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3.7
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
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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. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Could be great

    Mar 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours and work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much restructuring and unprogressive technological leaders in certain departments.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Make it Worth it

    Nov 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Very difficult to grow from within. Compensation are based on the years of experience rather than what you bring to the table.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work culture

    Apr 23, 2021 - Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good work life balance!

    Cons

    Too many lay offs, almost every year!

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work!

    Feb 10, 2015 - Inside Sales Account Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Amazing work/life balance - Competitive salary - Good health benefits - Lots of time off - Friendly co-workers/ managers - Extra perks Overall very happy working here!

    Cons

    - Training videos aren't that great. They give you an idea of what HMH has to offer, but more personal training would be better. - When you want something to get done or fixed it usually takes awhile. - Some of the products are outdated, but they are getting better.

    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Was Great Until It Wasn't

    Dec 7, 2019 - Senior Specialist in Evanston, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful intelligent, committed, and friendly people and good atmosphere. Good benefits. Decent work/life balance for non-managers . The work is important and HMH has very high standards and great products.

    Cons

    Changing upper management and processes every few yearsears creates incredible wastes of time and money. The brain drain is huge from layoffs of loyal, experienced employees.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Finance

    Jul 15, 2019 - Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are really great at maintaining a work life balance

    Cons

    management does not want you to become a leader. No opportunity for growth.

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Analyst

    Apr 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn! Company is big on work/life balance

    Cons

    Not an easy place to grow

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  9. 3.0
    Former Contractor

    management not strong enough

    Apr 12, 2021 - International Marketing Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    flexible a place for people who want work life balance

    Cons

    biggest Asia market, management lack of leadership, not qualified to organize business or lead growth

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Not good

    Oct 7, 2020 - Support Woeker in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is fair

    Cons

    Lacking strong leadership and corporate strategy

    3 people found this review helpful

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Response

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    Thank you for your many years of service to HMH. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and perceptions. We understand change can be challenging and lead to thoughts of uncertainty or a lack of clarity. In early October, we had to make difficult decisions to eliminate and create new positions that align to our Digital First, Connect Strategy. These changes will allow us to be a leader in this space as well as drive operation improvements. We thank you for your contributions to HMH’s transformation and wish you the best in your next endeavor.

  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    OK to work for

    Apr 20, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work Life Balance (at times) Company knows what direction it wants to go

    Cons

    Company knows what direction it wants to go but doesnt know how to get there. Constant re-orgs. Chaotic when Back to School happens Lot of print people in a digital world [makes it hard to progress]

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