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Updated Apr 29, 2020

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Scholastic Chairman, President, and CEO Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson
395 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, good work-life balance(in 111 reviews)

  • "Was a pleasant work environment when in the office(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low to mid-level employees work really hard with little room for growth while many upper management folks are busy with self-promotion(in 64 reviews)

  • "low pay for what they expect you to get done(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Enjoyable

      Jun 29, 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule with great maternity leave, good-hearted people and a trusted and valued name synonymous with educators.

      Cons

      Did not have value in work life balance for employees. Upper management would email at all hours making it difficult to keep up with daily internal correspondence.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Family Business

      Apr 29, 2020 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Despite 100-year history and 10,000 employees, feels like a family business in good ways and bad. Remains mission-driven with genuine commitment to serving kids, teachers and families.

      Cons

      Near constant reorganizing, in-fighting and politics. Low to mid-level employees work really hard with little room for growth while many upper management folks are busy with self-promotion

      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Chaotic Place to Be

      Mar 10, 2020 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Colleagues are passionate about children’s books and it’s a rewarding product to work on

      Cons

      No sense of a plan or company direction, upper management seems to be in a constant state of panic and uncertainty, very low salaries, promotions and jobs are very much influenced by nepotism rather than good work

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Always moving the goal line

      Jul 20, 2019 - Book Fair Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great coworkers - 401k matching - great mission

      Cons

      Expectations and goals are always out of line with reality. Upper management keeps raising goals when it’s unobtainable. Changing commission structure where we do not get paid for the work we do is unethical and infuriating. Too many meetings that do not result in anything. I would not recommend working here if you like to earn money.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great People, Disconnected Upper Managment

      Jun 30, 2019 - Warehouse Associate in Roselle, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and atmosphere. Lots of events for employee appreciation. Decent workload.

      Cons

      Upper management kept making decision that directly impacted our work. These decisions were made without our knowledge and without any consultation with us.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Respectable employer with decent benefits

      Aug 4, 2019 -  
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lot of different opportunities and room for growth. Decent benefits.

      Cons

      Upper management seemed misguided and the industry of physical children’s books is fading

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Want it to be better than it is....

      Jul 7, 2019 - Sales Consultant in West Chester, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Can be mission driven, work hours are good and flexible for families, get to work with some great people

      Cons

      Unrealistic sales goals, lack of flexibility with management, upper management (corporate level) lacks vision and is reactive rather than proactive. Work load is excessive for the pay and office environment can be toxic at times.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      One of the worst experiences

      Mar 12, 2019 - Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My peers were great, I developed great relationships with other employees.

      Cons

      You're in constant fear of losing your job, everyone in the office felt the exact same way outside of maybe 3 employees. Upper management was all over the place and couldn't keep track of what was going on. About 70% of the staff were temps, so don't expect to move up to full-time. I saw them fire people with no notice on several occasions because new management didn't like their personalities. I honestly can't say enough bad things about how this company is run. I constantly had to keep track of every move I made because my boss started to blame her mistakes on me to other people so I kept written documentation of everything which got in the way of me being able to do my job.

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      High hopes for a great company, seriously disappointed

      Jan 7, 2015 - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - You can be a part of a company that gets inexpensive books into the hands of children, which will make you feel good at the end of the day. And that will keep you going when it gets tough. - The majority of employees are incredibly sweet, helpful, and welcoming. - Pay is decent for the industry

      Cons

      - Horribly managed. A public company, still led by the founder's son, who must approve every single hire. Ludicrous for a public company with thousands of employees. This obviously makes the hiring process tedious and barely worth it. They will offer you a temporary "temp" position to get you started quickly, promising you'll be permanent within 3 months. Multiply that by at least 4 and you have your real time line. - This company keeps so many employees at "temp" status just to avoid paying benefits for them. Its disgusting what they will do to loyal and reliable employees who have been temps for years and don't get rewarded for their service. - This company is living in the 80s and refuses to make any technological changes to keep up with the changing atmosphere in publishing, which can be incredibly frustrating. - Upper management is totally out of touch with the business and its needs, and will spend ridiculous amounts of money on first class flights, 5 star hotels, and massive re-prints, and then turn around and have a round of layoffs. This is not a lead-by-example company. - The bottom line is that everyone is overworked and incredibly under appreciated. Avoid this company if you can.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Care of employees

      Mar 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Not to many pros has no problem laying of employees

      Cons

      Upper management has no idea how to run a wearhouse worry about money. Over employee

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      2 people found this review helpful
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