EdisonLearning Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Full time, current employee - been with company 3+ years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New owner and leadership has totally changed the mission and culture of the company. Question many of the other reviews, since they don't even know that the name of the company has been EdisonLearning for nearly 8 years.

    Cons

    Past owners and leadership were completely disengaged - thankfully they are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the direction you're going. The company's future is solid and greater success is coming.


  2. In the Business of Education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and they will take care of everything for a school from HR to Curriculum to all other back office items. As with any public education situation, in many cases there is a work contract so you have some coverage and assurances as well.

    Cons

    Excellent benefits are overshadowed by sub-par wage recommendations to the schools and enormous stress to give nothing less than 120% effort for 80% pay.

    They are behind in everything. In states that have mandated Common Core for years, they still have not kept up to date and advised schools on curriculum. Their technology practices are ancient, still running on things over ten years old.

    They make demands and hold the school and its people under an iron fist, but don't hold themselves accountable to the school, the children it educates, or the public who provide them all the funding. They hide behind a thinly-veiled "model" and like to point blame everywhere but themselves when their "model" is out of date and obsolete. They scare away all the good people with their actions and reward only blind obedience and ineptitude.

    Their legacy of failure can easily be shown in the fact that they lost contracts from over 100 schools, bringing them down to managing only five.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the "business" of education and into something that doesn't impact the entire future of thousands of young people. Your "business" is just trying to get profit for the least effort possible and the most skimming and ineptitude you can manage.


  3. Not a good career move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EdisonLearning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility
    Client relationships

    Cons

    Hostile manager
    Lack of support
    Lack of development opportunities
    Lack of training
    Employees are expendable

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect


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  5. Decent in between job

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program implementation helps working with the students and staff. There are innovative ideas and products that actually assist the students with learning hurdles. The kids and the staff were great. Overall, I had a wonderful experience.

    Cons

    It appears that teachers are viewed as the do it all committee. The hours and days worked changed more than normal and it was difficult to plan personal life in advance with changing calendars. Even worse, you were penalized for not making accommodations when the company changed work hours at the last minute.


  6. i am able to be a role model for the Children.

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Gary, IN

    I have been working at EdisonLearning part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    they care about the children's education.

    Cons

    not enough pay, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Always help those that look different, because it is not how a person looks, but what they believe from the heart.


  7. A great experience!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Educator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning

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

    Pros

    The professional development and intellectual property is outstanding.

    Cons

    The mission is massive. You can get caught up and spend a lot of time. You kinda end up loving it though.

    Advice to Management

    Stabalize. Easy on the reorganizations.


  8. Company needs to be more pragmatic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule, opportunities for travel, compensation is decent, a lot of variety in the types of roles available, multitude of projects to work on, staff is generally genuinely motivated to educate, small company feel for a corporation

    Cons

    The tradeoff for having such a flexible work schedule means regularly working from home and during evenings, there is often a lack of clear vision for the company, many projects fail to produce intended results, quality of product and services suffer when there are so many projects to do in such a short time (shortcuts often get taken), large amount of technical debt that comes with using proprietary system

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the essential services and products the company should focus on, and direct all resources to providing that.


  9. Welcoming Team

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As a new employee I was pleased to see that they provided support and training immediately and ensured that I felt supported in my new role. Their websites and technology tools are well organized and easy to navigate . I am very excited to work with a team of supportive professionals.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.


  10. Horrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Location. Boss was always absent.

    Cons

    management, peers, no resources, hostile environment


  11. Helpful (3)

    New Leadership, great opportunity to positively impact organization.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, dedicated team of professionals. New leadership in 2014 that has had a positive impact and turning-around organization. Open to new ideas, collaborative environment. Came aboard to help support a value driven organization that recognizes and values educators.

    Cons

    Getting people to understand continuousevolution with growth



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