Scholastic

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Great benefits, poor leadership

  • 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 3 years)

Pros

Good benefits and perks: roof deck, doctor's office in the building, average tuition reimbursement (basically $5 a year for grad students), decent insurance, 401k, a bit of profit sharing, good hours overall.

Cons

Leadership is outdated and inflexible. They don't remove people (both at the top and the bottom) even when multiple people file complaints with HR and very senior managers. Nepotism runs rampant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote those who deserve it and cut ties with the dead weight.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company for people who wish to retire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great workplace with a sudden stop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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