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Renaissance Learning Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    The corporate culture is difficult to match!

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    Current Employee - Solutions Expert  in  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Current Employee - Solutions Expert in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Pros

    Work/life balance is superb. We work hard and occasionally that can involve extra hours for weeks or months at a time until a deadline is reached. But before, during, and after that period we look out for each other including supervisors and senior management. Renaissance has very driven employees who are talented and cross functionally disciplined. They treat you like a person; not just a name and number. I heard a while back that the average length of tenure was nearly 10 years of employment. That's a long stretch in this era.

    Cons

    Working with talented people means you are expected to keep up. Expectations are high but we tend to embrace that and the synergy created with bright minds working hard is a pretty cool thing to see in action. The end result is delivering solutions that truly make a difference to millions of end users on a global basis. Over 60 countries using our products. Entirely cloud-based, digital solutions. And pretty nice to see that even Google Capital has invested in us!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember we are people with families first and loyal employees a very close second. Big thumbs up there! Benefits are excellent for those based in WI or outside of WI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mission driven organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Historically a very mission-oriented company though under recent private ownership after the founders left, the company has become more "commercial" though still less so than most companies, comparatively.

    Cons

    Not as much opportunity for advancement as I would have liked; they didn't promote quickly or across departments and made key or strategic hires from the outside, leaving those of us inside overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the mission and don't be overly focused solely on financial results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A well established company with quality software products and great employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the people. They created an enriching workplace experience.

    Cons

    The biggest challenges are the unknowns. There is a lot of miscommunication right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My best advice is to treat all employees with respect and be very open and willing to accept feedback.

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  5.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people with a very important product line that helps students do better in school. Very fair compensation program with achievable goals.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, very conservative Midwest company, not much flash. Product is showing its age and needs an update.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little less conservative, let your hair down a bit!

  6.  

    Excellent co-workers, excellent company mission and values

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    Current Employee - Vocabulary Specialist  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Vocabulary Specialist in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    They stand by their mission and values. Great place to work, all employees are recognized for their full potential and given great opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    Too many temp jobs, not enough full time positions made available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO is an amazing person, he and his staff take personal interest in individual employees as well as the children they seek to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quiz Writer  in  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Current Employee - Quiz Writer in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and have the ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Departments tends to be cliquey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of people passionate about education

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Editor  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Software Editor in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Meaningful company mission
    Variety in work day

    Cons

    Limited potential for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Madison, WI

    Pros

    Great market, great products for K-12 market.

    Cons

    Could be a little more forward-thinking on mobile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RLRN

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Current Employee - Director in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Pros

    Good education Products
    Passionate line workers

    Cons

    Parochial attitude
    Poor benefits and compensation package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and utilize experience
    Dont make decisions in a vacuum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If you just want a place to show up everyday and do your job, this could be the place.

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Former Employee - Engineering in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Pros

    The benefits were great. Majority of people were really, really nice.

    Cons

    Although people were really nice, there was hardly an environment for creativity. You felt like you were working in a manufacturing environment and you had to do your job and not think. The company was more than happy to cover a problem up with people. People are the greatest assets, but problems don't fix themselves. Not a mindset of a innovative technology company, regardless of industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push employees to be on the forefront of technology and look outside the box. Fix the problems by understanding the problems first, then assigning resources to tend to the problems. Understand other ways to do business and make sure employees don't fear you. Make sure they respect you. Mgmt. personnel have good hearts and intelligence, they just need to think out of the box and push back when things don't make sense

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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