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Curriculum Advantage Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth is slow and pay lacks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage

    Pros

    Small Company
    Friendly Environment
    Work schedule
    Employee recognition for good work is okay
    Communication is good between co-workers
    Casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of Growth
    Pay is low
    Reviews are scarce
    Assignment details are unclear and vary from day to day
    Repetitive work load
    Pay schedule is weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize good work and give reviews more often. Compensate employees for their benefit to the companies progress. Assignment details should be more concise as well.ws more frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Poorly Managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Small Company
    Good Break Area - but, you aren't allowed to use it and don't even thing about making popcorn or any other pungent item

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Senior Level Management is incompetent
    Medieval Salaries
    Failure to keep promises
    Does not meet commitments to customers or 3rd party vendors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prior to current ownership this product had potential. It, however, has been mismanaged and has been allowed to age ungracefully, wither, and literally die on the vine,. The senior management is clueless regarding the needs of today's educators. Senior management is often petty and shifts direction for no reason other than "I chipped a nail this morning".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Few bright spots on a bad apple

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great HR, Excellent talent in Development and QA.

    Cons

    Severe underpayment for work load and skills, Unprofessional higher ups, nepotism, Gossip heavy, Spy heavy, high expectation for quick turn out of product with low pay and low assistance/set requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While valuing sales staff is important, valuing your non money making (direct money making) employees is vital. They are the ones that create the product you envision. Treatment of employees should be generally the same all around. Try to show appreciation to everyone not just those that fit in your clique. Don't make your employees feel like they are in a prison, always having to watch their back for double standards and nazi like behavior from the favored pet. Take more time to plan out the product instead of depending solely on your very underpaid staff to read your mind and get it done well under the actual man hours it will take to make it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely unacceptable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, decent benefits, a few nice people, ok location and I really can't think of another single positive to say.

    Cons

    Dictatorial senior staff
    Blatant nepotism
    Unethical business practices
    Bottom of the barrel pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring civility, decent pay, and ethical business practices back to the work place.Stop being so awful! Put the customer first. Don't tell educators how to educate - you've never been there! You fired all the senior managers who WERE former educators, probably for some petty reason such as they didn't go to your gym or didn't compliment your Louboutins. Stop promoting receptionists to implementation managers. Stop screaming at people over minor infractions that you let your "pets" blatantly get away with. Pay people what they are worth. FUND THE RETIREMENT PLAN!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad Company with Delusions of Grandeur

    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good break kitchen
    Comfortable pay
    Interesting work
    Flexible time

    Cons

    Lack of communication.
    Elitiism.
    Cliques.
    Quality Assurance is considered the "step child"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. All of them. Not just your friends.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work for little pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Curriculum Advantage

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to telecommute/ work from home. Flexibility in creating your own schedule. People are fun to work with.

    Cons

    The company is really detached from what's going on "in the field." Implementation managers are pushed to "make renewals" (a sales function) with constant pressure from senior management. I have been given around 70 schools to constantly monitor, handle tech support, and secure renewals. The travel is sometimes pointless, but the company is big on "face time" so the customer will be more eager to renew. Product is lacking behind that of several competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit some schools to see how it really works on a day-to-day basis. Learn about school funding situations before demanding renewals. Separate sales from a full implementation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect a raise and be prepared for tons of gossip

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage

    Pros

    Very good benefits package
    Easy to get a day off
    Nice, new office with good amenities
    Women and minority friendly

    Cons

    Senior staff often unprofessional, uncommunicative and promote gossip
    Poor retention/high turnover
    Little enforcement of managerial duties such as annual reviews
    Vacant positions remain vacant for inexplicable periods of time while those duties get piled on already overloaded and underpaid employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some leadership courses and learn what it means to be a real professional. Stop biting people's heads off fine silly reasons. Learn that people are fallible, yourselves included. Promote from within to more qualified candidates, not those that go to the gym with you. Be an industry leader in innovations and use INDUSTRY STANDARD software, not freeware that you found on the web because you are too cheap to update Microsoft products. Stop making employees double and triple document everything, which slows everyone down - which will prevent you from asking why other tasks aren't done/take so long.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Rough start but getting better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curriculum Advantage

    Pros

    Small Company
    Friendly People
    Good Benefits for company it's size
    Small group allows you to contribute to the projects
    Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Fast moving pace for some
    Communication of corporate or software vision is still in transition
    Condensed or too short deadlines for projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move forward to improve the technology in place and not add additional functionality to the product. Classworks is the only product made by Curriculum Advantage. Why not make it the best product it can be.

    Recommends

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