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Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Cannot wait for upper management to motivate (in 42 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. "Order Picker/Inventory"

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

    I worked at Scholastic part-time

    Pros

    Great Management who help employees grow through out the company
     Great Home and work life balance

    Cons

    None, they are doing everything great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to begin a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    A very comfortable environment to work in

    Cons

    Micromanagement is a huge problem from the very top all the way down
    Very little collaboration between departments
    Everything is hurry up and wait
    Little opportunity for growth

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and within drivable distance from home.

    Cons

    not a right culture fit for me.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire professionals with college degree to do work on IT business applications.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great work/life Balance, VERY few opportunites for growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Easy Hours
    - Positive Attitude
    - Fun Content

    Cons

    - Below market pay
    - Poor Benefits
    - Very limited opportunity for advancement. In the three years I have been full-time I have seen almost the entire marketing staff turn over because of this problem.

    Advice to Management

    Become more comfortable with change and support smart people when they are eager to advance the company along with their careers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The place where careers go to die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    Nice, caring coworkers, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not much possibility of advancement, constant restructuring, tremendous layoffs, company has gone downhill as a whole fairly rapidly.


  6. "Scholastic Jefferson City,MO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scholastic (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had great benefits and allowed plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    It was seasonal work, and the supervisors watched you like prison guards.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Scholastic full-time

    Pros

    commission is great when you meet your plan

    Cons

    heavy politics; HR does not help

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production Systems Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lost, Cheap, and Confused"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance for some, not so great for others.

    Cons

    Poor technology leadership
    Bad decision making
    Cheap, Cheap, Cheap
    No long term strategy or plan
    Childish leadership
    Middle management is lost and has no ability to lead their teams

    Advice to Management

    Think before you act. You spend all of your time emulating other companies you want to be like. Instead focus on being the best Scholastic can be. Trust the people to come up with the solutions that will drive the company forward.


  10. "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.


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