Pros: atmosphere, employees, products, facilities
Cons: publishing industry in decline, trying to embrace the future of publshing
While my day to day work revolved around image licensing and procedural compliance, in the office it was always apparent that we were striving towards one goal: children's literacy.
The mission was to create products that were first and foremost educational. It was assumed that once a product reached a desired level of character all the rest would – more... naturally fall into place.
For this reason creativity and innovation were embraced and fostered.
This is not to say Scholastic did not have its fair share of hiccups and blindspots (as a $2 billion a year company it is impossible not to) but at the end of the day you always knew you were fighting the good fight and the company was there to support that. – less