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Updated Jan 1, 2021

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3.6
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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, less than 1 year

      Excellent!

      Sep 21, 2020 - Manufacturing Planner II in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful coworkers, great work life balance, 401k matching, good medical plans, college reimbursement program

      Cons

      Not a diverse work environment. I was laid off due to COVID-19, so job security there is not guaranteed until the schools reopen and the company is doing well.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Charade

      May 31, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dedicated and hard-working colleagues that are truly passionate about improving literacy.

      Cons

      - Extremely high turnover; not generally open to progressive thinkers - Low opportunity for growth; roles defined by vague and menial standards - Negative work environment; obvious favoritisms - Permeating silo mentality across teams; blatant lack ownership - Poor leadership; disjointed business units - Operating in the past; reluctance to embrace efficient technology - Promotion discrimination, some solely based on pregnancy - Recklessly allocates budgets to unrealized and unnecessary milestones; does not invest in employee development - Little consideration or recognition for hard-working employees; absolutely no company culture (shame for such a beloved brand) - HR is manipulative; prone to support higher management over employees, never impartial, dismissive - Lack of transparency; disregard for employee wellbeing - Hypocritical claims of progressive social impact; racially biased in published works

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      So Far, Scholastic has been a great place to work

      Jun 23, 2020 - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone who works at Scholastic seems happy to be there, it is a very positive working environment

      Cons

      Only Christmas Day and New Year's Day are corporate holidays during Christmas season

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Comfortable work at a solid company with a noble mission.

      Jul 6, 2020 - Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Friendly work environment - Comfortable deadlines - Good benefits and security

      Cons

      - Lack of mentorship - Lack of clear paths for advancement - Low paid

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't Let a Recognizable Company Name Fool You

      Dec 10, 2019 - Sales Consultant in West Chester, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -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.

      Cons

      -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.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Account Management -Love for Books and Literacy

      Sep 1, 2020 - Sales Consultant in Cranbury, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Was a pleasant work environment when in the office.

      Cons

      No growth opportunities in sales .

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Analyst

      Apr 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment and work-life balance, people are nice and friendly.

      Cons

      Less open-minded for new tech

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Abuse, Bullying & Disrespect from Superiors

      May 17, 2020 - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You leave with Scholastic's name on your resume. Somedays, you'll find yourself doing cool things.

      Cons

      Disrespectful management. A culture of prizing & celebrating superiors with no recognition of mid-level or entry-level workers. Dismal pay. Clearly not a company well trained on respectful workplace behavior as there was consistent abusive behavior. I saw my coworkers cry NUMEROUS times and that is, if you ask me, a sure fire sign of an unhealthy work environment and do remember, the environment is dictated by the person who heads the department. No opportunities for upward growth, no conversations on "career," was expected to work a job, serve a purpose and stay on as a contractor in hopes I would someday make it to "full-time, staff," rather than get a promotion or anything. My boss asked I lessen my vacation request which I respected, then she didn't get back to me to confirm my vacation for over a month - this is blatant disrespect. She spoke to me day in and day out but was unable to say yes to my request, to grant me any feeling of security, or recognize that I needed a break from that workplace.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Leadership doesn't care about its employees at all

      Jan 6, 2020 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance can be good if you're not on a tight deadline Pay is on the border of being competitive, but not quite there yet

      Cons

      Absolutely no career growth. Good luck getting a promotion, you'll be told you're too ambitious No learning opportunities - the interesting projects are pushed offshore to cut costs while the full time engineers maintain piles of garbage Hostile work environment Petty, vindictive office politics Extremely high turnover of long-term engineers, the only plan to replace them is fresh college hires No recognition or care for employees who stick their necks out for the company

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't do it.

      Nov 5, 2019 - Designer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      – They sometimes bring famous illustrators /authors to visit. – The Scholastic gym in the basement. It's $9 per pay check ($18 a month) – The Scholastic clinic in the basement. There's a nurse and the staff is kind.

      Cons

      – Very unhealthy work load. – Passive aggressive bosses and favoritism. – Didn't feel like a creative work environment. – No coffee or free perks (coffee is basic and important).

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      7 people found this review helpful
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