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"Good work/life balance"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends

I worked at Scholastic as an intern

Pros

There is a good work/life balance. Management trusts its employees

Cons

The environment is a little low-energy

Other Employee Reviews for Scholastic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast, foolish, and desperate technology decisions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are new and young technology person and hired for low pay it's a good place to learn. I recommend to hang around for about 2 years though. Head out and work for a more mature IT company to learn how things should be done.

    Cons

    They have problems keeping their most experienced and knowledgeable employees. Once they are gone each department starts to struggle. Some are laid off for no reason and others just leave because they are unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep and grow your most qualified and experienced employees. They provide security, confidence, and organization, to everyone they lead. Stay with proven technology platforms and software. Every decision shouldn't be based on cost. Management needs to consider overall quality and stability first. Keep your best senior managers on staff because you are causing the least mature employees to run wild. It's kind of like a "Lord of the Flies" work environment rather than "Lord of the Rings".
    Management needs to be careful when changing direction in infrastructure. Do not discard your current platforms while developing new environments. Invest in stability rather than investing to save money. Try not to become to innovative to fast and blame others for your foolish mistakes. New technology does not work for all organizations. Continue to stabilize and support your current and proven money making environments. Also do not quickly discard each environment hoping something new will work better. I've never seen such a profitable company that made so many wasteful mistakes in the less than two years I was there.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Red tape, hard to advance, very top heavy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Laxed work environment, discounts, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Top heavy, flip flop decisions

    Advice to Management

    Needs a whole set of officers

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