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Good products, socially relevant focus as a company, good location to experience New York. But could be better with better management.
Associate Director (Former Employee) –  NewDecember 6, 2016
Scholastic has a good product base, loyal customers, and some hard-working employees, but unfortunately it is not well run company. The management is mediocre and the leadership is poor. Training is nominal. Scholastic's work environment is somewhat Darwinian in nature: only the strong survive.
Pros
Location in SOHO area of New York, supportive co-workers, good starter job.
Cons
Poor leadership and mediocre management
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Productive and Fun Place to work for. Nice Team Environment
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  557 Broadway, New York City, NYDecember 6, 2016
Used to go in everyday and learnt a lot. Great Team work with Management and Co-Workers

• Analyzed sales activities, marketing campaigns, organizations and customers in detail through SAS Enterprise Guide.
• Developed ad hoc reports for specific business issues related to book clubs, book fairs and class room magazines.
• Analyzed key data fields in order to identify effect-cause relationships between financial outcomes and marketed actions, thus raising profitability.
• Effectively researched areas of the market regarding customer needs and brand perceptions.
• Worked closely with the management staff in the development, implementation, maintenance and regular distribution of useful measurement reports and scorecards that had high visibility at the leadership and executive level.
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Poor management
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJSeptember 13, 2016
They don't appear to be big on team work or cross training. Felt like a very silo environment. People are slow to respond to emails and manager didn't read his emails. Moving more towards a cloud based environment. Best part of the job was the location and hours. The New Jersey office shares space with the NBA who set up a ping pong table, a foosball table and basketball games in the atrium of the building.
Pros
Location
Cons
Management
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excellent enviornment
Order Line, Customer Service, and Book Fairs Rep (Former Employee) –  Neosho, MOJanuary 6, 2017
Ability to advance. Always providing training. Sales kept me busy.
Learned great customer service skills. Was given the ability to train in other departments.
The hardest part for me was doing outbound calling.
I enjoyed the pace and environment.
Pros
Bookstore
Cons
seasonal work
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Great place to work
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Schertz, TXDecember 5, 2016
*typical day is meeting production needs
*learn different departments
*Management was not as friendly
*Great group of people to work with
*Hardest part was leaving a great company because the company didn't have no advancement.
Pros
great work schedule
Cons
not enough pay for work load
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Good Company, treats employees really well
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MONovember 14, 2016
Good company to work for. They treat their employees really well. Provide lunches from time to time. Only downfall is that most jobs are seasonal so when their is not enough work you no longer have a job their.
Pros
Good management team
Cons
Seasonal
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Great place to work
Data entry, customer service (Current Employee) –  Neosho, MOSeptember 24, 2016
Great place to work but need more permanent position that is full time. Typical day I take orders over the phone. Management and co-workers are very helpful and kind. Enjoy the pay and the way they work from home opportunity.
Pros
at home and pay
Cons
not enough hours and only temporary
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Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 27, 2016
The work is terrible. The management team is horrible. It's all about who you know, you can work for ten years and still be looked at like a kid coming outta high shool working his first job. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work here unless you bout to be homeless!! It's that bad. They don't care about you at all. To be honest it's modern day slavery.
Pros
Read many different books
Cons
The management team is horrible
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General Labor Clerk (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 13, 2016
I worked with them as a temp for about 2 months. They said they would try to hire me and never got back in contact with me after calling me in to fill out an application in person. I was sent a generated email that the position was filled on April Fools Day.
Most of the co-workers also seemed negative. And the manager for some reason thought it was okay to tell me he disliked most of his team.
Pros
No one seemed happy with working there.
Cons
I didnt get offered healthcare
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Flexible and fun workplace
Product Coordinator Level I (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CADecember 19, 2016
It is the only company I have found to be flexible enough to work with my full time schedule at Fed Ex Office. Great environment that promotes reading, fun, and the management treats the employees very well.
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Not the greatest
Order picker (Former Employee) –  ConnecticutAugust 10, 2016
I've worked for this company in the past and to be honest it was not that great. The pay is minimum wage and they overwork you for cr***y pay. They don't utilize the skills and experience that you may have working in a warehouse. You basically are stuck picking orders even if you have more experience doing other things. It is a temporary job. You only get one 15 min. break that's it. Management yells at you and treats you like dirt. This job is good for a college student or someone who needs a little extra cash from a temporary job. If you have a current job and are looking for a temporary second job. Forget it. They will not work with you or accommodate your other job. You would be better off driving for uber or something. Dry and dusty environment so be prepared to get dirty.
Pros
Good for someone in between jobs.
Cons
Cra**y pay, do not utilize your skills, only one 15 min. break, will not work around another job.
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Amazing work environment but no benefits for lower positions
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 28, 2016
Very relaxed work environment and dress code. Everyone is pretty funny and works hard. Working full-time with no benefits for lower positions because they're all hired through agencies.
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Fun but with no commitment
Receptionist/Clerical/Administration (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Union City, CANovember 28, 2016
I only did tempt work here. Met some great people here but again no opportunities for permanent employment. I would recommend for young people looking to begin a career.
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Great company that truly believes in its mission
Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 15, 2016
Scholastic is an excellent company to work for, with good compensation and work/life balance. They are family-oriented, and really believe in their mission to promote literacy in children.
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Good place to work if you are laid back
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 26, 2016
There is a good spread of work and a good team. Good work is expected, but expectations are very fair. I really like the management here. Also a good opportunity to operate in a way that you see fit.
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great workplaace
Seasonal Part Time Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXDecember 21, 2016
Great workplace, loved going to work. just did not make enough to support myself and family. Worked in the warehouse so couldnt tell you about the office management or personnel
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Bogus commisions, and hardly no training
Bookfair Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  MissouriJuly 28, 2016
When you interview you dont know this is a hard core sales job. Your performance is based on uncontrollable circumstances. Salary in interview is promised to be more than make, and it takes approximately a year to get the hang of the job.
Pros
flexable hours/ off on summer
Cons
Micro manage
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Great job for the money but not for the stress level.
Implementation Specialist (Current Employee) –  St. Charles, ILAugust 6, 2016
This company is a good one to work for if you need a good paying job and benefits but your daily stress level will sky rocket with the amount of micro-management that is allowed to happen in this branch of scholastic. Not my best 'corporate' experience.
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P/T Seasonal Temporary Product Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 9, 2016
Perks-All The Above & More! Nice Friendly Staff. Luncheons. Product Discounts. Flexible Schedule. Reliable Hours & Reliable Rehire. Advancement Oportunites. Save & Sane Work Environment.
Upper Management Personnel Are Sheer Bundles Of Joy.
Pros
Perks
Cons
Not All Employers Have Perks
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great employer
Warehouse Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MODecember 24, 2016
pleasant place to work and great opportunity to advance your education. With hard work and commitment, the potential to make money is in sight. And the benefits are also great.
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