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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
216 Reviews
3.4
216 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very nice people and work/life balance, interesting work (in 27 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 has no regard for quality of work but roll out programs just to meet KPI (in 14 reviews)

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    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    Stable employer but opportunities for advancement within are meager.

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    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 (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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (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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    Hard to innovate. Great work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Constant push for digital innovation in the sphere.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give your UX team room to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Shared Services analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hightstown, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean Six Sigma is broken, as some solutions are not implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    moderate place to work as a young employee

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    secure salary and nice people and good hours

    Cons

    too bureaucratic. very political - low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    McGraw-Hill Platts

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Growing subsidiaries, international, work-life balance opportunities, personable culture...

    Cons

    Salaries based on entry level, need to consider years of experience and certifications. Mgmt mostly promoted within, need to invest in developing leadership / professional mgmt skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive salaries for experienced professionals. Invest in promoted leadership to develop mgmt skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow, good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    work-life balance
    interesting colleagues
    good benefits
    good office locations

    Cons

    no career progression
    weak middle management
    no strategic answers to changing industry landscape

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is changing

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    salary, co-workers, work environment, benefits

    Cons

    75% cut in sales support staff, failure to be a leader in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get on board with textbook rentals

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Great place to build a network. Outstanding benefits in health and work life balance areas. Salaries are okay. Training is good when you get it.

    Cons

    Gone down hill fast. Technology is out of date. Better you are with politics the more reward you get. The IT org has to many people that moved over from another company with the management and have been put into position because they are "YES" men. Lots of distrust and putting good people in positions that keep them rising to the top with the last reorg. The yearly surveys on employee satisfaction is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something real or get out. Stop pretending that the company is a Global company because it isn't. MH is a New York company that has other remote office. The fact that the term "remote office" is used at all shows that MC does not believe anyone outside of NYC is worth their time.

    Disapproves of CEO

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