Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pros

People and relationships
Freedom to build up your skills and grow
Talent development is encouraged
Number one K-12 publisher, so plenty of pressure to innovate

Cons

Benefits package is not great and is deteriorating
Plenty of people who occupy posts without adding any value

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward your talent

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    At a Crossroads

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    Very strong reputation and brand
    Committed employees who take pride in good work
    Trying to redefine itself
    The talent is there

    Cons

    Too much management impedes on process
    More time spent on business cases than on actually producing product
    Not nimble enough
    No clear decision-making process or true vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide who you want to be: a technology company or an educational publisher. There is inherent tension between this and way too many players that impede on the progress of the company. There are mistaken assumptions that if something was done the old way it is no good.

    There is a sense of stangantion among the staff and very little effort by management to be proactive and lead. Senior leadership needs to be more visible and not hide behind computer screens or cell phones. MBAs only go so far in the educational pub world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sles Representative
    Former Employee - Sles Representative

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Pros

    Worked with smart, professional people.

    Cons

    Hard work is not always appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let talented people go!!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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