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"Some good, some bad; adds up to so-so"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Benefits are very good. A health-care clinic and a small gym on the premises are nice perks, as is the lovely roof-deck "Greenhouse" cafeteria. Most of the people who actually produce the educational materials really care about what they do and the kids they're doing it for.

Cons

Communication is extremely poor. One hand doesn't seem to know what the other is doing. Reviews, if done at all, are via an online program rather than face to face. Morale is low, because positive feedback is rare while negative feedback is commonplace.

Advice to Management

Give more support (in time, materials, budget, positive feedback, training) to the people who actually produce your materials, and less to the middle managers just looking to perpetuate their own bonuses and perks.

Other Employee Reviews for Scholastic

  1. "Good company for people who wish to retire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consulting Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Current Contractor - Consulting Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scholastic as a contractor

    Pros

    -.Not much work load.
    - People are very friendly.
    - Job security (well for most of the people)

    Cons

    - Overall technology front of the company is pretty low.
    - Not many opportunities to advance in your carrier.
    - Too much bureaucracy to do simple things.

    Advice to Management

    Try-n-think ahead.


  2. "Great place to work and great people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Friendly work environment
    Gym in the environment
    Cool workplace and location
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Little upward mobility
    Low pay with regard to comparable positions

    Advice to Management

    My only complaint is that the pay rate is low when compared to other similar positions.

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