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Scholastic is an exciting place to work

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

Pros

If you are into a fast-paced environment with room for growth, Scholastic is your place. It is an innovative company with good product.

Cons

People work extremely hard at Scholastic and overall are treated fairly however, there is leadership within the organization that mistreats those who work very hard in order to cover themselves if needed. I'm sure it happens everywhere.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    Current Employee - OC2  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - OC2 in Jefferson City, MO

    Pros

    Good Benefits that's about it

    Cons

    No Communication between Managers Supervisors ans Employees , People are not treated equal to much favoritism and some of the older employees get pushed out the door and replaced with seasonal workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to run this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, Great mission, poor leadership

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

    Pros

    Great company serving a great need in promoting literacy around the globe. Awesome location in SoHo which is a fun and vibrant spot. Great work/life balance and good support from middle management; although it's mixed so it really depends who your immediate supervisor is.

    Cons

    This company is more siloed than many government organizations which is just shocking considering they are a publicly traded company. Ripe for a takeover by any well-run organization, especially with the publishing industry in the midst of another disruptive technology impacting the bottom line.

    Senior management has structured a company that regularly competes with itself. Many projects and services in today's climate cut across multiple departments/groups and the top-heavy hierarchical org structure creates for amazing turf wars that ultimately hurt stock owners. The amount of in-fighting is widespread and intense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should read one of Jack Welch's management books - any one of them. OR, better yet, scrap all the high paid executive consultants who can't implement real change because of the human tendency for self-preservation (need to eat and pay rent), and bring on Welch himself because he doesn't care if you take his advice or not.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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