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Great company to work for

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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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

Not much room for growth.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Dysfunctional and Stressful - A Shame Given All that Scholastic Stands For

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

    I worked at Scholastic full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    PR Branding of Literacy Message and Support of Educators and Schools Select pockets of wonderful individuals who work hard and really care about the company and results

    Cons

    Silo'd and combative organization with little to no collaborative spirit No incentive to work towards common goals and financial success - every group for themselves Mean spirited and selfish behavior exhibited across the ranks Organization is managed more like a family owned business, complete with favoritism, nepotism, and no apparent focus on ROI and financial growth Too many long term managers who have never worked anywhere else; new senior talent generally lasts less than two years either quitting out of frustration or being terminated for addressing the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Develop a culture of meritocracy - streamline the many long term senior managers who have only worked at Scholastic for 20 plus years and bring in some fresh talent and outside thinking to modernize the strategy. Watch T & E and other wasteful spend that is rampant. Focus on digital transformation cannot be limited to an eReader product that is behind the curve and that has little chance of competing with the Amazon, Googles, Apples and Microsofts of the world. Stop the infighting - reward collaborative success and penalize selfish behavior that hurts the company's bottom line and morale for all. Treat employess with dignity and respect.


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    Working as an exec at Scholastic

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

    I have been working at Scholastic full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, the company is all about literacy and reading

    Cons

    Very decentralized structure, too many layers at the top for its size, don't invest enough in digital, the company can't make up its mind.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and don't be afraid to change!


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