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The work atmosphere is good. The pay structure could be reviewed to align with the cost of living. More training from the company should be provided for new hire one’s.
Great health benefits ... can purchase books half off
Pay structure can use an upgrade.
Scholastic Book Fairs was a great place to work. I found my coworkers friendly and helpful. I would have loved to have stayed there longer. I will admit that the work was hard and the hours long but they give you a sense of family and belonging. The customers were always glad to see you. It was a fun job that kept me motivated.
It’s an okay place to work if you’re looking for a decent paycheck, but it isn’t what I thought it would be. It has a very big turn over rate which isn’t ever good for a major company like this one.
Decent pay & good benefits
Short breaks, rude management, no air conditioning
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I loved the book fairs from school as a kid so I was curious to check it out and see what all is done. I loved learning to do different stuff around the warehouse because u can see everything and know where ur favoritestuff is. It was really hard not reading the books while working but u can on break.
Scholastics is a poor place to be. They have no hiring standards for employees, they will hire anyone even if they have been fired several times from there. You will work in a non air condition warehouse so its extremely hot in the summer. Mandatory overtime during the busy season. If you want to work with folks who are some of the worse people in society then this is the place for you.
help kids read and teachers
poor working environment, terrible co workers, poor management
I really like what I do. My issue is that pay is not enough for the time and effort put out. Warehouse management is negative and doesn’t take responsibility for issues. Your commission is based on a team of two approach so if someone drops the ball, it affects your paycheck. There is very little positive feedback from anyone above. Tasks and focus are often changing. Very little to no room for
Low salaries, warehouse management, no advancement opportunities
Good place to work if you like part time work. You are laid off 11 weeks the summer. You don’t work over Xmas / New Years week., There are many weeks you don’t get 40 hours and there are some weeks you work 55 plus hours.
Great people, great employee discounts, good benefits.
Too may lay off weeks. Too many non paid days off.
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I only worked there for a very short period of time. The training was so confusing, so when we actually got on the floor I retained zero info from training. It’s all on a very complicated system. I don’t think they care much about training since theres always managers walking around coming to you when you need help, but the customer’s experience a longer wait time because it takes awhile for a manager to get to you, since everyones confused all the time.
This company does not value it’s employees. Training is too little, too late yet compensation is based on meeting sales goals. My territory was cut in size every year, yet my goals were increased. To add insult, when I applied for an internal position to advance, I was told that I would not be respected because I had worked in inside sales.
I worked there from 2014 to 2017 I left for another job and returned in 2020 worked for a week and was laid off due to the COVID-19 virus all the schools in the United States are closed so no one is ordering books from scholastic
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