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"Frequent layoffs :-("

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Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say - VERY Identifying Title in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say - VERY Identifying Title in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Loved the family friendly atmosphere. Was able to have a great work/life balance. Super professional people, NICE people fulfilling a mission.

Cons

May layoffs EVERY year. Was hired even though my Manager knew my tenure would probably not be more than two years. :-( The other divisions of Scholastic are bringing down the proverbial ship and thus Scholastic Book Fairs was forced to do really deep layoffs over the last several years. (Publicly traded company)

Advice to Management

Management was great in Orlando, unfortunately the layoff orders were coming from higher up in NYC.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting atmosphere, lots of nice people, good place to gain some experience.

    Cons

    Way too much politics on the account management side.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Scholastic is a lovely place to work. Some plusses:

    -Nice, respectful people.
    -Great office location in SoHo NYC!
    -Good cheap food in the cafeteria (it's also nice to sit up there)
    -Flexible work options (you can work from home whenever you want)
    -VERY casual (I wear t-shirt and jeans every day)
    -No set "hours" - most people roll into the office around 930 or 10.
    -Benefits are very good (we even have PET INSURANCE!!!)
    -Global reputation.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic. Many decisions come from upper management (and no, of course they don't know how to do your job!)

    Even though I'm a full-time employee I was still given an end-date in my contract.

    Ineffective management. Inappropriate time given to projects.

    LOTS of work. Expect to take work home over the weekends during crunch times.

    Many pointless meetings that eat away at your day and lower productivity.

    Low pay (but, after all, this is publishing!)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

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