McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
203 Reviews
3.3
203 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 25 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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    Executive Director

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, supreme salaries and great holiday incentives

    Cons

    Long hours, need better work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance Family Friendly work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Was a great place to work

    Cons

    Outsourcing many areas instead of maintaining knowledge.

  3.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Talented people, great benefits, good products

    Cons

    Morale was low at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve employee morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Politics as usual

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good.
    Great history.
    SOME Good people
    Flexible - good work life balance
    Advice to Senior Management – Disrupt yourself or you'll be gone in a few years anyway.

    Cons

    Management can be too political and not make adequate judgements on situations.
    Seems as if management has their own secret society.
    Managers are better at managing their bosses than their employees.
    Very bureaucratic organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill the politics and communicate to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Constant threat of outsourcing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Strong company, good pay and benefits. Some parts of the organization are run well and there can be opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Many areas are being outsourced or off shored. Morale is low as employees are expected to support the work that will replace their jobs. Senior management is mostly out of touch and concerned only with the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of the your employees

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    McGraw-Hill Education

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

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

    Pros

    MHE provides a good benefits package for it's employees. The pension has been eliminated, but 401K match is 6%. Salaries are competitive. Work life balance is valued. MHE trains it's management and leaders. the company has recently made investments in learning partners, which is a positive sign .

    Cons

    MHE will be going private, so there will be no stock, so no chance for stock grants. Bonuses are limited and shouldn't be taken into account, they are far from a sure thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Many years with the company

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Coordinator
    Former Employee - Sales Development Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, surroundings, and people. Products are moving forward to align with current and future educational needs. Talented people who like what they do. Always improving products and looking for new opportunities. Very respected company.

    Cons

    Being sold and doing employee cutbacks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a terrific company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Our division has a great atmosphere, great colleagues. Hard working, very rewarding.

    Cons

    It is no longer the same company. Upper management attitude is "you are with us or you are against us." There is no work/life balance and little respect for employees, especially those who were not hired by current upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how unhappy your current employees are and why so many are leaving.

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

    Good but not Great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Pros

    Your peers
    Work environment
    Helping customers sometimes

    Cons

    Not a lot of promoting at this company they instead train you to assist in other areas, no pay raise, with extra work at a flat rate leaves little incentive to remain an employee.
    Programming/Engineer support is extremely limited, you disappoint a lot of paying customers
    Management
    Scheduling
    Training

    All of the above are handled in a very unprofessional manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the company has been bought so they will purge you.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great potential, but politics gets in the way

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Columbus, OH

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Great history and back catalog of products.

    Cons

    Sales force has entirely too much political capital for what they contribute. Executives are too afraid to kill the cash cows, so the company is dying from 1,000 paper cuts. Director-level managers are better at managing their bosses than their employees. Very bureaucratic organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disrupt yourself or you'll be gone in a few years anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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