Scholastic

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Good company for people who wish to retire

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Watertown, MA

I have been working at Scholastic as a contractor

Pros

-.Not much work load.
- People are very friendly.
- Job security (well for most of the people)

Cons

- Overall technology front of the company is pretty low.
- Not many opportunities to advance in your carrier.
- Too much bureaucracy to do simple things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try-n-think ahead.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Great place to work and great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Friendly work environment
    Gym in the environment
    Cool workplace and location
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Little upward mobility
    Low pay with regard to comparable positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only complaint is that the pay rate is low when compared to other similar positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some good, some bad; adds up to so-so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. A health-care clinic and a small gym on the premises are nice perks, as is the lovely roof-deck "Greenhouse" cafeteria. Most of the people who actually produce the educational materials really care about what they do and the kids they're doing it for.

    Cons

    Communication is extremely poor. One hand doesn't seem to know what the other is doing. Reviews, if done at all, are via an online program rather than face to face. Morale is low, because positive feedback is rare while negative feedback is commonplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more support (in time, materials, budget, positive feedback, training) to the people who actually produce your materials, and less to the middle managers just looking to perpetuate their own bonuses and perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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