Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – October 18, 2017
Many changes over my years with Scholastic. When I started there were 14 regions nation wide...They are now down to 5 regions after closing our regional office for the Northwest recently. I loved working with schools, librarians, parents and other staff but mainly I loved that I was a "book fair lady"! The kids were always so excited for book fair and when given the chance to visit schools they acted like I was better than the tooth fairy! What better job where you can make kids happy and increase their reading levels providing them a positive start to their future successes!
Summers and holidays off
lack of advancement, excessive territory movement, changes in management...too much micro-managing
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
Communication Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 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.
Atmosphere and Fun-loving People!
Lack of structure and Salaries (not as high as other industries)
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Munhall, PA – October 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.
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.
Independence -can work your own hours
Independence -if you need structure or someone to motivate you to work this will be challenging
Order picker (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – September 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.
if you only wanna make money an nothing else this is the place for you
Packer (Current Employee) – Jefferson City, MO – September 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
BOOK FAIR SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Lacey, WA – September 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.
Product Coordinator/Part-Time Seasonal (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 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.
Product Coordinator (Current Employee) – Irwindale, CA – September 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.