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Found 26 of over 1K reviews
3.2
13% Recommend to a Friend
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
49% Approve of CEO

Found 26 of over 1K reviews

3.2
13%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
Approve of CEO
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
4 Ratings

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  1. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 5 years

    Fair company to work with

    Aug 4, 2022 - Outside Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Before selling their Trade Division to HarperCollins, HMH was a fair and transparent company to work with.

    Cons

    Back office support was generally good but could be slow to respond.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Jun 28, 2022 - Field Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The job is fun and engaging. It's high energy and the money is great.

    Cons

    Expectations, other than meeting your quota, are not always clear.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Company

    Jul 26, 2022 - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good time off, ok money

    Cons

    mgmt could have communicated better

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Be careful

    Apr 12, 2022 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and solid prof learning

    Cons

    poor management, don't listen to sales team

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company, should be great

    Jul 6, 2021 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They hire great people. They do things with good intentions but miss the big picture at times.

    Cons

    They make too many changes and don't listen to people on certain product concerns.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    sales review

    Jul 3, 2021 - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great employees for the most part

    Cons

    Limited career growth over time

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    No longer cares about their employees

    Mar 2, 2021 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have a nice benefits package.

    Cons

    Executive Management no longer cares about their employees.

    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Just a #

    Mar 10, 2021 - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked side by side with

    Cons

    Upper Management out of touch

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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful beginning...horrific end

    Aug 4, 2013 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, company vehicle, home office, nice benefits

    Cons

    Top heavy management, constant fear of job loss, constant reorganization.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Progress hindered by lack of forward-thinking leadership.

    Aug 17, 2012 - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    HMH has great content and passionate employees that truly believe in what they do. The products and legacy are valuable.

    Cons

    The company is like a lumbering dinosaur that can't keep up with progress. A large percentage of the time I was there, we didn't have something as simple as a working website. When we did, it was difficult to navigate and missing lots of key information. The company is reactive when it comes to technology at a time when it is vital to be proactive. Even simple internal tasks were mired in unnecessary processes. HMH is stuck in the past and old ways of doing business, and lacks focus, direction, and forward thinking leadership. Technology is forcing publishing to become a quickly changing industry, and they need to be able to keep up with the change if they expect to survive for the remainder of the 21st century.

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Sales Representative professionals rate their compensation and benefits at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with 3 out of 5 stars based on 26 anonymously submitted employee reviews. This is 15.4% worse than the company average rating for salary and benefits. Find out more about Sales Representative salaries and benefits at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

13% of Sales Representative employees at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt would recommend their employer to a friend. This rating has increased by 61% in the past 12 months. Sales Representative professionals have also rated Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with a 2.9 rating for work-life-balance, 3.8 rating for diversity and inclusion, 2.6 rating for culture and values and 2.6 rating for career opportunities.

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