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Worst Internship of my Life

Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Geneva, IL

ProsThe best thing about this internship was quitting and moving on to a REAL internship.

ConsThey totally lied about the internship position and told me it was going to be a "marketing" internship. It was basically a telelmarketing internship. 40hrs a week, all summer long. They were also so stingy about paying us, we got unpaid 30 min lunches so our days were from 7:30am till 4pm. If we were 1 minute late, we had to stay an extra minute at the end of the day. Felt like I was in bootcamp or something. All we had to do was call school districts and ask what tests they offerered their students. Pretty simply and mundane right? I got "fired" (even though actually I had quit first) because I was texting on my phone too much. Pretty sure I can handle reading off a script with a headset on while texting! Anyway, my supervisor had the audacity to tell me to work my last 2 hours unpaid in order to make up for all my time wasted while texting. At that moment, I knew she was on crack and thus I took my talents elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat interns like they're parolees. Lighten up a bit, it won't kill you!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Great people. Great opportunity to shine on high visibility projects. Lots of potential to… Cons: Not enough free food. Not enough close restaurants to office. Office… Advice to Senior Management: Trust your people, they will help you succeed. You've done… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    While a leader in educational publishing, HMH is not on top of technology trends..

    Inside Sales Support (Current Employee) Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a contractor for more than 5 years


    Pros: Working as a team to find solutions for the customer's… Cons: Lack of communication between upper management and those who have… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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