Harlequin Enterprises Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 54 of over 67 reviews

3.2
41%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Harlequin Enterprises CEO and Publisher Craig Swinwood  (no image)
Craig Swinwood
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great co workers and relatively good work life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "take too long(in 2 reviews)

  • "stress leave(in 2 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      great place to work

      Jun 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      benefits, great team, beautiful office

      Cons

      hard to move up, but that's publishing

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture but sometimes stuck in legacy practices

      Jun 1, 2021 - Assistant Product Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Some great people - Interesting work and authors

      Cons

      - Some broken processes - Not many advancement opportunities

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Top Heavy Senior Management/No room for growth

      May 6, 2021 - Sales &Amp; Marketing 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Colleagues doing the work are fantastic, across departments.

      Cons

      Senior management is static. No room for growth or opportunity. Unless you are in the inner circle, you are overlooked. Some managers lack ability and know-how and are unauthentic.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good work life balance, no room for growth

      Apr 23, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - The work life balance is good, especially in these trying times of the pandemic. - There are attempts to be transparent with staff. - Good downtown Toronto location.

      Cons

      - Too top heavy. There’s little to no room for growth. Even for employees going above and beyond, it is rarely met with reward. Favouritism is extremely high, more than in other work places. - The company has taken some risks in the last few years in an attempt to keep up with the times but they are unfortunately not enough. - The pay is not competitive for downtown Toronto. - The culture is lacking. Attempts are made to improve this but there are a lot of bitter people that continue to perpetuate negativity and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change. Overall, it’s a good place to start if you are passionate about publishing. Otherwise, it’s probably not the best option.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      Mar 22, 2021 - Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life balance. Supportive environment.

      Cons

      Not very process driven. Slow to use new tools.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Was stable but steadily going downhill...

      Mar 17, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Mammoth efforts made to be inclusive and diverse but still a long, long way to go - Great team-mates and people - New office was great, would love to be back there - The organization tries to improve the work culture and listen to their employees for "fun" activities (but not so much on the things that matter)

      Cons

      - No room for growth - Leadership is completely out of touch with the industry, current practices and standards in terms of compensation, employee-satisfaction/workplace culture, actual professional growth and an overall business sense; their intentions are good but in action, they fall to bad habits: top-down decision-making with no rationale - Decisions are made based on personal preferences and not actual industry insights - Risk-averse, do things based on the competition or they like to stay safely in the box, doesn't allow for forward thinking - Company is "committed" to D&I initiatives but the workplace culture is a far cry from walking the walk - Technologically, very behind in the times - Favourtism is rampant, if you are liked and a "yes" person, you will go far - Compensation and benefits leave a lot to be desired

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work as an editor

      Feb 5, 2021 - Editor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great opportunity to work with authors on books.

      Cons

      Industry transitions made it stressful.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not Great

      Oct 22, 2020 - Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good accessibility as location is downtown close to subway and Union station.

      Cons

      Did not feel supported in a profesional sense.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      would go back

      Aug 26, 2020 - Pricing Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      interesting and challenging, a lot of talented people across all departments

      Cons

      at the time a lot of the employees had worked together for years and had formed groups that were difficult to join

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      good company, industry in transition

      Dec 11, 2019 - Editor in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      opportunity to work on books with good authors

      Cons

      a lot of stressors from industry in transition

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 54 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Harlequin Enterprises Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Harlequin Enterprises? Share Your Experiences

    Harlequin Enterprises logo
    or