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"Corporate Corporate"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you have the opportunity to work under talented people then you can learn a great deal.

Cons

We've allowed ourselves into evolve into an unsustainable model—one perpetrated on quick profits.

Advice to Management

Get rid of your debt and forget about ever orchestrating an other merger. Invest in your staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Problems Hamper Prospects"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a pretty good work/life balance. Working from home is pretty normal and fairly well supported. The people are genuinely supportive and friendly. There's some residual sense of what publishing used to be like.

    Cons

    The company finances are under serious pressure from huge debt service and declining sales and that gets reflected in ever increasing budget cuts and a continuous potential for layoffs. Large parts of the work are outsourced. They've cut past the bone into the marrow of the business. The HR Dept and the Performance Management Program has become a parody of Human Resources.

    Advice to Management

    Licensing the legacy product won't get the company back to the black. The treatment of your employees is alienating your best assets, but maybe that's the plan. To shrink to a virtual company won't save it. Develop a bold vision of the future of education and trade publishing from the cubicle level and go down with guns blazing. Unfortunately, the bean counters in charge probably won't allow that.


  2. "Houston Miffin Harcourt is a fast paced but highly disorganized in thier work flow procedures."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Skilled And talented marketing department that can move a high volume of projects using limited resources. Impressive marketing team mates who collaborated and helped each other to move project forward. If you thrive on high paced environment with intense deadlines that challenges your skill level look no further.

    Cons

    Project kickoff meeting were vague and dissorganized lacking any scope or vision. SAP ordering system is difficult and challenging to process high volume of purchase orders. Upper managent gave minimal support shrugging their shoulders passing on confusion as status quo in the educational print industry. Very little training and limited on boarding process on SAP.

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional employees based on volume of work and remove controlled caios as a leadership style.


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