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Scholastic Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
206 Reviews
3.1
206 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture was very family friendly and flexible, making for a good work-life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great office location in SoHo NYC (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • HR is untrusting as there seems to be personal relationships built with upper management (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior Management consistently degraded me and others (in 11 reviews)

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    Scholastic St. Charles IL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working at the St.Charles Scholastic office. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Would love a higher salary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic

    Pros

    Great people, fun assignments, great work life balance

    Cons

    Red tape, rigid structure, Oversight

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    Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Manager Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, high value on work/life balance

    Cons

    career opportunities are somewhat limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scholastic as an intern

    Pros

    Great managers! Very helpful and friendly employees.

    Cons

    bad cell phone reception in building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to be an intern!

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really friendly team, attentive manager, super cool location in SoHo, interesting work.

    Cons

    People kept to themselves, not much opportunity for advancement (though this is probably characteristic of most publishing firms).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage younger staff -- as a childrens' book publisher, they're an important perspective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Publishing Senior Executive
    Current Employee - Library Publishing Senior Executive

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, wonderful training. They take good care of their employees. What I really liked about the company was that they took training seriously. I was flown to Danbury, Connecticut on several occasions and even attended a week long seminar in Palm Springs, California. They were a very supportive company.

    Cons

    In my case, the job wasn't very secure. Corporate downsizing. The difficult thing for me was due to timing. I only worked there for a year when they decided to replace my position with the call center and online ordering. They did compensate me well, but it was a devastating blow to be laid off so quickly, especially after leaving a different career to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do a better job of working to keep your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Character/Prop Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Character/Prop Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Scholastic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked directly with the Deborah Forte, the Executive VP of Scholastic. You would think that might be intimidating and that she might be maybe a bit aloof. But she wasn't. She was encouraging, enthusiastic, and joy to work with. This was one of my favorite jobs in my career in animation.

    Cons

    We were on long-term contracts so we were considered freelance and so didn't have insurance for most of the time on the show. But even so, they were so great that they ultimately did work out an option where we could buy in to a benefits plan. So I guess even my con ended up being a pro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please produce more shows in New York so i can work for you again!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Scholastic

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst

    I worked at Scholastic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have different branches that have many different avenues for you to pursue.

    Cons

    Certain areas are going through economic difficulties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if a person works as a contract worker, find open positions for them to move to when they have been with you for a long period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    is a great company for fresher

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    Current Employee - Purchasing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    all staff are funny and can improve the language level too.

    Cons

    no OT claim for my department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic place to work, truly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic

    Pros

    The environment is incredible - work-life balance, creativity, open environment for ideas, friendly, etc. It's worth considering a job here over other mainstream places because they really respect their employees and the hours are great. The rooftop is a nice touch too.

    Cons

    There really is not a con I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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