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Updated Dec 24, 2021

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

    Working From Home is a Great Benefit

    Aug 25, 2017 - Product Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The flexibility among many other reasons, is amazing with my home-based position!

    Cons

    Makes for colleague interaction to be a challenge sometimes

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    1 person found this review helpful

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

    Interim SVP, HR

    Thank you for writing this review. I appreciate your positive view of HMH and that you’re thriving in your role with us. We give each functional group the autonomy to design work-from-home guidelines based on business needs. So, over time, you might see more groups offering it. Thanks again!

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Corporate hoops and cheapness, but not the worst place to work

    Dec 24, 2021 - Product Marketing Manager in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart people CEO with actual vision Education space offers something to those with mission orientation

    Cons

    Company fails to invest adequately in employees and has retention issues Push to unify internal services has led to chaos and interdivisional friction as well as higher vendor prices despite whatever perceived cost savings management hoped for Crappy company logo that looks like a math company or an art-tech firm and was a typical product of design by committee

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    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Work is Changing

    Sep 9, 2021 - Senior Marketing Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    remote work, unlimited vacation. weekly calls with manager.

    Cons

    constantly having to do more. adjust to new system.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Nice group, fun work, terrible management and salary

    Feb 18, 2021 - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wonderful friendships and nice buildings

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to industry standard. Zero bonuses. Zero education assistance as other companies offer.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Constantly reorganizing

    Oct 19, 2020 - Senior Field Marketing Manager in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The love of education is in the hearts of the employees.

    Cons

    Over the ten plus years that I worked there; you could count on a reorganization every year to two years. Never giving these changes the proper time to see if they will make a positive impact on the company. They are seeking the blue ocean.

    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Go somewhere else

    Nov 2, 2020 - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Golden, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    internal teams were great to work with, supportive. Flexible remote work.

    Cons

    lack of trust after four reductions in force over the past two years.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Struggles of big companies

    Jan 3, 2020 - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Cadott, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I can honestly say that I work with a number of really high quality people and under some great managers. The commitment to excellent products drives the company and the determination to help teachers and students is central.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are just way too many initiatives that get only partially implemented.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Solid company, just ignore the morale

    May 24, 2019 - Senior Product Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Creating good materials for teachers and students is a worthy cause. Steady pay with small yearly increases. Good enough benefits. Great people to work with. Never boring. Autonomy.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to need stronger direction, not to mention people skills. Morale is very low in the company overall. If you keep your head down, but chin up and do a great job for your area, you will be fine. Ignore all the politics.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    People are undervalued and underpaid

    Mar 28, 2019 - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work from home flexibility

    Cons

    constant change in management

    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Stale and Stagnant

    Oct 27, 2017 - Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Good flex time policy, especially in summer, and lots of extra holidays (like the Friday or Monday off before/after a traditional holiday) -You can feel good about working in the education industry and know that you're making a positive impact on people's lives -Some opportunities to advance internally, or at least to move within departments to gain new experience -Work from home opportunities, depending on your manager

    Cons

    -Company restructures very, very often. The last restructuring, via Project FIT, was an absolute mess. The company, especially the marketing division, is now being run by people that lack experience and leadership capabilities. There are NO positive leadership examples in marketing. No cross-functional collaboration or best practice sharing. Teams are heavily siloed. Organizational decisions are made willy-nilly, without regards to an employee's years of experience, strengths, preferences, etc. People are pushed into job roles that may not be a good fit for them and are given no direction on how to work with other teams. -Offices are new but very depressing. I chose to work from home most days. No cafeterias; no private phone booths; no fun. -The company as a whole feels stale and stagnant. It's "more of the same," even with new leadership in place.

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    11 people found this review helpful
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