McGraw Hill Financial
3.1 of 5 197 reviews
www.mhfi.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.1 197 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
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    Hard Work

    Financial Accountant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsOffice environment and investment in equipment and software is great. Colleagues are from a wide variety of backgrounds and generally sociable.

    ConsToo US centric and not as International as it should be. Recognition for a job well done at times feels like swimming in treacle - hard work and slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up and add more transparency. Prepare for succession and don't view it as a threat.

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

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    It was a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company paid a good salary

    ConsMany jobs have been eliminated as a result of outsourcing

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    A good place to work for the long-haul

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, family-friendly hours. Lack of micro-management.

    ConsLack of management direction / vision (despite the internal communications). Easy to get lost in the corporate life.

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

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    Could be better.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProvides a good package, however no pension or stock.

    ConsExpect a lot and no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive staff an opportunity to move up.

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    Solid company; reliable; but freelancers don't receive benefits such as extra consideration when applying for jobs.

    Freelance Editorial Work - Independent Contractor (Current Employee)

    ProsPlentiful freelance opportunities. Good communication. Diligent to keep up with latest technology. Try to make processes as easy as possible for the vendor/freelancer.

    ConsVery little to no variability in pay based on performance or longevity for freelancers; no opportunities for receiving any benefits of any kind, including reduced prices on merchandise, complimentary copies of books; no point system or other system to grant special consideration to most loyal freelancers when they are looking for in-house work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut into place some system of rewards to loyal and quality freelancers. Include at least three benefits in the system and make it formal by spelling out the requirements. Freelancers need incentives to keep them keen rather than becoming complacent. Complacency will lead to a very significant loss in quality of your product. Financial is now Education, but this review is directed toward what was in place when it was part of Financial (McGraw-Hill Companies). The fact that you never heard a freelancer voice these viewpoints before tells you that you have been ignoring this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McGraw Hill Financial Manager of Employment Branding and Marketing responded to this review Mar 4, 2014 EditDelete
    This review is for freelancing at McGraw Hill Education, which is no longer part of McGraw Hill Financial. The feedback needs to be directed to MHE, since MHFI doesn't employ editorial freelancers ... More
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    Pretty good place to to work although still a bit conservative. Company offers good benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFocus on innovation and growth and being a good corporate citizen.

    ConsPublic company; lay-offs are common when company is falling short of meeting shareholder expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan do a better job in career development opportunities for mid-level employees. Should open mentoring opportunities to mid levels rather than only to senior managers. Also they could encourage/promote engagement between different business units as well as opportunities for lateral movement. Silo thinking prevails.

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    Good pay and benefits, good work/life balance, not challenging enough, too corporate

    Senior Database Administrator (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe salary is very decent, taking into account 401K match which is 6%, cash and RSU bonus. Some new managers are very smart and hands-on. Some new engineers are very smart and motivated. The compensation is decent, but it seems everyone is getting averaged.

    ConsOthers sat there for 20 years and lack basic expertise to do the work, the only reason their opinion counts is - seniority. Not enough freedom for engineers, this makes your projects sink and postpone forever. New engineers and their ideas are getting slashed by MHF management old timers for no good reasons, just because they worked for the company for too long and know their way around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate better to motivate employees to stay and fight with old timers to bring the change to company. Do better and more detailed review of old timers: there are a lot of people who have senior titles and not doing much and not knowing much - completely out of touch with technology advancements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvarious departments & possibility of growth

    Consseveral changes over the years

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate with empolyees

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

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    Good opportunity to learn the industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility to move within company

    ConsToo much red-tape in the decision making process

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    Great beginning, bad ending.

    Senior Administrator (Former Employee)
    Hightstown, NJ

    ProsGood health benefits. Work life balance is very good.

    ConsLike many companies, especially in IT your position may be outsourced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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

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