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EdisonLearning Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment is relatively stress-free and the office is like a second family (in 6 reviews)

  • Feel good about our mission to help with dropout recovery (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little to no opportunity for growth (in 6 reviews)

  • No raises, underpaid for amount work we do (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Executive Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are free to do your work and not micro-managed. The company is in growth mode, breaking down silos and you can tell the difference. My co-workers are an amazing team. I get to to work with smart dedicated people. I am excited about work everyday. I feel like I am making a difference.

    Cons

    The work the company is undertaking requires energy and expertise. It is not for the impatient or the faint of heart. It is hard work but the outcomes are worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the vision frequently to keep the team encouraged. Share even small wins. We want to hear the good news.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "My thoughts on Edison"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Vacation and Benefits are still a plus with a awesome christmas break to spend time with family. Flexibility with work schedule and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    No raises or chance to move up or around in the company.
    Dress code ( why no Jeans???)
    401K is still a joke
    Focused on quantity and not quality
    Company still feels fractured and unconnected

    Advice to Management

    If education is such a passion then why are the teachers and content that you sell not a priority in the business model. Why would you not want highly qualified experienced teachers in your ranks and why would you not incentives to keep them. Focus on improving products and reinvesting back into the company.

    EdisonLearning Response

    Nov 18, 2016 – VP, Strategic Human Resources

    We appreciate and welcome your views and suggestions, and as a current employee you should be aware that our company is directing substantial resources into updating all of our products, and into the ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A glass door rating of less than 3 says a lot about the environment of this company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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 EdisonLearning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Winter recess that's about it

    Cons

    Compensation is nationally below industry standards
    Inconsistent performance management process
    Strategic seems to be a catchy phrase and not reality (High turnover proves that...)
    401(k) has been deplorable for years (Actually the worst retirement plan I ever participated in my entire career)

    Advice to Management

    Allow the key employees, managers and supervisors within the organization to do their job and use their expertise to help elevate the company to be the gold standard for new hires. New business seems to be rare and accountability should be placed on the employees responsible for the lack of results. Last but not least ,treat all staff equally and be as transparent as possible. A glass door rating of 2.7 is very bad so maybe changes need to occur within upper management to achieve better results.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sucky Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is pretty dull and mundane. Talking directly to the family of students in hopes of enrolling them for the school year

    Cons

    Mega micro management going on. Always someone looking over your should (literally) or continuously walking by. Cubes always being moved at the whim of lower management (frequently)

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the lower tier "supervisors" have so much control over what happens . Some let the power run to their head and make the employees suffer.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Has potential, but..."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    -Passionate, dedicated, and energetic colleagues.
    -Has potential to be an leader, but management must make the right choices.

    Cons

    -It's very difficult to successfully integrate education as a profitable business. Edison is no exception.
    -This is a job, not a career. Lower-level positions are treated like a revolving door. There is little to no room for growth or advancement.
    -No accountability from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on and invest in the parts of your company that are making money. Consider advice from the educational side of the company when making decisions that affect it.

    EdisonLearning Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – VP, Strategic Human Resources

    We certainly welcome and appreciate your comments, and especially as they relate to the dedication and energy of our employees. However, your praise is contradicted by your statement that this is ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Decent job for now, but not a career."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility
    Team work environment
    Nice co-workers
    Opportunity to virtually instruct a lot of students from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    No Pay raise.
    Very little to no opportunity for growth.
    Healthcare costs increase, salary does not.
    Very little contribution to 401k
    Consistent employee turnover.
    Business/money takes precedent to good educational decisions at times.
    Not possible to "level up" with your teacher certification.
    Can be difficult at times to take a day off due to service level agreements.
    Technology like computers and Bamboo tablets are starting to get old. No timeline for new ones.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more to keep them here. Improve healthcare/benefits. Offer a clearly defined but competitive "work from home" option, especially in summer months. Invest in virtual division to make content and LMS competitive. Stop failing at trying to acquire new business with the same product. Offer opportunities for advancement.

    EdisonLearning Response

    Nov 18, 2016 – VP, Strategic Human Resources

    From your positive comments, you obviously have strong and supportive feelings about our company’s mission and vision. However, your less than positive comments – while appreciated – do not take ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission and dedication among staff

    Cons

    Business plan and focus was all over the map

    Advice to Management

    Start smaller and build on sucess

    EdisonLearning Response

    Nov 1, 2016 – VP, Strategic Human Resources

    As a former employee, we believe you should have obtained a clear understanding of the company’s business plan, focus, and overall operational strategy – in as much as it is constantly communicated ... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    The salary was competitive to start.

    Cons

    HR is all over the place. No leadership or organization. Everyone is out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire new employees if there is no budget to keep them onboard.

    EdisonLearning Response

    Nov 1, 2016 – VP, Strategic Human Resources

    While we appreciate the candid observations, we are concerned with the overall tone. As a company that values open and frank discussion between leadership and employees – and provides countless ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Honorable Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has an honorable mission to help education needy students.

    Cons

    No raises in a very long time, pay is too low in some areas and too high in others.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Math Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the curriculum and the staff trainings.

    Cons

    Not working in the same building over the summer,

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunity to work with some brilliant talent



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