Learning Sciences International

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Learning Sciences International Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Freedom to do the work I am passionate about!

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    Current Employee - Staff Developer  in  Pasco, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Developer in Pasco, FL

    I have been working at Learning Sciences International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are kind and good at what they do. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people and supporting them with learning and using the framework. I learn just as much from them then they do of me.

    Cons

    Being away from my children and husband for 2-3 days a week is difficult emotionally, but I am home full time on those remaining 4 days and give them my all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is so kind and open to ideas. I don't have any issues.

    Recommends
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Learning Sciences International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always interesting projects to work on. Great co-workers who are very intelligent and supportive.

    Cons

    The company is growing so you need to be prepared to re-prioritize your deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep including employees in decision making process.

    Recommends
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    Great place to learn and grow.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  York, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in York, PA

    I worked at Learning Sciences International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I didn't know anything about business as I was an educator. I grew immensely at this company.

    Cons

    There was one person who was difficult to work with. The owners were sensitive to this and readily took care of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blairsville is a mess and full of judgmental people with more hubris and pride than knowledge or ability

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Human Resources  in  Blairsville, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting/Human Resources in Blairsville, PA

    I worked at Learning Sciences International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary for the area.

    Cons

    Terribly messy start to the company and how it's data was handled. No policies were in place for years and now anyone new that attempts to clean it up pays the price. Pride, judgment and insecurity get in the way of change and progress. This is speaking mostly for the Blairsville, PA office but this type of culture is like a disease that will eventually kill any growth and ultimately, the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a mess that will take an honest look and everyone will need to take responsibility for cleaning up.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    complete waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Learning Sciences International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job was terrible. I was lied to every step of the way by the brothers who managed the company. It became apparent that the only reason for the companies existence was for their profit and ego. No vision, no real opportunity, no professional growth....just two greedy hustlers using others talent to attain what they don't deserve.

    Cons

    What can I say, you've read the Pro's. This whole operation is not real, and very close to being a scam in so far as what they claim to do be able to do and what actually is done is as different as night and day. Hopelessly dead end situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not believe in taking advise, which coincidentally is why they are failing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    How refreshing - My thinking really matters!

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    Current Employee - Product Development Manager  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I have been working at Learning Sciences International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible, work location is flexible, technology is up-to-date and used in all facets of the job.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are "rush" jobs that need to be done with a very close deadline. And failing to turn out a product that is sub-par is definitely NOT an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful if there were structures in place to provide all employees with feedback on performance at certain time milestones - 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, then annually.

    Recommends
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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart colleagues, great teamwork, excellent working conditions

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I have been working at Learning Sciences International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has a mostly flat structure with very little middle management. Employees are self directed. Colleagues are smart, helpful, and work well in teams. The company mission is well articulated. And the industry is an exciting one. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    Very few. Employees who need a lot of direction probably wouldn't function optimally here.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Learning Sciences International was a terrible experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blairsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blairsville, PA

    I worked at Learning Sciences International

    Pros

    Some co-workers were nice to work with. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the management of this small company. Free coffee was nice.

    Cons

    Management (which consists of the two owners, who are also brothers) is completely oblivious as to what it takes to make (and keep) employees happy. This is a very small company but the owners' walk around acting like they are Bill Gates or Steve Jobs (RIP). It's comical.

    Owners are very judgmental and opinionated. If you make one bad impression, there's no redeeming yourself. These impressions are completely un-related to your work, it's their impression of you, yourself.

    Very tight leash for employees. I've seen it many times. It's sad.

    Management is very bad at reaching out to other companies and organizations to collaborate with. Management has terrible communication skills which hurts this company very much. Unless changes are made, this company will not survive much longer.

    Hire employees that are capable of doing their job instead of young, inexperienced recent graduates that you can employ at a cheaper price. Want quality work? Hire quality workers.

    Be considerate of employees' time outside of the office. Just because the owners devote 100% of their time to the company does not mean employees have to or want to. Many people have families, let them be with their families.

    It was extremely difficult to get time off- no matter the occasion. Family emergency, health reasons, etc. Management didn't want to hear it. They believed you're an employee, this is your life, so be at work.

    The pay is way below average. Granted the offices are located in Blairsville, PA and York, PA so you can't expect a high salary but the money they offer compared to industry standards is a crime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to completely change your approach or your small company will fall apart. Start treating your employess better as well. Working for you was the worst experience of my life.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Research Writer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Learning Sciences International

    Pros

    LSI lives up to its own beliefs about employees and how they should be developed. They coached and created successes for me to be able to create final products. If I had not believed in the research and professional base of their company, I would not have applied for the job. Peers have been friendly and helpful

    Cons

    In any new position, there are learning curves, but that is not a con.

    Recommends
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