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Life at HMH

Creating a Culture Where Everyone Can Thrive

Success for All

We bring learning to countless students and teachers—transforming lives, supporting communities, and making our society more open, just, and inclusive for all.

This Is What We Stand For: Our shared belief in the power of learning brings us all together to help shape the future.

Discover Our Stand and learn about our purpose-driven culture.

The Three Pillars of Our Culture

These foundational pillars shape our culture and help us come together to lead, create, and innovate to better serve students, educators, and school communities.


High Purpose

Our rich history makes us storytellers, but our far-reaching impact on millions of lives makes us story-changers. It is through learning that people create a better world—and we spread learning. This is our High Purpose.


High Performance

When our people and customers are highly performing, we succeed as a company. We are able to create better products and ultimately have a bigger impact on society. This is our Double Bottom Line.


What We Value

Our values outline how we achieve our High Purpose and High Performance. These values represent the best of who we are, who we’ve been, and who we strive to be. They guide the way we make decisions, collaborate, and grow as individuals and as a company.

Our Values

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Trust is our foundation. It grows from clarity, consistency, and character.

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We embrace diversity and equity. We strive for justice to transform lives.

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We support every new generation by learning and growing with them.

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We imagine what is possible and implement it without fear of failure.

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We have the courage to lead and disrupt because what we value demands it.

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We take ownership because our work is greater than our individual achievements.

I have been proud to work for HMH for the past 20 years, and grow even more proud every day as we evolve our understanding of what it means to grow in diversity, deliver on a commitment to equity, and create environments that are truly inclusive.

Amy T.

LEAD Connected Manager
, Core Solutions

​​​​​​​Our Employee Experience

We strive to create an environment that meets the needs of every team member.

  • Set for Success

    We help employees understand “what’s expected of them” and strive to provide the clarity, resources, and time required to deliver on our priorities.

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  • Radical Flexibility

    We work to provide an environment that offers flexibility—with more than 70% of our jobs completely or partially remote.

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  • Personal Growth

    We work to ensure every employee can grow both professionally and personally with access to development planning tools, thousands of on-demand training modules, and a robust mentoring program.

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  • Holistic Well-Being

    We provide a wide range of offerings that support employees’ physical, emotional, and financial 

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  • Shared Purpose

    We rally around our “High Purpose” and reinforce our core values with our actions, not just our words.

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  • Deeper Connections

    We help our employees strengthen their family and community connections. We have a comprehensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, with nine Employee Resource Groups and a commitment to creating an environment where employees can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

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Building a Better Workplace

We partner with Gallup® annually to measure company engagement and empower our employees to make their voices heard. We use this input to create solutions to address key pain points.

Since we started our partnership with Gallup, engagement levels have increased every year.

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