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Productive and fast paced place to work
Warehouse Stocker (Current Employee) –  Draper, UTOctober 11, 2017
a good place to work, good pay. fast paced and fun place to work. focused on safety and making sure nothing happens to their employees. a great work out too.
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Loved working at Scholastic
Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLOctober 7, 2017
Loved the environment and promotion of children's literacy. Loved working with the children, schools, parents and community in promoting literacy and truly making a difference in someone's life.
Pros
work/life balance.
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Great working
DevOps Engineer (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYOctober 6, 2017
It was great working in Scholastic. My team are nice people and I had the opportunity to manager Storage Infrastructure, migrate and replicate data across different data centers.

Managed EMC and Netapp monitoring tools, Storage boxes and also working on Cisco and Mc data switches, zoning too.
Pros
Work culture, energy, life balance
Cons
Nothing
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good place to work if you need extra money
Product Coordinator (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 5, 2017
a typical day at work was fast paced
learned how they get prepared for book fairs
management was awesome
workplace everybody got along with everybody
the hardest part was trying to do everything on time
when they would do special things for the employees
Pros
discount on merchandise
Cons
if part time no benefits
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Fun atmosphere and great people!
Communication Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2017
I loved working here. The people were phenomenal and it was a joy to go to work most days. There were some stressful times and publishing is a difficult industry, but I learned a lot and made great friends. If you are obsessed with structure, this is probably not the place for you. If you like a looser, creative environment, you may love it.
Pros
Atmosphere and Fun-loving People!
Cons
Lack of structure and Salaries (not as high as other industries)
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Extremely Great place to work
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Munhall, PAOctober 3, 2017
Super laid back environment, you knew what you had to do each day, there were daily meetings with stretches to make sure you did not hurt yourself, we had holiday parties and potlucks, you could read any book in the warehouse.
Pros
paid 15mins of reading time each day
Cons
laid off for summer and christmas
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nice company
Production Assistant, Product Development, Read (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2017
Very relaxed work environment. I sometimes wish they wouldn't have moved buildings, but hey...since the snack train never ceased I don't care. Cowabunga!
Pros
snacks
Cons
sometimes no snacks
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Entry Level Sales Job
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 26, 2017
If you have a desire to learn sales there is no better place to start then door to door. If you can learn how to be successful when someone does not have any care to even talk to you, you will have a successful sales career. Obviously this is not for the faint of heart you do have to go in 100% not just every day but every door. I feel it is the only job on earth where if you try 100% you can be successful. Every salesman or person who desires to sell for a career should do door to door at least one year. I highly recommend this company.
Pros
Independence -can work your own hours
Cons
Independence -if you need structure or someone to motivate you to work this will be challenging
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The People
Driver Helper (Current Employee) –  Robbinsville, NJSeptember 22, 2017
The People were wonderful and help in every way possible from the drivers to production line it was wonderful to be around hard working people who were under paid.
Pros
The Drivers
Cons
Lack of care by the management
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good
Catalog Data entry (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOSeptember 21, 2017
having an on site medical clinic is a big plus. also having healthcare from the 1st day is very important. they also have profit sharing available. good starting job
Pros
on site cafeteria and healthcare
Cons
employee moral
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Miserable work environment
Order picker (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALSeptember 21, 2017
I worked as an order picker in the Birmingham warehouse. I didn't mind that it was hard work in a hot environment, but the worst part was that the people in charge are constantly yelling at you that your not working fast enough. Even if you never take a break or make a mistake in your work, they constantly gripe about everything. They don't even give you a chance to learn your job before they start complaining.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Hostile work environment
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poor safety equipment
Warehouse Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTSeptember 20, 2017
Provided poor safety knee pads that resulted in long term injury which required my resignation. Lots of work on hands and knees, which added too injury.
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if you only wanna make money an nothing else this is the place for you
Packer (Current Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOSeptember 18, 2017
Scholastics is a ok place to work if you only wanna make money they dont really offer much to the seasonal workers an you dont get any benefits you just go to work an come home no life outside of this job
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Great place to work at. Relaxed environment
System Maintenance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOSeptember 16, 2017
Lots of learning opportunities. However they do not consider your education. Promotion is based more on length of time spent with the company. Some systems are out-dated.
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Great place to work
BOOK FAIR SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Lacey, WASeptember 12, 2017
Scholastic Book Fairs has an amazing mission statement about encouraging and empowering children through literacy. The whole company lives that mission every day. Although, like all jobs, it can be very stressful, it was overall a great place to work.
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Sweat shop environment
Product Coordinator/Part-Time Seasonal (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 9, 2017
Warehouse did not have air condition or heat. It was like working in a sweat shop. The pay was very low, and the work was very physical.The only benefit was the hours were flexible, and it was perfect to be home when your kids were out of school for the summer and holidays.
Pros
hours, discount on books
Cons
work environment, pay
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Work here
Operations (Current Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOSeptember 7, 2017
Work here, it's a great place. Nice people, & they have great Supervisors & trainers. The training program is excellent for the new hires, it they go through everything with you.
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Not a good place to work
Lead Agile Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2017
No job security, no work/ life balance
New management in IT replacing quality employees with college hires
Great Agile Process and engineering best practices
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Great place to work!
Product Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Irwindale, CASeptember 3, 2017
This company makes a great effort in cross training employees from the start. A typical day includes a safety meeting, daily updates on book fair schedules, a lot of team work and good people to work beside. Seasonal and regular part time employees do have the summer months off. The hardest part of the job is adapting to warehouse temperatures; cold environment in the winter and scorching in the summer months. Overall a great place to work with management and employees working together with a team building attitude. Company has a great mission but could improve their culture by practicing more involvement in promoting and offering opportunities to advance.
Pros
Discounts, free monthly luncheon, employee perks, flexible hours
Cons
No cell phones in workplace, low wages
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Don't work for scholastic!
Class B Driver (Former Employee) –  Irwindale, CAAugust 31, 2017
Low pay and management is horrible especially in the Irwindale Branch. The plant Manager there is a real tyrant and is borderline abusive. The worst pay in the industry!
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to write.
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