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Updated February 19, 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. "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. "Scholastic Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Awesome diverse Agile teams with lots of passion for what they do. Great efficiency.

    Cons

    Repeated systems across teams require some updating.

  3. "Book Fairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scholastic's benefit package is comprehensive.

    Cons

    Workload is a real problem that isn't being addressed fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Value the employees and their knowledge of the business, allowing them to learn and grow with the business.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Book Fair Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    The company has amazing benefits! The best part of working at Scholastic is the people.

    Cons

    While the Scholastic mission sounds great, this is still a typical corporate job where they try to avoid paying you what you deserve. They are constantly moving the goals out of reach. There is also terrible communication between the management team and sales consultants.


  5. "Senior Admin. Professional"

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    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great team to work with.

    Cons

    Lousy salary. Keep you on a lousy temp. salary.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your temps g so long without either hiring them full time or letting them go...


  6. "Senior Designer"

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

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Lot's of support.

    Cons

    Low salaries, even in publishing.


  7. "project coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job offered flexible hours and is good for students.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity to advance.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run far away"

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    Current Employee - Product Integrity in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Integrity in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Just don’t work here. It may seem okay at first but I promise you the tables will turn quickly.

    Cons

    Please don’t work here. You are better than going home every night crying. You deserve a job where your superiors want you to succeed and where there is room for growth. They have been reconstructing for quite some time and because of that nobody is getting anything. They are millions of dollars over budget and the employees are getting a horrible deal. Look somewhere else. Scholastic is not what it was. I’m not disgruntled, I just wouldn’t want another human to have to experience that place. You would think home of Harry Potter would be great...NO.

    Advice to Management

    They just need to start over


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neosho, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neosho, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management truly cares about the employees and they constantly go above and beyond to show appreciation.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


  10. "A good part-time job"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, including on-site clinic, insurance, and bookstore access

    Cons

    Very hot and dirty in the warehouse during summer hours. Not always the best at promoting qualified individuals.


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