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McGraw Hill Financial Reviews

Updated August 14, 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
  • Limited growth, too many upper management changes (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours depending on business units or projects (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to learn Project Managment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best Project Management Practices followed, very process oriented company!

    Cons

    Strict Management Hierarchy, tight monitoring of the work.

  3. "Associate Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good and laid back"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good and Laid Back Environment. Reasonable working hours. Interesting clients. Good office space. Managers are friendly and caring. Lots of collaboration and learning

    Cons

    Not too organized. Not very clear on career path. Sometimes workload is tedious and repetitive. Not too many meetings with other divisions

    Advice to Management

    Increase in organization and processes. Be more clear on career path. Make sure the workload is not tedious and repetitive. Increase in the number of meetings of other divisions


  5. "Work Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked here many years and with three kids, have had a lot of flexibility with my job.

    Cons

    While I love my job and managers, I've had many employees complain about managers not being so understanding of family or personal situations. I've always had great managers over the years but that may not be the case for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    This is 2016 and with the majority of the workforce being millennials, it is important to be open and flexible with employees. You will have a lot more loyalty and less turnover this way.


  6. "It's been great! But will have to wait and see with new management going forward."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and tech experience within new management. I feel new product management will enhance the joint company. Both companies had great reps on the product side.

    Cons

    New sales management. They don't understand the full landscape of financial information services. They think we can sell the same way they did for a product which was a monopoly. They had a bad rep in the industry and now our clients who we had great relationships with equate them with us. Guilty by association.

    Advice to Management

    Total tunnel vision right now. Look at the bigger picture. We are no longer two companies. We need to take the best of both sides.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible Employer!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MHF has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. MHF deserves zero, not one-star, ratings in every category.

    Cons

    I should have left there years ago. I learned nothing there. Rampant backbiting, absentee managers of the worst kind and a traitorous human resource staff are what makes MHF one of the worst employers. Avoid it all costs!!!

    Advice to Management

    Do the world a big favor and merge with Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a great company until they changed the management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly environment. I had great coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, do not value their employees.


  9. "Great place depending on the brand/department you work with under the MHFI umbrella"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The many brands mean a lot of opportunity to move around as long as you have a broad range of experience. I also think there are great people in this company; not the typical Wall Street firm. Under the SPCIQ, many managers are moving towards more progressives styles of management, such as work from home policies, etc.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty on the SPCIQ side given a recent acquisition. Some jobs have been lost as a result of redundancy. Certain systems and approaches to doing business are outdated and don't account for the advances in technology, such as content management.

    Advice to Management

    -Take on a chance on some new content management software
    -Provide more transparency on the future state of the business and how/why current decision are going to get us there.


  10. "Compliance Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Hoboken, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Standard nine to five hours

    Cons

    Not very challenging. Culture is based off of a very traditional and old way of thinking. Outdated systems. Everyone is slow in getting things completed.


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