McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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Pros
  • pay, work life balance, corporate culture (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits like free museum admissions etc (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is abysmal within specific HR Teams (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management has no regard for quality of work but roll out programs just to meet KPI (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Benefits are great...people are nice

    Cons

    Too many management layer...too many leaders


  2. Former Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Used to be a very employee focus company

    Cons

    Inside promotions are always good for moral of the employees

    Advice to Management

    More focus on training and hiring the intelligent upper managers/Directors.


  3. T&E/P-Card Specialist

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful 401K Program. I learned a lot about how a fortune 500 company works.

    Cons

    Company was behind the times with regards to e-books.

    Advice to Management

    Become ahead of the game with regards to where book sales are going.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    No one cares

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some parts of the organization that are still ok. If you are a senior exec, you will get rewarded generously.

    Cons

    It's very apparent that money is valued over quality. We are constantly reminded that the company will make more money if we lose our jobs. It's very difficult to do your job when your senior leaders are replaced by people that don't care what you do and don't understand your value.

    Inexperienced, high paid leaders waste millions in attempts to implement new systems, only to change to a different system before the first project is complete.

    Most of IT and Shared Services is made up of contractors from India. The building is a dump with furniture is from the 70s. The company is making money, but it only benefits a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember the company's vision is more than saving a buck. Quality and customer service are still relevant.


  6. Must be part of the "group"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice location, people are nice

    Cons

    Tough envirement to get things accomplished

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire to do the job.


  7. I learned a lot in the Human Resources Department.

    Former Contractor - Data Administrator in Hightstown, NJ
    Former Contractor - Data Administrator in Hightstown, NJ

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people and pleaseant work place

    Cons

    downside was working as a temporay employee instead of a permanent employee


  8. Helpful (2)

    McGraw Hill Outsourcing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hightstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hightstown, NJ

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was brought on board as a Technology Infrastructure Project Manager and a few weeks after getting started, announcement was made to outsource all off the technology roles. Executives expected this to be a better methodology.

    While bringing economics to the entire organization, it was "supposed' to streamline process.

    Cons

    The overall outsourcing not only encompassed the Technology organization but also finance and human resources.

    The schedule was not met to turnover to the offshore team, many long term employee's were put out to pasture and over a year later, process is NOT streamlined as expected.

    Advice to Management

    This is a travesty! Many employee's who dedicated their life's work to this company were put out to pasture. There seems to be trend in doing this here in the US and this is breaking the back of the American workers. Companies who only think of the economic aspect should be made aware that this is NOT acceptable by not buying their products or services.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great beginning, bad ending.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Hightstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Hightstown, NJ

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Like many companies, especially in IT your position may be outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Constant threat of outsourcing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company, good pay and benefits. Some parts of the organization are run well and there can be opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Many areas are being outsourced or off shored. Morale is low as employees are expected to support the work that will replace their jobs. Senior management is mostly out of touch and concerned only with the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of the your employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Shared Service Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working colleagues, long time employees, wide range of businesses

    Cons

    Inconsistant recognition/bonuses, favoritism, clueless upper management, no consistent work/life options

    Advice to Management

    Get a better performance recognition program that has structure. Upper management seems to only recognize their favorites and not the effort that was put into a project when handing out bonuses. Look at the performance & skills of the shared services management. None of them know the first thing about developing employees and they hide in their offices and are nowhere to be found.



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