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31 English questions out of 31

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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May 16, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at McGraw Hill?

Pros

Generous holidays, benefits , some good leadership here and there

Cons

Not a stable company, more losses than growth, poor middle management

Advice to Management

High turnover in sales, hiring sales people with no experience, technology needs better development

Generous holidays, benefits , some good leadership here and there

May 16, 2019

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June 4, 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision 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.

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.

June 4, 2019

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November 19, 2020

How are career development opportunities 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.

Lots of career advancement opportunity and truly amazing people who feel like family

November 19, 2020

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February 15, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at McGraw Hill?

Pros

Great work life balance as other people have mentioned. Good benefits.

Cons

The company is massively struggling, and they're ruthless in their headcount cutting. It's also based on favouritism, if you're in there with the top dogs, you'll be fine. There isn't any opportunity for growth or movement. Would only work here if you are unmotivated to do well, and want to do the bare minimum to get by.

There isn't any opportunity for growth or movement.

February 15, 2019

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