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D2L Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Not unique to D2L, but industry has high turnover (in 10 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 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Chaos Reigns Supreme"

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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

    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.

  3. "Maturing Startup"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was great for awhile...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of heart"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Upward bound"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, allows you to own your book of business and tend to it in your own manner. Plenty of resources to enable you to have success in your role. Amazing culture with great people who really care about your well-being.

    Cons

    On-boarding material too light - need more thorough product information.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    D2L Response

    May 25, 2017 – Recruitment & Talent Management Coordinator

    Appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback! Happy to hear that you are enjoying the flexibility and the culture here. Keep up the great work!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "I love my job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a valued member of the D2L family. I get to do what I love at work everyday. I have the flexibility to work from home as a remote US employee. I am not mircomanaged, but resourced and then trusted to do my job. I am supported and encouraged to develop as a professional.

    Cons

    Both education and software are industries in flux - so there are lots of changes to stay in touch with. As a remote employee I feel I have to work a little harder than an onsite employee to absorb the ever changing trends and technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more participation in the Mentoring program.

    D2L Response

    May 17, 2017 – Senior Sales Recruiter

    Great feedback! We always want to hear how we're doing with our remote employees. It's important we give you the support you need. Being remote myself, I can relate to some of your struggles but I... More


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