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Updated May 26, 2022

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Found 983 of over 1,147 reviews

3.6
62%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Scholastic Chairman, President, and CEO Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson
365 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people and a nice company(in 105 reviews)
  • "This company offers a good benefits package and employee discounts on their products.(in 67 reviews)
  • "Work life balance can be good if you're not on a tight deadline(in 56 reviews)
  • "flexible hours and within drivable distance from home.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Some coworkers are great.(in 27 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mission driven

    Jan 30, 2022 - Vice President 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    101 years following a worthy mission for children and reading and engagement

    Cons

    101 years of some old systems and processes

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Mission-driven, fantastic colleagues

    Apr 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    * The entire company is mission-driven and truly cares about impacting children's literacy and cultivating a love of learning * Strong, positive brand association among teachers and parents * There is a lot of opportunity to contribute your ideas to any project, but the processes for taking a project to market are very unclear * Great opportunities for growth and advancement, if you are okay with dealing with ambiguity and taking on more work

    Cons

    * Very, very, very little blue-sky innovation. * Processes, systems, and technologies are quite out of date * The company is not structured for growth. Many functional teams are siloed in separate business-units, and very few individuals/teams have a goal-oriented mindset * Data-driven decision-making is often talked about, but rarely practiced. Data teams are super smart and helpful, but are not embedded functionally, so impact is always limited. * There is a general misunderstanding of underlying growth drivers for the business units and the enterprise, often starting at top-level management.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place!

    May 25, 2022 - Customer Service Agent in Neosho, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Remote work, company benefits, good work culture, training and everything is at your fingertips.

    Cons

    May take many years to move up and policies.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Decent Job

    May 23, 2022 - Warehouse Worker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty easy tasks and overtime sometimes

    Cons

    On Thursdays and Fridays it gets really busy so prepare

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Scholastic has been very good to me

    Jan 22, 2022 - Product in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people in technology are talented and easy to work with. My boss is brilliant and treats me very well. I enjoy the projects I work on and the team I work with has an amazing tech lead. I've worked in a number of bad jobs with people who are indifferent or even abusive , so working with someone who clearly understands the entire ecosystem and can see how my work clearly benefits the bottom line, it's such a relief and feels long overdue. If I wanted to keep working in a corporate environment and if the culture remained smart and supportive, I'd happily stay at Scholastic until retirement.

    Cons

    Way too much work and the timelines are so short. We always manage to make it to the finish line, but we're always juggling multiple projects and there never seems to be any time to catch our breath before moving on to the next thing.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Consulting

    May 11, 2022 - Senior Consultant in Phil, KY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing place to work at

    Cons

    None at all for now hopefully.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Neosho, MO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    the company offers great FT benefits

    Cons

    Limited benefits for PT employees

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Looking for part time job

    May 4, 2022 - Drupal Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I had a good time in the company

    Cons

    I had to leave the job

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Toxic Leadership

    Apr 27, 2022 - Digital Services 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some really great people and peers

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. Truly, awful. This vertical is driven by trickery, fear and a deep, dark and toxic environment, artificially paraded to the CEO as bubbly and fun. During meetings with this team’s leadership they will talk negatively about other people or departments and then block you from interacting with them for fear of losing power or for the gossip to get back to that person. High turn around on the team over the years should have gotten the attention of HR by now but instead, the toxic leadership gets promoted and can rein even further terror on this group.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Don't work there unless you have to

    May 22, 2022 - Order Picker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of holidays off compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Lots of harassment, do nothing supervisors, and overtime that breaks your body for not a lot of pay.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Scholastic Reviews FAQs

Scholastic has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,147 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at Scholastic to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Scholastic employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Scholastic. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

62% of Scholastic employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Scholastic 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Scholastic to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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