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Taylor & Francis Group Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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3.2
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Taylor & Francis Group CEO Annie Callanan
Annie Callanan
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "T&F values work life balance more than ya company I have ever heard of(in 42 reviews)

  • "A stable but conservative employer that provides very good benefits(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay; constantly shifting priorities(in 19 reviews)

  • "databases were quite convoluted; lots of busy work; had to balance authors/editors' demands(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    working hours, staff, resources, opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities for people of all levels who wish to work in an academic book publisher.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any issues with working here, for anyone who has worked in other industries and then worked here, they would all think that it is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed for management, they are all extremely experienced in what they do and have achieved successes in their career. They are all aproachable and willing to help

    Taylor & Francis Group2018-09-19
  2. "Friendly place to work"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator, Digital Content Management in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very Friendly Some great benefits Well looked after in hours of need Good opportunity's to progress and better yourself

    Cons

    Salary for roles could be better Not always informed of what is going on in the business

    Advice to Management

    Really need to match salary to other competitors Reward long term hard working staff better

    Taylor & Francis Group2019-05-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Caring HR, Great colleagues, Good exposure

    Cons

    Top-down, hierarchical, located in a place with no good, cheap food joints

    Taylor & Francis Group2019-04-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but room for improvement"

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

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people who are passionate about what they do, good team environment, excellent management and leadership within my team. Flexible working is a huge perk and feeling trusted to get on with the job is empowering. Opportunities for travel are a perk.

    Cons

    Frequent restructures and changes to role result in uncertainty and can prove frustrating and detrimental to progression. Company struggles to reward good work well. Has recently launched a new colleague recognition and reward scheme, but only 4 people per quarter benefit from any kind of tangible financial reward. Even then the rewards themselves are limited, working on a point accrual system. In a business the size...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest generously in rewarding more colleagues each year. Actually take time to consult colleagues about how they would like to be rewarded. Manage considerately - investing funds in a company-wide quiz whilst simultaneously cutting budget from other areas of the business has not enamoured you to many of your employees.

    Taylor & Francis Group2019-03-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Development Editor in Abingdon, England

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Stable business - high pay (for publishing) - good benefits

    Cons

    - bad office location - bad office environment (no lunch spaces) - commuting connections are poor

    Taylor & Francis Group2019-03-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Taylor & Francis Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with. Everyones committed and works hard but also a very collaborative and fun environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress your career as fewer opportunities at editor level. Pay is very low.

    Taylor & Francis Group2019-01-30
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Previously unique company becoming soulless and corporate"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Until recently, I've really loved working for T&F - we publish interesting books, the work is varied and challenging, there are lots of opportunities for advancement in my department, my managers have always been supportive, my colleagues are smart and funny, and there is a good work/life balance with many working from home or part-time.

    Cons

    In recent months, the company has started to feel more American and corporate, and now we are regularly bombarded with business jargon. We were recently sent a list of company goals which were almost completely meaningless (e.g. "Chase consequence while closing the chasm across yesterday's limitations" - I kid you not). As an academic publisher, we should be about clear, meaningful communication - the opposite of...

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    Advice to Management

    If the culture continues to move towards the corporate and the soulless, using business bullsh*t instead of plain English, the people who work for you and who love books and love language will start to leave.

    Taylor & Francis Group2018-11-10
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Wonderful colleagues but dysfunctional, soulless company lacking agility"

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    Current Employee - Editorial in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Wonderful colleagues- have met so many lovely like-minded people, very few duds! -Decent pay compared to competitors -Great way for graduates to get into publishing and gain experience with a decent wage as the high turnover means there are always vacancies- especially in Editorial!

    Cons

    -High turnover, hard to feel any loyalty/passion for company or its objectives -Poor atmosphere, stress levels too high, lack of purpose other than to churn out more books to boost figures regardless of whether we should actually really be publishing them or not -Milton Park location is soul destroying after a time-do not ever really want to work on a business park ever again! -Volume publishing is soul destroying, quantity...

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    Advice to Management

    -Leadership must be more visible and less dysfunctional in appearance

    Taylor & Francis Group2018-11-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Editorial in Abingdon, England
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      -T&F seem to genuinely care for their employees, with plenty of assistance offered for mental health, loads of benefits and a Social Committee to keep things fun when time allows. -Flexible working hours and - role dependent - the chance to work from home a couple of days a week. -Interesting work. I love the fact we publish titles that are well-respected in the academic world and it feels nice to be part of that....

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      Cons

      -While perks and benefits are brilliant, some may say that these are in place of a decent wage... Personally, I'd take being able to work from home and flexible working hours over a massive pay rise (though obviously a few extra £s a month would be more than welcome!) -Communication between books and journals isn't great, though is improving. -Driving to the office is a nightmare! MEPC, who own Milton Park, want to...

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      Advice to Management

      Great company, really like working here. Keep up the good work.

      Taylor & Francis Group2018-10-15
    • Helpful (5)

      "Crushingly Soulless Dead-End Job"

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      Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Abingdon, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Taylor & Francis Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You work with some absolutely lovely people, often with arts and humanities degrees - although you only tend to find these people on the very bottom, entry-level tiers.

      Cons

      Crushingly soulless experience - so much corporate language that it loses all meaning, focus on profit rather than creativity, too high workload and no help. Year on year the workload increased until all of us were working hours of unpaid overtime everyday just to keep the wheels spinning. No opportunity for advancement, no ring-fenced time given to personal development. An endless cycle of answering endless...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay your workers a fair wage, hire enough workers so that they don't die of exhaustion trying to complete impossible tasks, hire at least 50% women on all levels as there is an enormous gender gap the higher up you go, make all salaries transparent - not just lower level, ring-fence development time, create room for advancement, bring back creativity to the job.

      Taylor & Francis Group2018-11-17
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