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Amazing company & brand... Not progressive or innovative

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great brand and message around reading and driving literacy

Cons

Division between different business units/stakeholders

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  1. Good benefits, flexible hours but top management needs a makeover

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to arrange a 4 day work week and get full benefits, not many other companies would do that

    Company has a great mission - to help kids read, and help teachers stay on top of new trends and regulations (common core standards)

    Trade publishing has eye for talent - Scholastic publishes The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series

    Cons

    CEO runs public company like a family business - each business unit has its own P&L so there is a lot of competition and territoriality among the business units - leading to mistrust and tension. Every 2-3 years, there are major management shake-ups as the CEO thinks it will lead to change but as long as he runs the business this way, it won't.

    There is little opportunity for advancement unless there is a management shake-up and VPs are fired.

    Advice to Management

    CEO need to retire soon! Train the next leaders of the company and reward innovation instead of rewarding the people who have been there for decades doing things the same old way b/c they are intimidated by technology


  2. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, creative people. Not much politics. Down to earth CEO.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


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