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Good company for people who wish to retire

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Current Contractor - Consulting Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
Current Contractor - 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 workplace with a sudden stop

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    Former Contractor - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers who are highly passionate and devoted to creating the best possible products. Awesome benefits, a cafeteria that makes you never want to leave, and a true open-door policy within departments.

    Cons

    There is a good chance, in the words of HR during my exit interview, "Sometimes, people just won't tell you if they don't like how you're working until they decide to fire you." That should say it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with subordinates about job performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good mission, but stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual, fun environment, friendly people, 35 hours a week, in house cafe & roof deck. It is a great place to have a nice work / life balance. Few people take any work home.

    Cons

    Clueless senior management with no vision for digital strategy, Structure stuck in the past, Glacial pace of change, Uninformed employees. Almost no room for growth and no professional development. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting people work the same job for 20 years, hire better staff, hire top-notch digital strategy and branding thought leader. Could be a great media company, but there'd have to be a major shakeup with new hires, and ousting of complacent staff.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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