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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
223 Reviews

3.4
223 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
Douglas L. Peterson
16 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

    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.  

    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

    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.

  3.  

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

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

    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
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  5.  

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

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

    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
  6.  

    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

    Pros

    Great people - loved the atmosphere

    Cons

    Division sold out - Publishing future unknown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    McGraw-Hill Conastruction Advertising Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    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
  8.  

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

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

    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
  9.  

    Great company to work for with better than average benefits.

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

    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
  10.  

    A decent start-up job to your career in Finance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in New York, NY

    Pros

    Welcoming environment.
    Not difficult to learn working material and programs used.
    Very spacious.

    Cons

    Not very interesting in terms of tasks and assignments.
    Very little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more benefits outside and within the office for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No one cares

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Hightstown, NJ

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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