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34 English questions out of 34

June 4, 2019

What is health insurance like at McGraw Hill?

Pros

I have a lot of autonomy to drive solutions to real-world customer problems in the education space. The people are smart, fun, collaborative, mature, driven, and overall good eggs. I have had many opportunities to grow and take on more responsibility. Managers don't treat employees like children or monitor hours online and in the office. We all get our jobs done and respect each other's lives. People don't play the blame game. Everyone learns from mistakes and moves on. We have some of the best technical teams out there. I feel well compensated compared to other companies in this industry. Senior management makes themselves very available to anyone and are as open as possible with information.

Cons

Many people are stretched too thin to do quality work, and some people are performing the jobs of a higher title without the actual title or pay. There have been a few too many re-orgs, layoffs, and company strategy changes in the past couple of years, which have caused some morale issues. There has been disappointment around bonus payouts in the last couple of years. The health insurance is not great compared to other companies in this industry.

The health insurance is not great compared to other companies in this industry.

June 4, 2019

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April 18, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at McGraw Hill?

Pros

I have worked with McGraw-Hill for 10+ years and they have been good to me. Some of the perks the company offers are a great Work/Life balance, generous vacation/personal time, 401K with matching up to a specific percent, vision/dental/health benefits which include outside resource partnerships such as dependent care support, attorney assistance and other low to no cost resources, flexible scheduling considerations, and self development tools offered as well. It is a performance/competency based company and they set goals each year of expectations to meet or exceed. If goals are met, there is potential for a merit increase. Promotion within does happen when the opportunity presents itself however, there are job postings for various levels which any employee may apply for if interested.

Cons

Industry shifts mean the company must find a balance between progressing product and sales with budgets and operational costs.

Advice to Management

Continue to recognize talent, remain transparent by communicating pending changes when able or known.

Some of the perks the company offers are a great Work/Life balance, generous vacation/personal time, 401K with matching up to a specific percent, vision/dental/health benefits which include outside resource partnerships such as dependent care support, attorney assistance and other low to no cost resources, flexible scheduling considerations, and self development tools offered as well.

April 18, 2019

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November 19, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at McGraw Hill?

Pros

Company is focused on employee development and empowerment. Perks like tuition reimbursement, donation matching at 50%, and good 401K plan. Lots of career advancement opportunity and truly amazing people who feel like family

Cons

Leadership and developers lack understanding of market and customers (sometimes investing years in product development without any market testing) There is also a lack of branding, long term vision, and innovation. With the transition from publishing to edtech there are many who still believe (or are waiting) for the "good old days" of publishing to return instead of looking to the future and innovating. More focus should be spent on the customer's needs vs what will make the private equity firm happy.

Perks like tuition reimbursement, donation matching at 50%, and good 401K plan.

November 19, 2020

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May 14, 2019

What is paid time off like at McGraw Hill?

Pros

Good vacation for new employees Good flexibility

Cons

They keep terrible employees around Compensation leaves some to be desired

Advice to Management

Stop keeping terrible employees

Good vacation for new employees

May 14, 2019

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October 15, 2018

Does McGraw Hill offer family leave?

Pros

McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) has a good open door policy for talking to your supervisors or others in management. Had good 401(k) at that time. Good vacation time and personal time. Great Parental leave policy and even have books to share with employees for Parenting. Some teams knew how to engage in volunteering and great team building exercises.

Cons

Lots of outsourcing made communication difficult for deadline on projects. Some supervisors liked to micromanage. Hard to receive wage increases.

Advice to Management

More training to management on how NOT to micromanage (for the few that still did this). Facilitate wage increases, specifically in areas that more expensive. Less outsourcing may lead to more project deadlines being met.

Great Parental leave policy and even have books to share with employees for Parenting.

October 15, 2018

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