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Updated September 16, 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 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. "Fair Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Impact student literacy; co-workers; set hours

    Cons

    Heavy workload; pay less than comp. Sales positions, but great benefits.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission. Caring and talented people.

    Cons

    Leadership does not communicate. The company seems to be desperate to serve every possible customer's needs, which is impossible. Never saying "no" is very expensive, but there are rarely raises. The current idea is to furlough sales reps to save a few dimes, but no managers are being asked to cut their pay. Taking care of employees has taken a backseat to taking care of profits.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    50% discount for self, friends and family. Instant accrual of PTO/vacation time for full-time regular

    Cons

    Working for a micro managing control freak that believes in emasculating his direct subordinate management employment

    Advice to Management

    If the company puts rules/regulations to management to implement and follow, then the individual locations upper management shouldn't change them just to protect individual employees


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good mission, but needs to catch up with the times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees genuinely care about the mission. Great SoHo location, believe it's renovated now. Usually really good about time off and casual work environment.

    Cons

    A mess. From what I can tell, men are always paid more than women (surprise surprise). Not a lot of room for growth. Managers get to treat their direct reports like trash because of their connections to C-level people.

    Advice to Management

    Numerous (usually female) employees were offered a raise and promotion only AFTER they secured another job...after YEARS of working at Scholastic. Treat your people right, pay them what they're worth, stop hiring/promoting your friends, and take a careful look at the culture towards women.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CDL Driver"

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    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work schedule, benefits, & pay! Genuinely nice group of people. Great company to be employed with very low to none turnover rate!

    Cons

    There are no cons, I have worked for various local delivery companies and this is by far the best one The pay is exceptional for the required work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Demanding Atmopshere"

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

    Pros

    - Fun atmosphere
    - creative environment
    - occasional fun perks

    Cons

    - poor compensation
    - excessive job duties
    - lack of recognition

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to be better compensated and

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but doesn’t pay as well as other publishers"

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    A positive culture and supportive corworkers.

    Cons

    Quirky culture so don’t expect coming in to change it...won’t happen. Culture expected to be in the office. Remote employees will have it hard

    Advice to Management

    Give folks bonuses tied to their product lines. Would incentivize them to move the business needle more


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Director"

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company mission is positive. Good flexibility.

    Cons

    Not much chance to advance your career. They do not promote or give raises.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Company struggles in digital age"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Work/life balance
    *Nice office
    *Good location

    Cons

    *Work in silos/Not much collaboration between business units or teams
    *Frequent layoffs/reorganizations
    *Moves slow
    *No clear direction or strategy for company

    Advice to Management

    View your people as an asset, not a cost center. Empower them to make decisions and take risks. Invest in your businesses or get out of them.


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