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"Potential is there, but it's mostly just disappointing."

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Former Contractor - Assistant Editor in Columbus, OH
Former Contractor - Assistant Editor in Columbus, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at McGraw-Hill Education as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

The salary, and the fact that other companies are impressed by your credentials when you eventually leave and get a better job elsewhere.

Cons

No feedback, constructive criticism, or job descriptions to speak of. This seems to be on purpose...to justify any questionable promotions and to keep employees guessing and worried. Or to hide the fact that management has no idea what anybody is doing. The place is so unstable that micromanagement is rampant and covering your you-know-what is the only priority. This happens at a lot of companies, but there is a bit of denial and a belief that this company is above that.

Advice to Management

There is no real review process. Employees come to a review ready to talk about their contributions, only to be assured that they are doing "fine" and given other vague compliments and no feedback at all on how to improve. Rookies might fall for this, but it's clear that management can't provide information because they don't actually know what employees are doing. There is no growth or learning for the employee, or, even worse, an employee who is not performing well might actually believe that they are "fine." As far as management knows, they are. No one wins here.

Other Employee Reviews for McGraw-Hill Education

  1. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Nice group of people.
    Managers do not micro-manage.
    Great location.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  2. "Great place for a career in publishing"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Product Manager in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Contractor - Digital Product Manager in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, interesting products

    Cons

    Salary lower than expected. Many old ways of thinking and status quo. Not easy to move to better positions within company. Employees move to another company in the same industry, gain another title and responsibilities, stay for a few years, then come back.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Regarding technology, provide more services in-house, bring in good people and pay them then they would not have to outsource as much as they do. The product produced in-house is clearly superior.


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