SkillSoft

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SkillSoft Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
82 Reviews
3.5
82 Reviews
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Chuck Moran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good, work with multi-national global organizations (in 9 reviews)

  • Most field-based sales and services positions work from home (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Direction from management/Direct reports, work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • We work long hours and it's a complicated detailed product/service (in 4 reviews)

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    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    team culture, mentoring, opportunities to experience cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    no reviews/ salary increases performance based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    High pressure, micro manager sales techniques

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkillSoft (more than an year)

    Pros

    great product, leader in industry

    Cons

    Both Managers and Sales Director pressure sales department for activity in every metric imaginable and they are the poorest examples themselves often coming in late and leaving early. HR lady is useless. Poor hiring talent makes it a revolving door. No room for advancement. Heavy pressure makes it unbearable. Little marketing help, if any. Poor training for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new Sales Director in Scottsdale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    impersonal corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkillSoft

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance coverage.
    Some other decent benefits.
    Flexibility, depending on your role.
    Relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    Focus is all on sales at this point in the company's existence (obviously not a con if you think you are well-suited to sell e-learning solutions).
    Development, engineering, and content development are very low priorities; consequently the work environment in these areas can be demoralizing and lacking resources for success.
    No real path for career development.
    You are a cog in a money-making machine. They know it, you know it, and they know you know it.

    No opinion of CEO
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    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 an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor leadership, worst environment i have ever encountered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkillSoft

    Pros

    there was absolutely nothing valuable that skillsoft brings to the e learning industry or to their employees.

    Cons

    -poor leadership in HR. hotheaded "managers" who are extremely inappropriate with behavior and actions in a "corporate setting"
    -HR department is unorganized and the egos literally take up space in the office.
    -executives in the company are weak managers and have yet to come to reality about hiring talented people
    -offices look like they are stuck in the 80s. orange walls, outdated equipment, dingy office furniture. they are in a basement of a office building. culture is weak and sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    I'm an adult, why am I forced to share a room??

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkillSoft (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product, really nice co-workers and basically friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Two things and these will make me eventually resign as will others.
    As an adult professional I'm forced to share a room for company sales meetings. This is absurd and something I did with an entry level sales position in my first sales job. As a professional, the thought of going to a meeting and being forced to share a room just sucks, this will make me resign. I can say that 100% of the sales team resents this and it's a major issue.
    The 401k is awful, enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your clam shell of a wallet and don't make the sales team share rooms. It's demeaning and potentially is an HR lawsuit waiting to happen. Seriously review this policy and just change it, the money you're saving is nothing to the lost revenue in good reps leaving the horrible morale this causes.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Compliance- Inside Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkillSoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The professional culture and commitment to customer satisfaction is unmatched in my experience. This is a company that I am proud to represent. No pressure to cut corners to achieve goals, Collaborative office culture. Strong focus on development, as an employee we have full access to eLearning content, a big plus for me.

    Cons

    There are no Cons that stand out. The company isn’t scared to deal with problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Management is accessible to all employees. Awesome job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Revolving door

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    free coffee; the occasional free lunch and their health insurance benefits.............

    Cons

    micro-managed; unrealistic expectations; revolving door, commodity vs a human, excessive call metrics, zero career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize we are humans too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits and work-life balance is good. Business is recognized leader in the learning solutions industry.

    Cons

    No performance appraisals, no career path or guidance for continued growth within company. Compensation is average in comparison to similar jobs in other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for own employees professional development. Promote your own professional development in house to set the example for best practices in your own industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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