SkillSoft Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
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  1. Learned a lot - valuable time spent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I worked at SkillSoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forward-thinking, intelligent people that I loved working with. We had a lot of fun while getting a lot done.
    Casual environment
    In-demand product.
    Great technology to work with.
    Company-wide Quarterly Bonuses when sales goals were met.
    Generous PTO / Sick Time

    Cons

    Compensation was an issue then, I hear it's better now.
    Long hours, but a) it was an IT job and b) the infrastructure has matured to mitigate a lot of late night, off hours work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hear good things about the direction of the company now. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at SkillSoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company cares about its employees. Benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    No agile. Product groups are spread throughout the world, making it difficult to collaborate in a timely manner. Not enough challenge in day-to-day activities. No communication between product teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct small group meetings once in awhile so the teams know what the other teams are doing, especially if it directly impacts the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Re-distribution of work flow. More than enough to keep me busy, yet other employees spend countless hours on internet

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    Former Employee - Corporate Tax Manager in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Corporate Tax Manager in Nashua, NH

    I worked at SkillSoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture/people you work with are willing to help when called upon

    Cons

    Direction from management/Direct reports, work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better direction from upper/ middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Checking the job listings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at SkillSoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salaries better than average, if only a little.

    Cons

    Lateral business hierarchy only a theory. Bullying tolerated. Unpaid overtime expected. Poor communication between departments that are supposed to be part of tr same team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's lots of power struggles between departments, and protecting of turf at the expense of projects as a whole. Get people together as a team and let them talk - not hide behind powerpoints and message boards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Stable environment with room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Skillsoft is known for their strong work-life balance where family time is important. There is a team environment in all departments. Also, there is low turnover. There is a saying around Skillsoft that once you make it past 6 months to a year, you tend to stay for life. Nearly all management has been with the company 10+ years. Additionally, there is room for advancement and promotions are typically from within.

    Cons

    The office could use some serious updating (i.e. newer cubicles, chairs, desks, lighting, etc.). The office looks like it is from the 1970's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to give. Management is responsive and supportive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Company is growing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Graphics Manager in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Corporate Graphics Manager in Nashua, NH

    I worked at SkillSoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    No micromanagement
    Leader in the elearning industry.
    The industry is getting bigger every day.

    Cons

    There are always growing pains in any company. The company is restructuring and rebuilding its elearning software and marketing goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice place to work...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    We are the biggest company in the business, there is no competition left. We have acquired everyone.

    Cons

    Company tends to know better than the customer. We could be more flexible and listen more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up some!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Very disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at SkillSoft

    Pros

    The work/life balance
    People are nice
    Easy commute

    Cons

    Too many silos
    No clear communication
    No sense of quality
    Lack of process
    Lack of resource management
    No training
    Unable to scope projects effectively
    Culture is boring and almost non-existent
    Management is poor overall with a few shining stars, who pull the load for the entire company
    Low salary
    No money allocated to tools to do job effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, stop passing the buck and lead. Mediocre will not cut it in this economy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at SkillSoft

    Pros

    people are great, company is well managed

    Cons

    offices are not very fancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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