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I want to believe

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Learning Architect in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Learning Architect in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Most people genuinely care about putting out products of the highest quality. They are smart, and have a real dedication to what they do.

Cons

There are some real buffoons at nearly every level. It's baffling how these people got, kept, and convinced people that they could do their jobs. Dunning-Kruger effect abounds.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A 2.25% raise is nothing short of insulting, especially in light of increased profits and huge bonuses for senior management. And how many times does it have to be mentioned that PMOs making SME decisions is a dangerously awful idea.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Like riding on the Titanic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to help create the future of education, work with a lot of friendly, passionate people, occasional book give-aways.

    Cons

    Continual fear of being laid off is a morale killer, managers moved from walled offices to cubicals, management moving to headquarters leaving remote offices in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and follow-up on employee career path initiatives. How about some bonuses to the workers who make it happen?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Made a Mistake Coming Here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    There are nice enough people throughout the company. Most are not in managerial positions. Good work/life balance. Good pay.

    Cons

    Nepotism and Peter Principle are rampant throughout. The more under qualified you are for a position, the more likely you will be hired for it. Technology is a joke. People are always fearful for their jobs. HR focuses on the company not the individual and are pretty blatant about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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