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Review averages

  • 69 employees say

    Excellent (30)
    43.478260869565%
    Good (18)
    26.086956521739%
    Satisfactory (13)
    18.840579710145%
    Subpar (8)
    11.594202898551%
    3.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Scholastic Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

3.55 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'd introduce free food and drinks, allow the employees to work from home once a week, and encourage employees to grow and challenge themselves. I'd make sure everyone got a raise each year and understood how to get promoted on their team.

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed getting close with coworkers on my team, as well as meeting employees of other departments through our young adult leadership group. I get to be surrounded by books daily and love the atmosphere of this office. Our company holds exciting events throughout the year that enable us to interact with authors and illustrators. I feel very comfortable here.

What I dislike about the company

I believe the company does not pay the entry-level and mid-level employees enough. I think it is too traditional and unable to adapt to new trends in workplace environments that start-ups have championed. I wish there were free options for at least snacks and coffee. I also wish the company was more lenient about working remotely or making hours more flexible. I feel they are slow to promote.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The hidden benefits that certain groups get (extensive summer Fridays, private parties, etc.) should be extended to the rest of the company. There should also be more events that bring the different divisions of the company together, as many people have no idea what other groups do, despite the use of weekly emails and an intranet to tout various divisions successes.

What I like about the company

Excellent work/life balance with solid benefits. Some really great co-workers who have become friends. The company's overall mission of enhancing, increasing and supporting children's literacy is admirable.

What I dislike about the company

The company does not have clear paths to advancement for its employees and management could stand to listen to the people in the lower rungs of the ladder much more often. The departments are very silo'd. Some groups are treated better than others and although they think they are being discrete everyone knows that there are favored groups who get more benefits in the workplace than other groups. It is disheartening to the other groups and bad for morale.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Entertainment Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Free coffee, more opportunities for growth, higher compensation for entry and mid level employees.

What I like about the company

I have a great team and a supportive boss. I feel my work is challenging, yet rewarding. I have learned so much about the industry during my time here. The building is a welcoming environment in a desirable location. Company-wide events are something to look forward to. There are young professional leadership opportunities that will enhance personal growth for young employees. My supervisor trusts me and does not micro-manage. I am given opportunities and affordances I wouldn't have expected at my level.

What I dislike about the company

There is no hiring and retention plan. There has been high turnover for young employees because we feel stuck in our positions with no room for growth. If the company enabled young professionals to feel more valued and integral to the company, it would afford less turnover. Additionally, room for growth needs to be allowed when warranted. It often feels that morale is low because employees are not given the chance to move higher in their careers.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 69 employees say

    Excellent (30)
    43.478260869565%
    Good (18)
    26.086956521739%
    Satisfactory (13)
    18.840579710145%
    Subpar (8)
    11.594202898551%
    3.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Scholastic Corporation
3.55
69 reviews

Industry average (Internet/Media)
3.86
52,701 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,349,000 reviews