Packt Reviews

Updated 29 Apr 2021

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3.0
61%
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Packt CEO  Dave Maclean
Dave Maclean
190 Ratings
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  • "Sexist and homophobic types in senior management team(in 16 reviews)

  • "Feedbacks are collected but never worked upon by management, unstable strategic decisions, too unpredictable with Job security(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to start your career with"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Packt full-time

    Pros

    Numerous learning opportunities You get hands on knowledge of different technologies

    Cons

    Nothing much to talk about here.

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  2. "Okay for Freshers. Move out within a year"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers good work life balance

    Cons

    There is No job security Low Pay with no promotions

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  3. "Frequent Layoffs without Intimation"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Acquisition Editor in Andheri
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working Culture, flexibility timing, Technology

    Cons

    Immature Senior Management, Selfish Senior employees

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  4. "Code Testing"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Andheri
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environments and salary package

    Cons

    management needs to be improved

  5. "Good Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company Flexible time Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Nothing to say negative for the company.

  6. "Work - life , wish to be a little understanding and less biased"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leave benefits, flexible timings, not much than that

    Cons

    Overload of work, the biased decision on promotions

  7. "One of the few organizations with an employee friendly culture and policies"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly Policies, Informal Culture, Young

    Cons

    An everchanging Business strategy, Disconnect between UK and Mumbai management

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    "Worst company to work for"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Content Developer in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours is the only good thing.

    Cons

    The worst place to join as a fresher. The office politics is so much so that you will sit back resolving the toxic relations with the team members. The worst i witnessed was that the publisher encouraging all of this nuisance rather than sorting out things between his team members. There is no sort of formal training provided. So the ones who will be teaching out things are your colleagues and not even your senior or manager, who will see you as a competition and try to hinder your growth rather than helping you understand and grow in the role. Moreover, the management has no vision of where the company is going. They hire people, restructure the organization then they see that this is not working and start laying off people again. Definitely avoid if you have other any other options.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Peanut pay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance Wonderful colleagues and superiors

    Cons

    Pay is way less than industry standards Designation doesn't quite match with the job role

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Content Development Editor in Mumbai
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Genuinely flexible timings, decent pay, great people, awesome work culture!

    Cons

    Long working hours as per workload, complicated processes

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