McGraw-Hill Education
2.9 of 5 199 reviews
www.mheducation.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

McGraw-Hill Education Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 199 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

McGraw-Hill Education President and CEO David Levin

David Levin

(4 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very conservative company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Blacklick, OH

    ProsGreat environment and pleasant atmosphere

    ConsVery slow in making decision

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your employees; they have the empowerment to make the correct decision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but still finding it's way after being sold

    Senior Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsGood people. Very talented, dedicated and - by and large - good to work with. Great cafeteria. Thomas is the best chef!

    ConsPay is a little on the low end. The design department, specifically, has a lot of turf wars. Some of the design managers are not qualified to lead their groups and, I suspect, were promoted based on how long they've worked there and not how qualified they are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to people. Don't just make decisions without feedback from key individuals who are not just trying to suck up to the boss.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High turnover for entry level positions, little room for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible, perks like company phone, iPad, partnerships with museums and gyms for free or discounter prices.

    ConsPay could be better. A lot of budget issues. Some of the mid level management need to come on board with new technology. Office gossip was pretty bad. Is actually very cutthroat! Expect long hours when work increases (pushing for a textbook to finish before a semester starts)

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay! Communicate more with coordinators and management and between offices!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales rep

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsName recognition, health insurance, other benefits

    ConsTraining is up to the new hire to find, if you seek it out it is good.

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    Average experience during changing times....

    Internal Audit (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance, Overall Great People to work with (always a bad apple), Executives are working toward a direction that will bring the organization up to speed in the education industry.

    ConsRoom for growth minimal, Salary is on the low-mid range depending on your level & position, lack of mentorship program, Employee development not as prominent as previous years. Annual goal setting is not highly regarded among a variety of employees or their managers. Many employees have been with the organization 15 plus years and have a hard time adapting to or encouraging change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider adding more development opportunities such as Six Sigma, on-site MS Office training for employees, TM1 training, etc. The current salary ranges appear to be on the lower end and better talent may be recruited if salary was higher. The future benefit program is rather expensive for the employees and consideration should be made to alleviate some of their financial burdens.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contractor on a large project

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people are creative and pleasant to work with and the work is interesting and forward looking. The management are approachable and available. The working location is good and the benefits are in line with any place else. They are getting steadily better at implementing project metrics.

    ConsThe teams are understaffed and there is a lot of transition. There is insufficient coordination among the working projects. There is a problem of support and trust between the Chicago office and the main office in Ohio.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBite the bullet on staffing and bring in the resources for current and future projects. Get your technical and IT teams integrated into the business and more accountable.

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    Summer internship

    Finance Intern (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsThe internship program was structured and they had a lot of activities for the interns including community service. The people were all very friendly and helpful. We had web seminars with the CEO and other interns around the country and also had the chance to meet him when he visited the Columbus office. It's a large company so I had access to many different corporate functions outside just Finance.

    ConsMy specific internship was with an inexperienced manager. He was friendly and helpful but he didn't really know what to do with me so I spent a lot of days with very little work to do or working with other corporate functions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start, not best place to grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColleagues are great; work environment is great; compensation is usually above the average for the industry; forward-thinking

    ConsNot a lot of movement/promotions; you are seen as an employee before a human sometimes.

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    Great Work-Life Balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsI've worked at McGraw-Hill for almost nine years because of their work/life balance. I have a very flexible schedule, great vacation time, satisfying pay, and decent health coverage. The Columbus office is on a 37.5 hour work week. So days are 8 hours instead of 9 which makes a huge difference.

    ConsThere isn't room for growth in many departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing culture, outlook for the future promising

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat work/life balance, changing industry is creating new opportunities if you're willing to learn new skills and adapt to change. 401K match is good.

    ConsOnly one health benefit option on tap for 2015 and it's not a good plan for families, will increase out of pocket expenses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the current multiple health plan options

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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