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Good experience overall

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Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at Scholastic as an intern for less than a year

Pros

People are great to work with and are very passionate about what they do which makes for a positive working environment. Many employees stay at the company for years and there is alot of internal rotation. Scholastic's dedication to social issues (like increasing literacy) is nice as you feel like you're working for a company that cares about more than their bottom line. The location in SOHO is amazing.

Cons

The different divisions can be very siloed as groups are very concerned about their own P and L's and there can be competition among groups for sales from the company's main customers - teachers. The company is going through a time of rapid transition as they move from traditional publishing to more digital products. There have been hiring freezes as revenue in the US has gone down from 2012-13 and they invest more in product development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If international growth is an area of importance, do more to increase employees willingness to share ideas and collaborate on product development that is outside their division, but helpful to the company as a whole.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    OK Employer, no respect for employees

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Help Pulling Orders and Stocking Shelves  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Help Pulling Orders and Stocking Shelves in Jefferson City, MO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefit package and steady work

    Cons

    Treat employees like property, might have changed over the years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a reason to excel at their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Frequent mid level management changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    If you are lucky to get the right position you could be in there for a long time.
    Work/life balance is good, benefits package average.

    Cons

    Frequent mid level management changes translates in big changes in work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term strategy to promote new technology (ebooks)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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