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a money-wasting company led by a disorganized and spoiled upper management team

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Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Editor in 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. The health benefits were also very good, and you got them as soon as you started to work at Scholastic.

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 (e.g. every year the president of my division had the production team make personalized holiday cards for her family).
- HR doesn't listen to your problems, and they always relay confidential info to your manager.
- Upper management treats everyone like their slaves. And if you don't suck up to them constantly, they do everything they can to get you fired. I've witnessed many high-level employees be treated so well, and the moment they disagree with their boss, they are black-listed.
- Everyone is underpaid because they give their VP's outrageous annual bonuses ($100K-200K)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with respect!

Doesn't Recommend
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    went from good place to work to very bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at Scholastic

    Pros

    good to know your making a differance in childrens lives.the insurance is ok for now. the employers are friendly

    Cons

    company not manage very well.people are treated like children and you are not suppose to have a life other than schlastic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with more resect and you will get further than ruling with an iron fist. oh and the cost of living has gone up so wake up and give the people enough to support themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's great except for the dysfunctional executives

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic

    Pros

    The formal work/life balance programs, in-house medical facility, paid time off, 3-mo paid maternity leave, stock options for employees, discounts on Scholastic store items, corporate building meeting spaces have great facilities, SoHo cafeteria is nice and the food is good and decently priced, most people are friendly and cooperative. And the pay is competitive and fair.

    Cons

    Management in some divisions is dysfunctional. Executives are intrusive, untrusting, and can be verbally abusive to staff and higher-level managers. There is a recurrent decision to cut project development timelines to meet demands from customers that are stoked by the sales teams, who make promises the company can't meet based on bad or hasty information given to sales. Inter-departmental cooperation is often blocked by untrusting managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication about new programs and policies is good, but internal communication about responsibilities roles and changes to processes is not good.

    Disapproves of CEO
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