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Updated March 19, 2019
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  • "IT upper management seems to have different agenda then the user community" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Little room for growth, few options to move up in the company" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant Trainee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment
    friendly
    good manager
    normal hours
    weekends off
    holidays and summer off

    Cons

    none at this time, just started

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Friendly people, and lots of them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scholastic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice, it is a big company so it's easy to avoid those you don't click with.

    Cons

    It is a huge company, so it might feel overwhelming at times. Or you might feel a bit lost in the system

  3. "Care of employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not to many pros has no problem laying of employees

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea how to run a wearhouse worry about money. Over employee

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees


  4. "Only if there's nothing else."

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    Current Employee - Production in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Production in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay on time and it's an easy enough job.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, it can be incredibly strenuous or mind numbingly boring. Management could stop having workers come in so early when their overtime is spent standing around.

    Advice to Management

    Better analysis on whether we actually should be on overtime or not. Don't rag on your workers for standing around when the only thing to be done in their area is sweeping spots they've already swept that day.


  5. "Too much stress and not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance
    Nice work life balance
    Summers off (unpaid)

    Cons

    The amount of stress that management and corporate put on us is not comparable to the pay we get. The company is out of touch with current trends and blames the consultants for not doing enough when we’re not given tools to succeed.

    They have us borderline harrass schools and parents for more fairs and when they say no we’re expected to contact them a week later to see if they changed their mind. We feel like used car salesmen. Our pay is completely dependent upon a school’s fair success. If school is out due to snow, illness or weather then your pay is affected and you’re expected to make it up.

    It’s a joke

    Advice to Management

    Don’t make fake reviews saying that your workers are gossipers. The only thing that keeps this place going is the support from our coworkers. You’ve had 7 people quit in 6 months, many of them had been here for years. Take a look around at the supervisors who’s team doesn’t hate them.


  6. "The truth about working at ~Scholastics"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One friendly employee and that you can put ~scholastic on your resume.

    Cons

    Let me start off by saying that when you get interview, that’s when you find out you’ll be a temp and even though the promise in a year you’ll be full-time, it’s bs. They have temps without paid vacation, sick days, and benefits for years.
    The offices are cold and no one speaks to you. I use to walk past a group of grown mean girls (literally twice my age) everyday and not once did they ever say a word to me.
    It’s a miserable work environment and I can’t think of a reason anyone would stay long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to budget so you aren’t constantly laying off people at 4:45pm on a Friday.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, with strong mission, and brilliant co-workers

    Cons

    It's a 100 year old company with an old school mentality, not a lot of innnovation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible, if you aren’t a favorite you will get no help"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Summers off (they are unpaid)

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. It’s like the mean girls movie how Management plays favorites, no real help even if you specifically ask for help, managers will openly mock you. This is not a place where you can get support

    Advice to Management

    Complete turnover would be the best place to start


  9. "Limited opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - PC Lead
    Current Employee - PC Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good for the cost.

    Cons

    There is very limited room for Advancement


  10. "In the process of change"

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is actually really good
    Slowly shifting towards newer tech stack
    Everyone is friendly and very casual especially if you work in the tech teams

    Cons

    Still using some outdated tech
    Health insurance expensive

    Advice to Management

    Nothing yet