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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 21 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
2.9
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.5
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.5
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Technical Specialist
in Boston, MA

"I worked for HMH for 3 years. The coworkers were great to work with, as was my management team. Unfortunately upper management always seemed to be in flux and there was little opportunity for advancement."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employee
in Boston, MA

"I have worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt since our acquisition. They strive to do the right thing but often let bureaucracy hinder the actual work. My supervisor is a really good person and tries to do the best for their subordinates, and I think that is common with most of the managers. The executive staff is too far removed from the reality of the day to day issues to actually affect any change, but that is common in larger corporations."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (37)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Western Illinois University (10)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is CareCore National (10)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (5,454)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employee
in Rolling Meadows, IL

"Working here is very depressing, it is all nose to the grindstone, day in and day out. Constant focus on performance metrics drives employees to continuously work harder and faster, with no reward or thanks from management. The constant layoffs leave employees always looking over their shoulders and eagerly throwing others "under the bus" in an effort to save their jobs. This company has no clear direction and is always reacting, usually too late, to one daily crisis to another."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Strategic Account Executive
in Boston, MA

"I work for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Although one of the leading education companies they are very behind in the sales operations and technology solution development. The leadership is not in tune with the day to day sales executives and customer needs. They are completely out of alignment with their product and go to marketing strategy or lack there of!"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $4
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employee
in Orlando, FL

"I always felt everything was in a reactionary mode in terms of how to deal with technology. From rollout to support to training, it was never enough. The implementation staff was always just one person who was stretched too thin putting out fires all over the country."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Application Architect
in Orlando, FL

"HMH has been experiencing a transition with a replacement with most of top management. Many existing positions have been lost with huge budget cuts."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employee
in Boston, MA

"Please avoid this company like the plague. Several years ago, I believe Glassdoor ranked this company as one of the worst companies to work for. If you are trying to look for job stability, please stay away."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Account Manager
in Boston, MA

"HMH provides wonderful opportunities for those who want to work in the educational industry."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HTML Developer
in Orlando, FL

"It was a fantastic experience"

What do you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"It was an organized and efficient environment. I accomplished my goals easily."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be professional, well dressed and courteous to everyone. Politeness goes a long way there."

What don't you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"The pay was a little on the low side, and the work was not so creative."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You're doing great, but it might help to boost the pay of employees who are really producing."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Representative
in Detroit, MI

What do you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"I loved the flexibility and there was a great work/life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I think that it is important to be honest, yet civil"

What don't you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"There was a lack of support from management and I think that would make the sales representatives feel more valued."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that the VP's have more interaction with the sales representatives."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Regional Account Executive
in San Francisco, CA

"Learned a great deal about the educational market and how to get things done."

What do you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"The product that I was selling was cutting edge and I had the opportunity to open a new territory."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do your homework and understand the company and its mission."

What don't you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"The lack of stability, this was due to the merger with Riverside and the downsizing of the Edusoft Reps."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Same message keep a pulse on the Market and the Trends"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Director of Sales
in Kirkland, WA

What do you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"I like the people and the products. I enjoyed the blend of technology and education. I enjoyed collaborating with sales people and district managers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare for change and never let your resume be too far away."

What don't you like about working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?

"Political backstabbing and intrigue. Constant shifting of goals and objectives. Lack of transparency."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would make sure that executive decision makers understood the products and people that make up their organization better."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Executive Assistant
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Production Coordinator
Person You Work For 3.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2.6 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Graphic Designer
in Orlando, FL

"Harcourt was an exciting, wonderful experience directly out of college."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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