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McGraw-Hill Education Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is well respected, fun office environment, truly care about their employees (in 62 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 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Database IT diection"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill Education full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, that work together in a very friendly style.

    Cons

    Lack of future growth in career, short sighted in direction at time. The process to get things done can be a bit top heavy and not as effective as it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more for possible growth direction for the company in the line of technology.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Disruptive Lack of Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New C-level team restructuring the organization to continue successfully in the 21st century.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership and managing directors as old blood and new blood compete for territory and relevance.

    Advice to Management

    Give very clear remits for senior management instead of letting teams tear each other apart.

  3. "McGraw-Hill Education Marketing Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Industry is changing from Print to Digital. Offering opportunities to change and grow within the company

    Cons

    Shift from Print to Digital has hurt revenue, which has led to multiple changes in upper management, and constant restructuring.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "It depends what stage of your career you are"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is the only thing you have there and that is depending what dept you work for

    Cons

    Benefits are very basic
    tuition reimbursement is basic, considering that they claim to be an e-learning company, they should have a more generous policy even offer to pay for everything
    due to cutting expenses there is no money to attend external trainning, there is so much you can learn through connect 2
    culture and morale are down due to constant restructurings
    In my 3 plus years, I saw one promotion. Most of promotion happen due to reorgs and you know what that means(lots of works and almost with same pay
    Very few people hold graduate degrees. Most folks hold a job
    New Senior management is very hands off, very top heavy, that is why revenue wise they made more money but not employee wise
    Corporate functions are barely there. Finance dept has a solid operation
    HR is terrible, a lot of payroll mistakes, need to keep an eye on your paycheck at all times
    Finance controls everything, not upfront about budgets to sales, a lot of unethical issues

    Advice to Management

    If you make so many reorgs, how can you measure improvement?
    Hire experts
    Get more involve, leadership style where you ask your employees what to do and take credit for solution should not happen at this level. You get paid the big bucks for a reason.
    Keep Investing money on building your platforms as other leaning software companies are getting ahead. You are so slow for innovation that is scary.
    Cut throat decisions will buy you time, but remember to be ethical.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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

    Pros

    -- A business transforming from print to digital makes for a challenging opportunity to reinvent and innovate.
    -- Work-life balance is fair and reasonable.
    -- Digital product customers are highly satisfied and see positive outcomes from use.

    Cons

    -- Lack of vision and accountability from senior leadership creates a chaotic culture with little planning and very reactive environment.
    -- Higher-Ed. Marketing re-org. and inexperienced leaders have sapped morale and made it challenging to move quickly and get anything done.
    -- Industry headwinds have this company significantly retracting in revenue and talent - this not a place for growth.

    Advice to Management

    -- Refocus on talent retention and improving culture - particularly in the Higher-Education division.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can make good money, great leadership, upward mobility

    Cons

    long hours, no work/life balance


  7. "Excellent Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Room for growth. Open Door Policy.

    Cons

    Not many company events hosted.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Academic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Academic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting work. The management seems to have our back, which is nice. Fast paced office which is also a plus

    Cons

    Some of the vendors we work with are a bit difficult. Also wish that the office space had a bit more natural light

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask for staff input


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are smart and collegial. Lots of ability to try new things. Good senior leadership team that has acquired complementary businesses.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as good as other companies nor is the health care plan.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Rigid & Over Processed & Controlling environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Noble Industry, making a difference through education

    Cons

    Culture is non existent; no one talks to each other in the DPG group, not happy environment as they are all running around scared of the head guy, not nimble enough, can't get things out the door quick enough, communication about strategy does not get down to the teams

    Advice to Management

    Deal with your arrogance & temper tantrums


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