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Very enjoyable place to work

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Secaucus, NJ
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Secaucus, NJ

I have been working at Scholastic full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

People are very nice to work with

Cons

Commute is too long and the pay isn't that good

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no advice for Management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great brand and products, challenging corporate environment

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

    I worked at Scholastic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    What you do here matters to kids - whether it's in education, publishing or one of their proprietary distribution channels. They have a great work/life balance and if you are looking for a place to post up long term without a huge amount of pressure, this is a great place to do it.

    Cons

    The political environment within the company is highly complex and difficult to navigate. Businesses are not always managed with business acumen, rather it can be a very challenging environment to improve anything. Change is generally met with a high level of resistance and decisions are made emotionally more often than based on ROI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the only way to evolve is to try drastically new approaches and support them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well intentioned but stagnant

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

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

    Pros

    Great company mission and office location, cares more about doing business the right way rather than squeezing out the most profits. Easy to sleep working there. Great understanding of work life balance.

    Cons

    Bad managers, unclear priorities, bad communication between divisions during collaborative projects. Not necessarily a welcoming or supportive place, inconsistencies between compensation and hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve inter-departmental communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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