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Amplify Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "People are generally easy-going and there's a great work/life balance" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Work with dedicated smart people making a difference in ed tech" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Many reviews have already said it, but I'll say it again because it's true; Upper management makes consistent incompetent decisions" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great workplace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Editor, Content Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Editor, Content Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amplify full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company atmosphere, great compensation for work, plenty of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Perhaps too much contract/freelance work results in a slight lack of organization.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Hired for work that never happened"

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    Former Employee - PL Specialist
    Former Employee - PL Specialist

    I worked at Amplify (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Curriculum aligned to standards

    Cons

    Disorganized Management and uncertain when work will happen

  3. "A good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great company mission. Can work from home and unlimited paid time off.

    Cons

    Open office, departments share space which can get distracting.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere in the office was nice

    Cons

    Many cons from this company with high up and managers. NONE of them know what they're doing. I was never clear in my role or knew what my expectations were, because my manager never spoke to me or had a clue what I should be doing. They are constantly changing their minds on everything and don't stick to one plan and let it develop. This leads to panic and constant layoffs. They are great at spitting out nonsense and then wondering why were aren't getting results.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring talent and have nothing for them to do. Figure out an actually plan and stick with it. Passion for education is present at Amplify, but when its being run by people that have no clue how a business works it results in failure. You'll never have the success of the big established education companies.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Diversity and Bad Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Perks and benefits are great. Unlimited PTO is always appreciated. If you like the city, Dumbo is a scenic area to work in. The office is nice, and day-to-day coworkers are friendly, helpful people.

    Cons

    Many reviews have already said it, but I'll say it again because it's true; Upper management makes consistent incompetent decisions. Projects I worked on felt directionless and as though management could not agree with its own self, despite never taking input from outside sources.

    Technically the company employs women and people of color. But all the women work in art and design, all the men work in programming, and all the people of color are on their own subteam. LGBT people work on the products but are not permitted to see any representation of themselves. Management protects an employee who is openly racist and misogynistic.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amplify full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, unlimited vacation, nice offices

    Cons

    No idea really how their products will take hold in the market. Lots of inexperienced people have been promoted Executive Leadership positions through political affiliation. An education company that lacks serious diversity on the Sr. Management level can't really be taken seriously.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people and innovative products

    Cons

    Could improve organization and communication

  8. "Sales Support"

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

    I have been working at Amplify part-time

    Pros

    The programs and products the company sells are top notch and easy to believe in (because they work) and talk about with educators.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get in touch with and get help from the correct branch. It gets convoluted and things can move slowly as you often need permission and approval for small things.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Allowed to work remotely; your voice is listened to and heard

    Cons

    Decisions are often made in isolation without consulting the groups that will be affected.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Implementation"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amplify full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, remote work, snacks, great educational software

    Cons

    Growing pains, management being brought in from Big companies like Pearson & HMH that don’t seem to value the work of veterans or consult with them to create change, small staffs within various departments overwhelmed, people contracted then finally offered full time jobs it seems to suppress wages. Lack of people of color in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experienced veterans and ask them to collaborate when making change so that people feel valued. Increase salaries so they match market. Have cultural diversity training & leadership training for management.