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Scholastic Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 20, 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. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      Jan 20, 2021 - Senior Manager Network Operations in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, good work-life balance

      Cons

      Management, a lot of good people were moving out

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Scholastic Book Fairs

      Dec 1, 2020 - Product Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance very good

      Cons

      Poor communication from senior management

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Aug 18, 2020 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome work life balance. Great people and managers. Interesting projects and work. Food and snacks in the office

      Cons

      Not any I can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      review

      Aug 26, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - work life balance - friendly team

      Cons

      - i can't think of any

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      I love it here!

      Apr 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with some great people in an awesome teamwork-driven environment. There is a great work-life balance. I feel supported in what I do currently and in my career path. Company paid furthering education, access to many readily available classes to further skill set in what we do. Benefits are good compared to most companies. Mission-focused. Team building activities to create and maintain positive work relationships. Several employee appreciation events each year. And who would not feel contributing to a place that helps provide children with the tools they need to succeed in life?

      Cons

      Not all departments are managed well, so make sure you interview your potential supervisor/boss during your interview. Some are micro-managers, others do not promote positive team environments. There is definitely a lot of favoritism and it is greatly reflected in those who are constantly receiving raises and promotions when there are others plenty deserving. Often, good employees are not retained because of the management style in their work area. Projects are often rushed to implement without enough testing, causing frustration and avoidable time spent to correct. Pay is below industry standard, but I believe for those in positive work environments, it is well worth staying not only due to overall happiness, but because of all of the positives listed above.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Financial analyst

      Nov 26, 2019 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, rooftop views, cafeteria, paid holidays and good people

      Cons

      Empty promises, gossip and politic (like no joke high school), low pay with low raises, and insensitive to its temps.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Contractor

      Decent place to work

      Oct 7, 2020 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Great peers

      Cons

      Location is not transit friendly

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      highly disengaged workforce

      Feb 21, 2020 - IT Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      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.

      Cons

      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.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 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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