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Updated July 10, 2017
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  • Upper management would email at all hours making it difficult to keep up with daily internal correspondence (in 41 reviews)

  • company doesn't care much about its "freelance" employees (they have you on full-time mon-fri 9-5 but take very little care of these employees) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Work/life balance outweighs cons"

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Rare in companies today.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership. Knee jerk reactions. Asks for employee and customer advice but rarely acts on it.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in strategy. Be able to say, "No" to executive management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Production Systems Manager"

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

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and balance of work/Life. Most employees are very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Most design and editorial positions are temps and therefore have large turnover at end of projects. Yet, there are also temps that have been there for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Staff departments more realistically, to assure that talented people remain.

  3. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great place for work and life balance.

    Cons

    Can be micro managed at times.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most departments support a pro-family life style, unlimited sick time, little drama, predictable work days, little change from year-to-year, great benefits options

    Cons

    Salaries are lower for the work load, which is the trade off for that family time. Slow moving progression towards emerging technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new technologies


  5. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are mostly caring in secaucus NJ office.

    Cons

    Stressful deadlines, no real guidance or mentors.


  6. "Proofreader"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic as a contractor

    Pros

    Great manager who worked to help me grow and move up; supportive department culture

    Cons

    Pay and benefits. Difficult to achieve permanent status

    Advice to Management

    Permalance culture will contribute to loss of valuable workers.


  7. "Good Staff - Management seems to lack direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is good and there are a lot of talented people working for scholastic

    Cons

    Senior managers tend to micro-manage without giving the sense of a clear direction.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and train your staff. The staff feels like they are treading water with no direction.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Big company that seems to be more of a family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Large company that felt more like a smaller size and family.

    Cons

    Issues with the logistics internally-lots of rules and processes. Field employees are not super connected interpersonal with the corporate culture.


  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company for a good cause
    family orianated

    Cons

    seaonal shift caused alot of turover rate


  10. "Good company + benefits, slow growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work culture

    Cons

    No summer fridays, slow growth within company


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