Pros: good managerial structure, high level of employee care
I was immediately given reign over multiple titles, though I hadn't had a lot of publishing experience, which I appreciated hugely as it allowed me to take responsibility and to throw myself fully into the work.
OUP ran dozens of training programs each week, and I took advantage of this opportunity and learnt as much as I could about Microsoft, Adobe, digital publishing, XML, and much more.
Managing titles of my own allowed me space to think creatively and to solve problems, as well as form and maintain relationships with authors and other departments, but there was always a managerial structure and it was good to know that I could ask for advice when I needed to.
The size of the company (over two-thousand employees in the Oxford site alone) allowed for clear career progression, and meant that I could easily learn about other departments. I met with people from Commissioning, Marketing, Design and Digital in order to get to know more about what they did.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the level of communication with authors and other departments, and the ability to take responsibility for my projects and coordinate all others involved accordingly.
The hardest part was probably the volume of titles, though I am an incredibly efficient and organized worker, and quickly learnt to enjoy juggling so many projects at once. I love to keep busy and to take on a variety of tasks, so it suited me well.