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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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    Pretty good overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company was pretty supportive of trying to have a life outside of work. It was a high paced job but nothing that one could not handle.

    ConsThe upper management seemed to be lacking in empathy for its' employees

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    OK Place to Work

    Editor (Former Employee)

    ProsNationally recognized and competent co-workers.

    Consconstant layoffs. Not a stable place to work.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a stable place to work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    educational

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge corp culture with great training

    ConsTough to move around and get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your remployees

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    It was a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery strong brand recognition. Strong financial position. Generally competent management.Strong education product lines. Solid benefits. Serves markets experiencing and or poised for global growth.

    ConsSpinoff of education unit creates uncertainty for future of that group. Changing culture not necessarily an improvement. Employment growth in education uncertain.

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    ???

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLocation of London Office and breath of services offered

    Consfor an International, decision making is too US centric

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    Good

    Research (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent workplace, good benefits package, good work-life balance.

    ConsFew opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities for career growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some good, some bad.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, opportunities for continued learning, team atmosphere, employee discounts on textbooks

    ConsPromotions of people to 'management' roles without formal management training is a big problem. As a result, there is lot of favoritism and rules that vary from person to person. Some of the managers will micromanage their team to death and others are openly insulting to their team in meetings. Also, there is no communication from the immediate supervisor down to the employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess middle management, or better training for middle management.

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    It is an exciting, fast-paced company that globally promotes excellence in education and financial investments.

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsMcGraw-Hill has an outstanding reputation for integrity and continuous market share gains.
    A very, very generous benefits package.
    Many options to grow one's career.

    ConsMcGraw-Hill is a patriarchal, bureaucratic, risk-averse organization.
    Favoritism is rampant.
    Contrary to how McGraw-Hill would like to be portrayed, there is no work/life balance. When on vacation, one must still be accessible to management.
    Timelines are unrealistic.
    There's a continuous conflict between getting work done and being political.
    There are too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk your talk. Treat each employee with consummate respect. Get rid of some of the management/professional development programs; focus on supporting employees in making work/life balance more realistic and providing training and state-of-the-art tools to employees to support them in meeting REASONABLE deadlines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work and good people, but slow to action

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work life balance, interest in sectors McGraw-Hill plays in

    ConsSlow to action at times

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    Blah if you want a 9-5 with no chance of hitting your quota but good hours and a base salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh base plus easy hours and nice people

    Consimposible to hit your quota and no room for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementpolicies change often

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