Study Island

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Study Island Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
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    Sales Position at Study Island

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Study Island

    Pros

    The company provides you with the tools you need - laptop, phone reimbursement, expenses, etc. There is a good balance between support and autonomy. The company treats its employees very well and has good benefits for a company its size. The compensation plan allows you to make a good living as long as you put in the effort.

    Cons

    Working out of a home office, and with few physical get-togethers, either regionally or nationally, you can feel isolated at times. At times, the compensation does not seem to match the high stress level. There is a lot of pressure at the end of the month, resulting in feeling like the stereotypical used car salesman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule more regional meetings, perhaps quarterly, to help with the feeling of isolation.

    Recommends
  2.  

    My company was purchased by this company, then everything changed...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good educational products you can believe in when selling. Fun culture. Rarely any work to bring home (aside from stress).

    Cons

    Hard sale techniques, difficult quotas, overwhelming demands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Study Island, Generally a good company to work for; some drawbacks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Consultant (Sales Representative ) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Program Consultant (Sales Representative ) in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Study Island

    Pros

    Very supportive of employees. Advances from within. Casual atmosphere. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Study Island has been bought by a big equity firm. Since then, sales reps' commission rates were significantly cut. Even when a sales rep makes quota, (which gets exponentially higher every year), usually the rep's commission rate is cut slightly. The end result is that the sales rep's earnings are kind of kept in control no matter how good he or she is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top sales reps properly. Pay attention to detail with customer support - which in the past has been one of our strong points. We're growing too quickly to keep up with things properly.

    Recommends
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    doctor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    enjoying this island very much

    Cons

    hard working is a good income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    must work hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great stepping stone for young sales rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Island

    Pros

    Great program that is easy to sell. Mostly free to work independently with minimal supervision. Great culture in Dallas office.

    Cons

    Low base pay. Each quarter they seem to raise goal and lower commission. When company went public it became difficult to make the same kind of money as before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The program is wonderful but your reps are what got the company where it is today. Please compensate them fairly.

    Recommends

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