McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
202 Reviews
3.3
202 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, friendly work environment (in 25 reviews)

  • Good benefits like free museum admissions etc (in 28 reviews)


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

  • Senior management is mostly out of touch and concerned only with the bottom line (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance like my work

    Cons

    Growth is slow ...senior management slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some VPs dont manage well and please do there reviews well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Outsource EVERYTHING, surrounded by employees who would rather be anyplace else. Call India for horrible support.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical  in  Nonesuch, MI
    Current Employee - Technical in Nonesuch, MI

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Only reason we're still here. When management announced that "raises will be reduced to low singe-digits to allow company growth", they weren't kidding. 2.4% IS LOW SINGLE-DIGITS, right? Inflation for 2013 in the U.S. was about 1.7%... so... don't go to McDonald's too often on THAT pay raise.

    Cons

    Soul crushing environment. No enthusiasm, no creativity, no interest. Most would rather stare out the window. Cheer all who leave to move to jobs where they have value. In general we are all ignored. Stupid place to be. But it's a check. Those leaving exceed those arriving.... because logic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys have essentially killed any 'quality of work life' by this genius move "from Value company to Growth company". Yeah right. OK, now freeze spending company wide in 2014. So we can't actually function, but we'll come in everyday to zero forward motion, no projects, no initiatives. There's no money for that! We want to be SURE that Mr. Peterson (hey, you seem like a nice guy) get his $1.1 million bonus plus $4 million equity for MHF having such a great year. For you, yeah.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, great place to learn. Slow career growth.

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    It is great place to learn. Across the different areas in the company there are many dedicated and talented people. Most people including upper management are very friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Significant outsourcing over recent years has reduced efficiency. Overall, despite many opportunities to learn, there is very slow or little career growth opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Collegial. Consensus based approach for any efforts. Good company with favorable policies for employees.

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

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

    Pros

    Good employee friendly policies on remote work arrangements. Good benefits. Good profit sharing plans. Good Health benefits. Good benefits like free museum admissions etc...

    Cons

    Difficult to move from one position to another. Everything is done based on getting consensus. Sometimes it is very difficult to move quickly if the situation warrants it. Penny wise and pound foolish sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for with better than average benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    Company is considerate of their employees and is always striving to better themselves.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is an issue as with most corporate companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening more to your employees, especially staff positions such as assistants vs. management all the time. They would learn a great deal because what most consider lower level staff positions, in my opinion, is the foundation for any successful organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Massive transformation from traditional publishing entity to financial services data provider.

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

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent colleagues, great brands that are excellently positioned.

    Cons

    The company is still figuring out what it wants to be when it grows up. Lots of change for change's sake with lack of clear vision of what needs to be done in what order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick and path and execute. Empower the ranks to drive positive change forward and reduce bottlenecks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A decent start-up job to your career in Finance.

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming environment.
    Not difficult to learn working material and programs used.
    Very spacious.

    Cons

    Not very interesting in terms of tasks and assignments.
    Very little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more benefits outside and within the office for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    No one cares

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ

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

    Pros

    There are some parts of the organization that are still ok. If you are a senior exec, you will get rewarded generously.

    Cons

    It's very apparent that money is valued over quality. We are constantly reminded that the company will make more money if we lose our jobs. It's very difficult to do your job when your senior leaders are replaced by people that don't care what you do and don't understand your value.

    Inexperienced, high paid leaders waste millions in attempts to implement new systems, only to change to a different system before the first project is complete.

    Most of IT and Shared Services is made up of contractors from India. The building is a dump with furniture is from the 70s. The company is making money, but it only benefits a select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember the company's vision is more than saving a buck. Quality and customer service are still relevant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Advancement opportunities
    Friendly and challenging work environment

    Cons

    Location of some opportunities
    Can be a little bureaucratic and political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent friendly staff, very helpful managers, work is very smooth once you learn it. Good company overall. Very professional.

    Cons

    Outsourcing jobs to Manila, Phillapines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing your thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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