Scholastic

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Great potential. Dysfunctional atmosphere.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Scholastic

Pros

good salary. good benefits. great products. wonderful peers. great office location. great name on your resume. great to do work that will delight kids.

Cons

dysfunctional, mean and manipulative managers at the higher levels in the education department. management decisions bloat and bust budgets. goals of executive and marketing decisions sometimes at odds with needs of children and teachers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shed dysfunctional managers. Be able to tell who is better at managing up than managing down. That way, your company won't be a revolving door anymore.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Scholastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst

    I worked at Scholastic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have different branches that have many different avenues for you to pursue.

    Cons

    Certain areas are going through economic difficulties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if a person works as a contract worker, find open positions for them to move to when they have been with you for a long period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great Experience, lack of Growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, often people bring there children to work. There is an indoor greenhouse and the Scholastic Store often throws birthday parties. Everyone is friendly to one another for the most part and there are many employees who have been there for a very long time.

    There is a lot of experience to gain, especially for one in the IT division. The eScholastic division in particular works with a wide range of new technologies to develop interactive sites, games, and mobile apps.

    Cons

    As with many big companies, there isn't much growth. They seldom promote and bring in consultants with big salaries that you will then have to train. If you are going to come in as FT, you have to make sure you demand a high salary upfront. The only true way to get a raise is to quit unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more in your staff. High retention rates only reduce company morale, and decrease the amount of company-wide knowledge retained. Also realize that this is a collaborative environment and that working together and being aware of each others projects will in the end go a long way.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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