McGraw-Hill Education Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
223 Reviews

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McGraw-Hill Education President and CEO David Levin
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Pros
  • I've worked at McGraw-Hill for almost nine years because of their work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vision on the implementation of technologies (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Favoritism to Ohio office where people are paid less; Loads of Hippocracy; Upper management is self-congratulatory (in 12 reviews)

  • There's little room for growth and real professional development (in 7 reviews)

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    Senior Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    past management was great and promoted excellence

    Cons

    current management is crazy with a Hitler like man in charge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked with some great people here--none of whom are currently with the company. The benefits were okay.

    Cons

    The salaries are low compared to the number of extra hours you are expected to work. The company pays lip service to "work life balance" but that is a joke. You are made to feel bad if you take time off. Management makes drastic changes and you are forced to adapt. It's a very conservative company, and the bottom line is the only thing that matters. You can only advance by kissing up, not by being good at your job. Overall, working here was a soul-crushing experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to treat your employees like human beings, not robots, and give them a REAL work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits, name recognition, nice office

    Cons

    Leaders/supervisors are not capable in their positions, nor are they every available to answer questions. Horrible turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors/leaders who are well qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely exceptional until 2011

    Current Employee - Executive Brand Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Outstanding, exceedingly intelligent colleagues who are more-than-committed to education and to creating superior learning tools. Merit-based culture - replete with hard-working, very dedicated, collaborative co-workers. Always changing, exciting, upbeat, and highly professional.

    Cons

    Candidly, there were no "cons" until the summer of 2011 when there was a massive reorganization. Yes, we were all workaholics, but it was self-induced and many of us loved the job so much, we willingly over-worked. Relative to the 2011 change-up, it occurred when an entirely new executive team was put in place. While many of us agreed that change needed to occur, and we welcomed it; at the same time, we also agreed that the manner in which the change was conducted was unprofessional, unsavory, and certainly not in line with what the McGraw-Hill brand and culture heretofore represented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where shall I start? Stop placing inexperienced, unseasoned people in high level management roles. Please cease the fraternity/sorority culture which has taken over our once highly distinguished, merit-based company. You say that you reward people based on "numbers, track record, and merit" - - - really? I know plenty of promoted individuals whose track record is as deep as a puddle, yet because they match the fraternity-boy profile you seek, they receive promotions. Utter hypocrisy and such a sad state in which the company has been left. Unfortunately and quietly, we are all waiting for our way out and/or until there is a change-up in the highest ranks.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Miserable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    Connect. Certainly some talented reps. Not management...no talent there. Decent salary. Leaving...that was a pro.

    Cons

    Micromanaging culture. Disconnected immature inexperienced management. Zero training. Let's do more reports and less time on campus. Worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring ignorant and inept kids to be managers maybe you could invest in veteran talent that actually understands the trenches. Stop wasting reps time and let them actually work. Private sector mid and upper management is a joke that pushes top talent away. Joke of a company. Really hope management sees how they hurt and abandon their top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Director level and above too busy kissing up to execute

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees passionate about education
    Quality content
    Long and proud history

    Cons

    Inexperienced leaders promoted well beyond their capability who are too terrified to make any decisions particularly at the director level. They spend all their time in meetings but do not actually execute on anything. Few worker bees left who know anything or even care.
    Chaos in Marketing and the digital group with huge turnover; people left are more concerned with appearances than anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some leadership that has the guts to actually lead and execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    A good company gone bad.

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    Current Employee - Digital Learning Consultant
    Current Employee - Digital Learning Consultant

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The salaries are good, benefits are not bad but could be better, interesting work.

    Cons

    No longer value experience and longevity of employees, felt like I was being monitored all the time even though I was a top performer, I did not trust management as they were not interested in me as a person but just someone who could bring in the business, inequality of salaries and treatment, culture changed when Brian Kibby became the president of higher education for the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Brian Kibby, stop micromanaging employees and stifling creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about the company is they were willing to pay a good salary, but it was not worth it.

    Cons

    The management was completly unreasonable, unwilling to tell you the whole story yet when it was not done the way they wanted you would geyt met with a flurry of demeaning comments. Micro managing to the point I was told what "favorites" to have on excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Money hungry, Do not care about employees

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    Former Employee - Customer Experience Group  in  Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Group in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, fun job, interesting work

    Cons

    No real support of employees, moved tech support to the Philippines and removed a lot of US jobs, it's all about the next big thing for MGH Ed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting costs by outsourcing to other countries also cuts customer happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    No support and they outsourced the department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Training was great initially, but that ended soon.

    Cons

    salaries increases ended and so did bonuses. New motto - " You should be happy you have a job".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing is not always the best solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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