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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Constant yelling from top management (in 3 reviews)

  • Who knew that an educational publishing company was such a miserable place to work - the senior management yell at people all day (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Editor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Benchmark Education for over three years and I truly enjoyed my time at the company. I was able to tailor my position to my interests and get involved in all departments. I felt that my work was valued and I was truly making an impact within the company. The office community is lively and diverse, and Benchmark provides plenty of opportunities to get to know co-workers. There are monthly birthday celebrations, a Benchmark soccer league, and an annual Benchmark art expo and holiday party. The collaborative environment within each department and between different departments allows for the best possible products and quick problem solving. Overall, I had a positive experience at the Benchmark Education and learned a lot about the educational publishing industry.

    Cons

    Benchmark Education has almost doubled in size in a very short amount of time and there are some visible growing pains, but everyone is invested in working together to revise and improve official processes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Confused"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Organization could do better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear on your deadlines.

  3. "A place to grow and success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groveport, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benchmark Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Starting as small family company, great vision and great product. A place were the people are the best asset with great opportunities to grow. I started when company was 20 employees today almost 300 I been seen grow and great opportunities. To be the best requires hard work, dedication and pasion to love and respect what we do this is what this company represents for me and my family.

    Cons

    Time to time getting people with wrong actitude and as company giving all of them equal oportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing what you guys do and trusting people. The success has a price to paid will not be easy but will be worth it!


  4. "Strange management but a place to grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller company where you can move around quite easily and be able to learn from some very talented people. Lots of opportunity to grow and move onto somewhere more lucrative.

    Cons

    The management can be quite difficult to work with. The boss can flip a switch and go from super nice to completely insane. Make sure to keep a low profile and be able to cover your butt in case they set their sights on you.


  5. "The most successful educational publishing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benchmark Education full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, creative, very smart staff

    Cons

    It’s always challenging to meet schedules


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time

    Pros

    cupcakes if you sing Happy Birthday

    Cons

    Everything. Modern day Slavery! disrespectful and uneducated on culture. If you're looking for a get rich quick scheme. You can sue for discrimination and verbal abuse easily here.

    Advice to Management

    GET RID OF MANAGEMENT ! THIS COMPANY IS FALLING APART.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Working at Benchmark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products and co-workers and learned some good things, good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor planning resulting in overworked employees.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Too Much B.S."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time

    Pros

    Good products and a creative approach

    Cons

    Abusive management creates stressful, unprofessional environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing staff


  9. Helpful (9)

    "STAY FAR AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch once a month but you can't just go get it you are called by sections as if you were in middle school with ugly trays

    Cons

    Management!!! The pay is even the worst part!!!!!!!! You are under payed under valued and there is no where to move up in the company because management doesn't allow it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!!!!!! The lady boss is the worst part of the company. She should be institutionalized. She makes the company so much worse. She screams insults and everyone just takes it because they care about their jobs.

    Employees should be given the opportunity to demonstrate their capacity with a minimum of a 3 month probation not just a few days.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Run!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Benchmark Education full-time

    Pros

    Occasional free lunches, beer/wine in office, some very creative and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Married tag-team at the top of the hierarchy, and one of the two thrives on making people cry--daily. She seems to take pleasure in upsetting the apple cart as often as possible, and it's no surprise that some people last for less than a day. Most of the people I knew there were planning their escape (it felt like a place you had to escape--it was that toxic, because of this individual and the chaos that swirled around her). Do yourself a favor and stay away!


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