Rosetta Stone

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Rosetta Stone Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
188 Reviews
3.6
188 Reviews
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Rosetta Stone President & CEO Stephen Swad
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great product and co-workers committed to language learning (in 14 reviews)

  • Easy and enjoyable meeting people from around the world (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has been through multiple changes in a relatively short period of time (in 30 reviews)

  • No work life balance & people will take advantage of you (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a lot of talented and highly motivated people.

    Cons

    The communication between different departments could be better.

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

    A Lesson in Dealing with Change, But a Good Lesson

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great opportunities to develop professional skills
    -a laid back, but still professional, working environment
    -great opportunity for growth
    -wonderful way to learn a lot in a short amount of time
    -work/life balance encouraged

    Cons

    -communication from upper management not always the most clear
    -constant changes in direction and mission can be a bit tiring and hard to keep up with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -spend more time with front line employees to learn about the challenges they face
    -be a bit more consistent and clear with your messaging to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the mission and vision of Rosetta Stone!

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Harrisonburg, VA

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission with a strong management team to deliver!

    Cons

    Long road ahead, but looking forward to growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Invested in growth of recruited talent, questionable long-term growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time

    Pros

    I had a great experience at Rosetta Stone. In retrospect, I was spoiled to have Rosetta Stone to be my first employer out of undergrad. Management was open to new ideas and in investing in talent. I learned so much working here, and the people are great.

    Cons

    The path to moving up in the company was really uncertain. There were a couple of layoffs around the time that I worked there. From what I understood, management in Arlington seemed disconnected from a lot of the creative and R&D divisions of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people in upper management whose intent seems to be to cash in and get out. The different departments and divisions at Rosetta Stone need to have a cohesive business and creative direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Constant Changes, but Great Ride

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Great product and co-workers committed to language learning.
    * The individuals take pride in their performance and ownership of their areas.
    * Good benefits and over time has begun iniating employee friendly policies as far as flexible work schedules and time off.

    Cons

    * Upper management has been through multiple changes in a relatively short period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been a lot of changes in the past couple of years. Brand and direction needs more definition going forward.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Treat employees poorly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some software development work and experience may be gained

    Cons

    No communication between teams. Upper management has no hands-on experience w in-house software or product, so they cut people out with the experience and created a mess.

  8.  

    Great Company, they take care of you and push work/life/balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time

    Pros

    Really an amazing place to work. I really believe that the company is a good place. It has great benefits which include educational. They work with you to ensure you are not overly stressed but efficient in your job.

    Cons

    I don't know that I've seen many cons other than training. It is difficult to get training approved for IT certifications unless it is videos or books.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the core values of the company back to what they were in 2013 and don't touch them, they are the foundation of the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Really like to work for Rosetta Stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, Chance to learn new technologies and freedom to express your opinions, flexibility in work schedule, exciting challenges to solve

    Cons

    Lack of Communication between different teams who have to work together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will like to have more communication from the upper management on what direction we are going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best and worst place i ever worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rosetta Stone

    Pros

    moves fast. great room for personal career and skill growth.

    Cons

    immature emotional management team. Tons of under qualified ex-AOLers working there.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Demands positivity to stay afloat, but ultimately rewarding

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    Current Employee - Employee In Product
    Current Employee - Employee In Product

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Recent management changes in Product are for the better
    -Communication with HR has begun to improve in the last year, with faster response and turnaround in hiring
    -Management listens more to employees than in previous years, and are very approachable
    -There is far less isolation of Product from the rest of the business, meaning there is a clearer tie-in between consumer demand and what Product builds to those in Product
    -Good place to work for those that are self-motivated, generally positive, and flexible

    Cons

    -Compensation from location to location has historically ranged broadly, though it seems this is beginning to change
    -The shift from private to public company left many employees that saw the company as a family in the lurch
    -Fast growth led to a similarly fast dismissal of staff, which left a bad taste in many remaining employees' mouths and has bred many retention problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play it straight with those that are here. Be real and honest when there are problems, and listen to the solutions that those who work here provide. Also, please make sure that employees get perks. They work long hours to keep this company going and deserve some solid consideration, more than they've gotten in the past.

    Advice to employees:
    If you don't like working here and are convinced that it will never change no matter what you do, just leave. There's no reason to poison the well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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