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Good company, good people, hard to advance

Associate Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsIf you are a self driven worker, Scholastic offers great opportunity for you to get involved in a lot of different areas. People are generally pleasant to work with, although some senior management can be difficult to deal with. Depending on the division, Scholastic has provides a fairly good work / life balance. For women, Scholastic has an extremely generous maternity packages. Compensation is in line with the rest of the publishing industry.

ConsNo structured career path. Very hard for career advancement unless you are a self-promoter and aggressive in reposiitoning yourself. There are a lot of employees that have worked for the company for 15+ years that are in senior management positions more because of their tenure with Scholastic and less because of their competency levels. Work life balance, stress level and employee mannerism vary widely by division and even within divison groups, which could be a pro or con depending on where you end up. Poor training and documentation which is frustrating when coming on board. Not investing in technology as much as they should.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-prioritize the divisions you invest in, as the legacy divisions that were your breadwinners 20 years ago are no long supporting your bottom line. You continue to cut technology investment even though you are behind. Learn to cut bridges with employees sooner. There are way to many people who are there 15+ years that are just floating along in senior positions making a lot of money based on tenure and not based on their value add.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very good environment to work in.

    QA Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Scholastic


    Pros: Good work environment Respect for employees Provides a great product for children Cons: Salary is a little on the low side Advice to Senior Management: Some technology upgrades are needed. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    a money-wasting company led by a disorganized and spoiled upper management team

    Assistant Editor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic


    Pros: They loved wasting money on the most boring "moral boosting" parties... but at least there was booze and food.… Cons: - Upper management team wasted everyone's time (and too much money!) by making endless revisions, as well as making everyone work on their personal projects… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your employees with respect! No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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