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McGraw-Hill Education Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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McGraw-Hill Education President and CEO David Levin
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is well respected, fun office environment, truly care about their employees (in 65 reviews)

  • You can "work from home" as much as you want (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Real talent is going to jump ship unless a real work-life balance is possible (in 14 reviews)

  • upper management unsure of how to navigate market (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Vision"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful new educational software and technologies, transformative innovations. The company has a great vision, and leadership on the digital side of the company understands what it takes to create an environment that fosters innovation.

    Cons

    Sales performance is low. Executives moving on to other opportunities. Rumors and open discussion of an impending sale. Morale is wavering.

    Advice to Management

    Build a strong sales organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting products, poor management"

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

    Pros

    Helping to shape the future of education in America and around the world, adaptive product offerings are exciting and at the forefront of educational technology

    Cons

    Low pay, dim prospects for advancement, management does not take employee feedback seriously, the drive to push updates occasionally does not take impact on users into account

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within or you will keep losing valuable employees

  3. "Education is changing, so are we."

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, good benefits and decent salaries for publishing industry.

    Cons

    Struggling industry lack of overall company culture.


  4. "Learning Technology Consultant"

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

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great people who really care about you.

    Cons

    Management at the RVP level can be difficult to work with, by requiring conference calls after 5:00 pm during the busiest part of the season.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, fair compensation and consistent merit-based raises.

    Cons

    Yearly reorgs since 2011 which puts staff on edge

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan a stick with it. The yearly reorgs don't inspire confidence from the staff.


  6. "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

    Great place to work for, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    No cons to report, just the santa monica location is prime traffic


  7. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some areas are extremely overworked while others don't have much to do.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement in my current department.

  8. "Good Place for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, people are very passionate about what the do, leadership does care about the employees

    Cons

    Accountability for shared services team "DPG" doesn't exist. Being owned by an investment company Apollo is not conducive to long term investment in the business - just care about short term cash flow.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Growth exceeded ability to assimilate everyone onto cohesive culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on communication between groups within company. Often felt like no two groups knew what others were doing.


  10. "Work balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Some flexibility to work remotely. One of the best for maternity leave!

    Cons

    Depending on the position you were constantly on the road, attending functions, including weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Build in comp days for your road warriors so they don't burn out.


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