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"Salaries are criminal, environment is anti-social. Cool brands and some nice people."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It is great to work on brands like Curious George and CliffsNotes. It definitely skews older, but everyone is nice. Although I had to pay for my health care, it was great coverage.

Cons

Be prepared to sit in a closed off 6X6 cube, where you whisper to everyone. No sunlight, everything moves very slowly, and don't even think about growth.

OH and salaries are criminal. I can't even believe they get away with them.

Advice to Management

Try to do something with this company, move forward or you'll be the next blockbuster. Innovate! Also, please take some of the upper money and bring it to the "common folk" there. We shouldn't have to dip into savings just to pay rent.

Other Employee Reviews for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  1. "Hung in as long as possible"

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting educational publishing company, if you like working for the Big Three. Has the money to invest in new product development. Is trying to evolve in response to the seismic shifts in the content development and delivery landscape.

    Cons

    Until the US-Dublin dynamic gets worked out, it'll never be one company pulling in a singular direction. No player in the industry has a handle on the conversion to digital.

    Advice to Management

    Need to embrace new entrants into the ed tech marketplace rather than compete with them. If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.


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    "Last of the family publishing houses."

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your colleagues. Publishing houses, in general, have a family feel to them. However, most publishing houses are getting colder, and more impersonal. HMH, on the other hand, still maintains an air of familiar concern.

    Cons

    You really have to jump around to get ahead. There isn't a lot of upward mobility, except for what you make yourself.

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