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  1. Like a Second Family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Scholastic Library Publishing full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Small Office, Intimate relationships on all levels, exposure to many disciplines

    Cons

    No room for growth, little support from head office, inability to focus on one discipline and master it.

  2. Great company before the change from Grolier to Scholastic

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic Library Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Super talented team of co-workers.

    Cons

    The core company, Grolier, lost it's identity and mission and was absorbed into Scholastic which created a disconnect with the customer base. Plus, there were too many divisions fighting for the same budget dollar which confused the customer.

    Advice to Management

    None. It's all about the bottom line now.

  3. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic Library Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats its employees well.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

    Advice to Management

    Can'yt think of any right now

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    Not the Scholastic you think...

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Scholastic Library Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy being able to share a quality product with wonderful customers

    Cons

    Constant micromanaging from the top down makes it almost impossible to accomplish anything. Managers berate and harrass employees, even (and often especially) those who are actually doing a great job and have the stellar numbers to prove it. Management spent more than three months trying to find a way out of paying commission to the top eomployee. The feedback is always focused on what employees are NOT doing, and never on the positive work done. Threats are constant, and one never knows when he/she will be called in to the office for a dressing down. The atmosphere is very negative and keeps employees on edge.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time getting to know your team and use their strengths instead of picking on weaknesses. Stop trying to cover your own backside and figure out how to support your employees. Rewards get more work done than constant whippings - focus on the usually positive work of your employees rather than the one or two lost sales.

  6. A good company with excellent products.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Charles, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Charles, IL

    I have been working at Scholastic Library Publishing

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, on-the-job training. Also Scholastic has a solid reputation in K-12 education which makes it fairly easy to get to customers.

    Cons

    Communication by management can vary depending on the situation. Also, supervisors can sometimes be disrespectful of employees and act in an unprofessional manner.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to treat employees with respect and avoid micro-managing which happens all to frequently. Communication should be consistent.

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