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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
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  • "People that I work with are great people and we really work as a team.(in 181 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and stock participation plan(in 88 reviews)
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    1. 5.0
      Oct 2, 2023
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      Very supportive managers and you feel valued


      Some weeks can get very tiring with traveling

      1. 2.0
        Oct 2, 2023
        Current Employee
        Portland, OR
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        - Unlimited PTO (if that's your thing) - Majority work remotely - Understands the need towards consistency


        - You must prove what you bring to the table is better than what HMH currently has - they start by saying you will use X and then you have to hope you can lead them to a discussion. - Hierarchy is crazy-strong. I haven't seen this level of secrecy and control since the early 2000's. - Don't ever expect to get told anything ahead of time. Ever. About anything.

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      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 1,439 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

      57% of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to be work life balance, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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