patience to get dealt with. I come in tow work happy, but need a drink the second anyone suggests I need to put in a request with anyone outside editorial.

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  7. "Sales"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group

    Pros

    Good work environment, good life balance

    Cons

    low salary, no evolution plan

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Temp workers are secluded"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    A good name for the CV Nice offices Lots of space

    Cons

    Temporary workers are completely secluded from permanent staff, even if their job roles are identical. By completely secluded, I mean, actively not invited to join group chats, lunches, office parties, drinks after work etc. Also not given access to simple things like the printers. Temps are never suggested to apply to permanent jobs and no feedback opportunity is given at the end of employment. Temps were also emailed separately about mistakes that had been made, even though the mistakes were made by permanent staff members. This obviously is confusing and lowers morale.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not the best publisher to work for"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, with lots of scientific knowledge. The office is conveniently based in the centre of London

    Cons

    People are very demotivated, the pay is extermely low, even as compared to other publishers. There is a very high staff turnover, unsurprisingly as the employees are not valued

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Lovely place, poor pay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and environment to work in. Interesting work, travel to conferences a couple times a year.

    Cons

    Poor pay, especially for London and the level of training & expertise Editors have. Limited opportunities outside of main bulk of work i.e. editing. Low morale owing to poor pay & top-down changed.

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