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Taylor & Francis Group Overview

Oxford, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Informa
1798
Company - Private
Publishing
€500 million to €1 billion (EUR) per year
Unknown
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans ... Read more

Taylor & Francis Group Reviews

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taylor & Francis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that you work with are wonderful. Your colleagues will help you learn the ropes and navigate the culture.

    Cons

    The recent positive reviews are the result of HR adding the requirement for employees who are lucky enough to land a promotion to write a positive review on glassdoor or for new hires. Please disregard these. The leadership of this company is detrimental. They go from idea to idea without ever concretely testing out any new initiative or giving the team an inkling as to why new initiatives are being put into place. The salary is much lower than one can get with only a high school diploma. You can use this company as a stepping stone, but beware that other publishing companies are aware of T&F's reputation. The turnover rate is evident and is a result of poor management, leadership and salary. If you are working in the US, be knowledgeable that your UK colleagues have off the entire week of Christmas plus 30 days vacation/holiday. You will be lucky to have 13 days and you must use these if you would like a Christmas holiday. You will have to use sick days for all appointments, while the UK colleagues may leave early and still be paid in full for any appointment without any penalties. The UK is also the headquarters and have the most say, you will notice in most meetings that the US is not asked for any input but the UK will lead all meetings and workloads. Yet T&F is attempting to reach US markets. UK colleagues will be sent to all US conferences, but if your portfolio has a conference in Europe, you will not be sent. Your work is secondary to that in the UK.

    Advice to Management

    Think and test out new business models. Value your employees and the skills and knowledge they not only bring to the table, but that they have of the company as it is difficult to have a successful business when one must train new employees every four months. If you want to reach a US market consider employing the US office rather than the UK.

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Taylor & Francis Group Photos

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Taylor & Francis Group Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Taylor & Francis Group in February 2014.

    Interview

    Normal panel interview consisting of 3 people asked a series of about 20 questions
    Commissioning test - given a laptop and some instruction to come up with titles based around a particular topic
    Phone interview after to decide between candidates, asked some questions about science and the background of the journals.

    Interview Questions

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Taylor & Francis Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2016, Top Employers Institute, 2016

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