Knowledge Learning

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Overall a good experience, but I don't feel that there are further opportunities for me

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Although working in the corporate offices is distancing from the company's true goals, it is nice knowing that we, through the thousands of teachers and center directors in the field, have the opportunity to positively impact so many children and families. It can be very rewarding work.

Cons

Depending on the department, work life at KU can vary quite a lot. The senior management has been talking about working harder to retain talent and help people in their careers, but I have yet to see it.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company respects and values work / life balance.

    Cons

    Continual chnages of expecutive leadership. Focus changes weekly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work the plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate Headquarters - Highly political, low self esteem, and watch your back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the benefits (at least used to be) is a discount on child care at one of their centers. So that can be a plus if there is a good center in your area and you have children.

    Cons

    This is an extremely political environment and definitely dog-eat-dog world. Even if you don't play politics, it will be hard to stay clear because the political players cannot conceive of anyone not playing their game. If you are with them, that's great while they need you. If you aren't with them (or you are not playing), be prepared to be a constant target.

    Management practices can vary from those that follow some semblance of normalcy, to those who will do anything they please including withholding bonuses, bad reviews (however unsubstantiated), critical rebuffs when you don't agree with them, to outright insulting and critical comments to your face with a dozen witnesses. This is true among the upper management, as well.

    Most employees won't speak up because they want to keep their jobs, so don't count on any support from the sidelines. Just keep your head down, try not to be noticed, smile when you can, and get out as soon as possible.

    Bottom line, if you love politically charged environments where your accomplishments don't count for nearly as much as your backstabbing style, this is a great place to hone your skills.

    If you don't thrive in a viciously political environment, -- don't bother applying.

    If you do need the money right now, take the job but keep looking.

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