Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Why Work For Us?

Our Culture

Picture of people working togetherAs champions of curiosity, our employees are as much a part of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt brand as the programs we promote, the products we sell, and the services we provide. We view every interaction as an opportunity to communicate our brand, our promise, and our potential. We are passionate, trusted, collaborative, rigorous, practical visionaries.

In addition to increasing our standing as a leader in education reform, fostering sustainable business processes, and addressing the social challenges faced by our customers, we strive to support employees’ passions and facilitate their engagement with the community. We proudly support 12 employee-run Community Investment Councils (CICs) across the US and Ireland, which utilize corporate funding, resources and support to help engage local colleagues in volunteer opportunities and charitable campaigns that improve the communities where they live and work.


Our Values


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an organization rooted in purpose and strengthened by passion. Our values drive our decisions, shape our strategies, and increase the benefit we provide to customers and colleagues alike.

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Curiosity

We value enabling and promoting the curiosity of others, resulting in remarkable discoveries and new ideas.

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Commitment

We must always mean what we say and deliver on our commitments to each other and our customers.

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Effectiveness and Reliability

Our content and our solutions must be more than just innovative, they must also be effective and reliable.

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Learning

We are passionate learners. We are driven by the promise of understanding new ideas. We are committed to improving teaching and learning around the world.

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Performance

We are driven to overcome obstacles and succeed. We recognize our role in ensuring the success of others and we are committed to achieving our goals.

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Best In Class

We are committed to providing our partners, our customers, and our communities with services and solutions representing the best our industry can offer.

Diversity & Inclusion


Our continued success requires that our company reaches more customers in more languages and countries than ever before. Our customers increasingly demand products and services that are relevant to their information needs and respectful of their cultures. To meet these needs, we must ensure that we are sensitive to—and accepting of—the diverse nature of our customers around the world.

We believe that one way of meeting our customers' needs is through diversity in the workplace. Changing demographics in the US and elsewhere fundamentally affect the make-up of the HMH employee population. We must ensure that our culture, attitude and systems are in alignment with these changes.

Diversity And Inclusion

We want to develop and encourage the potential contributions that all our people bring to the Company. In order to do this, we must first recognize the value of the broad and rich variety of experiences, ideas, and skills our colleagues offer the business.

We believe that there is an ongoing business benefit to our customers, employees, and communities when the Company is not only free of illegal discrimination but also inclusive with a diverse workplace.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all of its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, ancestry, religion, creed, disabilities, military status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law with regard to any term or condition of employment.


Benefits


At HMH, we are proud to have a positive, welcoming workplace. We understand how important it is that our team members feel supported and confident - our employees are at their best when they are healthy and happy and secure. This is why we are pleased to offer a wide range of benefits and perks.

For detailed information about our benefits plan, please see our brochure.

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Military


At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we value the service and commitment veterans and their families provide to their countries. We encourage returning service members, reservists, and military spouses to search our full-time, temporary, and internship positions to become part of the HMH community.

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    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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    Great company to start with right out of college. There is lots of room for growth as a young professional.

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    Makes for a stressful work environment due to the constant restructuring.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Interviews

Updated Nov 27, 2014
Updated Nov 27, 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Found by a contract recruiter and discussed job with her; then interviewed with hiring manager and several others; took too long but was otherwise streamlined. Hiring manager asked good questions as did his manager. Interviews were not overly lengthy. More detail on what the job would entail may have been helpful as well as some visibility into challenges with company's culture and traditional employees. One phone interview led to an in person interview and several other in person interviews that took a while to schedule.

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    One counteroffer by each side to reach common ground
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Awards & Accolades

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Telly Awards, Business Wire, 2014
ISTE 2014 Best of Show Award, Tech and Learning, 2014
Best Collaboration Solution for Students, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.hmhco.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1832
Type Company - Public (HMHC)
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education & learning company leading the way with innovative solutions & approaches to the challenges facing education today.

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