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"Senior Project Manager"

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great hard working coworkers. Overall good company benefits and a comfortable work environment. Able to work remotely if necessary.

Cons

Mananagement is top heavy. High expectations with no apparent rewards. No hope of salary increases above 1-2% (if any) no matter how much or hard you or your teams work.

Advice to Management

Show your gratitude to your employees where it counts.

Other Employee Reviews for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible, horrible place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some co-workers are great. That is honestly, the only pro.

    Cons

    1. Benefits are awful (medical, 401(k) match, compensation, work-life balance; just to name a few)
    2. Communication. The company keeps sending out surveys, the feedback from those, again and again, tell upper management that there is a large communication problem between upper management and the employees in the company. Their reactive response? Now everyone in the company needs to have frequent meetings to "communicate". So, we all sit on hour-long calls weekly to have management talk at us about nothing. Stupid and wastes everyone's time.
    3. Un-equal distribution of work load. Some poeple are seriously bored 38 hours out of every week and others don't have enough time to finish daily projects.

    Advice to Management

    Linda Zecher - fire everyone at the President and Vice-President level and start fresh.
    Take a look at all departments (especially those in GSC) and see which ones are redundant or don't contribute to the company over all. Stop setting up committees so that directors and managers can justify their existence. Some people just need to move on to different careers. Ask more specific questions on the employee surveys if you don't know which managers and directors need to be encouraged to find new careers. The employees know!! We have to work with these people daily! Do something to make employees feel empowered and enabled - we are not and have not been either of those for years!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No career paths available despite blind internal push to the contrary by HR and above."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In Boston which to some can be good.

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked; no opportunities for growth within current department structure.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be commensurate with experience (not just at HMH) and work load and currently it's not.

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