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

I worked at Scholastic full-time

Pros

Fun, creative people. Not much politics. Down to earth CEO.

Cons

Not much room for growth.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Scholastic is a lovely place to work. Some plusses:

    -Nice, respectful people.
    -Great office location in SoHo NYC!
    -Good cheap food in the cafeteria (it's also nice to sit up there)
    -Flexible work options (you can work from home whenever you want)
    -VERY casual (I wear t-shirt and jeans every day)
    -No set "hours" - most people roll into the office around 930 or 10.
    -Benefits are very good (we even have PET INSURANCE!!!)
    -Global reputation.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic. Many decisions come from upper management (and no, of course they don't know how to do your job!)

    Even though I'm a full-time employee I was still given an end-date in my contract.

    Ineffective management. Inappropriate time given to projects.

    LOTS of work. Expect to take work home over the weekends during crunch times.

    Many pointless meetings that eat away at your day and lower productivity.

    Low pay (but, after all, this is publishing!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company & brand... Not progressive or innovative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great brand and message around reading and driving literacy

    Cons

    Division between different business units/stakeholders

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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