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3.3
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59%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Jessie Woolley-Wilson
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can't help kids that you can't reach(in 7 reviews)

  • "It is a privilege to be a part of a company all about helping students learn with technology, regardless of their zip code(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Raises and promotions, (if and when you can get one) are given grudgingly(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "An amazing company culture and inspirational leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

    Pros

    DreamBox is a special place to work. People that work here are smart, motivated by a higher purpose and dedicated to the company mission and values. The technologies we work with are modern and super-interesting, and the culture is very low-ego and collaborative. The work is fulfilling at many levels and makes me want to go to work and give my best every day. Leadership is focused on bringing high value to the kids and...

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    Cons

    The company is growing and evolving. People who can't evolve with the company can misinterpret changes as a lack of organization.

    Advice to Management

    Well done! Keep on pushing!

  2. "A great company that encourages and supports innovative approaches and leadership within teams!"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As an industry leader in adaptive technologies, Dreambox Learning does not disappoint! I have been in the Edtech industry for over a decade and have worked in various size organizations. Dreambox is an amazing company that welcomes opinions and wants to make an impact both internally and externally. The company clearly defines goals and helps each employee achieve them. They truly want their employees to succeed and by...

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    Cons

    Sometimes overcomplicates and communication between departments can improve. I lean on the side of over communicating. Especially with newer employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to persevere, keep your head high, remove distraction -don't lose sight of the mission and the customer centric approach.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Be Part of Something Special"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - You get what you put in to DreamBox Learning. Hard work and creative ideas are rewarded with recognition and monetary incentives. - An actual "open door" policy to the executive and leadership team. - Management and leadership capitalize on great ideas and scale them company wide with the right justification. - Excellent environment for self-starters and people who practice task ownership. If you need your hand...

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    Cons

    - Office politics and cliques can drive talent away - Some departments are process oriented when they could be more customer-centric -

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in what has driven your growth - your employees. Listen to new hires on how to improve processes, what is needed to be more impactful, and best practices they bring from other companies. Continue to innovate internal practices to support a better customer and employee experience. Demand accountability from all departments and don't reward & celebrate mediocrity.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Amazing people. Fun holiday traditions.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth in skill development or salaries.

    DreamBox Learning Response

    March 18, 2019Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree that we have some pretty amazing people at DreamBox and tend to go all-out at holiday traditions; ) Hopefully, you were able to attend the recent compensation meeting where we discussed our new compensation philosophy. We are investing ...

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  5. "Toxic culture - enter at your own risk"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent niche solution that works.

    Cons

    When a culture is so toxic it pushes out your best talent, changes need to be made. Unfortunately, the only 'changes' are greater protections for 'clicks' and awards for individuals who bully and maliciously attack coworkers. The only 'conflict resolution' process is to tattle to HR and file complaints over every little thing, whether it's true or not. The hyper-sensitivity of everyone complaining to management over the...

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    Advice to Management

    Actually do something courageous, and in the interest of the company, take action against those you protect and who you know are poisoning the well.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Company I've ever worked for"

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      Current Employee - Sales 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      None. I cant get out of here fast enough.

      Cons

      I dread logging into work every morning. Working at DreamBox is a reoccurring nightmare. The company is extremely unorganized and lacks guidance. There is poor leadership and low team morale. Our sales goals are unattainable and no one on the team ever meets them. On top of that salaries are low and there is no growth potential. Don’t let them tell you otherwise, this is a terrible place to work.

      DreamBox Learning Response

      March 14, 2019VP of Sales & Client Experience

      We are sorry to hear that you feel there is no growth opportunity in the Sales department. As a growing company, there are always ways to grow within your role and outside of it. Recently, we gave out many promotions (eight of them in the last three months.) If you need more information ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Beware..."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

      Pros

      - mission to help kids

      Cons

      - very unorganized - no defined corporate processes - unqualified employees in leadership roles - clique culture (like being in high school again) - no 401k match

      DreamBox Learning Response

      March 13, 2019Talent Acquisition Manager

      We’re sorry to hear that you feel DreamBox isn’t meeting your expectations. Your feedback is important to us and we constantly strive to do better each day. As you know, we recently acquired a large amount of funding which comes with many changes and often brings an unclear path. ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Client Success"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

      Pros

      Over all the company has a great mission. Helping to improve society by shaping the minds of children and changing their perception about Math is an awesome way to impact the world.

      Cons

      Working in other departments is probably great. But I highly discourage working in the Client Success department as you may find yourself stuck. This department needs incentives desperately and it will help with moral; Instead of having an incentive program, management likes to reward the department by buying food/snacks. Although appreciated, employees want a monetary reward considering that raises and promotions don’t...

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      Advice to Management

      No further advice to Management because this is a constant conversation. If management intended to make changes, the changes would have already taken place. These have been raised with management over and over and nothing has been done.

      DreamBox Learning Response

      January 15, 2019Director of Customer Success

      As the new leader for the CS department at DreamBox, I am not surprised by some of these comments, and I am working hard to address them. When I joined DreamBox in August, I was told that I would need to correct challenges that the team has faced in the past. I strongly believe this ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Account Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

      Pros

      Company values and mission - Do well to do good!

      Cons

      none at this time to say

      DreamBox Learning Response

      March 18, 2019Talent Acquisition Manager

      Thank you for your feedback! I'm happy to hear our values resonate with you and that you are helping us with our mission to change the way the world learns. We couldn't do it without you!

    • Helpful (6)

      "Client Success"

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      Current Employee - Client Success Advocate 

      I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

      Pros

      There are meetings sometimes where associates read out letters students have written to DreamBox. It makes your little heart swell to hear how these little kids really like math now. Some of the success stories are really touching, and I honestly believe in the companies mission and product.

      Cons

      There are no increases in pay. No cost of living increase, no bonuses, no incentives. Where other departments may be getting annual reviews, we get an annual check-in where tell our manager what our goals are for the next year. Goal is a loose term, because what they want to know is what new thing you are going to contribute to the team. Normally I am all for this kind of thing - I like to learn new things and it is great...

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      Advice to Management

      Make duties of managers very clear - perhaps give them clear goals and outlines. Give cost of living increases. If there is no possibility of a raise via performance, then tone down the annual review.

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