McGraw Hill Financial

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positive

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

Pros

good place to work most of the time

Cons

communication could be better most of the time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more focus most of the time

Recommends

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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Lots of professional development opportunities and opportunities to advance in your career. The diverse businesses made it easy to find a new opportunity without having to leave the company.

    Cons

    Structured development is focused at the highest levels in the organization.
    Somewhat risk averse culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on lower levels for development to feed the talent pipeline and reward innovation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Ever dreamed of working in a sweatshop?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sponsoring Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sponsoring Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits, though there is a strong expectation of "face time" (in other words, you'd better be in your cubicle--and I do mean cubicle; only VPs and up have offices--from 8:59am until 6 or 6:30pm, as the president will literally walk around to check who's there).

    Cons

    Quite possibly the most corporate, top-down "publishing" company there is. The atmosphere is one of fear and repression--there is seldom any laughter or camaraderie among employees, as the senior management is stiff, controlling, and watchful.

    Reluctance to hire enough staff results in extremely overworked employees who have very little time for the supposed work-life balance that is touted here--and, again, there is an expectation of being in the office all the time, so don't expect to actually take advantage of working from home unless you're on disability or maternity leave.

    Upper management (especially in Professional) has a difficult time admitting their mistakes--if an initiative (or managerial hire) doesn't work out, they tend to back away and watch things fail rather than stepping in and addressing the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees some respect. You're not high school principals; trust the people you've hired to do their jobs well, and they will respond by exceeding your expectations. Have you learned nothing from the mass exodus you witnessed in 2009 after you so gleefully stated in your "town hall" meeting that jobs are scarce, but anyone who doesn't like it at MH could leave?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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