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Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you have the opportunity to work under talented people then you can learn a great deal.

Cons

We've allowed ourselves into evolve into an unsustainable model—one perpetrated on quick profits.

Advice to Management

Get rid of your debt and forget about ever orchestrating an other merger. Invest in your staff.

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  1. Getting Better but A long way to go...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people hands down The level of autonomy The location

    Cons

    rotating door of CEO too many managers and not enough leaders hierarchy that stifles innovation and progress

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable Be a leader and help drive change


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    Financial Problems Hamper Prospects

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a pretty good work/life balance. Working from home is pretty normal and fairly well supported. The people are genuinely supportive and friendly. There's some residual sense of what publishing used to be like.

    Cons

    The company finances are under serious pressure from huge debt service and declining sales and that gets reflected in ever increasing budget cuts and a continuous potential for layoffs. Large parts of the work are outsourced. They've cut past the bone into the marrow of the business. The HR Dept and the Performance Management Program has become a parody of Human Resources.

    Advice to Management

    Licensing the legacy product won't get the company back to the black. The treatment of your employees is alienating your best assets, but maybe that's the plan. To shrink to a virtual company won't save it. Develop a bold vision of the future of education and trade publishing from the cubicle level and go down with guns blazing. Unfortunately, the bean counters in charge probably won't allow that.


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