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Helpful (2)

5 minutes to the beach, many years to career advancement if ever.

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Former Employee - QA Engineer in Monterey, CA
Former Employee - QA Engineer in Monterey, CA

I worked at McGraw-Hill Education

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salary, location, benefits, middle managements commitment to their staff, team spirit in tough times.

Cons

Soul numbing focus on money over improving childrens education.

Advice to Management

Corporate needs to focus on developing good management and let them do their jobs.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    McGraw-Hill leaves employees stuck in neutral.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work there are fantastic. I really enjoy the work. The company offers decent to very good benefits for health care. You get three weeks vacation after your second anniversary with the company. The company offers nice discounts and activities through an internal employee organization. Fridays are casual, and telecommuting one day a week is permitted during slow periods.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Add in the ridiculous amount of overtime required because of lack of planning for deadlines, and the pay is even worse. Additionally, the normal raise for average performance (and over 90% of the employees are rated average due to the rules) is usually less than inflation. There is no cost-of-living raise. There are very limited opportunities to advance in your career, and most of the employees work on a contract basis, so there is a lot of stress when contracts are due to be renewed. You have almost no say in what you work on, and employees are frequently shifted between managers with little notice or reason. Your manager may never actually supervise you, but will be responsible for reviewing you and recommending your raises.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more people. There is no reason to keep good employees in entry-level positions. You lose a lot of institutional knowledge and good employees because of the lack of opportunity. Stop talking about the benefits other sections or divisions are getting when they are not applied across the board to everyone. Improve the organizational structure so that the person who supervises you is always the person responsible for reviews. Don't expect casual Fridays to improve morale when you are laying off our coworkers and friends.


  2. Helpful (4)

    CTB/McGraw-Hill was built on a foundation of excellence but its future looks anything but excellent.

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    Current Employee - Manager-Publishing Services in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Manager-Publishing Services in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's the largest employer in the area and a subsidiary of an international corporation; the 401K program is attractive. It is an excellent place for those interested in gaining experience working in the assessment industry. There is also the option to apply for jobs in other McGraw-Hill business segments. It is sometimes possible to arrange to work from home or to keep your position if you move elsewhere in the country.

    Cons

    The lack of appropriate funding for NCLB makes it very difficult to secure profitable custom contracts, so significant layoffs continue annually and employee morale is understandably very low. More and more positions are being vended offshore in an attempt to cut costs, despite the large number of quality issues that have resulted. A large percentage of employees are temporary workers who are treated as second class citizens despite the fact that they are performing the same tasks side by side with CTB employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continually reducing resources without thought to how the work will actually get done does not result in a continued willingness by employees to donate large numbers of unpaid overtime hours to the company.


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