Deltak Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2020

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15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Growth is Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    - High growth - Rewarding work that makes a difference in someone's life - Awesome schools signing as partners - Flexible working environment - Excellent benefits to include great vacation policy

    Cons

    - Not so much a con, but the organization is navigating transitions within Wiley and scaling operations within the division - this is just change, not a con

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  2. "Great People"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions 

    I worked at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    Great people and you could determine your career path.

    Cons

    Sometimes success was dependent upon factors you could not control.

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  3. "Learning Tech"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    Great experience working with fellow LTs.

    Cons

    No professional development plan for LTs

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are really good people.

    Cons

    1. Vice President-level people are uniformly terrible and do not support their employees. 2. Lack of support leads to extreme employee stress. 3. Money comes before ethics. 4. The parent company, Wiley, is a mess. 5. They've forced out some of their best people by saying they had performance problems when they really didn't (see ethics, above).

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  5. "Partnership manager"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Deltak

    Pros

    Interesting work and quality employees.

    Cons

    Management lacks strategic direction and focus

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak

    Pros

    If you want to work for a company that is working on the forefront of technology and education, this is the place. Wiley Education Solutions (formerly Deltak) works with some of the most prestigious Universities in the US. The best part about working here is the culture. Everyone has a passion for the business and they've created a solid work environment that is centered around positivity, collaboration, performance, and work life balance. Annual review process works in your favor if you are someone that performs, lucrative annual salary increase.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be difficult to understand how our business unit fits into the Wiley organization. Continued education to current employees is necessary.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Bad experience from the beginning"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good - health insurance, 401k matching, excellent PTO, flexible, etc. The people you work with are generally fun to be around and good at what they do.

    Cons

    Taking a position in the marketing department is taking a step back in time about five years. The technology and innovation at Wiley isn't up with the times. The only way they will keep up to date is of Google forces them to do so by mandating updates, like mobile friendly sites. Good ideas by marketing staff are turned down by upper management because they don't have time to deal with them. A/B testing is frowned upon because it's too much work for the creative teams. Upper management makes decisions based on direction from Wiley to scale the business, but doesn't consult the marketing staff on the negative effects of their decisions. Marketing plans tend to be changed constantly without notice.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Had the Potential to be Great"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -PTO: more days than you can possibly use. -Partner schools: Respected institutions -Top Level Leadership- they do seem to be very interested in you.

    Cons

    -Marketing Leadership: While top level leaders seem to care, marketing leadership could take a training course on self-awareness, communication, and how to treat people. In terms of intelligence, I would put them in the middle of the pack with overall marketing. The company would be better if they went elsewhere. -Exodus: There have been a lot of really good, intelligent people that have left over the last year or two. These aren't any individuals. These are people who had been with the company for years and saw how things went downhill after the Wiley acquisition. Culturally, many of these individuals are missed.

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "The Sinking Ship"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits - All the typical benefits are given, plus a ton of vacation days More vacation days than you can ever take - There is typically one employee per school per position, so when you go on vacation, your work waits. This is often not possible as there are rigid semester deadlines in higher education. You will learn so much information in a very short time - Deltak/Wiley is partnered with more than 40 schools. Every single one functions differently than the others. This means transitioning from school to school requires the employee to learn the practices and norms of each school. There is a high learning curve and it is easy to make a mistake. Deltak will throw you under the bus quicker than you can imagine to maintain their own reputation.

    Cons

    With the Wiley acquisition, the company has lost everything that once made it an amazing company to work for. They no longer care about being the best at what they do and are now only focused on quarterly earnings. They keep signing new schools and promising the new schools the world but are not hiring enough people to complete the work. This is being done to make the company look like it is earning more than it is spending. It is working for right now but this is not a successful long- term strategy and the employees know it. This is resulting in a high turnover rate. Employees that have been with the company since the beginning are leaving because they see Wiley is going to run the company into the ground and keep what they want from it. The company is no longer about doing the best work possible and the employees are not seeing the fulfilling work they had in the past. Wiley is coming in and taking over. Craig Pines has made the company what it is and now he has lost all his power. Upper management is slowly being replaced by Wiley employees, which is causing the shift in company culture.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer good work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes you'll be overlooked for a promotion, despite your qualifications and efforts... in my case it was given to someone who knew the president of the company

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