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Great Potential

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Product with lots of potential. Great people.

Cons

Small company with big company mentality.

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  1. Has great potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schoolwires full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the idea of working for a newer company. Liked it was focused on K12.

    Cons

    Most employees were in the programming, training, service side of the company. Never could understand how a small company with it's revenue could afford to pay the salary of their management team.....in business 10 years and not profitable yet. Majority of staff was in a manager, supervisor, director, or VP position.....meaning titles didn't mean a thing. Never worked for a company with such negativity. Always seemed as the company was running behind instead of planning for the future. A coworker once explained it to me as "everyone running around like their hair is on fire".

    Advice to Management

    Agree on the vision for the company before you roll it out to the employees. Don't sell products that are not created, and good sales people are not always good managers.


  2. Some great people, but a company still trying to figure-out how it should operate

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

    I have been working at Schoolwires full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are some great people here or have been great people in the past. Great as in talented, caring, motivated, and smart. The vacation is generous,extracurricular company functions are good (CARE), many positions allow you to work from home. Many people do often times seem to be really trying to make it a good company and produce a good product. If you are willing to stick it out as organizational leadership gets its crap together it's a pretty good place.

    Cons

    Now to the meat and potatoes... Salary can really suck, unless you really advocate for yourself if you have clout or have someone with political clout advocate for you. Titles are meaningless in terms of experience and abilities (although there are people trying to change this though not entirely certain there is an agreement on standards across the organization which makes the attempts mis-guided). The blame-game runs rampant posing as accountability. It is also very cliquish and some in positions of power participate in bad-mouthing or gossiping that does not create an inclusive environment like they claim on their website. Though they have been in business for quite awhile, there seem to be a lot of organizational and communication issues that impact the day-to-day that are still being worked-out; sometimes it is hard to know what you're supposed to be doing, when you're supposed to be doing it, and why you're doing it until after you've already been blamed for not doing it. This is less of a problem for those who have been there for awhile since they are acclimated or are apart of one of the cliques. I think this is an ideal place for a lower-level employee who maybe has little recent, significant experience working for other organizations, a good place for an upper-level employee trying to make a name for themselves, or someone in-between that is a masochist.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying, but don't pretend like you know what you're doing when you don't because it is apparent for anyone who has worked somewhere else for any length of time. Also, don't hold subordinates accountable for organizational issues or your screw-ups. Blame and accountability are two different things.


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