Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Last of the family publishing houses.

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Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Boston, MA

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

Pros

Your colleagues. Publishing houses, in general, have a family feel to them. However, most publishing houses are getting colder, and more impersonal. HMH, on the other hand, still maintains an air of familiar concern.

Cons

You really have to jump around to get ahead. There isn't a lot of upward mobility, except for what you make yourself.

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Positive Outlook

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    Hung in as long as possible

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting educational publishing company, if you like working for the Big Three. Has the money to invest in new product development. Is trying to evolve in response to the seismic shifts in the content development and delivery landscape.

    Cons

    Until the US-Dublin dynamic gets worked out, it'll never be one company pulling in a singular direction. No player in the industry has a handle on the conversion to digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to embrace new entrants into the ed tech marketplace rather than compete with them. If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I worked for them for 15 years

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    Current Employee - Manager Solution Architecture in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager Solution Architecture in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the best reason. they cost a little more than some companies, but the health insurance is really good.

    Cons

    There is too much turn over at the top executive level for Operations and Information technology. It is hard to get traction on emerging technology and innovative solution delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to know what people do everyday for their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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