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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company benefits, focused on creating a positive work-life balance experience for all (in 41 reviews)

  • companies offer a good benefits package (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance seemed to be at discretion of individual managers (in 11 reviews)

  • Things seem to happen 'out of the blue' without much communication from senior management (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Too big"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Multicultural experience

    Cons

    London permanently looking at New York, specially in technology
    Business units are more relevant for your situation than the company as a whole


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    "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a big firm; everyone knows every one.

    Cons

    Disorganised.

    Not really competitive pay for the industry.

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    "Average place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not a high pressure environment

    Cons

    * Poor pay

    * Disorganised management

    Unorganised

    Advice to Management

    Got shut down because of poor leadership. Couldn't turn a profit :(


  4. "How to Move up?"

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

    Pros

    Diverse work population, learn a lot

    Cons

    Long hours, little opportunity to move outside the lines


  5. "Company Changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good work life balance,

    Cons

    Constantly changing management, Low Morale,


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    "Interesting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    People are welcoming and inclusive.

    Cons

    HR. It's not often you get an HR department which is so unprofessional.


  7. "research analyst"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Hyde Park, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to start your career

    Cons

    food is not good. they need to improve.

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. "Sales Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great smart people, promising company

    Cons

    Long hours, lot of work


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    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, hard-working staff on the editiorial side, egos at a minimum, salary competitive.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, too much secrecy and lack of clear direction from upper management.


  10. "Associate Director"

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and driven workforce; supportive teammates; quite a few extremely bright individuals around

    Cons

    Lack of organisational direction; not nimble - deeply bureaucratic; constantly trying to manage change - too much going on with too little focus

    Advice to Management

    Must find a way to reduce the chaos by either combining services or detaching them - leaving things in limbo caused confusion for staff and clients; provide more training to new employees; provide opportunities for ongoing internal training


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