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McGraw-Hill Program Manager Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2020

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Program Manager"

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    Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill

    Pros

    Working in the Digital Platform Group you have a deep sense of where the organization needs to go and the changes required to get there. Good Salary Smart People Great offices in Boston & Seattle

    Cons

    The pace can be fast, depending on your team Trying to keep leadership team happy is difficult Working with the business units requires a lot of change management

    Advice to Management

    Build better bridges between the business units and the platform teams. Provide more agile training to the business units so teams speak the same language.

    McGraw-Hill2016-10-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Burr Ridge, IL

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Interesting work-load

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs, leadership is constantly changing and management does not seemed concerned with employee goals.

    McGraw-Hill2020-01-13
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    "Great environment, smart people, good direction"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've worked at MHE for almost ten years, first in editorial and now in production. The company is undergoing a transition from print-focus to digital-focus, and is investing heavily in the right kinds of technology to make that transition happen. The new(ish) CEO has brought a great deal of positive energy to the company, and teams feel much more comfortable in the past year. Somewhat flexible work arrangements with work-at-home options.

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    Cons

    The digital product group tends to work too independently from the product teams, so there's a disconnect between the technology we're building and the needs of the products. Product developers are overworked and lack a good training program to keep up with best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your product developers and encourage collaboration between the digital product group and the products and markets teams.

    McGraw-Hill2015-09-18
  4. "They treat contractors like FTEs"

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    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill for less than a year

    Pros

    Get in on some of the same perks as FTEs. Onsite training opportunities in leadership skills. Free food. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Workstations are too open especially if near someone who is always on phone. Parking expensive + hard to find. Awkward to get to by bus. You need to call the help desk for a lot of setup and accesses--third party is not very efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technically sound managers (some are great, others not).

    McGraw-Hill2015-08-12
  5. "Crazy Pace, tough market"

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    Senior Tech Program Manager in Monterey, CA

    I worked at McGraw-Hill for less than a year

    Pros

    Remote work, Autonomy, Dedication of some staff members is admireable

    Cons

    Poor support, old systems and infrastructure support, health insurance was gutted in 2015 no PPO or HMO option.

    Advice to Management

    keep investing in becoming a technology company it is key to the mission

    McGraw-Hill2015-06-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Work, Great Managers and Fun Co-Workers"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill full-time

    Pros

    All the fun of a start-up (interesting projects and flexibility to solve problems) but the benefits of a mid-sized company. Salary is competitive and we have a great management team. There are free food, snacks and drinks in the office all the time, and fun events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Health insurance is getting more expensive every year, but this is not unique to McGraw-Hill. I wish the office recycled more or encouraged less waste.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust your employees and support them! Don't play the finger-pointing game because no one wins.

    McGraw-Hill2015-04-14
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Bad eggs at the top cause trickle-down of low morale and huge turnover of employees"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working on educational products can be satisfying

    Cons

    Employees are not treated well. Huge turnover in employees. Revolving door, at least when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team. It will be less expensive.

    McGraw-Hill2014-10-27
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