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Macmillan Education Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible management, nice people on lower level"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are the nicest people I've ever met which makes it tolerable. Pitty most of the nice people who actually worked have actually left now

    Cons

    There are many many useless people who do nothing and are still employed. Have no idea why they are still employed after all these years. Management are useless and too many want to micro manage which doesn't work well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing. High staff turnover, and don't tell people it's a merger when in fact it's a takeover

    Macmillan Education2015-10-05
  2. "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    This is fine to work here. There can be lot of learning opportunity. Team is good, working environment is also good.

    Cons

    Products are very less. So have to be on toes for business plans . 2015 onwards a new shape may be seen coming out

    Macmillan Education2015-07-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "The people are its greatest asset"

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    Former Employee - N A in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - People who are genuinely passionate about science and education - Friendly, informal working culture

    Cons

    - No career development - Below-average pay - Shambolic business operations (nothing works properly)

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in new technology and improve operations - Overhaul compensation and incentives to retain talent

    Macmillan Education2015-06-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance but constant organisational change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time

    Pros

    No expectation to work more than 9-5, not high workload, in Sales good potential commissions

    Cons

    Illogical global KPI's, the organisation is constantly changing and unstable, poor basic salary, your commission depends as much on local market conditions as your own efforts. No visible career progression.

    Advice to Management

    better communication to employees of what is going on.

    Macmillan Education2015-05-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Bad and Ugly"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macmillan Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary, but you can get more elsewhere if you are good. Good for nine-to-fivers. No one is required to work hard. People are generaly nice around here.

    Cons

    Planning and software design is close to non existent. Results are obviously half baked solutions. Project execution is about surviving from sprint to sprint Doing Scrum means being Agile mentality enriched with contracting Scrum masters who care about doing Scrum but not much about Project Operations team is major disaster. Distributed between UK and US to make them truly detached.

    Macmillan Education2014-11-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Support"

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    I worked at Macmillan Education

    Pros

    Learn the business, easy, never have to work late

    Cons

    Low pay, dying business, students print their textbooks

    Advice to Management

    Get out of Hamilton, N.J.

    Macmillan Education2017-08-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid until new management is in place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Non-management staff is top-notch. Best sales reps, authors, editors. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Management. Out of touch, out of ideas, out of depth, and soon to be out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming sales reps, janitors, and everyone else and look at yourselves.

    Macmillan Education2016-12-07
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A shadow of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, historically some of the best in the higher education field. Competitive remuneration packages, and flexibility with working from home. Some interest in training and development experience for more junior employees.

    Cons

    Appalling management, from the top all the way down to the new (superfluous) middle-managers. Seemingly constant restructuring and omnipresent management-speak is demoralizing for staff, and contributes little but distracting from front-line employees getting their heavy workload done. Platitudes about Macmillan being an international company should not be taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up, or better yet just ship out.

    Macmillan Education2016-05-27
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales"

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    I worked at Macmillan Education

    Pros

    Great products offered for college students. Laid back and flexible environment.

    Cons

    No transparency with management. Low salary for sale representatives in which you were not paid your bonus on time and the numbers never seemed to be figured out or understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent!

    Macmillan Education2016-02-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "So much promise, but very shortsighted."

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    Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macmillan Education

    Pros

    Great office location and ability to virtual office.

    Cons

    Not all the companies in the portfolio are the same, so the rate of growth is different.

    Advice to Management

    I was very excited to start working for this company. The collaborative energy and people made the job enjoyable. Management did not listen to the troops on the ground. Not all the products can be run the same way, so streamlining all the processes make it very difficult. Management needs to take time of year and decision making processes into account. Not all products are transactional; the relationship sale is... going to be a longer sales cycle. Also, the right hand needs to communicate with the left hand more. Sales people are told one thing, and then five minutes later are told something else by another manager. This makes running the business very difficult.

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    Macmillan Education2015-03-12
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