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Updated January 16, 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 15 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Larger serious company, but good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of constant changes that often do not have time to validate

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in to your employees


  2. "making change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    working with great people and meeting new

    Cons

    not enough resource during peak!

  3. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Product Coordinator I in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Product Coordinator I in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's easy money but its temp work at best.

    Cons

    The work schedule follows the school schedule. It's rare to actually work a full shift but theres opportunities to work hours beyond what is your regular set and theres no benefits.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's a hit or a miss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Scholastic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, free coffee, free filtered water in the break room

    Cons

    Repetitive work, supervisor lashes out on employees from time to time


  5. Helpful (2)

    "No support"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Schedule is really all I can think of since you have summers off (unpaid) but if you don't have kids it really doesn't make sense.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and unhelpful. They are fair weather fans of the business and only supportive when things are going well (which they are not). Competition is rolling in and they have no plan to support their employees through it.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. You need an entirely new business model.


  6. "Demand Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off and company culture.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to be based off of how the VP wants to move folks around rather than performance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Job gets harder everyday low pay"

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    Current Employee - Book Fair Consultant in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Book Fair Consultant in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great people, summers off, working with schools

    Cons

    Low pay, increasing responsibilities ,

    Advice to Management

    Seek more input on products and services from the people who work with customers everyday.

  8. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good workshops, net working opportunities, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Cannot think of any limitations

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    Unhealthy place to work. Infighting. No job advancement. CRM issues.


  10. "Significant improvements in the last year, still a bit more to go"

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Pay has improved drastically after a couple months of retention issues that leadership acknowledged in private but scoffed at when questioned
    - Workplace benefits have improved - free coffee, snacks every day, bagels once a week, fully stocked fridge
    - career development opportunities have improved; new proof-of-concept program and hackathons give developers a chance to make an impact on the company with personal projects that can be picked up and funded

    Cons

    - Location - not much can be done about WHERE the office is, but more can be done about what it looks like. Paint the walls, put out some plants, give some life to the environment so that you're encouraging creativity among your engineers
    - Get better about recognizing your problem teams and managers; certain leads have a warped view of how to engage with their team members, leading to situations where they're given way too much work with little to no say about what the real effort it. They put some of their engineers in a position to fail and that doesn't have a clear way of being reported up the chain
    - PTO and healthcare benefits suck

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your engineers - they're the ones keeping your business running. Invest in your employees, remember they're not code monkeys, and give us some color!