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EducationDynamics Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
32 Reviews

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great team members but poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Team members are great. Flexible schedule and casual, fun work environment. Benefits and vacation time are decent.

    Cons

    Executive management is focused only on the short term which leads to poor decisions. The industry has also had a rough few years.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    People are generally nice and accommodating. C-level employees are approachable.

    Cons

    There is no room to growth. Promotion only comes because someone left or got fired. The company lacks overall structure and employee moral is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Understand how to compensate those that are smart and contributing greatly to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Tough Industry, Drifting Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Marketing Analytics  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager - Marketing Analytics in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Some management really cared about employees. It has an opportunity to really help people who are trying to find the right education to better their job opportunities.

    Cons

    The caring managers are no longer at the company. It's a shame. It seems like it is just about squeezing some short term money out of it. the CEO who seemed to care recently left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the focus on the students.

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

    Where dysfunction and denial meet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    Co-workers, PTO, location, hours. Some days are more tolerable than other days. That's really all I can think of, and I gave this a lot of thought.

    Cons

    BAD seeds in management that are inexperienced, bizarre processes, pay, lack of stability, uncertainty surrounding state of company, poor internal communication. Can't find a new job quick enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Lower level good, upper level BAD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Great group of team players at the worker level. Very accommodating of your personal life, reasonable pay and the opportunity to talk with upper level management when necessary. The chances to grow come when those above you leave suddenly or are fired, but there's still the potential for promotion and growth. Lead generation experience in the digital space if you're looking to get into that realm.

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely disorganized and about half of them have serious denial issues regarding responsibility for themselves and their teams. With such a great group of workers pulling the day to day load for this company, you'd expect management to at least be decent, but aside for a couple exceptions they are very short sided and simple minded. This mismanagement leads to lower morale and encourages those in middle management to also be non responsible and defensive when issues come up that they're involved in. How about you act like adults and address issues head on rather then avoiding them and placing blame on those who initially flag the issue(s)?! If you starting doing that, the company would increase productivity by at least 50% immediately. Lastly, don't fall for the phony "we care about you" attitude that HR and the execs want you to believe, the only loyalty is to those employed when others abruptly leave and the team's desperate to fill chairs, otherwise you're just another worker to stack piles of nonsense on until you finally break or they decide to close your office., whichever happens first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the ones who know what work is and can value a strong work ethic in others and please get rid of those who simply add hurdles to everyone else's life and bring nothing positive to the company. PC_HB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Potential Employees Beware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    Hard pressed to find any pros to working at EducationDynamics.

    Cons

    I'm only writing this review, as I sincerely wish someone had warned me ahead of time of what working at EDDY would be like. This is a very unstable company. This is not a place one would want to work if they are seeking career advancement (unless you're friends with your supervisor), structure, and a level of stability. There are individuals in management roles that I, for the life of me, can not determine how they were given the authority to manage others. It's hard to plan for the future when everyday is day by day. I really made a mistake with this job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 9 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager/Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Analyst  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Analyst in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place. The people that have pros to right have no idea what they are talking about because 1) It is/was their first corporate job 2) they want to recruit people with no experience just to "show" that the company is doing well 3) they are in denial. Please don't be fooled.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Everything about this place is a CON. The whole place is phony...this is the last place you want to work. You really gain nothing from this place other than knowing that you don't want to work here. If you are smart--wait it out until you get another position...if you are right out of college..this will be a wake up call for you. Not all companies are like this, so don't judge the market based on this company. The place is all about who you know and how well you are friends with them. Promotions are based on that, and they are scared of you if you are smarter than them which leads to you getting fired. Day to day tasks are so dumb because processes could be streamlined if people communicated. There is no motivation which leads to people blaming each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look back at the past year or so, think about where the company was positioned and what is going on in the market. Lead gen for 1 is a market that is always changing, you can not sustain a business on it without constant change and introduction of new products or better plans for your clients. Also, what makes clients want to come to you when they can do most of the stuff you offer for free anyways? The whole process of this is wrong because most students do not use such sites to register and the ones that do are dead leads. Instead it would be wise to research what is going on in the market and position the company this way. Moreover, a long term strategy..not a short term one. Second thing, learn how to use your employees, majority of the ones that left were very smart people..if you leveraged them to their full potential the company would have been much profitable. Human resource is a profit too, learn to respect them and treat them right--i.e work on the low morale. Listen to them and take their advice.

  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Kind of for the birds

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    Hard pressed to find any pros to working at this company now. Work/Life balance is decent, somewhat of flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low, MGMT is a disaster, company will probably be sold by next year and morale is very low. I can't wait to leave EducationDynamics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Company headed in bad direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    The only pro about the company is really the peers. Working amongst friends, makes a hard work day more bearable. The teams often get together for happy hours outside the office, which has made long lasting relationships.

    Cons

    The company has very poor communication, poor leadership, and a lack of direction. The only focus of the leadership seems to be short term budget, and not long term commitment to the employees or company. Everyday there is a new top priority and the overall way of thinking is Act First, Think Second. While it is an ever changing business, there does not seem to be focus on the future, rather how do we meet the numbers today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is obvious that the moral at the company has been very down, and instead of ignoring the issue, management should communicate how they are going to fix the issues. There have been numerous reorgs, with very little insight into what this means for the future of the company. Everyone is just waiting for the next one to happen and are either thinking about leaving, actively looking for a new job, or waiting to be a part of the next reorg. This should be addressed and taken seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    EDDY Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hoboken, NJ

    Pros

    Lunch and going home are the highlight of most people's day. The office building is in a nice location. Most of the people there are friendly, meaning you have someone to commiserate with throughout the day.

    Cons

    Severe lack of structure, "leadership" is unqualified, certain individuals in management are immature, and could never sustain a managerial position within a larger, more established company. There's a lack of job security, and there are an alarming number of red flags in which this company is run. Most people are seeking better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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