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"A very positive experience in an intellectually stimulating fast paced environment."

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Former Employee - Director
Former Employee - Director
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

McGraw-Hill Ryerson has an excellent collaborative culture. Employees are well respected. There is an understanding from Senior Management that employees work hard at a work life balance. There is flexibility when you need it. It is a performance based culture. Strong performance, work integrity and dedication is rewarded. There are many opportunities to do different jobs within the company and for advancement both locally and internationally. Very good global collaboration between various business units.

Cons

At times, communication from senior management about changes in the company or other important issues comes too late. This leads to employees becoming distracted and speculating on what a given announcement will be about. At times, internal competition is encouraged which is not always productive and leads to unnecessary politics. The culture is a consensus based one which also can lead to unnecessary politics and not always the best outcomes.

Advice to Management

Employees are very observant. If something important is going on, don't wait for the last minute to announce it. Spend more time interacting with non-senior managers within the organization to better understand how employees are doing and you'll likely get some good feedback from them.

Other Employee Reviews for McGraw-Hill Ryerson

  1. "Good Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible work, company is moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Pace of change can be challenging.


  2. "I enjoyed my time at McGraw-Hill."

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Ryerson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Excellent benefits, pension and bonus structure when sales targets were met. I was fortunate to have very collaborative, inclusive and supportive managers that valued and encouraged the success of their subordinates. Hard-working staff and great company culture.

    Cons

    Significant restructuring and staff cuts due to changes within the publishing industry as the company moved towards providing ebooks and digital content.

    Advice to Management

    Never underestimate the value of support staff. Set your support staff up for success. Keep the lines of communication open between management and support staff. Value them as equals and encourage their input. There is a small cluster of management that treated support staff like minions and it really had a negative impact on moral, especially during the company transformation when support staff took on additional workloads and tasks with no increase in salary.

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