Editorial Director Job Reviews
Be aware of the cultural differences between the US and the UK. I found subtle (but pervasive) anti-American sentiment and chauvinism in lots of places. Mostly it was benign and something we joked about. But it's there, and if that's something you can't stomach, then this may not be a good fit for you.
Job Satisfaction Level
CEO supports Gender Diversity?
Are Women and Men Treated Equally?
Not for Pay, Promotion
Level of Flexibility1 2 3 4 5DK--and its parent company Penguin Random House--are very open to flexible work arrangements. Your direct supervisor is the important link here--he or she must champion you and your arrangement for it to work.
Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)
16 paid / 4 unpaidThey are very supportive of maternity leave and they are improving their policies frequently.
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
One Thing Employer Could Improve
DK needs a structural overhaul which is unlikely to happen. That was the reason I left.
Recommend to Women?
Maybe. DK is a British company, and culturally different. Chauvinism runs deep, but so does respect for men and women who are smart and do their jobs well. It can be a wonderful place, but you need to understand the cultural differences that crop up nearly constantly.