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
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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.  

    Fantastic Internship

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great team, young environment, lots of opportunities to learn from execs, interns given lots of responsilibilty in the right departments

    Cons

    intern program needs more conversion to full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    MHFI a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Great people, great ideas
    Nice location

    Cons

    Very corporate culture
    Change can be slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was great working here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    I loved everything about McGraw Hill

    Cons

    there were no cons about this company

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  5.  

    Could be better.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Provides a good package, however no pension or stock.

    Cons

    Expect a lot and no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give staff an opportunity to move up.

  6.  

    Great company to work for and advance in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Room for growth. Help with continuing education. Management is supportive.

    Cons

    Some employees have a "pass the buck" mind set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong Company

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top notch areas of expertise, Many opportunities, Resources available to grow in your career

    Cons

    Bureaucracy typical of a large company gets in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline and flatten Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Been with the same company for many. It has been exciting!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    The company has always been a leader in the services and products it represents

    Cons

    Perhaps not too much growth potential in niche jobs

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company; reliable; but freelancers don't receive benefits such as extra consideration when applying for jobs.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Editorial Work - Independent Contractor
    Current Employee - Freelance Editorial Work - Independent Contractor

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plentiful freelance opportunities. Good communication. Diligent to keep up with latest technology. Try to make processes as easy as possible for the vendor/freelancer.

    Cons

    Very little to no variability in pay based on performance or longevity for freelancers; no opportunities for receiving any benefits of any kind, including reduced prices on merchandise, complimentary copies of books; no point system or other system to grant special consideration to most loyal freelancers when they are looking for in-house work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put into place some system of rewards to loyal and quality freelancers. Include at least three benefits in the system and make it formal by spelling out the requirements. Freelancers need incentives to keep them keen rather than becoming complacent. Complacency will lead to a very significant loss in quality of your product. Financial is now Education, but this review is directed toward what was in place when it was part of Financial (McGraw-Hill Companies). The fact that you never heard a freelancer voice these viewpoints before tells you that you have been ignoring this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    McGraw Hill Financial Response

    Mar 4, 2014Manager of Employment Branding and Marketing

    This review is for freelancing at McGraw Hill Education, which is no longer part of McGraw Hill Financial. The feedback needs to be directed to MHE, since MHFI doesn't employ editorial freelancers ... More

  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Well respected company, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Currently going through reorganization changes due to change in corporate structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Having been here for over a year, I can attest that the expectations have been met and exceeded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great career oportunities; exceptional life/ work balance; competitive benefits

    Cons

    Bureacratic and slow in implementing change; outsourcing of back office functions has resulted in intermediate glitches and quite a frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep empowerng employees; increase transparency of all actions; enhance communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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