Scholastic Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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3.1
47%
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59%
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Scholastic Chairman, President, and CEO Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson
294 Ratings
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  • "Upper management kept making decision that directly impacted our work(in 64 reviews)

  • "Lack of technology, low pay rate and lack of management directions(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and work-life balance, people are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Less open-minded for new tech

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  2. "Comfortable work at a solid company with a noble mission."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Developer 

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly work environment - Comfortable deadlines - Good benefits and security

    Cons

    - Lack of mentorship - Lack of clear paths for advancement - Low paid

  3. "So Far, Scholastic has been a great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone who works at Scholastic seems happy to be there, it is a very positive working environment

    Cons

    Only Christmas Day and New Year's Day are corporate holidays during Christmas season

  4. "Great Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hard working employees Responsible managers Good environment

    Cons

    Many deadlines and many projects going on at once

  5. "Great Mission, Horrible Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Summers Off, Descent Benefits, Great Mission to get books to kids.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Unrealistic Goals, Hard work not recognized.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment with lots of opportunity to positively contribute"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management, white space for positive contributions, many cross-team/divisional project opportunities

    Cons

    Needs more POC representation in workforce

  7. "Lack of leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, smart coworkers, surrounded by books, beautiful building

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, vision, and ability to change or adapt

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  8. "Interesting group"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scholastic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Executives want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Excessive group think causes challenges.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Charade"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and hard-working colleagues that are truly passionate about improving literacy.

    Cons

    - Extremely high turnover; not generally open to progressive thinkers - Low opportunity for growth; roles defined by vague and menial standards - Negative work environment; obvious favoritisms - Permeating silo mentality across teams; blatant lack ownership - Poor leadership; disjointed business units - Operating in the past; reluctance to embrace efficient technology - Promotion discrimination, some solely based on pregnancy - Recklessly allocates budgets to unrealized and unnecessary milestones; does not invest in employee development - Little consideration or recognition for hard-working employees; absolutely no company culture (shame for such a beloved brand) - HR is manipulative; prone to support higher management over employees, never impartial, dismissive - Lack of transparency; disregard for employee wellbeing - Hypocritical claims of progressive social impact; racially biased in published works

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  10. "Good for me"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Scholastic part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone in my department was nice and friendly. It was pleasant to see everyone. My manager was really nice and understanding.

    Cons

    No raise in 3 years.

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