SkillSoft
3.5 of 5 60 reviews
www.skillsoft.com Nashua, NH 1000 to 5000 Employees

SkillSoft Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
SkillSoft – Nashua – “SkillSoft corporate office”

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3.5 60 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

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Chuck Moran

(40 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance good, work with multi-national global organizations"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Most field-based sales and services positions work from home"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance can be tricky depending on the role"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Not enough supporrt, leadership, and direction is given to the inside sales staff"
    in 3 reviews
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Meaningful work that is making an impact on thousands of companies and millions of learners

Regional Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

ProsSkillsoft is a leader in the learning industry; they are committed (and demonstrate) extensive support to both their customers and their employees in delivering excellent service and resources. The sales role provides a lot of autonomy and trust in executing on assigned responsibilities. Great investment has been made in developing the sales staff and expanding their consultative skills.

ConsSkillsoft isn't a good fit for people who need to be micro-managed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work in extending trust and helping remove obstacles so employees can continue to thrive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok Company but no soul - only watching the bottom line

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SkillSoft full-time

ProsMost field-based sales and services positions work from home. Company is well run operationally. Salaries pretty good. Resources available to help make your job easier. Benefits are good.

ConsPoor culture. Employees are not valued for their skills and experience, just warm bodies slotted into positions. Company has been sold twice in the past four years to private equity firms that continue to cut costs to improve returns back to investors in order to sell again. Execs are looking for their final payout.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider employee retention and engagement to be as important as the bottom line. There are significant costs when you need to continue to recruit and train new employees because of so many leaving.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great resources for developing expertise, but limited advancement opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat reputation, great people, very flexible culture, most people work at home at least part-time. Excellent benefits.

ConsLots of opportunity for advancement but only if you're willing to take on additional responsibility and workload but not get official promotion or raise...the consequence of a 'flat' culture. Top performers can get burnt out and stunted.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a talent management and employee L&D strategy in place to develop internally and retain high performers, beyond just sales financial incentives. Eat your own dog food, or the top dogs will find their meals elsewhere!

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OK company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SkillSoft

Proswork life balance, decent pay

ConsDisconnected field and senior management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Potential to be a stage 5 learning organization...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SkillSoft part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFabulous co-workers, always willing to pitch-in and help. The addition of Salesforce was extremely helpful for collaboration efforts between divisions.

ConsLeadership team seemed to have cashed out and checked out. Middle & Upper management unwilling or unable to provide career guidance and mentorship to junior associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide leadership training for middle and senior managers... career path and upward mobility should be studied.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intimate, Friendly, Solutions-Oriented

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsSmallish company that really cares about the Client, Great vision for the future of learning, Active C-Suite that are experts in the field.

ConsSlightly fractured regarding focus. Some "fringe" business areas occasionally falter.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the core business, no one can touch Skillsoft for the shear content that is offered - maintain that edge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Re-distribution of work flow. More than enough to keep me busy, yet other employees spend countless hours on internet

Corporate Tax Manager (Former Employee)
Nashua, NH

I worked at SkillSoft full-time for more than 5 years

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

ConsDirection from management/Direct reports, work/life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter direction from upper/ middle management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work and good internal support for sales.

Regional Account Executive (Current Employee)

I have been working at SkillSoft full-time for less than a year

ProsCompany provides continuos employee learning opportunities

ConsNothing to report at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Proswork life balance is good
pay is competative

Consno growth opportunities
push to get things done where quality suffers
mid management is lacking

Advice to Senior Managementbetter planning
provide a career path for employees
Provide management training to mid level managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at SkillSoft full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent place to work - company respects it's employees and pays well.

ConsWork/Life balance can be tricky depending on the role

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to move forward and keep the best in class attitude.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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