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Springer International Publishing Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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Springer International Publishing CEO Derk Haank
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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)

  • Lots and lots of opportunity to travel (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No growth, Less pay and laid back attitude of employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Average"

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

    Pros

    Free fruit and good staff parties

    Cons

    Do not offer performance based salary reviews

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good employers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company and they treat employees well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Springer International Publishing full-time (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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generally good but needs some attention"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Springer International Publishing full-time (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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Clueless management, truly awful communication"

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

    I have been working at Springer International Publishing full-time (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.


  7. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY (US)
    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.

  8. "sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good for freshers, healthy environment to learn

    Cons

    no growth opportunities, less salary increment and incentives


  9. "You need better people"

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    Former Employee - Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Springer International Publishing full-time (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.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good learning possibilities and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    None in my opinion. Management is well structured and

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible


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