Learning Tree Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
48 Reviews

2.5
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company, okay benefit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Overall it is a good company with a lot of hard working employees. Need to give more freedom to employees.

    Cons

    Telecommuting policy is very limited. Working environment is pleasant and friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Lousy Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA

    I worked at Learning Tree as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The only redeeming quality of this company is the people you work with. Everyone on the ground floor with you is inviting, welcoming and understanding of your "new employee status." They work hard and have fun while doing it

    Cons

    I was in a temp-to-hire position and when it came time for management/HR to make a decision, they decided that they needed 10 more weeks to really make up their minds about me. Two days later, I find out that I was no longer employed and instead of letting me know this while I was still at work, they decided to leave a voicemail message on my phone 9 p.m. that night telling me I did not need to come in the next day.

    I lost a lot of important files and samples of my work because of this. They deleted my access and dumped my files right after I left that day but waited more than 3 hours after I left to tell me that my position had been terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional and honest with all of your employees, full-time and temporary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Employer, Flexible Work/Life Balance, Excellent Managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    I was at Learning Tree working in the Marketing Department for a year and a half and have nothing but good things to say about the company. It surprises me to see some of the negative reviews as my personal experience was completely opposite.

    I was given autonomy in my role and was never shot down for my opinion on making my role better or suggesting something to innovate new processes or techniques. I bring this particular point up because I've come from a range of employers in the past - from Fortune 500s to small sized companies. One of the most frustrating aspects of my prior roles was that I was often stuck inside of a process with little room to think creatively or express my opinion on a particular business objective. This was not the case at Learning Tree, which was incredibly important to me.

    On top of this, the people at Learning Tree are nothing short of bright, talented, and all around good folks. My managers were mentors, leaders and friends. Those who I worked with, both directly and indirectly, were always smiling and pleasant to be around. Personally, one of my favorite parts at working there was that each person was good at his or her role. Unlike many companies I've worked for in the past, there is little overlap in roles and responsibilities at Learning Tree, making every employee's job important and part of the greater success of the company.

    Learning Tree is also an excellent play - naturally - to learn and expand your personal expertise given their library of courses taught to the public. Even better, employees are allowed to take the classes free of charge, motivating you to enhance your skill set. Also, the company is supportive of your personal education goals - whether it is Grad School or professional development outside of Learning Tree courses.

    I was very happy during my time at Learning Tree.

    Cons

    There was often some delay between marketing projects and end execution. But, this was expected given the nature of workflow within the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hell-hole of a place to work

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    Former Employee - Support Technician  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers!! Throughout all the B.S I endured with this job the only positive thing that came out of it was a great relationship with my coworkers. The benefits we great! Medical and dental and we pretty good also tuition reimbursement and free course.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the MAX!! (pun intended). Ive never worked for a company that could care less about their employees as this one. No regard for personal work life balance. Compensation was average however I worked there for a year and a half and never got a raise. Ceo fires middle management and expects everyone else to pick up their slack without a pay increase or job advancement, instead they give them more work! There is no good work morale in this company, especially in the Anyware Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut your employees some slack! Its already bad enough you took away the perks (snacks, and bagels) but you lay off half the company and expect the rest of the employees to pick up their slack, without a pay increase. Dont overwork your employees and expect them to put 100% effort each day with very little encouragement or gratitude from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Former instructor - love the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

    I worked at Learning Tree as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well written courses, good schedulers, fun locations (mostly), good travel policies (nice hotels, not too skimpy on flights). Nice people to work with. Sometimes the locations of an onsite aren't ideal but it is what it is - you have to go where the customers are so that's really no fault of the schedulers.

    Cons

    Travel + setup days are effectively "no pay". Sometimes the salepeople would ask too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much - I enjoyed my time (more than 6 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    The ship is sinking and they will throw you overboard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Learning Tree full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can collect a pay check and as long as you do as told you can survive.

    Cons

    Senior management has lost touch with the reality and is trying to recreate success form the 1990. Culture is very bad no real vision or trust always have to be on guard and never disagree with the CEO or President as that will lead to you quickly leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have driven the company to its lowest revenue level in 25 years . You should have sold it when you had the change 5 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Micromanagement, poor environment, lack of cohesiveness between departments

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers are great people with great work ethics.

    Cons

    Upper management micromanages
    The building is essentially a warehouse and AC rarely works
    No one is happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional leadership; dedicated employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Learning Tree full-time

    Pros

    The people are great! Many have been with the company for over 10 years and they are the heart and soul of the company.

    Pay is fairly good.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no long-term plan. Every week some new hare-brained scheme is forced onto the company without any due diligence or regard for the current work schedule.

    There are no career paths, nor is this a company-promoted concept. If you want to advance, you'll have to do your own planning and be your own advocate.

    There is no inter-departmental communication. This often leads to LOTS of last-minute work because one group (SALES) forgot to consider the effect their project was going to have on another group (IT).

    Work perks keep getting taken away - bagels, cookies, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    #1 Develop a plan and stick to it. Changing course every 1-2 weeks is very disruptive and makes you look unqualified to lead a company.

    #2 Stop micromanaging! The CEO and President display zero trust in their senior management.

    #3 Develop and promote your employees. OMG, did I really have to explain that. :-(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corruption

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

    I have been working at Learning Tree full-time

    Pros

    Work life balanced; very good education courses

    Cons

    Promotions depend not on your skills and experience but how close you are to the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company, who makes employees feel like family.

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the culture, where departments work together as a team. Company interested in developing employees, offering courses and opportunities for skill growth.

    Cons

    Salary increases did not always match the other positive qualities of this organization. They often lose good talent, because they do not compensate employees at the level they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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