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Updated May 24, 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. "Order Picker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid Holidays, Benefits, Compensation, Growth within company.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime in peak seasons.
    Not very friendly co-workers


  2. "I love working for Scholastic Book Fairs!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is full of passionate people who eat, sleep, and breath the mission. It's great to work for a company who is making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Fun Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, culture, benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    none to report at this time


  6. "Great place to work"

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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

    Great mission, product, and coworkers

    Cons

    Could use better connections between top of the reporting structure and entry-level employees


  7. "Great company for college students or moms"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Packer in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Packer in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with scheduling, nice teammates and trainers willing to show you and answer questions, management open to improvement and committed to safety, fun days ex. Pop corn payday week, french toast to celebrate french toast day, etc,
    Great company discount on merchandise. 50%. 60% at warehouse sale. Bargain aisle priced books are priced as marked, so $20 book marked down to $5 is the same price for you, not 60% off retail.
    Dress code super casual. Wear something comfortable for bending and reaching, and bring layers if you get cold.
    It's an active job, so you might increase your muscle or lose weight.
    This the kind of job with a set schedule. If you have another job, they will work with you.
    Volunteer opportunities at book fairs.
    Ideal for mom's and Dad's out there that need to drop off kids, pick them up, go on feild trips, etc.

    Cons

    Warehouse, so wear work boots for construction or postal worker. I wear sketchers work boots with extra insole in addition to factory insoles. Might still be sore, but your feet might get used to it.
    Part time hours that decrease as the season is ending. So either this is a little extra income, or you need another job to make ends meet.
    Not public transportation friendly, but you might be able to car pool.
    Be aware of your production numbers, especially boxes or cases done per hour. They expect 25/HR minimum, which works out to about 2 boxes a minute.
    Be prompt! Keep track of times you were late. 3 times, written paper to sign. 6 times, policy is to fire you.
    Seasonal,so if kids are out of school on winter or summer vacation,so are you.
    No paid time off, insurance or other benefits, until they make you permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about tardy policy and production numbers up front.

  8. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mission...feel good about coming to work every day. Everyone loves to read. Lots of positive brand recognition. Feels good to say you work for the largest children's publisher.

    Cons

    Tight on resources, workload is rough at times.

    Advice to Management

    Where we have great managers, everyone is happy. It falls on middle management to make sure things are going well for employees.


  9. "Sales Consultant Trainee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment
    friendly
    good manager
    normal hours
    weekends off
    holidays and summer off

    Cons

    none at this time, just started

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Field Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for SBF was a great experience. I worked with a great team in Virginia! I created my own schedule and was able to market and merchandise some amazing titles published by Scholastic. Great company to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of one thing I did not like about Scholastic Book Fairs. I enjoyed every minute and everything I learned.

    Advice to Management

    Since I left book talks have been eliminated, I think you all should bring those back.


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