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Exciting mission, strong and competent leadership, and real opportunity

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Landover, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD

Pros

- leadership has a clear vision and invests time to share with all employees
- terrific co-workers, I'm a part of a professional "family"
- real advancement opportunities exist for internal candidates who actively go after them
- really changing the nature of higher education

Cons

- there is a lot of work, but that comes naturally with growth and opportunity
- lunch options in Landover are better now, but still limited

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- stay visible and continue to communicate with people
- continue the "fun" factor even as we continue to grow

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay far away from this place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD

    Pros

    If you are right out of college, the pay is great. Also, you get to wear jeans to work.

    Cons

    This place seems like one big party. The culture is "work hard, play hard" which sounds nice, but if you're used to some sort of structure, then this isn't the place for you. Whenever problems arise, they blame it on the company's growing pains. This gets tiring to hear. Just fix it. The company has been in existence long enough that this phrase need not be uttered quite so much.

    It appears that the more you brown nose, the further you'll go, regardless of skill level. I heard so many supposed managers talking to students and they didn't sound very good on the phone. I was confused as to how they got where they were, because they certainly didn't sound like they knew what they were talking about and they lacked finesse. Also, people that win awards aren't necessarily skilled at what they do - they've simply kissed up to the right people. One could argue that that goes on at any job, but it is blatant here.

    Working next to people that have ZERO admissions experience can be annoying. You know you're being paid the same thing, yet they have no idea what they are doing.

    There is little rhyme or reason why some things are done and almost no consistency. I suspect this relates to their "growing pains".

    A member of senior management gave a demotivating speech letting new admissions counselors know that they were just sales people, nothing more. There wasn't an ounce of gratitude in his speech for the job we did or the revenue bought to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make this like a real workplace. Groom professionals. It's fine to have fun, but you can do that and still be professional. It's not ok to use swearwords when speaking to those that work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trials and tribulations of a growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Currently Employee  in  Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Currently Employee in Landover, MD

    Pros

    Great work environment, most people who leave request to come back. Offer variety of job opportunities, if you get into one position that is not exactly the right fit for you managers will try to get you into a new department (pending handwork). The CEO is very visible to employs, has a great vision. Very respectable guy Pretty clear metrics across the board. Did I mention great work environment?

    Cons

    2u has grown exponentially since its inception. There have been challenges to overcome, the experience has not always ideal. However, every challenge and obstacle faced, a learning opportunity was created. This company offers opportunities to anyone who is willing to work hard. Put your head down and work, and you will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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