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Author Solutions Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2019

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2.9
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48%
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60%
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Author Solutions CEO Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "you're able to come alongside authors to help make their dreams of publishing a book come true(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (healthcare, commission, spiff, outings(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "The reason for this is they take other team members authors(in 23 reviews)

  • "If you're not in sales, you quickly get the sense that upper management does not care about you(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best in Bloomington"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Able to make good money, tons of PTO

    Cons

    Need more investment up front

    Advice to Management

    Help the lifeblood of the company move up

    Author Solutions2019-07-25
  2. "Good training ground"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lahug
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good training ground for a complex organisation

    Cons

    Run and managed by capitalist so not so much appreciation for people

    Advice to Management

    Value your people

    Author Solutions2019-07-24
  3. "Politics plays a big role in this company."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Cebu City
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    company outings and some people you work with. No specified work clothes standard.

    Cons

    you have to know somebody to go up.

    Author Solutions2019-07-21
  4. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Cebu City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment was neutral. Typical office

    Cons

    Floor was too noisy to get work done

    Advice to Management

    Separate the copy editors from the rest of the department. M

    Author Solutions2019-07-16
  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Communications in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was always paid on time Most colleagues were friendly and honest Most managers were pleasant to work for

    Cons

    It is owned by a private equity company Salaries were low For salespeople, the work can be rather grueling and relentless

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries

    Author Solutions2019-07-06
  6. "Possibility to make money"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money, teamwork, helping authors

    Cons

    Changes in management, long work days

    Author Solutions2019-07-02
  7. "Horrible work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Publishing Assistant in Cebu City
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary package Bosses dont micro manage

    Cons

    They require overtime and a 6 day work week consistently. Negative atmosphere

    Author Solutions2019-07-05
  8. "Toxic work environment"

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

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers to commiserate with

    Cons

    Poor management No concern for non-sales staff Inconsistent and unclear directives

    Author Solutions2019-07-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Dishonest Company"

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you suck up and tell on everyone, sleep with someone, you will be golden

    Cons

    Owned by a finance company, not a publishing company. Najafi industries (?) Everyone that is making money has to learn or come with manipulation skills. Big Drug network. You can buy or sell anything black market. Lie to authors, give them today and today only discounts while management is listening to your call and sending you messages on how to real the author in to pay more. They literally, at times, stand there...

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    Advice to Management

    Active degrees in their work field. Merit based managers, not move up the ladder due to who you are sleeping with. It’s a strange mess of unqualified management, therefore resulting in unethical practices. Fools who do not know any better.

    Author Solutions2019-07-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "WORST COMPANY -- IT'S A SCAM!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Commissions are great if you can close big sales.

    Cons

    1. Management is a joke. The worst kind. Highly unprofessional, would literally take money that you've earned from your paycheck and call it an "error". 2. Really old computers, broken chairs, most headphones don't work and the office is literally filthy. 3. Three months of not hitting your quota and you're out the door --- unless you're "in with the management", then you get more chances. 4. You'd basically be...

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    Author Solutions2019-07-01
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