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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Scholastic

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good mission, but stuck in the past

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Reasonable place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is run by educators. Relatively warm place to work but eccentric . Scholastic employs artists and authors and creative people. They obsess over their product line and is relatively even paced.

    Cons

    Very few open positions for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide growth opportunities for your employees.


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