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Updated 25 Oct 2019

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3.4
59%
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79%
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McGraw-Hill CEO  Nana Banerjee (no image)
Nana Banerjee
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "McGraw-Hill Education is a family-oriented organization and incredibly flexible creating a solid work/life balance(in 89 reviews)

  • "Great people/culture; flexible work hours/options; rewarding work environment(in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management would never be hired in management elsewhere(in 31 reviews)

  • "Do lots of experiments, Strategy change & Senior Management Change(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    passionate colleagues, culture, vision, flexibility

    Cons

    There are no cons

    McGraw-Hill2018-09-20
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Take your talent elsewhere, it will be lost here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Some great people, who believe in the vision and work too hard for it - Market leading products (although the gap is closing/closed fast) - Huge opportunity to disrupt the market

    Cons

    - Losing revenue, losing talent, losing market share, losing opportunity - Toxic culture that is holding the company back - Incredibly poor leadership at the President level in Higher Ed and International which pervades down - poor leaders promoting poor leaders because they're all 'yes' people who like to be agreed with and fawned over - Bullying behaviour is common, and HR prefers to blame the person... being bullied than take action to prevent it - how much talent do you have to lose because of one individual before it stops? Take a step back and look at the bigger picture, then rethink promoting and relocating toxic people into more senior roles where they can infect more and more people - Weak to non-existent strategy - trying to turn the clock back to how the company used to be run when the market has moved on is never going to be a winning strategy - Inability to build disruptive products internally, the engineering teams are at capacity and cannot deliver when priorities are split across the business - Teams, especially sales, set in their ways and refuse to capitalise on the opportunity to disrupt the market because it's different to what they've done before and change is hard

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    Advice to Management

    - Use the merger with Cengage to remove the toxic levels of MHE leadership and replace with fresh, disruptive and engaged leaders - Actually follow-through on your corporate values - if people SPEAK OUT then don't penalise them and actually address issues - Be brave, be courageous - decide on a strategy and stick with it long enough to have an effect. 6-12 months isn't long enough for a cultural or... organisational change to have an impact, so give it the time it needs rather than pivot and have another restructure and mass layoffs time and time again

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    McGraw-Hill2019-10-25
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away... unless you want to be bullied"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None I can think of apart from some of the good-eggs working there that are trying their best

    Cons

    You will be worked into the ground and then pushed out. It is a bullying culture and they do not allow you to speak out, despite this being apparently a culture point. If you speak up, you will be forced to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by what you say you stand for, stop with the boys-club and stop the bullying. Your staff are humans not a commodity.

    McGraw-Hill2019-05-02
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Chill place to work, but not very challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance as other people have mentioned. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is massively struggling, and they're ruthless in their headcount cutting. It's also based on favouritism, if you're in there with the top dogs, you'll be fine. There isn't any opportunity for growth or movement. Would only work here if you are unmotivated to do well, and want to do the bare minimum to get by.

    McGraw-Hill2019-02-15
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Stuck in a time warp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time

    Pros

    Some great people; innovative tech

    Cons

    Toxic leadership stuck in a time warp; the wrong people promoted and protected even when faced with damning evidence of bullying and treating direct reports as if they are a threat; cutting edge tech is dumped if the sales teams decide not to try selling it; HR not interested in representing staff who offer feedback, only in protecting those with “knowledge” and creating “mean girls” cliques.

    Advice to Management

    It’s 2019 - get with the program before a once respected brand is completely run into the ground. If your sales people won’t sell a product, then don’t change global strategy as your only hope - make them sell it. Dump the toxic “directors” instead of moving them halfway across the world so the behaviours become entrenched within the overall culture; find a strategy that can be articulated and have the courage to... stick with it for longer than 5 minutes.

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    McGraw-Hill2018-12-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill

    Pros

    Clean environment and condiments supplied as well as fresh fruits supplied daily

    Cons

    Not enough diversity in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Inclusive workplace practices

    McGraw-Hill2018-12-17
  7. "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Remote working, good team members, fun conferences

    Cons

    Long Hours for Sales, some management have power ego

    McGraw-Hill2018-10-01
  8. Helpful (5)

    "A company that has lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Despite company flaws there is a good team of people doing the hard work. They have great solutions that could make a real difference to academics and students.

    Cons

    Completely lost touch with their customers and the market in general. Poor performance from legacy staff is tolerated. Hard work and commitment is not repaid. Great staff are constantly put on whilst the senior management is often interim or a bad fit for the business making it impossible to be successful as an individual. Staff development and CPD is non-existant. Good people are undervalued and allowed to leave.... Salary range for people in same role is ridiculous. The company is more interested in selling to the next VC than it is in making a difference to customers. I would not recommend working here. There is very little in the way of strategy and what there is usually changes on a quarterly basis. Promises are made but not kept.

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    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate that you trust and value your staff. Treat them with the respect that they deserve. Employ people who will do the job they are paid for rather than either failing or passing off the work of others as their own. Learn how to manage effectively.

    McGraw-Hill2017-12-15
  9. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw-Hill full-time

    Pros

    Contents and solutions available, although not always available worldwide

    Cons

    different procedures, culture and organization across countries.

    McGraw-Hill2017-11-03
  10. "Good stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGraw-Hill full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Production team is supportive and collaborative

    Cons

    Working with Intl' sales teams has been the most emotionally abusive experience in my time of publishing. Jobs aren't secured, high-turn over due to either exhaustion or unhealthy office enviroment I would only recommend working here for 2yrs. Too many managers who don't find the time to do their own work and dump on others.

    McGraw-Hill2017-10-23
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