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Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, including opportunities for work-from-home" (in 73 reviews)

  • "You can "work from home" as much as you want" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Real talent is going to jump ship unless a real work-life balance is possible" (in 14 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. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leader in adaptive learning
    Superior learning technology

    Cons

    There are no cons working here


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Academic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Academic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Academic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team, management, working directly with content; you really feel like you’re building something great that will effect students. The opportunities to build skills is endless and even as a low level employee you really get to take on a lot of responsibilities that look amazing on a resume. The scheduling might be a mess most of the time but the day-to-day work is incredibly rewarding and stimulating.

    Cons

    Pay, health insurance, growth, job security; as a PSW you aren’t entitled to bonuses, not that they are given. In the last six months the CEO, President, and multiple VPs have all “left” suddenly. There have been layoffs across multiple departments as well. As a PSW this is very worrisome because you feel expendable under a mere contract. Speaking of which growth is shockingly difficult as I worked for three years as a contractor before full employment was even discussed (for the following year, of course.) Under this role the merit increases are dreadful and health insurance is hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your failures

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mainstay company but changing..."

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    Current Employee - Academic Design in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Academic Design in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements, great people, supporting executives and management, interesting work (most of the time)

    Cons

    complete turnover in top executives over the past year - trouble brewing?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Trying hard to adapt; struggling with execution"

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

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

    Pros

    The company's heart is in the right place, they are attempting to focus on student achievement and instructor performance, and they maintain a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Multiple CEO's over last 5 years, continuous change in strategic direction, and marketing department lacks effective management.

    Advice to Management

    Start over, get back to zero, and rebuild the company from the ground up without worry about protecting old stagnant business model.


  5. "TPM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always learning and work with people who are smart and very collaborative

    Cons

    Management vision is not clear at times and often changes direction and milestones without fully vetting the outcome


  6. Helpful (9)

    "A good company with some flaws."

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Higher management seems to be in turmoil and unwilling to move quick enough to keep up with moving marketing trends.
    Back to school season is a nightmare and depending on the job you may find the hours beyond unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing the same thing that third rate developers are doing in software, you focus only on the "new digital product" rather commit to keeping your current and successful products up to date and supported. You are in a constant state of "catching up", you're so focused on building something new, you've lost sight of the products people are already using to keep the lights on.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Trying to stay relevant and maintain revenue"

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

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Mostly good people, job autonomy.

    Cons

    Constant change with little time to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to middle management as well as the sales reps.

  8. "My experience at McGraw Hill Education has been fun, rewarding, and challenging."

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    Current Employee - Learning Technology Representative in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Learning Technology Representative in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - a mission driven company
    - work with talented and intelligent people
    - respected and treated fairly
    - challenged to improve
    - perks of the job - (company car and phone)

    Cons

    The publishing industry is in flux. This presents a number of challenging unknowns that can be difficult to navigate. Management is constantly changing to meet these demands.

    Advice to Management

    Stay mission driven.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Bleak outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people
    Company makes a real effort to take good care of its employees

    Cons

    Its a shrinking industry and a shrinking company
    The transition to digital is going to be a blood bath
    Layoffs in Jan 2017, likely much bigger layoffs in Jan 2018
    Talent is leaving the company fast
    As mareket pressure rises the atmosphere is very tense and everyone is looking for a scapegoat
    The Digital Platforms Group (DPG) just doesnt know how to deliver - which is dragging the whole company down.


  10. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, benefits, work environment, work-life

    Cons

    easy to get stuck in position - limited opportunities for advancement or movement

    Advice to Management

    Take it seriously when employees want to learn more, change positions, and remain with the company.


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