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Great experience, but you have to do it on your own steam

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Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

I have been working at McGraw Hill Financial

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

McGraw-Hill has some excellent business units, and a few not so great units. I've been fortunate to work in one of the great units, and life has been pretty rewarding in the company as a result. The recent sale of underperforming units shows the corporation is shedding some of the deadweight, but that only started to happen when a serious activist shareholder got involved. Single best feature of mhp is its global reach. You can work anywhere the world in the business units. Of course you have to be good enough.

Cons

The corporate structure governing the business units has some real airheads working in it. It is just as well for mhp that the profitable units return great margins. But seriously, how long can we subsidize some of these folks before morale sags? If you meet a dimwit and they are on an ordinary salary, chances are 50/50 that they could work in a business unit or in the corporation. If you meet a highly paid dimwit, you know he or she is from the corporation. The corporation needs a shake-up to unleash the power of the bu's from the shackles of mediocre technology, strategy, finance and hr mandarins in corporate.

Advice to Management

Shake up the corporate staff. They don't seem like they would make it in a world where they need to actually generate a margin. Unlike the business units, which have to work twice s hard to fund the largesse of corporate, getting little in return. Maybe force them into bu work rotations frequently.

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  1. Upper management turnover is incredible and detrimental to corp culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Looks good on your resume...

    Cons

    The construction division organization is irreparably broken by decades of poor upper management and ridiculous turnover and restructures. Worked there for over 10 years and watched over 6 regimes of upper management take office/ shake everything up and then leave within a year. This last regime is the worst by far.

    Advice to Management

    Just dissolve the division and sell it already, you can never fix the mistakes made by decades of terrible management.

  2. Helpful (1)

    The company is changing

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at McGraw Hill Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    salary, co-workers, work environment, benefits

    Cons

    75% cut in sales support staff, failure to be a leader in the market

    Advice to Management

    get on board with textbook rentals

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