Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President, Chief Executive Officer and Director John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr.
217 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is very competitive, cut-throat(in 57 reviews)

  • "Senior management and leadership of some groups lack flexibility to seize revenue opportunities(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "It's a great place to work!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Information Security Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Senior Management is great as they value your opinions and contributions. Awesome co-workers, who are outgoing and committed to seeing the company succeed. I enjoy the "Bright Spots" videos that are hosted by our CEO. They are very informative and they give an insight on what is going on within the company.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be able to work from home, more than one day a week.

  2. COVID-19

    "A company that does care about its people and has been really good through Covid"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ELT has shown strong leadership

    Cons

    Vulnerable to market changes brought about by the pandemic

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  3. "Great place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time

    Pros

    Great staff great team fab customers

    Cons

    N/a Very enjoyabke experience for all

  4. "Simply Awesome People"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedicated colleagues Assignments are challenging Genuine SLT

    Cons

    work life balance some colleagues slow to show kindness and empathy

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  5. "Decent"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers Good work life balance

    Cons

    Things happen slowly as there are many layers to the company Only yearly salary reviews for everyone, if you're even lucky enough to get any kind of raise

  6. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good culture, healthy relationship with management

    Cons

    Benefits could be more generous

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work /life balance. Lots of options for professional development. C suite members often hold all hands on deck meetings with substance. Excellent people.

    Cons

    Restructuring business means layoffs for mid-level employees.

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  8. "No longer cares about their employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time

    Pros

    They have a nice benefits package.

    Cons

    Executive Management no longer cares about their employees.

  9. "Good and Bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Team Lead 

    I worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time

    Pros

    Sold great products, great people

    Cons

    Frequent changes and re-orgs, frequent lay-offs

  10. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in, great opportunities to expose your work to users and ability to up-skill in new areas. Very fun mix of individuals

    Cons

    A little dated in terms of transiting from a publishing company to digital first company. Needs more resources to retrieve the results the companies after. It seems to be going in the right direction, just slower than expected.

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