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Updated Jan 20, 2021

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3.4
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
291 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work / life balance is exceptional(in 77 reviews)

  • "People stay with HMH because of the great people they work with(in 69 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management is very competitive, cut-throat(in 57 reviews)

  • "Senior management and leadership of some groups lack flexibility to seize revenue opportunities(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great people to work with

      Jan 11, 2021 - PRODUCT OWNER/SR BUSINESS ANALYST in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People stay with HMH because of the great people they work with. HMH addresses employee satisfaction in many aspects.

      Cons

      Was not as competitive with pay, but they are trying to improve on that.

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      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

      Talent Acquisition Manager

      Thank you for your feedback and review. We are glad you enjoy the people you work with and wish you much success at HMH.

    2. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great Products

      Jan 20, 2021 - Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people to work with and working with schools was fantastic

      Cons

      A lot of changes in management

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Shrinking Pains

      Dec 8, 2020 - Content Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Many great people and great products

      Cons

      Going through a lot of change right now

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great People! Not the same company

      Nov 10, 2020 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people to work with. At one time great product.

      Cons

      Company has struggled to navigate the digital learning boom. Corporate floods your inbox with social justice emails. I don't disagree with the message, but seems like the only thing they care about. CEO is out of touch (corporate gypsie he calls himself).

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive experience overall

      Nov 11, 2020 - Designer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people passionate about education, collaborative culture

      Cons

      Leadership unclear at times, frequent organizational shakeups

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Good place to work, wish there were more financial benefits for interns.

      Oct 21, 2020 - Marketing Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people, great opportunities, lots of books. Fair working hours.

      Cons

      Low pay, no benefits for interns.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stay away

      Oct 4, 2020 - Marketing in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      a paycheck, while it lasts—and some great people, though many eventually quit or get laid off

      Cons

      top-down approach, top-heavy structure, frequent layoffs of qualified, effective workers and promotions of unqualified, ineffective workers, lack of diversity, managers that don't manage, multiple broken processes, clunky systems, excessive red tape that makes it difficult to get things done, lack of transparency, bottom-line-first approach to everything without concern for quality of content, lip-service paid to an "employee-focused" environment without any meaningful concern for employees, deadening culture

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      21 people found this review helpful

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

      Recruiter

      Thank you for your response. HMH is strongly committed to diversity in the workplace and we have a comprehensive number of initiatives to support diversity and inclusion; including our many ERG's. For HMH to be successful, we not only need the buy-in of our employees, but also their feedback and input on inefficient processes and systems that impact quality. We are committed to creating an environment where employees are comfortable speaking up and encourage all employees to bring any concerns to the attention of their leader or HRBP. Thank you.

    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Ok

      Aug 19, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Education is filled with great people

      Cons

      Limited processes in place hurts

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a sinking ship

      Mar 28, 2020 - Senior Finance Analyst in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people, flexible work environment

      Cons

      lower than average salaries, poor leadership, endless restructuring

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      11 people found this review helpful

      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

      Manager, Talent Acquisition

      Thanks for your review; we value your input and wish you future success. As a former employee, you have seen our major transformation to digital learning over the last few years. Throughout this period, we have always focused on adding value for both our employees and our stockholders. Our 2019 financial results reflect our positive growth and outlook: https://www.hmhco.com/about-us/press-releases/houghton-mifflin-harcourt-reports-record-billingsgrowth-in-2019-sets-guidance-for-2020

    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      The neverending contract position company

      Dec 17, 2019 - Data Entry Clerk in Petaluma, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Relaxed environment. Mostly great people. Dog friendly.

      Cons

      Terrible management including upper management. Temps are treated like garbage. Men are favored. Loyalty does not pay off. No communication or team building. Favoritism is common.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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