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McGraw-Hill Education Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
245 Reviews
2.9
245 Reviews
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McGraw-Hill Education President and CEO David Levin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I've worked at McGraw-Hill for almost nine years because of their work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vision on the implementation of technologies (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Favoritism to Ohio office where people are paid less; Loads of Hippocracy; Upper management is self-congratulatory (in 13 reviews)

  • Management is often very confusing- changing their direction often- resulting in little to no direction (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Exec

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    Current Employee - Learning Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Learning Technology Consultant

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great Energy. All positive.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Semester Bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I gained a lot of insight into the corporate business world through McGraw Hill.

    Former Employee - T&E/P-Card Analyst in Hightstown, NJ
    Former Employee - T&E/P-Card Analyst in Hightstown, NJ

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has an excellent 401K program and really does give a lot of experience to new graduates.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company was not keeping up with the current times and had difficulty maintaining it's reputation as having the best school books in the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being more proactive with regards to which direction school books are going.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    McGraw Hill was going through a transformation for older, traditional culture and moving to a more nimble, digital compa

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbus, OH

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Great, intelligent, passionte people. The company is rich in the ulture of helping teachers educate children.

    Cons

    The salary and benefits appear to be a little below similar positions in other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Unqualified Management in MHProfessional

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

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. If you work hard and are fortunate enough to have a good boss, then there are promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Management hiring and choices are terrible. One unqualified out of touch manager hires more unqualified managers, creating a downward spiral leading to poor communication and low team morale. Overall culture was conservative, weasly, and was in a perpetual state of fear and pessimism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that the president of Professional has been ousted maybe morale will increase and people can start focusing on work and results, rather than being afraid of not being in their seat right at 9am, or wearing jeans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company dynamic is brutal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company seems to encourage professional development, I feel slightly hopeful that there is a new CEO.

    Cons

    People are unprofessional, undervalued employees, the vast majority of employees have no sense of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your middle managers on professionalism. Set clear and reasonable expectations. Don't put your employees in lose-lose situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    The Evolution of McGraw-Hill Education

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

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked the diversity programs under the old MH. It appears that they've done away with these networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Top heavy management; too much leeway for managers to make ill decisions based on personal likes and dislikes as opposed to the betterment of their department; human resources leaves everything to the discretion of managers. The benefits aren't as great as they used to be, and increases are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need something in place to ensure that you have the right managers working for the good of the company. There are managers who are slackers and out of touch. Clean house!

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    More talent, please.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people. Morally uncompromised work. If managed correctly, a good work-life balance.

    Great new leadership is coming on board, with broader vision and more expansive thinking. Fewer debates about Oxford commas, more thinking about value added services for learning outcomes.

    Cons

    Being smarter or less smart than the average American is more or less limiting, respectively, at MHE. The company has consistently rewarded people who have thought more deeply about their own ambitions than about customers, their problems, and their needs. It must happen elsewhere, too, but I think smarter people hide it better, and smarter companies reward it less.

    For an education company, there is a surprising dismissal of educational qualifications. So much staff from the state university of nowhere with even less native curiosity than academic qualification. In the past, HR must have excelled in finding the stultifyingly mediocre. Those who played well with red pens and punctuation as editors, are now, as middle managers, making decisions about products. It's a stunning thing, how much MHE values longevity over talent.

    Also, a little more diversity might help build products for and craft messaging to a diverse marketplace. Chocolate chips are easy to find in this cookie-they are scarce. But why would a company that didn't value merit value diversity? Both are such new millennial concepts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better. Pay more if you have to. People with choices have more places to go - do you really want those who don't have choices?

    Ask: given where MHE needs to go, are these the people who get us there? If not, recognize the universality of opinion and the scarcity of expertise. Democracy is overrated. So is being nice.

    Keep bringing in the kind of talent that has started coming in the last twelve months. It is the most hopeful change since the acquisition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    Good benefits and vision on the implementation of technologies

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and many new people aboard un knowledgable of the market and industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it simple through the implementation of better processes

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant change to meet market demands

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

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Performance culture = hit your numbers and the world is yours.

    Cons

    The organization needs to invest in customer service and implementation in order to sustain remarkable growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top talent demands to clear compensation plans at the start of the fiscal year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, Rewarding work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education

    Pros

    Flexible employer for managers - time off, telecommute, etc. You are left to manage your own work and schedule as you need. Ability to climb the organization and contribute in a meaningful way. Some of the teams are filled with really great people and make for an enjoyable career.

    Cons

    More difficult to advance for females than males. Lower level employees are not as valued and are often left "out of the loop". Non-existent training curriculum for new employees. You have to figure things out on your own and as all jobs are big ones, it can be frustrating in the beginning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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