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- "Great people and a nice company" (in 115 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 62 reviews)
- "Nice and friendly coworkers." (in 29 reviews)
- "flexible hours and within drivable distance from home." (in 24 reviews)
- "Poor management (from boss to campus management)" (in 80 reviews)
- "The upper management and some of the middle management is pretty awful." (in 50 reviews)
- "It strains the back out and the pay is too low" (in 50 reviews)
- "Salary was low." (in 35 reviews)
- "Poor leadership; disjointed business units" (in 22 reviews)
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- 1.0Oct 15, 2020DirectorFormer Employee
- Cushy for senior management and employees who have managed to survive 5+ years, regardless of how little or much you do - Great coworkers and peers - Decent pay if you negotiate well, but don't ever expect a raise - Pretty NYC office
Scholastic maintains an incredible brand and trust. It allows for risks, and innovation, yet leadership is much more concerned with making a few extra bucks than investing in programs that can truly support students and educators. - Not forward thinking (create for immediate need, not for future potential) - Low morale and fear of layoffs - Limited resources but high expectations - Lack of work/life balance - Lack of growth unless you leave and come back - Problem employees stay far too long while victims are forced out5
- 4.0May 10, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNew York, NY
Good work environment and balance of work/Life. Most employees are very easy to work with.
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.1
- 1.0Feb 21, 2020IT ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Work/life balance; working hours are 35 hours per week for Corporate office; the work the company does - publishing children's' books - is commendable. But that good feeling does not extend to promoting collaboration and healthy productivity in the workforce.
The company leadership is in chaos; leadership at c-level are constantly engaged in battles of ego and infighting; the CEO is advanced in age, and it seems that all the C-levels and other leaders are in a war to see who will survive. They engage in corporate behaviors that are quite demotivating and put stress on the organization, culture, and employees. Anger, frequent outbursts, firing entire teams is commonplace. People just stop showing up to work. The exit door is always swinging. Decisions do not seem to be made with financial health in mind. They seem to be made based on ego, power, and being able to leverage favor.5
- 3.0Aug 8, 2017ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsNew York, NY
Best People; Work/Life Balance; Passionate workforce and Loyal Brand
Too many strategies that is diverging from the Core business. Decision making processes are stagnant causing time to market lateness. Relying on old product lines sales4
- 2.0Nov 3, 2019FinanceFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLake Mary, FL
Book fairs merchandise at employee discount.
Lack of communication is severe at Scholastic. Work life Balance is great if you are in the right department and if your manager likes you. It's not what you know but who you know. Unfortunately same Corporate B.S.3
- 1.0Jan 6, 2020Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
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
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 company2
- 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