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D2L Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
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  • "Not unique to D2L, but industry has high turnover" (in 11 reviews)

  • "You're expected to work long hours and if you don't you're not considered to be a serious or passionate employee" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outside sales"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D2L full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly collaborative team, supportive culture. New leadership is really making a difference in our ability to win and go-to-market strategy.

    Cons

    Highly competitive market need great speed and agility in execution and decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the most enjoyable colleagues I have worked with who are fantastic at what they do. Solutions engineers are outstanding.

    Cons

    Very traditional hierarchy, with little to zero working relationship with direct managers. Unstable environment heavily impacted by disconnected board. Mediocre product, biggest differentiator are services, but not being leveraged well.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate - lack of has created an anxious work environment.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Needs better coaching"

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    Former Employee - Learning Consultant in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Learning Consultant in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun team members and a great product. It is a busy place with lots of opportunity to interact and stay energized.

    Cons

    My team was awesome but when some issues started to arise, as they always do when people interact with other people, they provided no coaching or feedback to help fix issues. Many people just get removed from projects with no feedback or mentoring to help progress and grow. As long as you never have any negative interactions with team mates or customers, it is great. If you make even simple mistakes, you get benched and there is no feedback to help you grow.

    Advice to Management

    Teach managers to be better coaches and more supportive.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D2L full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work matters and we see our impact on learners across the world everyday. We focus on our mission to transform learning worldwide.

    Cons

    We work hard and there is no tolerance for slackers. Low performers are coached to succeed or they are exited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all the great things you have started.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Chaos Reigns Supreme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time

    Pros

    Generally competent and happy staff. Some of the SLT are amazing, especially the new members that are located outside of HQ.

    Cons

    Product is old code and conflicting priorities within the dev team make any real improvement difficult. Nepotism. High tolerance for incompetency in the "good old gang".

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those "protected" leaders and managers and continue the (unfortunately sporadic) trend of hiring the best of the best. More consistency.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Maturing Startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace Startup culture, good dedicated people.

    Cons

    Higher turnover than I expected,
    mid level management is struggling with the transitioning from a startup.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Was great for awhile...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time

    Pros

    Some of the pro's for working at D2L:
    Good people
    Good money
    Decent product and slowing catching up with the latest release

    Cons

    I wish we had made more investment in the platform around the grade book and calendar functionality. Canvas is the clear LMS product choice for most faculty and we are usually the second or third on the list.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of heart"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time

    Pros

    People, vision, benefits, culture, tools.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't the best. Not much room for advancement. May mistake agile for fickle.

    D2L Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Senior Sales Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to review. I agree, we D2Lers do have a lot of heart. I know in the past we've had some issues with advancement but we've really invested a lot in our development... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Upward bound"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D2L full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture at D2L are very positive. Across the company it's easy to find people dedicated to genuinely improving the way the world learns. That conviction is contagious and is easy to find. Also working in a dog friendly environment is also pretty awesome.

    Cons

    With all the changes going on across the organization there can be too many competing priorities, which can impede deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    In many regards, less is more. Working on changing the people, processes, and technology all at the same time is taxing across the board and introduces a fair amount of risk.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "watch out. they go through people like water in a pipe"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D2L full-time

    Pros

    you get to visit Canada

    Cons

    Constantly hiring and firing people

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan


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