(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous shared this review of W.W. Norton & Company on Jun 3rd, 2016
"This company is still run by a very traditional core group who want employees to be on site, 9-5, and who give lip service to valuing family without backing it up with support systems. "Employee owned" sounds great but is misleading; there is a board of directors and top group of editors who make all decisions. There is little transparency and few channels for input from the average mid-level employee. The maternity leave policy is definitely better than many other companies have; however the policies that follow-- once you have a family and want to find work/life balance and negotiate for flextime or working at home-- are frustratingly vague and dependent upon the whims of individual managers. Company policy is vague and applied inconsistently to various employee situations, so advocating for oneself based on policy is a bit like standing on quicksand. That said, some departments and groups within the company are wonderful, and as a female employee you can really thrive. However it's contingent upon one's manager and upon politics. Overall, a very old-school environment."
Anonymous shared this review of W.W. Norton & Company on Apr 3rd, 2016
"Employee owned company so the culture is great. Women are respected. We could use more women in senior leadership roles."