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Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Upper Management can be somewhat disengaged" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Little room for growth, few options to move up in the company" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Order Picker"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid Holidays, Benefits, Compensation, Growth within company.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime in peak seasons.
    Not very friendly co-workers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Archaic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Good Hours
    Great Location
    Heartfelt mission (helping children read)

    Cons

    No Innovation
    Petty Management
    Very hard to retain employees - negative culture

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about tracking your employees and more about the work they are doing.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Only if you're desperate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    SoHo location
    Great mission
    Some nice people

    Cons

    Everything said on this site about the NY office is true. A very unprofessional and hostile work environment with bullying or absent managers doing whatever they please. The worst place I have ever worked.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "HORRIBLE PLACE - HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT!"

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

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    None - the money and time off isn't worth your mental health!

    Cons

    Seriously stay away from this place! Can't say enough about how bad it is. Never knew what is was like to work in a real corporate atmosphere until I got out, and I mean I walked out after many years of abuse. Working there is like being in an abusive relationship. No real HR to go to and management is horrific! People that have had the guts to leave are all now living and working happily but all suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome! Just stay far away and if you are unlucky enough to still be there GET OUT!

    Advice to Management

    None since they are pretty clueless


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance Designer"

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

    I worked at Scholastic part-time

    Pros

    Great hours and wok life balance.

    Cons

    Not very creative. They are archaic.

    Advice to Management

    Bring Scholastic into this century.


  6. "Overall good people, management undergoing transformation."

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

    I worked at Scholastic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Physical office location changed and management undergoing huge transformation. Resulting in loss of some talents.

    Advice to Management

    More care to sustain good, talented resources.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, horible local management !"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits for full timers ( not seasonals or part time ).

    Cons

    Terrible micro managing by Lake Mary warehouse staff. Disingenuosness , untruthfulness by Branch Manager. Opressive heat and considering the size and revenue of the company, terrible wages as non management staff have to work two jobs to survive. A small favorite "clique" that prevents anyone else from any kind of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously listen to your employees, do something about the hot working conditions, replace the Branch Manager and teach all management staff to trust their coworkers. Managers are bullies instead of being leaders and teachers !

  8. "So-so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and creative staff. Makes for a very pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Scholastic Trade has a gap between entry-level and senior-level employees. There is high turnover for those in-between because there is no support and little interest to help employees move up.


  9. "I love working for Scholastic Book Fairs!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is full of passionate people who eat, sleep, and breath the mission. It's great to work for a company who is making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and that is it

    Cons

    Executive leadership micromanages and NY micromanages


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