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Senior Database Engineer / SAFe Agile Coach (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 20, 2018
A great organization to work in. Largest publishers of children books.The founder worked very hard to create a great culture and workplace. It is a 100 year old organization with great values.
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4.0
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Great place to wrk
Picker at scholastic packaging (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOJuly 17, 2018
I liked working there. And would consider working there again. Nice ppl, easy work, with good pay! Wish they had a factory here at n Moberly, Mo. again
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great part time job
Warehouse picker (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 16, 2018
Probably the best company i have ever worked for i would have never left this company if it was a full time job unfortunately it was seasonal around the school schedule.
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Fun Place to Work
Warehouse Order Puller (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COJuly 6, 2018
A great place to work. The employees, supervisors and manager are very kind and helpful. If you like a warehouse setting this is an ideal job for you. If your a book lover, it’s a plus.
Pros
Nice coworkers, Paid Holidays for part time and full time, employee discount on books, each season provides an employee appreciation day
Cons
Seasonal job, no work during the summer
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3.0
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Inspiraitonal common objective to serve the schools and students in the framework of the corporate mission
Product Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 6, 2018
Prepare book and non-book orders for school book fair events...learned-- how vital the Scholalstic mission addresses reading from a book format in our growing digital age...management--daily support and involvement at the supervisory level with great industry intelligence...workplace culture-- needed more attention...hardest part of the job-- usual production pressures of a normal working day during peak periods...most enjoyable--serving the schools and their children and working under the guidance of a strong supervisor
Pros
Serving schools and students; strong involved supervisor
Cons
High production pressures during peak periods
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4.0
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Scholastic Book Fairs-- Systematic, Physical, yet Non-Stressful
Temporary Worker (Former Employee) –  Urbandale, IAJune 29, 2018
They are well organized, and each person can work autonomously once trained (great for introverts). The work is physical-- largely packing and unpacking mobile bookcases-- in a warehouse environment, which may get hot or cold depending on the weather. The prevailing atmosphere among employees is a cooperative one. Since book fairs are held primarily during the school year, the work is seasonal.
Pros
Systematic, Autonomous, Non-Stressful
Cons
Variable Temperatures, Concrete floor
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5.0
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Room to grow.
Inventory Control Specialist (ICS) (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOJune 24, 2018
This is a equal opportunity employer. They do hire felons as long as you are honest about what your felonies are when asked on your application. Good pay. Always get 40hrs a week and overtime if you want it. Great benefits for you and your family. Hardest part about the job is being on you feet for 8 to 12 hrs at a time. Other than that every position is fairly easy physical labor. There's also 3 different shifts. Ther factory is always running. Sometimes even on Sundays and holidays in the peak season. Digital books hasn't changed the companies place at all. Very g1od company to work for overall.
Pros
Too many to list
Cons
Big turnover rate
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Great place to work
Field Representative (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAJune 21, 2018
I love my job! Great management team. There are some areas that could use improvement - different branches sometimes conflict and make it difficult to meet customer's needs although they seem to be actively working on finding a solution for this.
Pros
Autonomy, flexibility, support
Cons
lower-end of payscale for outside sales
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3.0
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This is a very fast paced workplace
Agent in Call Center (Former Employee) –  Moberly, MOJune 9, 2018
taking orders from teachers and parents to purchase scholastic books

Learned how to place orders, give bonus points, when recommended. How to problem solve and make the customer happy. The customer is always right.

Management: needed more people skills, They were always stressed out, making them not approachable.

The workplace was a call center, and warehouse, so it was a little on the rough side.

Trying to fix everyone's mistakes and make teachers happy.

It was fun when a new product came out and you could buy your own books from the book store and get a discount, That was nice.
Pros
close to home no travel
Cons
Not real good training
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3.0
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Okay
Sales Representative for Classroom Magazines (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, ILJune 9, 2018
Montored to heavily, given poor selling accounts, uneven supervisors, difficult to reach goals with little supports.
Free meals, nice co-workers, great stocks awesome schools and teachers.
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3.0
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great mission, great intentions, poor work/life balance
Marketing (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 6, 2018
The mission is amazing and everyone at this company is devoted to bringing books and literacy to children nationwide. But a strong focus on aggressive revenue goals means that work/life balance suffers.
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Was a great place to work
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMay 31, 2018
I worked part time second shift at one of Scholastic's warehouses, pay was about $10/hour and the managment was good. Usually hours were in excess of 20 but less than 40. I have heard that it has gone downhill since I left though.
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Good Environment and Opportunity
Project Manager (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 30, 2018
I had a good experience as a contractor with Scholastic. Nice culture, people and environment. There was a lot of instability due to changes in the publishing industry.
Pros
Fun environment, Good Cafeteria, Nice Location in SoHo
Cons
Instability
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3.0
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Im bias
packer machine operator and material handerler (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOMay 24, 2018
This is a bias review and should be read as such. My bad experiences may not be the norm. though, I had a number of them. This was a long time ago and things change. I hope they are doing well as a company.
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2.0
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Lots of overtime
Order Clerk 1 (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOMay 21, 2018
Very good place to work if you dont mind working alot of overtime. They have a point system which is hard when you are a single parent. Health insurance benefits are very good.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Hot
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2.0
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Busy
Youth Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOMay 20, 2018
A lot of repetitive work. Filling orders or restocking in a very fast paced environment. Things are volume based so your numbers must be high enough to keep your job.
Pros
relaxed dress code. degees are not required.
Cons
long hours, poor ventalation poor air conditioning and poor heating
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1.0
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Expect too much for little
Seasonal Clerk (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOMay 17, 2018
They don't compensate their employees enough for what they ask. $8, 9, 10, 11, isn't enough. It's impossible to do quality work in one job when they always move you around to learn the next job
Pros
Free lunch, Halloween event
Cons
Expecting extreme loyalty from employees who they will lay off in a few months
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3.0
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great reason to work for kids reading
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAMay 16, 2018
Scholastic has a very good motive to help more kids read.
This was my reason to take the job.
But due to travel time it did not work out for me.
Upper management was not involved in day to day operations
Pros
Great motive to work hard
Cons
Lack of direction
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4.0
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Productive
Truck Driver Helper (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMay 15, 2018
Varying start/end times. Long drives and a lot of manual labor. Once school ended we were off for the summer. We also had a spring break. Workers were friendly
Pros
Off time
Cons
Hours
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5.0
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Productive and laid back work environment
Crusher Operator (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 15, 2018
Very quiet relaxed work but fast paced. Coworkers were nice respectful people. They ceo was nice. It was kind of dusty need masks. Very big warehouse.
Pros
30 min breaks
Cons
Need air conditioning
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