Edison Schools

  www.edisonlearning.com
  www.edisonlearning.com
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Had great mission, now just profit driven

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Edison Schools

Pros

great collegial atmosphere
terrific mission of trying to help kids achieve/learn
get to work with kids/schools
opportunity to introduce solutions to k12 education

Cons

Had a great mission but focus is now just on selling the company
Constant re-organizations of senior leadership and co. in general
basic benefits for medical, terrible 401k

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop making so many organizational/people changes. your IP is walking out the door

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Starts out sweet but ends on a sour note

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Edison Schools

    Pros

    Employees are offered oppotunities to volunteer their time at local schools once a year. Your involvement with students and teachers enriches your life and lends itself to a new level of respect for the teaching profession and for the challenges that students experience. Initially you feel that through your affiliation with Edison you are doing your part to support positive education reform in America. Overall, the people you work with are friendly.

    Cons

    You quickly realize that the company's value of the almighty dollar and pulling a profit are the primary driving forces behind their involvement in the academic arena. Privatized education is based on business models that fatten the coffers of the company and does not do enough to benefit the needs of schools and communities they serve.

    Additionally, there are very few perks to working at Edison if any, very limited career mobility and extremely heavy workloads that often threaten to invade your weekends. Poor at retaining/recognizing top talent with excessively low retention (i.e., employees quitting, or forced to resign on a weekly basis- it's become an inside joke with staff in the know at how expendable employees are treated).

    Bottom line: I would not recommend working for EdisonLearning. If you're looking for a career, all you will find here is a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A leaner portfolio may be good for your bottom line but it forces your employees to stretch themselves dangerously thin. Higher salaries at the top mean lower salaries and less resources for the folks at the bottom providing the grease that makes this machine run. When the foundation is not strong the top crumbles first. Take care of your employees and they in turn will be loyal to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    10% inspiration, 90% perspiration

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

    I have been working at Edison Schools

    Pros

    Interesting opportunities within the field of education. Supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Thomas Edison once said, "Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration." I put in alot of hours as an EdisonLearning employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The further an employee is from students, the easier it is to slip into a 9-5 mindset and succumb to office gossip and politics. Make sure headquarters staff is working to initiate support for field staff, not just creating products and directives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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