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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

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    "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt"

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

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    President CEO is extremely bright and very forward thinking.

    Cons

    Leadership does not have much experience in Educational Publishing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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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