Dale Carnegie Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Most amazing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Local ownership is a plus, especially in Richmond, VA. Company does great work and impacts others' lives. Small, tight knit team of people that love the Dale Carnegie Principles and how they impact people.

    Cons

    The economy has hurt the entire Training industry but it seems like it's on the rebound.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring talented people. Keep living the principles.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Training Curriculum - Poorly Structured Company

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    Former Employee - Performance Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Performance Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch training curriculum - providing great client value. The Dale Carnegie Course (12 week program) is outstanding and delivers tremendous value to its participants.

    Cons

    Company is set up similar to a multi-level marketing franchise. Very little structure; and minimal investment in employees. (No benefits, no salary, self-paid expenses, etc.) Pay structure is far less than market value. Sadly, company is unable to retain quality talent, and has a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to learn the fundamentals to become an outstanding trainer -- but plan to move one within a 3-4 year window for optimum career growth opportunities.

  3. Excellent opportunity to grow while helping others do the same.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization, principles and proven training solutions backed by a global brand. Very strong heritage of helping others and driving results.

    Cons

    Can be heavy workload based upon demand. Need to be flexible and balance a variety of competing priorities.

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  5. Invaluable experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Performance Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The growth and development opportunities are world-class - access to all Dale Carnegie programs. It is also an opportunity to learn about a wide range of businesses, as the organization consults across a broad scope of industries. The people that are drawn to working in this business are generally very people-centric, so the culture is one that is supporting and fun.

    Cons

    Not a con for everyone, but the job is pay-for-performance (not 100% commission, but the commission can make a big difference) - those who put in a reasonable amount of effort do very well here.

  6. What a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company with great leadership and benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about Dale Carnegie Training.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more.

  7. Commission only...

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    Current Contractor - Business Development Consultant in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Contractor - Business Development Consultant in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great program, it's a company with prestige

    Cons

    Hard work. Cold calling, felt a little lost.

    Advice to Management

    A little more help with training.

  8. Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Training Consultant
    Current Employee - Training Consultant

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to the original Dale Carnegie books, principles, and teachings; some very capable trainers

    Cons

    Poorly organized franchises, weakening brand recognition, peculiar trainer-training techniques, don't consistently "practice what they preach," some weak, inexperienced and older "phone it in" trainers are killing the brand, obvious/nasty competition among sales staff for leads and closed deals

  9. Dale Carnegie Franchise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most qualified trainers in the business, access to all Dale Carnegie training at no cost, great interaction with business community.

    Cons

    all locations are franchised and most franchisee's have no real management skills or abilities. Money is number one priority of franchise, their employees are at the bottom of the priority list

    Advice to Management

    Follow the Carnegie principles in all areas of business and success will come.

  10. Helpful (2)

    A company that practices what they teach their clients.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dale Carnegie has a great corporate culture. Employees enjoy a supportive environment, with focus on professional development. Everyone is very nice they also have opportunities to participate in all the Dale Carnegie Training courses.

    Cons

    Relatively small franchises, with little room for growth.

  11. Dale Carnegie Las Vegas, NV.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Dale Carnegie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    These people practice Dale Carnegie's Human Relation Principles in all that they do. Working in Las Vegas for Dale Carnegie has been the most amazing career experience I have ever had. I get to help people every day become more intentional in their lives both personally and professionally.
    In addition, I get to grow each and every day from the amazing coaching and positive feedback I receive from the owner. I'm truly a lifer!

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to work.

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