Vista Higher Learning

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3 people found this helpful  

A lot work, but a lot of satisfaction

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

I have been working at Vista Higher Learning full-time

Pros

Small enough to make a difference
Some teams are nice and collaborative
If wiling, you can learn a lot in a short time
Extremely successful in the publishing industry

Cons

Private ownership results in bias and some times illogical decisions
Not all teams have collaboration in mind to get work done
Some employees get preferential treatment
Not everyone is given the opportunity to succeed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rules and policies should be for everyone ie working from home
Stop reminding everyone to follow policies that do not exist
Some individuals have issues, call out on those individuals, not on everyone to avoid confrontation

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

8 Other Employee Reviews for Vista Higher Learning (View Most Recent)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Company with no leadership struggling to adjust to major changes in publishing industry

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

    I have been working at Vista Higher Learning

    Pros

    Most colleagues are great. Smart, skilled, and hard-working. Unfortunately, the original group of passionate editorial, sales, and marketing team has mostly been scared out or fired without reason in favor of the same cookie-cutter types who can deal with the micro-management.

    Cons

    No one who works here seems to enjoys it anymore. The mood in the Boston office is downright depressing and it doesn't seem much better for the field-based employees. Since the company is owned and operated by one person, nearly all decisions must get past him, so it's impossible to get the necessary resources to make the products, most of which are great, really take-off. Also, if you like working for a morally sound company with solid values, you won't enjoy working here. One "wrong" sideways glance at the President and you no longer have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider replacing management with passionate people who understand the industry and who truly see the value of working for a specialized language publisher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great products.. but don't take a job here if you want any job security

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

    I worked at Vista Higher Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products, talented people, pays well and good benefits

    Cons

    Favoritism, lack of direction in the company, stale products, lots of turnover from them firing people for arbitrary reason. Management inappropriate at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more prudent about working with current employees. Use HR to put personnel on performance plans rather than firing them because you didn't like their outfit one day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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