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Dysfunctional and Stressful - A Shame Given All that Scholastic Stands For

Former Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

ProsPR Branding of Literacy Message and Support of Educators and Schools
Select pockets of wonderful individuals who work hard and really care about the company and results

ConsSilo'd and combative organization with little to no collaborative spirit
No incentive to work towards common goals and financial success - every group for themselves
Mean spirited and selfish behavior exhibited across the ranks
Organization is managed more like a family owned business, complete with favoritism, nepotism, and no apparent focus on ROI and financial growth
Too many long term managers who have never worked anywhere else; new senior talent generally lasts less than two years either quitting out of frustration or being terminated for addressing the status quo

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a culture of meritocracy - streamline the many long term senior managers who have only worked at Scholastic for 20 plus years and bring in some fresh talent and outside thinking to modernize the strategy. Watch T & E and other wasteful spend that is rampant. Focus on digital transformation cannot be limited to an eReader product that is behind the curve and that has little chance of competing with the Amazon, Googles, Apples and Microsofts of the world. Stop the infighting - reward collaborative success and penalize selfish behavior that hurts the company's bottom line and morale for all. Treat employess with dignity and respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic full-time


    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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in your current employees and hire from within more. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Turf war city

    Creative (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic full-time for more than a year


    Pros: In theory, creating books for children is fun and pure and not at all soul-sucking.… Cons: Poor (nonexistent) marketing strategy from the knee-jerk school of management results in tons of money wasted on projects that ultimately go nowhere. Arbitrary and contradictory… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of the many arbitrary layers of management. Reward collaboration between departments. Come up with a consistent, top-down marketing strategy that encompasses print and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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