CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexibility, can work from home (in 3 reviews)

  • Can work part time after my full time job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • This kind of employment is making poverty of having earned the college degree it took just to qualify for the job (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of respect and appreciation by management for its employees; requirement to be available and/or working 24/7 (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great people, uncertain future

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people committed to delivering on company's mission.

    Cons

    Technology is behind the competition. Uncertain future for the division.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sad...

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    Former Employee - Data Management Analyst II in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Data Management Analyst II in Monterey, CA

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Amazing people
    (now) manageable workload
    Pretty location
    ample parking
    good work-life balance
    fair compensation
    employee committee tries to provide fun things to do

    Cons

    still suffering from the good old boy's mentality from back in the day, and hasn't quite completely moved away from it
    haphazard, sloppy technology due to poor decisions and lack of foresight
    office is shrinking, getting depressing
    terrible infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    put your money where your mouth is and either support company and bring it to the 20th (forget about 21st) century or move on.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A great company to work for . . . six years ago!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assessment Editor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Assessment Editor in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - None, unless your one of the vendors in India who now do most of the mathematics items

    Cons

    - Relatively low pay, considering the skills needed
    - Insular higher management that is detached from the editors who actually do the work
    - Aggressive sales team that makes unrealistic promises to clients, considering that management won't hire enough resources to do the job well and on time

    Advice to Management

    See above, you money-grubbing idiots.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    CTB Del Rey Oaks location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Del Rey Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Del Rey Oaks, CA

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company is in the Monterey Bay area. They have good benifits: 401k, pension, medical, vacation, etc...

    Cons

    Management turns over frequently, no clear vision, too many chiefs not enough Indians, company is continually restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Determine direction, make a plan, go for it. Ensure their are sufficient staffing to meet commitments.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized is the name of the game

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's pretty good hours. Clean and quiet. Most if the time people are pretty nice and accommodating. The working conditions are comfortable.

    Cons

    The team leaders are so disorganized. Half the time, you don't even know who to report to.

    The supervisors are the worst! They don't like for you to ask them questions. You have to ask the team leaders. The supervisors h as text to be bothered.

    Advice to Management

    Hey supervisors, your job is to help the evaluators. Make yourselves accessible and don't get angry when we want to ask you a question.

    We are people. You don't have to ignore us.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Once great company-lost competitive edge

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Positive working relationships; Incredibly dedicated and hard-working co-workers

    Cons

    Missed the boat on innovation; strategic vision flopped


  8. Helpful (1)

    Technically way behind the times

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Monterey, CA

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about education and very loyal to the company. You will work with people who are well-known names in the industry on the research and content side of the company.

    Cons

    If you are an Engineer or technical, this is a dead-end. Management team does not understand how to build sustainable platforms. Environment produces a lot of friction between various technical teams. They do not invest in alleviating technical debt and their core systems struggle to scale and expand. Also, the organization is very siloed and groups do not collaborate. Instead, their is a culture of blaming if problems arise.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your technical platforms and infrastructure before cramming more features.


  9. Great perks and benefits but slow to adjust to market

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are great perks and benefits available with such a large corporation and one of the few companies left to provide a company care to outside sales reps.

    Cons

    Products fall behind in overall competition within the education industry. They are too big to move within the industry while smaller startups are faster to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to adapt products to market more quickly without having to pass through so many different hands and cause delays in changes.


  10. Quality assessment company in an uncertain market

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent product
    Smart work colleagues

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement
    Assessment market is very unstable
    Downsizing


  11. Helpful (3)

    Questionable future

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility with regard to telecommuting. Lots of autonomy. Great people.

    Core competencies - content and research are still good.

    Cons

    Laying off one-third of the company at the end of 2014 hugely impacted those who remained to pick up the pieces.

    Technology groups do not get along.

    Advice to Management

    Pour more resources into the digital side of the business. You are way behind your competitors.



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