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Updated Jul 31, 2021

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111 Ratings
Pros
  • "great time and work-life balance(in 113 reviews)

  • "Great People and Excellent Benefirs(in 64 reviews)

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

  • "Abrupt mass layoff annually without any prior notice; no standard of work; no work-life balance(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Part-Time Admin

      Jun 20, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      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

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Manager

      Apr 15, 2021 - Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful colleagues, flexible environment, empathy, diversity of work

      Cons

      Siloed departments, lack of communication

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      McGraw Hill Response

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      At McGraw Hill, we welcome feedback because it helps us learn and grow. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience! Thanks for being on our team.

    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work in

      Feb 21, 2021 - Digital Learning Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Asia leadership team is great.

      Cons

      Lack of training structure if you are new

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      McGraw Hill Response

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      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for being a member of our team, and best of luck in your future endeavors!

    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Big ambitions

      Oct 21, 2020 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      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

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      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!

    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Software Engineer

      Sep 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance and good working collegues

      Cons

      newly set-up environment and less resources

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Unable To Transform In The Digital Age

      Jan 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance is great

      Cons

      too much red tape in processes

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Trying to steer through some very choppy waters

      Apr 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have a good overall vision for the company and acknowledge the need for educational publishing to reimagine itself in the digital space. Some colleagues are extremely professional and great project and people managers. Generally salaries are competitive with the rest of the publishing industry and the benefits are OK.

      Cons

      As some other reviewers have said, the company vision is difficult to translate into actions at middle management and exec level, so there have been numerous changes of direction which end up being very frustrating and a waste of time and resources. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy and communication barriers across the globe as well. There have been numerous minor and major re-organizations which make the environment feel very unstable. To be fair, some of these are just endemic to the educational publishing space in recent years - it is an industry struggling to reinvent itself.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work life balance

      Feb 6, 2018 - Finance Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      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.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      not what it was

      Aug 14, 2017 - Marketing Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      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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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Run far far from this place

      Oct 10, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      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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