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- "Great people and a nice company" (in 113 reviews)
- "This company offers a good benefits package and employee discounts on their products." (in 75 reviews)
- "Work life balance can be good if you're not on a tight deadline" (in 61 reviews)
- "Some coworkers are great." (in 34 reviews)
- "flexible hours and within drivable distance from home." (in 27 reviews)
- "Poor management (from boss to campus management)" (in 81 reviews)
- "It strains the back out and the pay is too low" (in 50 reviews)
- "The upper management and some of the middle management is pretty awful." (in 49 reviews)
- "Salary was low." (in 36 reviews)
- "Management: I had lost 2 managers within 3 months of each other." (in 23 reviews)
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- 2.0May 3, 2010Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Benefits and Pay.. That is all.
Where to begin, If you desire employment from a company that has perfected the art of 'backstabbery' down to a science, then Scholastic is for you. Job requirements: Must be a relative of, or good friends of an existing employee. Must be prepared to receive no on the job training and be told to learn your duties at home on your own time. You must also have no problem being written up for things like 'taking supervisor approved vacation time'. or being reprimanded for merely saying 'good-bye to your co-workers' at the end of your shift. This is seriously a bizarre and pathetic work environment. Supervisors who spend hours a day outside smoking and gossiping but yet they cry that 'they have no time to train you' or explain anything of relevance to you that pertains to your job. The supervisors are the epitome of passive aggressive. They seem to relish harassing the employees. It's as if they have been given the green light from upper management to treat those that they supervise any way that they wish. There is no job security and hard work isn't valued, It's almost laughed at. They treat the work force as third graders. We're talking well educated employees with teaching degrees that are well up in years, not a wet behind the ears fresh out of high school work force. Also if you do take a job with Scholastic and your supervisor decides that they want to get a friend or family member in, and your job would be the only option available, then be prepared to be given walking papers with no legitimate explanations. This is a well insulated satellite office with a culture of condoning and seemingly encouraging varying types of abuse. I would hope that if the proper people at the Corporate headquarters in New York knew of the unethical and unprofessional practices taking place in this office, that they would implement a thorough house cleaning. Also, seeking help or filing grievances with the Human resources dept is useless as they are well schooled in letting things go in one ear and out the other.1
- 3.0Aug 27, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Employees genuinely care about the mission. Great SoHo location, believe it's renovated now. Usually really good about time off and casual work environment.
A mess. From what I can tell, men are always paid more than women (surprise surprise). Not a lot of room for growth. Managers get to treat their direct reports like trash because of their connections to C-level people.11
- 2.0Aug 26, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Most management staff are very helpful and willing to bend over backwards to help you out within reason as long as you are a good, dedicated employee. Customer service has a great environment to work in and they are very lenient with their attendance policy.
HR needs a more strict hiring process and employees need higher pay to compare with competitors nearby that offer more upfront benefits.
- 1.0Sep 21, 2014Inside Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSaint Charles, IL
Worked here for over 4 years. Decent benefits, but even those got worse as time went on. Nice co-workers. Wonderful customers and products.
Nepotism, micromanagement, and unprofessionalism reign here. It is the most ridiculous work environment I have ever had the displeasure of working in. Management and floor supervisors are all close friends, yet none of them have any business managing people. None of them are educated or trained in management. High producers are transferred or fired at the drop of a hat because of a myriad of ridiculous excuses. Sales goals are often not released until AFTER the month has passed. HR is zero help and doesn't keep regular hours. (Plus the ONE HR person here is close personal friends with all of management and supervisors meaning the employee is NEVER right, even when following their employee handbook to the letter.) Employees are frequently harassed for using the restroom or getting up from their desks for any reason. So many shady dealings here, it's difficult to even list them all!8
- 1.0Mar 20, 2019MarketingFormer Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
One friendly employee and that you can put ~scholastic on your resume.
Let me start off by saying that when you get interview, that’s when you find out you’ll be a temp and even though the promise in a year you’ll be full-time, it’s bs. They have temps without paid vacation, sick days, and benefits for years. The offices are cold and no one speaks to you. I use to walk past a group of grown mean girls (literally twice my age) everyday and not once did they ever say a word to me. It’s a miserable work environment and I can’t think of a reason anyone would stay long-term.8
- 1.0Dec 10, 2019Sales ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWest Chester, OH
-some of the people are nice to work with. -discounts on books. This company is great if you're looking to settle and not grow at all. The company will try and get the younger crowd by marketing the summers off...trust me the cons outweigh the pros.
-the company does not offer growth. -in general management and corporate is sketchy. - the work environment is not one of progress and team work; it's a toxic one. - they will put anyone in a seat that shows some sort of drive. -pay is not competitive. -HR does absolutely nothing. * As you can tell the list goes on and on. Long story short anyone deserves better than what this company has to offer. Trust me better opportunities are out there. Companies that are worried about the happiness of their employees are out there. This however; is not one of them.7
- 5.0Aug 27, 2023Assistant EditorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Company makes an effort to foster work-life balance and is flexible towards family duties/emergencies amid work environment
Can have typical decision-making delays that come with a big corporation