Edmentum Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Edmentum President & CEO Vin Riera
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Pros
  • Employees are passionate about education and are proud of our products and the difference they make for learners (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and excellent pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to have a plan or know what they are doing from one day to the next (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management did not seem to be very engaged with the sales process or developing sales team (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Professionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When Plato Learning and Archipelago Learning merged into Edmentum, there was a culture shock. Archipelago learning was all about the fun and get it done. Plato came in with a more professional/business approach to everything.

    Cons

    They had done some layoffs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Drifting sideways

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edmentum full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits and mostly passionate employees.

    Cons

    The work environment was once positive and productive, but that has eroded. The company has had difficulty successfully managing rapid growth goals. High employee attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders, not bosses.


  3. Helpful (1)

    BDM

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    Current Employee - BDM
    Current Employee - BDM
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edmentum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great vision and always improving the products

    Cons

    Sales structure is not effective

    Advice to Management

    The company is not long term minded


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  5. Helpful (2)

    High turnover

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good brand name products, passionate people

    Cons

    too mechanical environment, high stress

    Advice to Management

    get to know your employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Edmentum (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about their mission. Sales people are authentic and smart.

    Cons

    The software is out dated and over priced.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Business Development

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, best products in the market place and always looking to be the best in our field, employs educators world wide, great benefits-some really great people here and management

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a sense of departments that think there should be no sales people or if there are sales people that they just don't do enough. It is hard to hear comments that sales people are lazy and that changes are not being made to some of our technology because of that perception. Much of what we do here is with educators that are demanding products that our competitors offer. There are some important areas to update - Telecom systems are outdated and bandages keep being applied, the ability to do a better trial for our prospects that can be personalized more readily so we can compete

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the attitude that some managers have that sales are lazy and that is why we want to make changes to antiquated systems. Open up your mind to new types of education solutions- more professional type solutions for example.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Missing something

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edmentum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are worse places to work, market rate pay, occasional training. If you need a job and this is all that is available, it's an OK place to be.

    Cons

    Not much team spirit, things like supervisors being openly disrespectful. Owned by an investment firm that likes to buy and sell companies. Practically zero pay raise after a good review. Nobody seems to LIKE Edmentum.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to save a few pennies by shorting employees on their raise. It will cost you more in the long run.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product line with quality content editors and contributors. Base pay is very good.

    Cons

    Horribly run sales organization with objectives changing almost daily and no clear path going forward. Micro management of sales metrics that do not equate to anything useful in the field. Product content tends to be re-purposed and not written for specific course or content areas. Use of software requires user training (fee based). Territory quotas are generated without being able to verify base revenue on existing sales and unrealistic numbers to reach quota. Few if ANY reps make quota. The Higher Ed division and K12 are fighting for the same business and its a certainty that someone is getting screwed out of revenue they have earned. This is such an issue that we were given a document on "The Rules of Engagement" to help us keep things straight, but did nothing but create distention amongst the field staff. God forbid if you complained because something was amiss with crediting. Tremendous amount of employee turnover at sales and management levels. Shrinking dollar market share due to drastic lowering of product pricing and loss of funding at State and federal levels. NOT a healthy environment to work.

    Advice to Management

    A kid running a roadside lemonade stand has better business sense then this group.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Mediocrity

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    small group of dedicated, intelligent individuals with background in education

    Cons

    within 5 weeks of my start date, three people within my group of five had resigned. Turnover is a constant.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company and products.

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    Former Employee - Education Consultant
    Former Employee - Education Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products were GREAT. Benefits were awesome.

    Cons

    Compensation was very lopsided and often the workload was unmanageable.



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