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Updated Oct 13, 2020

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Ascend Learning Chief Executive Officer Greg Sebasky
Greg Sebasky
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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, more than 1 year

      Ascend Learning is a GREAT place to work!

      Nov 27, 2019 - Strategic Account Manager in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ascend Learning is a combination of industry leading businesses, which allows you the ability to work with a smaller company with the greater individual impact on the bottom line, with the benefits of working for a larger company. With that being said you are also able to make an impact locally with volunteering and community organizations as well. Their work life balance is absolutely the best, with opportunities for growth in my current business unit (just got a promotion in fact!), and other business units if I decide to make my move. You also have unlimited time off, which is very valuable to me when you have both parents working and ever changing schedules of children and life in general.

      Cons

      I don't have any cons at this time.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Product

      Oct 13, 2020 - Project Manager in Leawood, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Product, supportive co-workers and lots of travel

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance, lots of overtime

      2 people found this review helpful
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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Perks

      Apr 15, 2019 - Director of Operations 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extremely working working environment. Great sense of Community

      Cons

      Not great Work life balance to many hours

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Make Your Move (Away)

      Mar 11, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
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      Pros

      The best thing about working for Ascend is the unlimited vacation policy. While in some departments folks seem to feel guilty about taking time off, in general this company values work-life balance.

      Cons

      One of the corporate initiatives is “make your move,” which unfortunately means that in order to advance you need to transfer to another business unit or leave the company. This is especially true in certain departments, which impacts morale greatly. Adding to that is the lack of pay equity for the same job. There are so many great people working at Ascend who are sincerely dedicated to making the world better, but I fear that these corporate policies will drive them away. It’s a shame because Ascend has the potential to be a much better company.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible team at a fast-growing company

      Feb 17, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative environment that values individual input, opportunities for growth and advancement, transparency in company objectives and outlook, management that places trust in employees, great mentorship, exceptional company growth, flexible vacation policy, healthy work/life balance, bonus sharing, fun startup atmosphere

      Cons

      Increasing oversight by parent company, scaling challenges, title/compensation changes are on a rigid schedule and can only occur in a narrow time window

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a great place to be

      Jan 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      XBox, okay-ish benefits, small company (if you're into that), interesting location (Heald Square)

      Cons

      The company is very childish run by a CEO who believes he knows how to run a company due to a Harvard MBA. If you don't attend events or go to the lunch and learns, something will be said to you, even to the point of witnessing termination. The CEO lies during recruiting about bonuses and work from home options and then does a 180... I'm surprised as many stay as they do. Although they claim remote friendly and work life balance, they will say something if you're remote and/or leave early because you have to get to a commitment. There is also no career growth due to heads already there and compensation is low compared to industry. They tout it with bonuses, as mentioned, but not true. The leadership is very rookie with no legs to stick up for what they believe in.

      9 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Person

      Nov 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment, work life balance

      Cons

      Stingy raises, unequal pay, values time in position over knowledge of systems

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Project Manager

      Nov 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open vacation policy; employee benefits;

      Cons

      Work-life balance; limited career advancement opportunities

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Business Development Manager

      Oct 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great corporate culture and work life balance Good benefits and salary

      Cons

      Disfunction at Ascend level of company. I worked at ExamFX business unit and loved the management at the business unit level, but holding company (Ascend) kept plugging in Ivy league managers from other business units. We had 4 different CEOs thrust upon us during my three year tenure. Each new CEO would engage in a 60 to 90 day top down analysis of the company and institute changes to rectify their perceptions of weakness in our business unit. Within the next 60 to 90 days this CEO would be replaced by another and the process would start over.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    11. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Boring Company in a Boring Industry

      Jun 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Autonomy, work life balance, no unreasonable expectations.

      Cons

      Dizzying changes in leadership. Execs always talk about value to shareholders and THEY'RE the shareholders, not the workers.

      3 people found this review helpful
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