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Current Employee - Senior Editor  in  Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Editor in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pros

Love the people.
Love the opportunity to be creative.
Like that we still have health care option (though they aren't very good).

Cons

Wish our HR would do more... something... anything.
Hate getting weekly announcements of new senior VPs (I think it's a one-to-one ratio between core staff and VPs now).
The bottom line is all that is important, not a quality product.
Don't always feel like I'm thought of as an adult or a working professional.
Most of us work overtime or on tasks that are not part of our official jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Resign and allow individuals with publishing experience to take over.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  1.  

    A formerly great publisher that has lost its way due to staggering debt.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    Excellent people at the middle management level; high degree of professionalism in the product development areas.

    Cons

    Less than competitive compensation; poor HR interface; lack of leadership at the executive levels of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employee base with competitive salaries and benefits; eliminate waste and inefficiency especially in the operations areas; better communication of core values and corporate initiatives; commit to a publishing program based on quality and service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was a pleasant place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    People were friendly. Benefit packages weren't too bad.

    Cons

    Job recognition were minimized. Senior management kept changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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