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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
216 Reviews
3.4
216 Reviews
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McGraw Hill Financial President & CEO Douglas L. Peterson
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24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very nice people and work/life balance, interesting work (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great beginning, bad ending.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good opportunity to learn the industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Flexibility to move within company

    Cons

    Too much red-tape in the decision making process

  3.  

    Working at McGraw Hill has been a wonderful experience

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

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

    Pros

    An overall great place to work.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to this corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff, intelligent colleague, and great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes the group can be understaff, which puts a burden on the group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Constant Change

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

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

    Pros

    The announcement of new CEO seems promising
    Great employees

    Cons

    The company has been in a constant state of change since I arrived 4 years ago and is losing top talent to competitors
    Not so great executing or establishing strategy
    Bureaucratic, takes forever for decisions to get made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration
    Develop green talent, there is a major focus on retaining top level employees when more junior employees do the grunt work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting place to work

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

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Will need to think about this more

    Cons

    Hum, will need to come back to this one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a career path for employees, hire qualified executives with people management expertise that manage using motivation techniques not fear tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Career development, so so benefit package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice and boring if that's what you like for lunch

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

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Everyone is courteous. mhfi is a staple, like bread. someone's gotta do it and they have cornered the market.

    Cons

    Too many managers trying to fill the ESL gap. Work is not challenging, unless you are a nitpicker, and there is a lot of that type of work which upper management is too "busy" to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the paperwork and old boys club networking and get your hands dirty with real work. Find ways to minimize red tape and maintain product quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Employees no longer important

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

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits but this is changing
    -1220 is a nice location

    Cons

    -Dress code is not keeping up with the times
    -Senior manager not listening to employees
    -Bad management rewarded
    -Changes to when 401K $ goes in...gone from next day to up to 3 weeks after it is deducted as well as T&E reimbursements taking a month or more
    -No balance of work/life anymore
    -Changes to benefits to "keep up with the industry" instead of keeping the benefits as is to make it better for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your greatest asset again...EMPLOYEES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid ethical company; slow to innovate

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

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

    Pros

    Deep resources across the business units; strong long range vision; long-term commitment to customers and employees

    Cons

    Slow decision making; finance-driven thinking. Lacks strong marketing culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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