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Bit of a dinosaur in the web age

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Former Employee - Web Designer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Web Designer in New York, NY

Pros

Good family friendly benefits since it's focus is on kids.

Cons

Disorganized, old fashioned. Lots of turnover in web dept.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. Unlimited sick days. 15 vacation days after 1 year (18 w/personal days). Doctor's office and gym in the basement. Great work/life balance. Free books everywhere. You work on fun, entertaining titles for the most part. Decent-priced cafeteria and coffee bar. Occasional perks like tickets to see the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, etc. Laid back office, you could wear jeans and t-shirts every day and no one would care.

    Cons

    There is a ton of favoritism & people are put into mid-level management positions where they basically do administrative assistant level work. People are extremely title-obsessed and there are a ton of title-promotions without the job duties changing/getting more complex. Pay is all over the place for similar positions, and it seemed like every other year money was either bleeding out everywhere or insanely tight. A lot of secretive, hush/hush things going on around you. People are let go/fired and then no one says anything/act like it's normal that the person is suddenly gone. Not the best moral overall, and you do not feel like HR is on your side whatsoever when issues arise. People come in, do their job, and go home unless you are a part of the fresh-out of college crowd that whispers/giggles around the office all day long. Everyone seems to come back when they have a family for the generous maternity leave and kid-friendly work-from-home policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your current employees and hire from within more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't look behind the curtain

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

    Pros

    *Scholastic has a great reputation to its customers and the reading public
    *They provide good literature at very low prices through their book clubs
    *If you think about the ultimate user of the product, you feel good about what you are doing
    *Good benefits

    Cons

    *I found very few people who actually enjoyed their jobs there
    *The morale is very low, and you feel like there is a black cloud hovering overhead
    *The company suffers from mismanagement starting at the very top, and the upper level management seems to be engaged in too much internal politicking and maneuvering
    *The pay isn't worth the agita

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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