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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY (US)
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Scholastic as an intern

Pros

The pay and the people

Cons

Did not utilize my abilities

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Turf war city

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In theory, creating books for children is fun and pure and not at all soul-sucking. Plus there's an awesome rooftop deck with nice views of downtown NY. Great location in Soho.

    Cons

    Poor (nonexistent) marketing strategy from the knee-jerk school of management results in tons of money wasted on projects that ultimately go nowhere. Arbitrary and contradictory last-minute changes from several redundant layers of management result in late nights spent working to salvage horribly frankensteined creative. After awhile, you go numb and stop caring about producing your best work. What does it matter? It'll change anyway, for the worse. Turf wars abound within and without each department. Lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the many arbitrary layers of management. Reward collaboration between departments. Come up with a consistent, top-down marketing strategy that encompasses print and digital, and one with a look and feel that does not date from 1979. Since you'll ignore all of this anyway, at the very least come up with a useable digital reader. The current one is a joke.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't look behind the curtain

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Scholastic has a great reputation to its customers and the reading public
    *They provide good literature at very low prices through their book clubs
    *If you think about the ultimate user of the product, you feel good about what you are doing
    *Good benefits

    Cons

    *I found very few people who actually enjoyed their jobs there
    *The morale is very low, and you feel like there is a black cloud hovering overhead
    *The company suffers from mismanagement starting at the very top, and the upper level management seems to be engaged in too much internal politicking and maneuvering
    *The pay isn't worth the agita

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