McGraw Hill Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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60 Ratings
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  • "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. "Part-Time Admin"

    5.0
     

    I worked at McGraw Hill

    Pros

    Good colleagues, friendly and we always help each other out.

    Cons

    Not too sure as a part-timer but probably not in my department at least

  2. "Big ambitions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MHE had big ambitions to change the world Long standing team members and a community feel Heart in the right place

    Cons

    Learning to be a technology company Slow to release Struggled to scale platforms globally

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    McGraw Hill Response

    October 23, 2020Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback about working at McGraw Hill. We always aspire to grow and improve, so your feedback helps us do that. Best of luck in your future endeavors!


  3. "Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McGraw Hill full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance and good working collegues

    Cons

    newly set-up environment and less resources

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unable To Transform In The Digital Age"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McGraw Hill full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    too much red tape in processes

  5. "Good company vision, will continue to contribute here"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional environment, good product, excellent people

    Cons

    Long unpaid working hour, unstable policy

  6. "Temp Admin Assistant"

    5.0
     

    I worked at McGraw Hill

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, Good working culture

    Cons

    Difficult to know as a temp

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work, work life balance, job recognition, understanding superior, company is changing constantly due to the changes in business’ needs.

    Cons

    Little increment and bonus, company is in a loss position, under-utilization of manpower, too many upgrading projects but the issues of previous projects haven’t resolved yet.

  8. "Great people to work with!"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at McGraw Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    office building is not ideal

  9. Helpful (11)

    "Run far far from this place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health insurance - covers employee, spouse and children.. CEO has great vision.

    Cons

    Firstly, workload is unbalanced. You have some employees who are given an unreasonable amount of work, and slog to just keep up with workload. But on the other hand, there are employees who are always on web whatsapp, playing mobile games, or doing their personal stuff. These people who have nothing to do need to be re-assigned to other jobs or if they don't have the capabilities to be re-assigned, they need to be cut because they are just deadweight. These are the people who should have been cut in the restructuring, not the ones who actually can contribute. HR is a joke. The manager and directors don't seem to be doing anything at all. There was no morale boosting after the restructuring and besides the health benefits, there are absolutely no welfare initiatives at all. All HR does is hire and fire. There's no open door policy and HR isn't interested in hearing feedback from the ground. They rebrand themselves as 'Culture and Talent', but really a fancy name doesn't help them when them don't actually promote any good work culture or nurture their talent. Too many middle managers who have absolutely no value at all. Talk a big talk, and shove the work at the people on the bottom. Seriously, what is needed is people to do work, not big talkers. Bad cooperation across departments, many people who like to say "not my job to XXX", departments work in silos and just want to do their own way as they've done for the past 10 years. And for a company that touts itself as a learning science company, the technology actually used within the company is backward, and rigid. Systems are devised that aren't user-friendly, and users have to come up with work-arounds to make the system work. Company is extremely stingy when it comes to giving software or upgrades, it takes forever to get something approved. Sales are treated like king, and other departments have to bend over backwards to help them. They have better bonus plans and they are the only department that even get a dinner and dance, even if the numbers have been bad, while the backend departments are forgotten. This company has a bad habit of getting people to leave on the same day they are told they are made redundant. There is no handover plan; it's horrible for the people who are made to leave on short notice and even worse for the ones who stay and have to unravel what hasn't been handed over. Management doesn't understand how horrible this is because they don't have to fix the mess created by their bad decisions. CEO has great vision (which is a pro), but becomes a con as it gets lost in translation when action-ed by the middle management.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "not what it was"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGraw Hill for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company's structure is constantly changing, good for those who thrive in the agile environment. Good place for graduates to earn their stripes and move on.

    Cons

    Top down management style. Very political. Was a family orientated company culture but now it is very corporate driven. 5 years back, the average employment length of an employee is about 8-10 years. Now, it is about 2 years. Most of its long serving employees have been retrenched or have left. Health benefits, overtime allowance and every other common perks have been cut back in 2017.

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