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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
215 Reviews
3.4
215 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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23 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    'salright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    McGraw-Hill is a well-established company with decent benefits, and it is fairly well-diversified. It isn't terribly sexy, but it feels good to create a tangible product.

    Cons

    Gets too much credit for promoting Work/Life balance which is only truly practiced in pockets. Klunky execution of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your own advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do not work here if you wish to pursue a HR career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist, TR Data in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist, TR Data in London, England (UK)

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Modern building above the CW tube station and shopping mall; fantastic people, corporate

    Cons

    - Work life balance is abysmal within specific HR Teams. Often the entire team in Comps work 3 days from home whilst the sole individual is expected to man the desk 5 days in office despite living in the other side of London.

    - salary poor. Came from oil and gas industry to drop half wages and subsequently resigned after 6 months to return back to Oil & Gas.

    - no cohesion and poor team communication. No coaching given for individuals who wish to enhance their learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower your performance expectations when sourcing candidates to work for you. Do not expect your ideal candidate will become your "Mini-me" overnight and do not trap them in "Catch 22" performance feedbacks. (Eg, feedback to speed up with work load. Speeding up workload leads to errors leading to a summon)

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hard Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Open up and add more transparency. Prepare for succession and don't view it as a threat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but strong office politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good company, name value, global opportunities

    Cons

    Strong politics, SG dominant office cuture, no integrity, less power balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More multi-cultural environment needed, fair rewarding system, cross-checking system of managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Mix....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Diverse company -- lots of lateral opportunity

    Cons

    A real mix of people -- lack of predictable career paths

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Nationally recognized and competent co-workers.

    Cons

    constant layoffs. Not a stable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a stable place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Large corp culture with great training

    Cons

    Tough to move around and get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your remployees

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ???

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Location of London Office and breath of services offered

    Cons

    for an International, decision making is too US centric

    No opinion of CEO

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