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"A very good environment to work in."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - QA Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - QA Consultant in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good work environment
Respect for employees
Provides a great product for children

Cons

Salary is a little on the low side

Advice to Management

Some technology upgrades are needed.

Other Employee Reviews for Scholastic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good people, hard to advance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a self driven worker, Scholastic offers great opportunity for you to get involved in a lot of different areas. People are generally pleasant to work with, although some senior management can be difficult to deal with. Depending on the division, Scholastic has provides a fairly good work / life balance. For women, Scholastic has an extremely generous maternity packages. Compensation is in line with the rest of the publishing industry.

    Cons

    No structured career path. Very hard for career advancement unless you are a self-promoter and aggressive in reposiitoning yourself. There are a lot of employees that have worked for the company for 15+ years that are in senior management positions more because of their tenure with Scholastic and less because of their competency levels. Work life balance, stress level and employee mannerism vary widely by division and even within divison groups, which could be a pro or con depending on where you end up. Poor training and documentation which is frustrating when coming on board. Not investing in technology as much as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Re-prioritize the divisions you invest in, as the legacy divisions that were your breadwinners 20 years ago are no long supporting your bottom line. You continue to cut technology investment even though you are behind. Learn to cut bridges with employees sooner. There are way to many people who are there 15+ years that are just floating along in senior positions making a lot of money based on tenure and not based on their value add.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "a money-wasting company led by a disorganized and spoiled upper management team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They loved wasting money on the most boring "moral boosting" parties... but at least there was booze and food. The health benefits were also very good, and you got them as soon as you started to work at Scholastic.

    Cons

    - Upper management team wasted everyone's time (and too much money!) by making endless revisions, as well as making everyone work on their personal projects (e.g. every year the president of my division had the production team make personalized holiday cards for her family).
    - HR doesn't listen to your problems, and they always relay confidential info to your manager.
    - Upper management treats everyone like their slaves. And if you don't suck up to them constantly, they do everything they can to get you fired. I've witnessed many high-level employees be treated so well, and the moment they disagree with their boss, they are black-listed.
    - Everyone is underpaid because they give their VP's outrageous annual bonuses ($100K-200K)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect!


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