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Found 1,210 of over 1K reviews
3.6
64% Recommend to a Friend
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
75% Approve of CEO

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3.6
64%
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75%
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
326 Ratings

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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years
    Featured Review

    Great

    Jun 30, 2022 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy Perks Benefits Leadership Support

    Cons

    Room for growth, salary increase

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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and valuable feedback about HMH! We are very proud of our culture, benefits, development opportunities and the amazing people that work here. We continually work to ensure our employees have equal access to growth and development opportunities, and to provide an environment where employees feel they’re valued and respected. If you have any further feedback to share, please email us at careers@hmhco.com!

  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing place to work

    Sep 8, 2022 - Senior Information Security Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team members Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    None that I know off

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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

    Sr. Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about HMH. We are incredibly proud of our culture, benefits, development opportunities and the amazing people that work here like you! If you have any further feedback to share, we would love to hear from you at careers@hmhco.com!

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    HMH CSR

    Nov 28, 2022 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice benefits and time off. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Some managers micro-manage and expectations are high.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good culture but low pay

    Nov 29, 2022 - Product Owner in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture with excellent work life balance. Great place to learn if you are starting out in the tech industry.

    Cons

    Very low salary for the industry. No bonus. They lose their top talent to higher paying companies.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Strong K-12 e-learning leader

    Nov 11, 2022 - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Reputation Product development Market share

    Cons

    Pay increase Employee advancement/career growth

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Sales Leadership Struggles

    Nov 19, 2022 - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Sales support representatives and regional administrators provide logistical and client support. Ever-growing database of marketing collateral. Remote/flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Managers lack leadership skills and are unsupportive. Most don’t have answers so they pass the buck and it can easily take weeks to get a client an answer. Incessant internal meetings, even when an HMH policy states there will be no internal meetings on Friday afternoons. Certain lines of business are given precedence, even if there is no demand for related products in your territory.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company.

    Nov 3, 2022 - CE Technical Support Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits with amazing scheduling and flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    No cons that I have experienced yet.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great designers and copywriters

    Nov 7, 2022 - Senior Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team oriented group of creatives

    Cons

    Lower salary than other companies

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company, Great People

    Oct 19, 2022 - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible, worry about work/life balance, experienced co-workers

    Cons

    Not the best technology and paid

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Chaotic

    Oct 26, 2022 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    No clear direction on anything. Constantly being blindsided by changes, and lack of communication from top to bottom. Difficult to advance to a higher role.

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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

    Sr. Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about HMH. A healthy workplace culture and clear communication are extremely important, and something we prioritize at HMH. If you have specific suggestions about how we can improve your work experience and discuss your concerns further, we urge you to reach out to your director/supervisor or HR, so we can address them directly. You can also email us at careers@hmhco.com.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,339 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

64% 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 3.2 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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