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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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3.1 198 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson

Douglas L. Peterson

(15 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, friendly work environment(in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits like free museum admissions etc(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is abysmal within specific HR Teams(in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management attitude is "you are with us or you are against us(in 13 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, friendly work environment

    ConsCareer development, so so benefit package

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

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    Good solid company in big transition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHistorically, good pay, pretty life-friendly, lots of security in its various businesses. Pension, good benefits. Individual component companies have own cultures within the corporation, some more innovative than others. Generally a conservative company, which can be good and bad today.

    ConsSlow-moving on technology. Individual businesses have distinct cultures, so it's hard to characterize corporation as a whole in many respects, but excitement and innovation historically not big qualities. Right now, a lot of uncertainty after big restructure; S&P business model still under scrutiny though MH has fended off big challenges so far. Platts strong, though it has challenges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented people, great benefits, good products

    ConsMorale was low at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to improve employee morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics as usual

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits are good.
    Great history.
    SOME Good people
    Flexible - good work life balance
    Advice to Senior Management – Disrupt yourself or you'll be gone in a few years anyway.

    ConsManagement can be too political and not make adequate judgements on situations.
    Seems as if management has their own secret society.
    Managers are better at managing their bosses than their employees.
    Very bureaucratic organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKill the politics and communicate to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unstable / No Clear Employee Growth Track

    Administrative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMcGraw Hill has high industry respect, socially responsible corporate approaches and great benefits and work/life balance options.

    ConsThere is no clear employee growth track offered to employees. Many simply stay in their positions for over 5 years with no real room for promotion or growth. Although the company has won Working Mothers awards, there is very little diversity (both gender/racial) in upper management. Extremely slow to change business approaches.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHR Management should be challenged to pursue a clear career track initiatives for upwardly mobile employees, especially for women and people of color.

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

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    Director IT

    Director IT (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLarge IT organization, so sufficient resources to have in-house expertise.

    Consrapid and insufficiently planned and organized belt-tightening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable employer but opportunities for advancement within are meager.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSecurity is a great benefit.

    ConsPensions were taken away and opportunities for advancement are poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe grass is not always greener when considering outside hires. Reward your loyal and productive employees with chances to advance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked for the company 10 years but felt like the strategy direction was aimless

    Research Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDecent pay and benefits; considered a friendly environment for working women

    ConsWorst kind of systemized performance reviews, very stodgy culture, no room for advancement, constant shifting of priorities

    Advice to Senior ManagementFavor substance over process, eliminate the computer-model driven reviews and quit marginalizing good workers, empower middle-management

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

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    Hard to innovate. Great work/life balance.

    Senior Interaction Designer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsConstant push for digital innovation in the sphere.

    ConsLaden with bureaucracy and red tape. Stuck in the 80's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to give your UX team room to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst (Current Employee) Hightstown, NJ

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, good work/life balance, flexible hours, good benefits, 401K

    ConsPoor management, no advancement opportunities in recent years, positions being outsourced to handle spinoff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLean Six Sigma is broken, as some solutions are not implemented.

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

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