McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
223 Reviews

3.4
223 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great beginning, bad ending.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator  in  Hightstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Hightstown, NJ

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Constant Change

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The announcement of new CEO seems promising
    Great employees

    Cons

    The company has been in a constant state of change since I arrived 4 years ago and is losing top talent to competitors
    Not so great executing or establishing strategy
    Bureaucratic, takes forever for decisions to get made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration
    Develop green talent, there is a major focus on retaining top level employees when more junior employees do the grunt work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Associate

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Career development, so so benefit package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good solid company in big transition

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Historically, 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.

    Cons

    Slow-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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Talented people, great benefits, good products

    Cons

    Morale was low at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve employee morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Politics as usual

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Kill the politics and communicate to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable / No Clear Employee Growth Track

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Director IT

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    Former Employee - Director IT  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director IT in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    rapid and insufficiently planned and organized belt-tightening.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable employer but opportunities for advancement within are meager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Security is a great benefit.

    Cons

    Pensions were taken away and opportunities for advancement are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favor substance over process, eliminate the computer-model driven reviews and quit marginalizing good workers, empower middle-management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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