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"Sales Rep"

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Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It's a job! JOB, that's it...

Cons

Missing: Employee Engagement and Employee Development. The worst HR department of all time! Totally committed to upper management and not concerned on employee morale or job dissatisfaction. Would rather lay off an quality employee's then work to redeploy a quality individual into an appropriate role. HR is unable to connect the back end (laid off employee's) with their own recruiters.(Silo's) In all my years at HMH I never heard talk of employee engagement, customer service, responsiveness, or 360 reviews for managers. Management is completely focused on a few individuals and if you make it into the "Club" you'd be the lucky one, but if you have an conscience you'd soon find out how undercut and gossipy upper management behaves.

Sales: Don't do it! Extremely low paying sales positions. Did not provide sales reports to the sales force for the entire 2013 year. Sales people were guessing if they made goal, at commission time, many sales reps found they had nothing in their paychecks, and with the potential threat of a class action suit they ended up sending a majority of the reps a check for $25K to pacify them for their mistakes. Many reps, were still underpaid, and need to find employment else.

This company earns my all time "Worst and most Unethical Company to work for" Stay away! They will lie about you income potential and will lie again when you figure out they lied to you. All true!

Advice to Management

Need major team building and employee engagement practices. Get rid of middle managers, do 360 reviews on management and ask your employees about their goals. Hire an independent firm to do the review and out source your HR departments.

Other Employee Reviews for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This is a company that is under new leadership and is committed to leading the market."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, above-average amount of paid time off, accessible managers at all levels.

    Cons

    I have seen many instances of good employees come into work one day, only to find out it is their last day with the company because they were simply in the wrong department at the wrong time. Advanced notice is never given when laying off employees -- and it can happen unrelated to the health of the company or the individual employee's performance.


  2. "Great work place."

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    Former Contractor - Trainer in Guaynabo, PR
    Former Contractor - Trainer in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary. Compensation, Perks, Office, Location, Product.

    Cons

    They should consider former employees if they are relocating to other states.
    It is fantastic when a satosfied employee continues to work for the same company. That´s loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Consider relocated former employees at their new location and give them the chance to go back to your company.

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