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Updated Jan 13, 2022

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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
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    ghdrtghrtg

    Jan 7, 2022 - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great company. Love the people there

    Cons

    None at the moment thanks

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Project Management off-course

    Jul 29, 2021 - Software Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    HMH has a Great Mission, Most of the people are Good. The techies are very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very smart.

    Cons

    The Dev Project Management thinks they works for the management, so they are pushing and trying to impress vs making good choices.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    front end developer review

    Jun 14, 2021 - Front End Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good work environment and good people

    Cons

    engineering wise was a little behind on technology

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Future looks bad most of the time

    Jun 24, 2021 - Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great mission and nice people but too many were laid off or are leaving.

    Cons

    Management laid off about 10 percent of the whole company in Oct 2020 and let go alot of the contractors who had been working on the switch to SaaS. HR and Tech Support departments got slashed even more. Now the company tries to get new people with lots of tech experience. But the max pay is about half what you can get anyplace else if you're resume is good so new people don't have experience the company really needs. Also more people are leaving because management doesn't fix the right things first.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work culture

    Apr 23, 2021 - Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good work life balance!

    Cons

    Too many lay offs, almost every year!

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good work culture

    Mar 15, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A very comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Need a better pay structure

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    HMH Fds

    Jan 25, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very Good Env to work in

    Cons

    great people to work with

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful Senior Leadership

    Jan 13, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wonderful work life balance. Senior Leadership takes the feedback from employee very seriously. Cutting edge technology to work with Training opportunities

    Cons

    Because of covid company was struggling financially and had to layoff few people in Sep.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Oct 12, 2020 - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, agile work environment, passionate people, focused on full-time not contractors

    Cons

    They are in the middle of a transition to SaaS which can be chaotic.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Oct 5, 2020 - Curriculum Developer in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    flexible, supportive management, good benefits,

    Cons

    in the midst of shifting and not everyone wants to change, digital program needs to step up, lots of layoffs

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