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all the books
Product Coordinator/office generalist (Former Employee), West Columbia, SCSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great people/ working and having summers off
Cons: packing up to 20 book fairs a day
i enjoyed scholastic, helping children learn to love books.
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Pleasent
Branch Inventory Coordinator (Current Employee), MinnesotaSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: great overall mission
Cons: wages
Great place with a great mission. Getting books into childrens hands so they can get the joy out of reading along with everyone else is worth everything.
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packing
Product Coordinator (Former Employee), OdentonAugust 22, 2014
Preparing school fairs at a fast pace, counting inventory and lifting boxes that can weigh up to 30 pounds on a daily basis.
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Productive
Production Coordinator- Level (Former Employee), Olympia, WAAugust 18, 2014
Pros: bbq
Met quite a few co workers who were very cool. Enjoyed getting books for children's schools ready
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Children literacy put first
Consultant Data Specialist, Visual Content Group (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYAugust 15, 2014
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
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Its all about the kids/schools
Order Picker (Current Employee), IndianapolisAugust 14, 2014
Pros: book discounts, flexible hours
Its always been a good place to work, but so much better with the new Branch Manager and attitudes overall.

Everyone left due to the previous manager. It was hectic at first and I can't believe how much better it got so quickly.

Its nice to work with a team and management that seems to care and tries to lead by example. The manager and supervisors – more... do more work in the warehouse that most. It means alot. – less
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Chaotic Environment
Accounting (Current Employee), Lake Mary, FLAugust 13, 2014
No vision, unfair treatment of employees, and unprofessional
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Scholastic, a global children's publishing and media company, a great place to work.
Supply Planner (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 5, 2014
Pros: location, company benefits (gym, medical services, company get togethers and great coffee)
During my time at Scholastic I feel I did a great job supporting critical publishing initiatives. Managing my workload independently, working as a great team player and happily volunteering assistance and time when needed. Overall this was a highly enjoyable work environment that exposed me to various personalities and cultures. The hardest part of – more... the job was leaving after nearly 8 years to pursue different career options. I'd recommend Scholastic to anyone interested in a diverse and exciting publishing company. – less
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Awesome place to work
Driver (Current Employee), Phoenix AZAugust 4, 2014
Pros: the travel is good and so are the benifits
Cons: slow non seasons.
This company is a wonderful company to work for. I have been here a year and I love it there. The summers are a little warm in the warehouse but its great to be working period.
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ok
Receptionist/Operator (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 2, 2014
great place to work you meet all kinds of people
every one is somebody
management was ok
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Everyday brought something new
Stephanie Cosby- Supervisor (Former Employee), Neosho, MOJuly 31, 2014
Pros: always got a good job, always have something new for you
Cons: answer calls all day, rude people on the phone.
I liked working there because they don't aim at what you did wrong. They aim at what you can improve in and what is the best way to go about it. If you don't understand something the supervisors will go out of their way to help you because they know were all human and we are going to mess up.
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Productive....on some days
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJuly 27, 2014
Worked warehouse with others(mostly women). They were nice yet wasn't comfortable. Kept probing; didn't care much for that. Stock products, assist the women in what they needed, prepare orders for shipping, loaded/unloaded trucks, clean those metal display cases used during school book fairs. Not bad. But some days, especially during the summer, not – more... much work. Wanted to get off early, but couldn't. Felt it was a waste just to sit and talk while I could've gone out and took care of some important stuff. – less
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Great part time seasonal work that can easily lead to advancement.
Warehouse generalist/ UPS clerk (Former Employee), West Chester, OHJuly 16, 2014
Pros: always room to grow and advance
Cons: very physically demanding
My first work experience with the company was as a part-time seasonal employee. I quickly advanced and was cross-trained. The atmosphere there was enjoyable. There were always opportunities to grow and advance and learn new things.
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This is a great place to work.
Art Instructor (Former Employee), Harperwoods MIJuly 9, 2014
Pros: students
Typical day starts at 7:30 and ends at 3:30. I learned a lot about people and teaching. the management team is great and so are the co-workers.the hardest part of the job was dealing with irate parents and the most enjoyable part of the job is working wiht the students who wan to learn.
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productive
call center representative (Former Employee), Jefferson City, MOJuly 7, 2014
what I have learned while working inside a call center were computer data entry skills and maintain records of customers orders
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Amazing place to Volunteer
Volunteer (Current Employee), Auburn, WAJuly 3, 2014
Pros: free books for volunteering
Cons: time drags when business is slow
A typical day would involve helping people who work with and enjoy books. The majority of the customers are usually teachers, librarians, parents, and students. You will learn bookfair setup, marketing, how to run a point of sale machine, popular book titles, and book reading levels. There will be a scholastic representative on site to answer questions, – more... but the majority of your peers are also volunteers. You will see familiar faces because most volunteers come back year after year, they are treated well. – less
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I'd go back tommorow if I could
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Jefferson City, MOJune 27, 2014
Good, consistent hours and schedule, well managed, friendly people and an awesome work environment. If not for layoff I'd still be there, no question.
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Customer Services Representative (Former Employee), Jefferson City, MOJune 24, 2014
Long, stressful days filled with repetitiveness. Co Workers were nice, supervisors could get a little demanding.
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I enjoyed working with the schools and parent organizations, believed in the mission, but management style is awful. You never feel appreciated.
Field Sales Representative and Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Olympia, WAJune 15, 2014
Pros: working with customers, co-workers and being home in the evenings and weekends.
Cons: lack of respect, constant pressure and stress, lack of appreciation
Originally began as inside sales and had a wonderful Sales Manager who cared about his people. Then he was let go and it was never the same. Management style from the top down only cares about the numbers and you never feel appreciated, whether you're hitting your numbers or not. I enjoyed my co-workers and enjoyed working with my schools. After almost – more... 2 years, I moved to a field position and it was better than being in the little cubicle in the office, but again, you never really felt appreciated. – less
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It was high school, what more needs to be said?
Data Entry & Basic Electronics (Former Employee), Spencerport, NYJune 12, 2014
As with any school there are cliques, teachers who do & do not really teach, lunches are horrid, mass produced food items.
All in all it was no better, nor worse then any expectations or others experiences.

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