McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
202 Reviews
3.3
202 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
Douglas L. Peterson
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, friendly work environment (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits like free museum admissions etc (in 27 reviews)


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

  • Upper management attitude is "you are with us or you are against us (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance like my work

    Cons

    Growth is slow ...senior management slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some VPs dont manage well and please do there reviews well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Outsource EVERYTHING, surrounded by employees who would rather be anyplace else. Call India for horrible support.

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    Current Employee - Technical  in  Nonesuch, MI
    Current Employee - Technical in Nonesuch, MI

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Only reason we're still here. When management announced that "raises will be reduced to low singe-digits to allow company growth", they weren't kidding. 2.4% IS LOW SINGLE-DIGITS, right? Inflation for 2013 in the U.S. was about 1.7%... so... don't go to McDonald's too often on THAT pay raise.

    Cons

    Soul crushing environment. No enthusiasm, no creativity, no interest. Most would rather stare out the window. Cheer all who leave to move to jobs where they have value. In general we are all ignored. Stupid place to be. But it's a check. Those leaving exceed those arriving.... because logic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys have essentially killed any 'quality of work life' by this genius move "from Value company to Growth company". Yeah right. OK, now freeze spending company wide in 2014. So we can't actually function, but we'll come in everyday to zero forward motion, no projects, no initiatives. There's no money for that! We want to be SURE that Mr. Peterson (hey, you seem like a nice guy) get his $1.1 million bonus plus $4 million equity for MHF having such a great year. For you, yeah.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Business casual. Or sneak in wearing a hoody and jeans and most of managers will look other way

    Cons

    Poor training management and inner structure promotes dishonesty and cut throat mentality Management talks the talk but has no idea what they are saying. Run before walking. Madness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read more and people skills

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  5.  

    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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  6.  

    Good people, great place to learn. Slow career growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    It is great place to learn. Across the different areas in the company there are many dedicated and talented people. Most people including upper management are very friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Significant outsourcing over recent years has reduced efficiency. Overall, despite many opportunities to learn, there is very slow or little career growth opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Collegial. Consensus based approach for any efforts. Good company with favorable policies for employees.

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    Current Employee - Director Program Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Program Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good employee friendly policies on remote work arrangements. Good benefits. Good profit sharing plans. Good Health benefits. Good benefits like free museum admissions etc...

    Cons

    Difficult to move from one position to another. Everything is done based on getting consensus. Sometimes it is very difficult to move quickly if the situation warrants it. Penny wise and pound foolish sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people - loved the atmosphere

    Cons

    Division sold out - Publishing future unknown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    McGraw-Hill Conastruction Advertising Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a fine company that paid well, offered uncommonly good benefits, allowed me a lot of automony to do my job as I saw fit.

    Cons

    I've been away for a while. But it seems like everyone I worked with has been let go. My vague impression is that they often now have one person doing what two or more did during my days there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If McGraw-Hill management wants my advice, they're welcome to call me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Massive transformation from traditional publishing entity to financial services data provider.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highly intelligent colleagues, great brands that are excellently positioned.

    Cons

    The company is still figuring out what it wants to be when it grows up. Lots of change for change's sake with lack of clear vision of what needs to be done in what order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick and path and execute. Empower the ranks to drive positive change forward and reduce bottlenecks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for with better than average benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company is considerate of their employees and is always striving to better themselves.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is an issue as with most corporate companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening more to your employees, especially staff positions such as assistants vs. management all the time. They would learn a great deal because what most consider lower level staff positions, in my opinion, is the foundation for any successful organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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