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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
73 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I've worked at McGraw-Hill for almost nine years because of their work/life balance (in 31 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 13 reviews)

  • Management is often very confusing- changing their direction often- resulting in little to no direction (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Media Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Media Coordinator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment
    Flexible hours
    Telecommuting options
    Welcoming, nice, and competent coworkers
    It's rated highly for working parents, and for good reason.
    It's a growing company. There are lots of new positions being filled around here.

    Cons

    Because of all the new positions, there is a less work space and a few cramped desks. Some of the conference rooms have been turned into work spaces for several people. But, hey, more jobs still outweighs that con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Opportunities amidst change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in the rapidly transforming field of educational technology, along with some really sharp folks: both in engineering, and in content / pedagogy.

    Cons

    Rapid organizational transformations can be dizzying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that great engineering without great content isn’t so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    early hours 7-3, good supervisor, straight forward job, pretty good environment good food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    nature of work, heavy lifting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    things are pretty good except the headsets for warehouse workers, if there was a way to get rid of those that would be great

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Moving toward digital-great investment in adaptive learning. Very strong products in development. The new CEO is very credible and a strong leader.

    Cons

    Have not changed their compensation plan in years despite the change in the industry from print to digital. Too many hours spent on administrative tasks taking reps away from customer interaction. No life-work balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management has recently listened to employees as recent changes were made in a positive direction. Only hope that further examination into practices of some managers will be looked at (those from the former regime).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happy there

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    Met some really great people; peers were among the best in industry. Management felt very disconnected.

    Cons

    Lots of changes; good people let go; many decided to leave when things changed so much

    Recommends
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Most everyone who I come in contact are very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Sometimes workloads can be a bit too much. The deadlines can be very tight. Overall though its a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work environment, great technology, excellent coworkers, good pay, opportunities to learn, opportunities to network, overall nice place of employment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement beyond lower level management. Upper level management was all who you know not what you know.

    Recommends

    McGraw-Hill Education Response

    Jan 21, 2015Manager, HR Recruiting Programs

    Thank you for the positive feedback about working at McGraw-Hill Education. At MHE we strive to provide our employees continual learning opportunities and to be part of a comprehensive team with ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Riding The Storm Out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Constant challenge. Turning around a damaged brand and reputation. Watching new leadership take the company in a great direction.

    Working with university professors is extremely interesting.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is unable to differentiate on a small scale where to invest and where to cut bait. E.g. The company bought an amazing technology, and now invests in it the same as their failed legacy stuff.

    There is a tug of war going on between the new digital experts and the old line book people, and it's obvious who needs to win that one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some amazing people doing some earth shattering things. Invest in them. Stop blaming your field sales force for your broken industry.

    Restructure the sales process to match the new digital products. You are not selling books any more, so you need a totally new process and leadership there.

    Finally, higher education is a vertical, not a horizontal market. Your customers stay put for eons. They want long term relationships with your people. Stop the churn and burn in sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers. Fair salary. Little room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial Acquisitions in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Acquisitions in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked in editorial in the SF office, and the tight-knit team, the leadership, and the passion for the projects acquired were inspiring. Perhaps because it was in SF, the publishing mentality wasn't as demanding, and there was a greater opportunity for work-life balance.

    Cons

    -There is little to no opportunity to grow in this company if you're looking for a career here; they'll raise your salary but getting your title changed is near impossible
    -A lack of communication from the NY office and upper management made for a confusing outlook day-to-day
    -An entire team of people were let go, which points to a lack of communication about budgetary concerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future of your company by looking to passionate, dedicated employees that have suggestions and new ideas for the company's growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lovely Company Great Insurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. You are able to get time off as needed. Great for if you have a family or little children. The pay is good

    Cons

    They dont offer summer hours like the other competitors. They use to. I wish they would start back. Others are doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more communication. They lack communication and interaction. Not the friendliest work environment but the pay is good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    McGraw-Hill Education Response

    Jan 21, 2015Manager, HR Recruiting Programs

    Thank you for the positive feedback about the McGraw-Hill Education benefit plan and overall flexibility. At MHE, we recognize that it is important to offer flex time and an environment that ... More

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