Scholastic Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Scholastic Chairman, President, and CEO Dick Robinson
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Pros
  • Great understanding of work life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • The location in SOHO is amazing (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management comes from an education background so many business practices can be overlooked (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior Management consistently degraded me and others (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Loved Working for Scholastic!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at Scholastic as a contractor

    Pros

    Creative environment and fun to work there

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  2. Great company, great mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a creative, busy, hardworking place. Because of the mission, most people truly want to serve teachers and children. Co-workers are smart and well meaning. Management wants to be open to ideas. The location in Soho is great.

    Cons

    Collaborating with people in other divisions is challenging because everyone is so busy, and higher ups don't really encourage it unless their division is going to directly benefit.


  3. There a great company to work for

    Former Employee - MO - Missouri in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - MO - Missouri in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn great stuff there great opportunity s

    Cons

    The overtime is good but bad


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  5. Excellent company to work for good benefits and wonderful advancement opertunities

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefit packages and room for advancement the people at scholastic are wonderful to work for and the open door management style make any issue easy to resolve.

    Cons

    There is a considerable amount of overtime based on business needs, however the company tries to accommodate work and home life balance.


  6. Warehouse Associate

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very pleasant people to work with. Was given bonuses during Thanksgiving and Christmas along with a Turkey. When we had an ice storm and we were not able to come in because the warehouse was out of Power we were still paid. My Supervisor was Dan at the time. He was very nice and knew what he was doing.

    Cons

    A little disorganized but things were always done in a timely manner.


  7. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful place to work. Fun, energetic and exciting.

    Cons

    It was a little short. I would have like to spend more time there. It was only 6 weeks long. 8 would have better.

    Advice to Management

    More intern meetings and perhaps mentorship program


  8. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization, teams were top notch and very easy to work with

    Cons

    No down side to working on the teams - very professional.


  9. Invest in Scholastic and they Invest in You

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    Current Employee - Manager in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides investment into your development and has many opportunities for upward mobility. Diverse work group with many out of the box thinkers. Family friendly employer and is very involved in local community.

    Cons

    Many different applications that are often tweaked to work together.


  10. Family oriented and focused.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  11. Technology Life

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IT Management is open minded and very knowledgable technically as well as the systems.

    Cons

    Company is very large having many departments so difficult to grasp needs of the many. And so must focus only within your immediate department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but talkto the workers in the trenches.



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