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It is very satisfying to work with such high-quality books and authors, and talented staff.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Authors and books to be proud of; talented staff; collegial atmosphere.

Cons

Rickety IT, sometimes bureaucratic HR

Advice to Management

Need long-term strategy, after several years of short-term buffeting

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  1. I enjoyed the high level of competencies, talent, and knowledge of my co-workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HMH is a company that is well respected in the industry. Customers respect the name for quality materials.

    Cons

    The company became too large. The merging of Houghton and Harcourt resulted in poor decisions regarding who was kept in place and who was let go. Many of the decisions were purely political and some of the best people were ousted from the company.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to direct itself into e-learning in a more aggressive way if it is to compete with the new, innovative, and emerging ed tech companies that will dominate the market place.


  2. It is a job, not really a career.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation time, Personal time. Don't have to punch a clock and it is nice not being micro managed. Managers trust employees to get the work done on time. Employees are hard working, care about quality and put a lot blood, sweat and tears into their work.

    Cons

    Company doesn't have a clue on how much their employees bail them out of projects. Company does respect employees in terms of loyalty, work ethic, or salary. Tired of being treated as a number with only the bottom line as a deciding factor.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone from low level employee to senior management is in the same boat. It is the executive management that needs to take a step back and realize the only reason this company is successful is because of its employees. Try rewarding the employees and you might see a better work atmosphere.


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