McGraw-Hill Ryerson Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good work/life balance, company is moving quickly in the right direction.

    Cons

    Many of the new positions and promotions are just announced (not officially posted) which limits the opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is great but keep the organizational changes above board - you are missing out on talent and demotivating hard working employees looking for advancement.


  2. Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great products, Great marketing initiatives.

    Cons

    Publishing has too much travel and not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher salaries.


  3. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary good benefits good leadership good atmosphere

    Cons

    direction set by US can limit what local region can do


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  5. Flexible working hours, inflexible roles and responsibilities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fabulous work-life balance, relaxed atmosphere, good bonus structure (when sales are high), great benefits for both pension and health care.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility for adapting to new markets, management is unable to allow people to assume multiple responsibilities based on strength rather than title.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how the company is run, as the education market is rethinking how they buy resources.


  6. Could have been much better.

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    Former Contractor - Tier I Technical Support Analyst in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Tier I Technical Support Analyst in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Ryerson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Hours were very flexible - Working from home is always a plus - Can work anywhere with an internet connection

    Cons

    - Training was rushed - Not enough materials to do job in a timely manner - Many computer issues


  7. Company Culture needs a fresh look

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    culture is too old-school for today's youth

    Advice to Management

    get with the times


  8. Old boys club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a large enough company to offer decent benefits and perks. Management does not really know what is happening so you can get by without doing much. You just need to figure out which are the pet projects of the time and be vocally supportive, even if they do not make any sense at all. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    No clear sense of leadership. Promotions are not based on experience or merit, resulting in poor quality middle management with little knowledge of processes and best practices, no depth of experience to make good editorial decisions or sign on good authors which is important if you are a serious publisher.



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