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Springer International Publishing Reviews

Updated 19 Feb 2018

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Springer International Publishing CEO Derk Haank
Derk Haank
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of opportunities, people are passionate about what they do, stable company, well recognised brand, great culture and good work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "good benefits (summer Fridays, health insurance)(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Springer International Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Good technical skill, flexibility and chances for professional development

    Cons

    Little communication across the organisation

    Springer International Publishing2015-07-16
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    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Springer International Publishing

    Pros

    Free fruit and good staff parties

    Cons

    Do not offer performance based salary reviews

    Springer International Publishing2015-08-24
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    "Good employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Springer International Publishing

    Pros

    Fair and considerate employers, nice people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Complicated processes that can be inefficient

    Advice to Management

    More training and developments for junior employees.

    Springer International Publishing2015-03-08
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company and they treat employees well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Springer International Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, people are passionate about what they do, stable company, well recognised brand, great culture and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Can be a little slow on decision making, need to focus more on welcoming new ideas and innovation

    Advice to Management

    Some people in Senior Management have got their through having been there for a long time rather than actually being the best person for their role so I would advise looking at getting some fresh blood into those positions to help with innovation

    Springer International Publishing2014-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generally good but needs some attention"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Springer International Publishing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Financially stable and the brand is well recognised in Europe

      Cons

      New owners may go for a merger with Informa

      Springer International Publishing2013-07-05
    • Helpful (4)

      "Clueless management, truly awful communication"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Springer International Publishing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice offices, (generally) friendly colleagues, interesting products

      Cons

      Very political, which means that obstructive / incompetent staff on friendly terms with the upper ranks is kept on while efficient, motivated staff are being let go to make the budget look better. No evident strategy, truly TRULY awful communication where essential information needs to be gleaned from snippets picked up somewhere in the hallways.

      Advice to Management

      Get your act together. Don't expect the remaining staff to pick up double and triple their already full work load because you decide to make people redundant - especially not right after announcing a pay freeze. People have better options elsewhere and they know it. Most importantly: learn that communication is key.

      Springer International Publishing2013-02-21
    • "Mixed bag"

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      Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Springer International Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Some very smart, good colleagues and managers

      Cons

      Book pricing and author remuneration somewhat unusually tied to book length US office is not independent Focus on quantity not quality throughout this international company

      Advice to Management

      Management in the US is limited by the edicts of offices in The Netherlands and Germany. It is hard to imagine that it would ever be otherwise.

      Springer International Publishing2018-02-19
    • "sales consultant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Springer International Publishing

        Pros

        good for freshers, healthy environment to learn

        Cons

        no growth opportunities, less salary increment and incentives

        Springer International Publishing2016-11-16
      • "You need better people"

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        Former Employee - Employee in New Delhi
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Springer International Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Easy going environment. Heaven for those who can get away with not doing much work. Good work-life balance. Ample leave. Lots and lots of opportunity to travel.

        Cons

        Talking about Springer India specifically, salaries are low and not commensurate with qualification or experience. There is a dire need for better managers- the top management is abysmally bad. No transparency at all. No work from home option.

        Advice to Management

        Please hire better people- at least for the important/managerial roles. The kind of people at top positions is ludicrous. Pay more if you want better people or want to retain the good ones.

        Springer International Publishing2016-11-05
      • "Great Place to work"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Springer International Publishing

          Pros

          Good learning possibilities and advancement opportunities

          Cons

          None in my opinion. Management is well structured and

          Advice to Management

          Be more visible

          Springer International Publishing2016-08-25
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