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Updated Oct 22, 2021

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3.3
58%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Ascend Learning Chief Executive Officer Greg Sebasky
Greg Sebasky
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "Their work life balance is absolutely the best, with opportunities for growth in my current business unit (just got a promotion in fact(in 31 reviews)

  • "Great people and fun working environment(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is not group of authority to force these business units to play by the rules(in 13 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance, lots of overtime(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      People, Culture, Work Ethic

      Oct 1, 2021 - Program Manager in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Positivity from everyone in the org chart all the way to the top. Growing company with the right direction in Technology, Productivity, Efficiency. Challenging, rewarding work; and with Work/Home Balance.

      Cons

      Average pay and benefits compared to some larger corporations, but I could see this improving as the company continues to grow.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company That's Maturing in Every Way!

      Oct 4, 2021 - Director, Human Resources in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - eLearning &Online Education, Training & Certification is a hot industry! - Smaller size means less bureaucracy - Strong revenue per employee - 20-25% of open positions are filled internally, so lots of opportunity for internal movement - Hires top notch people from top notch companies - Market competitive pay - A member of the Blackstone Family of Companies

      Cons

      Smaller size means the company is still working to automate a number of processes...so new employees will need to be patient while new systems and processes are implemented.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Healthcare research

      Oct 20, 2021 - Psychometrician in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Several projects and products that vary in scope and requirements

      Cons

      You get to find them out

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Many opportunities for this company to be better

      Oct 22, 2021 - Sales in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the people are great and hard working.

      Cons

      At the ATI brand their is a lack of leadership. Lack of compassion. Lack of creativity. Lack of diversity. No employee development. Employees reviews are completed 6 months after the deadline. You can expect 1-2% raise per year. Salaries are under market. Turnover is incredibly high in the sales department. The sales reporting systems are incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent, and archaic. You won’t know where you stand week to date, month to date, or year to date. Sales plans for the new year are delivered in March. The quarterly forecast meetings are where you will find out your numbers that you need to achieve for the quarter, these meetings take place 6 weeks into the quarter. You will present to executive leadership each quarter and get no actionable feedback at these meetings. By the time these meetings take place it’s often times too late to generate more sales to meet the quarterly goals. Sales plans are incredibly high and unrealistic. From what I’ve seen your plan will increase 14-20% year over year. Good luck.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company for growth

      Oct 1, 2021 - Client Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      *flexible time off *good values *forward thinking leadership

      Cons

      *being recognized or aware of new opportunities

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent place to work

      Sep 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are fantastic. EVERYONE is available to answer questions without making you feel you are an imposition.

      Cons

      Lots of projects and initiatives to “feed the beast”

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Used to be better.

      Oct 4, 2021 - Technical Lead in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Unlimited PTO/Sick, pretty good pay.

      Cons

      Work-life balance, no room for promotion, company is LOADED with incompetent people or contractors (near and off shore), corporate culture of incompetence, zero accountability, other groups or business units are allowed to bully people and groups. Zero focus on revenue, lots of virtue signaling and focused on being woke. Void of any communication or leadership from sr management.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      ClickSafety

      Sep 22, 2021 - Corporate Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Innovative Company Quality Leadership Great Team Atmosphere Supported from all departments

      Cons

      No Cons at this time

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Pros

      Remote work, unlimited PTO and flexible hours

      Cons

      We are not paid for the amount of work we do. This company does not promote from within, but looks to new people to hire in management positions. They do not respect the ideas and skills of lower level employees particularly from the content strategists. There is no opportunity to move up and they are constantly trying to refine our processes but do so without asking for input from the employees who are directly impacted. I would not recommend applying to work for this company.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good company

      Sep 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      unlimited pto, good work/life balance during covid

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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