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Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work!

    May 25, 2021 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fantastic boss/mentor, genuine drive for equity (for customers, for employees), flexibility, great co-workers

    Cons

    Development schedules can be challenging

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Company

    Dec 7, 2021 - Area Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Good benefits and perks. Remote

    Cons

    Company constantly changing policies, protocols, and resources. Growth struggles.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Was a great independent trade publisher

    Nov 1, 2021 - Editorial Director in New York, NY
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    Pros

    All employees are responsive and professional

    Cons

    was too small to compete at some levels

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good direction

    Oct 15, 2021 - Director 
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    Pros

    Really like where the company was heading.

    Cons

    I got laid off just when I thought things were getting better.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good People, Confused Management

    Sep 7, 2021 - Director, IT Technical in Orlando, FL
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    Pros

    The "movers & shakers" in the company were quite good (helpful and supportive). Management was lost in the "publishing forest" desperately search for a way to increase revenue. Acquired technology without doing proper due diligence thereby resulting in unforeseen consequences.

    Cons

    The "dead wood" in the company were in survival mode. There had been significant friction between the business units and the IT group. This put the IT department in survival mode often too afraid to explain simplistic IT strategies proposed by upper management (i.e., CTO, CIO). Politics often overruled solid technical recommendations.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good Overall Company

    Jul 22, 2021 - Director of Professional Services in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    For the most part they Valued the expertise of the employees

    Cons

    The Leadership at the company lacks diversity. Salaries weren't among the highest in the industry

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Long time employee

    Apr 7, 2021 - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is good to be involved in education

    Cons

    Not enough face to fact contact (before Covid)

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company to start

    Mar 12, 2021 - Senior Revenue Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice environment to work, and collaborate with peers; great office location

    Cons

    Small salary, working long hours during close period

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Ok to work for

    Feb 8, 2021 - Senior Director 
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    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and grow. Many holidays.

    Cons

    Layoffs almost every year but not at the top levels where it needs to be done at.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Smart Company

    Jan 14, 2021 - Director, Product Management 
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    Pros

    Great leadership. In-depth market insights. Constantly evolving and figuring out the best ways to support education, and always looking to improve the business.

    Cons

    Constantly evolving and improving is hard work.

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