Mission: Changing People's Lives by Fostering Passionate, Curious Learners
It's not just our mission; it's our passion. As one of the world’s longest-established publishing houses and largest providers of ...
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Who We Are
HMH is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, we enable learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging, effective and integrated educational solutions to improve student outcomes. We serve more than 50 million students and three million teachers in over 150 countries worldwide, while our award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
HMH publishes distinguished authors including Philip Roth, J.R.R. Tolkien, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Amos Oz, as well as leading lifestyle properties like Better Homes and Gardens®. We are also home to many iconic children’s book authors, characters, and illustrators, including Curious George®, Kwame Alexander Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg.
As champions of curiosity, our employees are as much a part of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt brand as the programs we promote, the products we sell, and the services we provide. Based in 23 locations throughout the US and worldwide, we are over 4,000 employees strong, dedicated to lifelong learning — anytime, anywhere.
HMH is an organization rooted in purpose and strengthened by passion. Our values drive our decisions, shape our strategies and shine through in everything we do:
Led by President, CEO and Director Jack Lynch, HMH’s executive team brings a unique combination of vision and experience in education, technology and publishing to the Organization. With passion and drive, our leaders are guiding the Company’s transformation from a traditional content publisher into a fully integrated learning company that combines the best in quality educational content with the most effective digital solutions, professional services and more to support all teachers and learners.
At HMH, we believe is it essential to support our employees and local communities, prioritize sustainable business processes and address the social challenges that face our customers around the world. We take a holistic approach to our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives by working with organizational partners that share our goals, making cash and in-kind book donations, and sharing employee talent via volunteerism, allowing for broader impact and deeper community relationships.
In 2016, we donated nearly 1 million books to 244 organizations, volunteered over 9,000 hours in our communities, and supported more than 700 nonprofit organizations through our matching gifts and volunteerism programs.
For detailed information about HMH’s CSR program, read our 2016 Annual Report.
Key initiatives include:
At HMH, we are proud to have a positive, welcoming workplace. We understand how important it is that our team members feel supported and confident - our employees are at their best when they are healthy, happy and secure. This is why we are pleased to offer a wide range of benefits and perks.
For detailed information about our benefits plan, please see Our Benefits Brochure.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our continued success requires that our company reaches more customers in more languages and countries than ever before. Our customers increasingly demand products and services that are relevant to their information needs and respectful of their cultures. To meet these needs, we must ensure that we are sensitive to—and accepting of—the diverse nature of our customers around the world.
We believe that one way of meeting our customers' needs is through diversity in the workplace. Changing demographics in the US and elsewhere fundamentally affect the make-up of the HMH employee population. We must ensure that our culture, attitude and systems are in alignment with these changes.
We want to develop and encourage the potential contributions that all our people bring to the Company. In order to do this, we must first recognize the value of the broad and rich variety of experiences, ideas, and skills our colleagues offer the business.
We believe that there is an ongoing business benefit to our customers, employees, and communities when the Company is not only free of illegal discrimination but also inclusive with a diverse workplace.
We provide equal employment opportunities to all of its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, ancestry, religion, creed, disabilities, military status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law with regard to any term or condition of employment.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we value the service and commitment veterans and their families provide to their countries. We encourage returning service members, reservists, and military spouses to search our full-time, temporary and internship positions to become part of the HMH community.
I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time
Great company, great environment, surrounded by great people
can be micro-managed at times
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Austin, TX) in May 2015.
I had several phone interviews with multiple people at the business desk on the sales team etc. I thought it was a long, but good process to both make sure I knew what role I was applying for and also to see if I would work well with the different personalities on the team.