McGraw-Hill Companies is a multifaceted group that maintains companies in education, financial services and business information. Businesses include McGraw-Hill Education, J.D. Power and Associates, and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. The powerhouse’s workforce is composed of nearly 20% Generation Y employees. One of McGraw-Hill’s missions is to “help professionals and students succeed in the knowledge economy,” (www.mcgraw-hill.com). With making an impact being a desire of Generation Y, it isn’t surprising that so many young professionals are choosing to align their careers with McGraw-Hill companies.
Diversity and individuality are two of McGraw-Hill companies’ core values. Coincidentally, young professionals prefer a work environment that embraces diversity and nurtures individuality. McGraw-Hill provides employees with a highly supportive, welcoming and focused workspace and office culture. Work hours are flexible and employees can stay connected wherever they are with their company laptops and cell phones. In addition to being provided with the latest technology in their work, employees are given opportunities for formal training and development. Another perk for those working in the office is transportation reimbursement, courtesy of McGraw-Hill.
The “leading global financial information and education company” aims to get the most out of its employees through professional growth and continuing education. Employees that are constantly providing results, working hard and making strides can enjoy annual performance bonuses and achievement recognition. Those looking to pursue advanced degrees and continuing education can be reimbursed for their tuition. Subsidized professional certificates are also available for those who are interested.
In an effort to keep Gen Y workers well-rounded and happy, the companies provide employees with summer reduced hours along with an impressive benefits package, complete with a 401K match and stock options. Gen Y employees are exposed to socially responsible business practices and can engage in charitable actions with the company. When everyone needs a breather from work, McGraw-Hill employees look forward to company-sponsored social events as an opportunity to engage with other employees outside of the workplace.
The company is as diversified as its many business ventures. Gen Y employees tend to stay with the company for an average of over three years. This could be attributed to McGraw-Hill’s wide variety of offerings to its employees, making it one of the most Gen Y-friendly companies in Chicago.