Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Coerced! Exploiting fear and anxiety in Employee's.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Management  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Management in Boston, MA

Pros

A Job, A Pay check, and Benefits. "You don't like here? There's the door Policy.. Employees are the employers mercy and "Yes" you have us over a barrel.

Cons

Management is disrespectful and bullies employees. Subordinates are threatened by potential loss of employment. Leadership team gossips with other leadership members in presents of coworkers and subordinates. Employees are coerced into joining the banter and adhering to the negative remarks. Not all leadership members agree with the antics of leadership. Recent layoffs reflect a prejudice towards mature workers and women. Upper management known for making negative remarks about height, weight, regional dialect, education level, life style choice, and marital status.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Current employed and recently unemployed managers are aware of the unethical work conditions in Adjacent Markets. Please poll both your employees and managers to report these unfair practices. We need an anonymous reporting line, HR team leaders are not known for trustworthiness and discretion.
"If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it.”

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.  

    2.5 years - still happy to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I started working here during the O'Callahan administration and times were troubled. Once O'Callahan was replaced by current CEO, Linda Zecher, there's been a huge push toward improving company culture, stabilizing salaries and offering employee training. I've taken three free training seminars in the last 2 years and it's improved various skill sets. I have a supportive manager and I enjoy my team and co-workers. Flexible hours are a pro, as are Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    If you give us free coffee, we will work harder, faster, better...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please support the free coffee movement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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