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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Issues and Benefits

    Jul 20, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are average Work from home policy is good co-workers are dedicated

    Cons

    management doesn't care about you high turnover at all levels company cant seem to retain a CEO Management is self absorbed and rude, yet they cant do anything without you

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    5 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not Loyal

    Sep 3, 2021 - Technical Services in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home and decent benefits.

    Cons

    They are not loyal to the people that put in good work and dedicated themselves to good work.

    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Employee Flexibility

    Mar 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility with work from home

    Cons

    Career path is not very transparent

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Upper management needs improvement

    Nov 6, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and ability to work from home occasionally; dedicated employees

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper level management. Decision makers have lost sight of their customers.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company

    Jun 29, 2015 - Content Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - work from home on non-travel days (for my role as a Content Specialist) - plenty of healthcare options - 401k matching - everyone is a professional - a lot of support - great pay - opportunities for growth and taking on different roles - company continues to grow and acquire other businesses

    Cons

    - ton of accounts and passwords

    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Run!

    Oct 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The work from home opportunity

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, a very toxic environment. No room for growth. The ELT are making all the money, but the people doing the work can hardly survive.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Happy New Employee

    Aug 19, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ability to work from home and great co-workers and management who are willing to help in any way possibly.

    Cons

    Can be gone for multiple days in a row traveling for presentations

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    A company with great potential

    Feb 26, 2018 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Broad range of services and customer base provides great opportunities for learning, problem solving, and development. Working with school districts can be very rewarding and provide a veritable Master's degree in K-12 education knowledge. The stated mission of the company is great! As a Learning Company, HMH can make a true impact upon the effectiveness of education on a wide scale. The potential for revolutionizing student learning and improving educators' quality of life is real. Strong processes and great people. The structure that has evolved over nearly 200 years of doing business can be an asset. The company has a strong set of resources and teams that work from home daily. This means you can save on commuting!

    Cons

    The same structure that can be a strength can become a weakness if relied upon so heavily that it stifles solutions (Make like GM and 'Burn the blue books'). Upper management has called for a flatter organization with a more collaborative environment, focused upon development. Middle management is still focused on a Theory X management style with evaluation. There is a lot of risk aversion to the point of lost opportunity. It can be difficult to get sign off on a decision without upwards of 5 plans. Remote employment is can be a bit lonely, especially when a manager is not interested in making time for direct reports or plays favorites.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 3.0