Packt Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.0
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Packt CEO  Dave Maclean
Dave Maclean
157 Ratings
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  1. "ok"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Packt full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours in company

    Cons

    unreliable, too much work pressure

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for freshers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Content Writer in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for freshers and newly passed Engineering degree and you get to learn lot about new and emerging technologies

    Cons

    Every 2 years company goes through a restructure and they can just ask you to resign right away without any notice.

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  3. "Nice Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Course Managing Editor in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Packt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working hours, leaves, salary, motivation,much more

    Cons

    team bonding, monthly work preasure

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  4. "Good Place with no proper management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cde in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some Nice cultural activities, and the bonus

    Cons

    No family life, work hours are usually 10-12 hours

  5. "Very Poor Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Packt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Training from P&C Team

    Cons

    Salary not on time Dont follow there core values, Reliable : Company it self is not reliable on its vision. In a position to shut business in India anytime.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Limited growth opportunity"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The crowd is young and the culture is great. You get to develop business communication skills and connect with people all around the world.

    Cons

    The job is very mundane and does not challenge you enough.

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  7. "Modern"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Packt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Modern office, large social scene, free fruit and drinks provided. Good equipment provided and a nice HR team.

    Cons

    People disappear, can feel unstable and unsettling. Not much opportunity for progression in the editorial roles. Supposed to be a twice a year bonus but hasn’t happened for the last 2 due to instability/profit.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great and desperately awful"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is great opportunity to develop and self learn - start up mentality means fewer restrictions and corporate red tape. Creative, driven people.

    Cons

    To progress you must be a proficient backstabber. Sexist and homophobic types in senior management team.

  9. "Best place to start for freshers"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -- Intensive training program -- Recognition in form of awards -- Fun activities, annual party -- Work life balance ( 1-2 WFH every month) -- Organized HR team and accounts team -- Good food stalls and food options --

    Cons

    -- Low salary even for people with internship experience -- Too flexible at times -- Heavy politics in some teams -- Not a lot of growth for Freshers after a year. People at managerial position flourish more here. -- Promotions are very slow

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  10. "Frequent Strategic changes"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acquisition Manager in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, Work-life balance, Freedom and ownership of your work

    Cons

    Salary, Business Changes, Management, Stress

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