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Updated November 9, 2018
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  • "Real talent is going to jump ship unless a real work-life balance is possible" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Final product suffers as upper management chooses to micro-manage one day and to become completely hands off for 3 days to just repeat the cycle" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working conditions

    Cons

    Not all promotions are from within


  2. "Mission-driven, diverse, and family-friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Great people/culture; flexible work hours/options; rewarding work environment

    Cons

    Challenging marketplace; global growing pains

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Problematic, Non-care to education, Racism"

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    Current Employee - Media Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Media Designer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Healthcare. Benefits. 401k. Some people.

    Cons

    Pay. Favoritism. Poor Leadership. Poor Management.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership rewards favoritism and promotes their friends internally, rather than reward designers or writers who work daily. Executive leaders hold onto their positions. You will not attain a raise working here. People steal each others' ideas all the time, especially managers. They take your idea and act as if it's their own. They really do not care about education or what's best for students. Several workers there do not even take time to make sure to edit content or make sure content is correct. They place Black, Latino, Asian's into their designs or artwork to project diversity, yet do not take the time to invest in actual cultural interest or give narrative from those cultural perspectives. Offensive designs would have been published as well, with different scenarios with implanting one person of color to appease the Black audience, yet not really depicting them accurately or always depicting them doing something physical. There's not enough care in how they represent all people.


  4. "Loved It"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Product I was always proud to sell it.

    Cons

    None. I have no negative things to say.


  5. "Great company - improving outlook"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best culture in years
    Improving outlook
    SLT seems to finally be the right mix of people

    Cons

    Needs to get out from under the VC umbrella


  6. "Software Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) has a good open door policy for talking to your supervisors or others in management.
    Had good 401(k) at that time.
    Good vacation time and personal time.
    Great Parental leave policy and even have books to share with employees for Parenting.
    Some teams knew how to engage in volunteering and great team building exercises.

    Cons

    Lots of outsourcing made communication difficult for deadline on projects.
    Some supervisors liked to micromanage.
    Hard to receive wage increases.

    Advice to Management

    More training to management on how NOT to micromanage (for the few that still did this).
    Facilitate wage increases, specifically in areas that more expensive.
    Less outsourcing may lead to more project deadlines being met.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Few Bad Apples"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Salary discrepancies between locations, titles, and/or gender.
    Many people in the Columbus location demonstrated immature and gossipy behaviors—often throwing those who don't work at that location under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate salaries and promotion tiers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "MHE is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Learning Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Learning Technology Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good management, good technology to sell, well recognized company name.

    Cons

    The new bonus plan isn't wonderful but it changes every year.

    Advice to Management

    Change the rep incentive plan for 2019. Reward the top performing reps not the average reps.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Zero Accountability, Terrible Executive Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Location, Healthcare, Benefits, Cafeteria

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, Favoritism, No growth opportunities, HR fails confidentiality, Executive Leadership rewards gossip, VP level egotism and poor behavior.

    Advice to Management

    This work place is a breeding ground for egotism, gossiping and favoritism. Horrible growth opportunities. Employees rewarded based on likability over work performance. Egotism is going to sink this ship.


  10. "Great Place to Work with a Strong Mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill Education (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    More than other places I've worked, this company has a strong mission. They really believe in the quality of the digital and printed course materials they produce and in helping students. Colleagues are smart and pretty co-operative. Good culture.

    Cons

    Health care benefits could be better.


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