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34 English questions out of 34

September 1, 2019

Does McGraw Hill have an auto lease program?

Pros

autonomy, work from home, company car

Cons

hard to hit your sales goals. Have to sell to both the professor and the bookstore and convince both to go with your product. Neither will want to, they want to go used. Professors want cheaper for students, bookstore makes much better margins on used.

Advice to Management

Need to do a better job of really letting individuals know what the challenges are of this position before they take it.

autonomy, work from home, company car

September 1, 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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January 12, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at McGraw Hill?

Pros

Great mission and group of people. Flexible hours and telecommuting days (prior to COVID). Managers trust their teams to do their work and do it well - not much micro managing. Friendly people and atmosphere.

Cons

Not a lot of opportunity for growth (in editorial department). People's titles aren't often reflective of the level of work they do.

Advice to Management

Consider lower level roles (coordinators, assistants, associates, etc.) as stepping stones so employees can develop skills to grow out of a role, and move up within or outside of teams.

Not a lot of opportunity for growth (in editorial department).

January 12, 2021

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May 29, 2019

Does McGraw Hill have any sort of mentoring program?

Pros

Great place for women to advance Mentoring opportunities Work/Family/Community balance Good work environment

Cons

Always uncertain if you will have a job year after year as MHE tends to downsize often.

Advice to Management

Continue to look within to promote and work harder to keep good employees

Mentoring opportunities

May 29, 2019

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November 17, 2020

How are promotions handled at McGraw Hill?

Pros

-Benefits are very competitive -The people are what make McGraw -Building community was very supported. This includes generous matching contributions to nonprofits, numerous opportunities to volunteer in the community, the ability to volunteer during the workday, and gaining financial incentives by working through the Toastmasters curriculum with colleagues. -The in-house cafe is fantastic and extremely convenient -It was very easy to get access to tools and resources, something that’s not common at many other companies -Travel opportunities were abundant, if you wanted

Cons

-Pay is not competitive with the market -Depending on the team, you had to be at your desk by 9a sharp and many watched the clock for the end of the day. Working from home was discouraged and management would not include you in updates or news -Promotions are difficult to come by, so it makes the environment more competitive -A couple of my managers had no clue how to develop their employees, so there was no consistent guidance on improving one’s performance -Routine layoffs every 2-3 years for the past dozen years are a norm, so it makes one wonder at the ability of the company to forecast

Promotions are difficult to come by, so it makes the environment more competitive

November 17, 2020

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