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Love my company, not so much the parent company HMH

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

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

Pros

I work for a subsidiary of HMH, not in Boston. At our company, management is top-notch and my colleagues across the board are the hardest working people in the business, bar none. This is the best place I've ever worked. Managers understand the importance of work-life balance and treat employees with respect. That said, when HMCo acquired Harcourt (and all the companies within that umbrella) things slowly changed, and not for the better.

Cons

- HMH management's top-down imposition of company values rather than looking around at the company's great values already in place

- Preoccupation with looking good/healthy to outsiders rather than taking the temperature of its workers--compensating employees fairly (e.g., asking employees to give and do more in their jobs but also to do volunteer work on top of it to make the company look good)

- Health care benefits are hardly that. Like a lot of companies that are self-insured, employees are stuck with higher premiums (this year 8%) but rarely get more than a 2-3% cost of living increase

- Asking more and more of dedicated employees but not giving anything back in return

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Compensate your greatest assets--your employees--more equitably. Supply more budget money for newer, faster computers and software so we can do our jobs.

Neutral Outlook

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    Great employees!!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and positive outlook

    Cons

    Delivery of products, broken promises on technology usage

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Projects involved with all aspects of publishing

    Cons

    provide low payment for interns in department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with interns to provide more opportunities for future employment!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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