McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
205 Reviews
3.4
205 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
Douglas L. Peterson
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • pay, work life balance, corporate culture (in 26 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 is mostly out of touch and concerned only with the bottom line (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    pay, work life balance, corporate culture

    Cons

    still somewhat disorganized and siloed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doesn't matter what i say here, not at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience working on my first internship at a really great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great and helpful colleagues, nice environment and they really know how to take care of their interns.

    Cons

    Computers given for working were not in great condition, computer had breakdown twice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for stretch assignments. If you're an accountable person, you'll do well once you get the hang of working with the various teams. The company provided opportunities for self-education and my management believed in developing individuals on the team. There was a normal level of politics across departments and units. Most of the people are super to work.

    Cons

    Company has been in a state of flux for three years as the operating model had been 'being worked on' at the upper level ('corporate'). We seem close to finished with all of that though. The business units enjoy autonomy which can lead to different units handling things differently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make longer-term decisions, not just short term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Nonesuch, MI
    Current Employee - Technical in Nonesuch, MI

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  8.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Do not work here if you wish to pursue a HR career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist, TR Data in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist, TR Data in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Modern building above the CW tube station and shopping mall; fantastic people, corporate

    Cons

    - Work life balance is abysmal within specific HR Teams. Often the entire team in Comps work 3 days from home whilst the sole individual is expected to man the desk 5 days in office despite living in the other side of London.

    - salary poor. Came from oil and gas industry to drop half wages and subsequently resigned after 6 months to return back to Oil & Gas.

    - no cohesion and poor team communication. No coaching given for individuals who wish to enhance their learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower your performance expectations when sourcing candidates to work for you. Do not expect your ideal candidate will become your "Mini-me" overnight and do not trap them in "Catch 22" performance feedbacks. (Eg, feedback to speed up with work load. Speeding up workload leads to errors leading to a summon)

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hard Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Office environment and investment in equipment and software is great. Colleagues are from a wide variety of backgrounds and generally sociable.

    Cons

    Too US centric and not as International as it should be. Recognition for a job well done at times feels like swimming in treacle - hard work and slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up and add more transparency. Prepare for succession and don't view it as a threat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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