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Great place to work and great people to work with

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Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

Other reviews for Scholastic

  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Good mission, but stuck in the past

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    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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