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Scholastic Reviews in Secaucus, NJ

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
5 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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  1.  

    Technology Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Scholastic

    Pros

    IT Management is open minded and very knowledgable technically as well as the systems.

    Cons

    Company is very large having many departments so difficult to grasp needs of the many. And so must focus only within your immediate department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work but talkto the workers in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very enjoyable place to work

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are very nice to work with

    Cons

    Commute is too long and the pay isn't that good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good experience to get one's feet wet in business operations.

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    The internship gave the opportunity to get insight into financial operations and the process behind publishing. Coworkers and mentors were very helpful and provided assistance when needed. Served as a good starting point while business was my main interest.

    Cons

    Work consisted of primarily data entry or going through invoices and other sorts of paperwork. Few opportunities to work with other coworkers or for work that broke up the monotony.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for interns to get involved so that the work itself feels more rewarding. This being said, it was only an internship, so the extent that this could be improved may not be large.

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  5.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great mission, great team of employees

    Cons

    Outdated IT systems, but working on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on IT system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is an ok company if all you care is compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Scholastic

    Pros

    I guess they offered me a fairly big jump in salary, compared with my previous job.

    Cons

    Well, I don't like my boss; he is from Deloitte and he does not recognize your work and achievement. He also requires you to work long hours, to travel to difference parts of the country and to report to him constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to improve the communication to the staff.

    No opinion of CEO

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