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Reviews for Scholastic Inc

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.35
Support from management
3.18
Teamwork
3.56
Freedom to work independently
3.44
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.43
Environmental Friendliness
3.14
Work-Life Balance
3.88
Challenging Work
3.06
Inclusive / Diverse
3.38

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.59
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.69
Career Development
2.73
Overall compensation for your work
3.33
Company Image
3.63
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.21
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 8 of 17 reviews Parking in 9 of 17 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 6 of 17 reviews Stock or equity options in 4 of 17 reviews 401(k) in 11 of 17 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 17 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 17 reviews Ability to work remotely in 3 of 17 reviews Desirable office location in 3 of 17 reviews Tuition assistance in 8 of 17 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 4 of 17 reviews 401(k) Match in 7 of 17 reviews Flexible spending account in 5 of 17 reviews Paid time off in 10 of 17 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 13 of 17 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 9 of 17 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 17 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 17 reviews Health and wellness programs in 9 of 17 reviews Employee discounts in 12 of 17 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 17 reviews Employee events in 9 of 17 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 17 reviews Fitness center on site in 1 of 17 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 17 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I would pay employees better and offer more promotion opportunities.

What I like about the company

Management is very lenient about my schedule and offer positive feedback often.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the the way it handles very busy periods of business.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    Aurora
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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  • 10.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More snacks/ food at the office would be nice.

What I like about the company

Management is nice and helpful

What I dislike about the company

would benefit from more clear chain of command.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • This warehouse is one of the lowest paying warehouses so I would raise the starting pay to at least $12/hr. Especially since everyone learns all positions and never stays in one area.

What I like about the company

For the most part it is up to you to finish the task you are given but it is still a team environment. Everyone still works together. I personally am an introverted person so I like that I do not need to talk to others unless necessary. The work is tiring but simple.

What I dislike about the company

I do not like how I, a college graduate, makes less than one of the supervisors who only has a high school diploma. He is not even a good leader. I do not like how I was passed up for a promotion even though I know the majority of the system and how it works.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    Arlington
  • 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

  • Air conditioners for summer in each place

What I like about the company

Some employees try to help you if they see do you need some help

What I dislike about the company

It's a very hot environment in summer

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    Jefferson City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to long-time employees in regard to feedback on cultural changes.

What I like about the company

Friends that I will stay in touch with for the long term.

What I dislike about the company

heightened concern for stick holder profits over company values. Both are important, but the latter should not be sacrificed for the former.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    Watertown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Reducing our workforce while increasing hours on those who are currently part-time in order to improve productivity at an overall lower cost as well as reducing our high turn-over rate.

What I like about the company

Have never had difficulty getting the days off for vacation that I've wanted. The actual work is not stressful and simple. Anyone looking for part time positions that balance well with a school schedule will love the flexible hours. We have company luncheons once a month and paid holidays for most major national holidays.

What I dislike about the company

There is a great reluctance to promote employees to full time positions with benefits. For part-time employees, the hours offered vary greatly and are sometimes reduced on short notice, which makes it difficult to count on a stable income. Managers are reluctant to fire low-performing employees and prefer pressuring them to quit through greatly reduced hours or intense pressure on workload levels.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation 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
  • Company
    scholastic inc.
  • City
    Anaheim
  • 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
  • 06.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There are no improvements that I will suggest that needs to be made.

What I like about the company

It's a great place to work with a lot of benefits.

What I dislike about the company

There are no parts of the Company that I do not disapprove of.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    Jefferson City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better technology and food for employees

What I like about the company

Educational resources are given. It's scholastic since it's school railways

What I dislike about the company

Maybe hygiene and the location. It's so loud to hear if windows are open

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic 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

  • Encourage cooperative atmosphere within the teams, cultivate in-house resources, provide clear strategic vision

What I like about the company

Worked with some really smart and interesting people during implementations, but high turnover rate offsets the environment. Leadership promotes a competitive between internal groups to ''get the best results'' that leads to a hostile work culture. Adopts new technology often but provides no training to FTE staff. Vendor outsourcing (offshore) responsible for new development with FTEs relegated to support efforts.

What I dislike about the company

Leadership sets the tone - leadership needs to promote a less competitive and more cooperative atmosphere. Encourage robust training of FTE resources, promote from within, cultivate the in-house staff instead of outsourcing talent and leaving FTE to custodial efforts.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Scholastic Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • 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 Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered