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4 people found this helpful  

Still some very big problem

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Current Employee - Editor
Current Employee - Editor

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Smart and talented workers who care about product quality.

Cons

The Project Management team is a joke. Rather than adding real expertise and organization, their schedules are full of unrealistic deadlines. When those deadlines are not met, the employees are accused of making excuses, even though the work cannot be accomplished working 15 hour days.

A new digital program is an absolute mess, with editors from all disciplines hijacked to work on content about which they know nothing. Upper level PMO, with little knowledge of content, is allowed to make content decisions. Because PMO is full of grifters and liars at the upper level, the senior management team is completely bamboozled into believing whatever nonsense PMO spouts off. This new program is consequently horrendous. I believe that senior management is trying to improve the company, but they are listening to the wrong people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let the opinions of all employees be measured equally and don't punish the workers based on the large personality of a sycophant.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    Excellent, professional colleagues who are hard-working people, but constant changes have taken a toll on morale.

    Cons

    Company is still in transition trying to deide what their "sweet-spot" is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Managers? Directors? VP's?

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    Current Employee - Trade  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Trade in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can coast for as long as you want. Managers/Directors/VP's are too stupid to figure things out.

    Cons

    Some of the dumbest Managers/Directors/VP's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I'm one of many that are flying under the radar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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