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"Don't look behind the curtain"

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Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

*Scholastic has a great reputation to its customers and the reading public
*They provide good literature at very low prices through their book clubs
*If you think about the ultimate user of the product, you feel good about what you are doing
*Good benefits

Cons

*I found very few people who actually enjoyed their jobs there
*The morale is very low, and you feel like there is a black cloud hovering overhead
*The company suffers from mismanagement starting at the very top, and the upper level management seems to be engaged in too much internal politicking and maneuvering
*The pay isn't worth the agita

Other Employee Reviews for Scholastic

  1. "Good Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great mission, great team of employees

    Cons

    Outdated IT systems, but working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on IT system


  2. Helpful (3)

    "At least we weren't marketing cigarettes to kids"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, a product you can feel good about, very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Grossly mismanaged from the top down. HR completely non-supportive. Communication from upper management was disorganized and infrequent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the talented people in the middle ranks.

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