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EdisonLearning Reviews

Updated February 7, 2018
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Pros
  • The work environment is relatively stress-free and the office is like a second family (in 7 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. "IT Service Desk Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Fair environment with great co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunity for this position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Coworkers were great...executives were not"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Environment in the office was very collaborative on a daily basis. Coworkers were helpful, and there for each other.

    Cons

    When contract was ended with a virtual school, the executives made no attempt to give employees a heads up or an opportunity to work with another school.

    In addition, I was called back 3 times after the original lay-off to be brought back on, and each time the conversation reached the point where I requested a formal offer (salary, start date, etc.), and was then told "management decided hiring you back is not in the budget".

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your quality employees, and provide opportunities to succeed, rather than making them feel expendable.

  3. "Enrollment Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, competitive environment focused on meeting targets.

    Cons

    Management instability across the board.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the people i worked with until the department was outsourced

    Cons

    Disorganized, unprofessional, going out of busniess


  5. "Central Services Teacher - Pittsburgh"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Flexible when things come up, relaxed work environment, nice co-workers, stress free work

    Cons

    No pay scale, no bonuses, no incentives to work above and beyond, rules come from removed upper management without much explanation, layoffs/furloughs when the fiscal year ends depending on current contracts

    Advice to Management

    Work on maintaining employees beyond 1-2 years


  6. "Curriculum Developer"

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

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Minimal micromanagement, collaborative atmosphere, urban setting.

    Cons

    Parking, inner office politics and drama, leadership


  7. "n"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Create a family bond with coworkers

    Cons

    No job security. No union

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Run far from this horrible, for-profit education group!"

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

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

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing positive about a job at an Edison Learning school. These non-educators do not support teachers or students in the classroom. They actually make a teacher's job much more difficult and time consuming than typical school districts.

    Cons

    Where do I start? They lied in their job offer about a bonus that does not exist and has never been paid to teachers. Teachers haven't received raises for 5 years, since Edison took over. They don't give teachers or students any resources. 2016 and all they gave me was a chalkboard - and they did not even give me any chalk. No technology, no books. They do not fix or maintain their schools. Heat and A/C don't work. They make excuses and blame others for their horrible management. HR is unknowledgable and unresponsive, unable and unwilling to answer the most basic employment questions. This is not an environment that provided strong professional development. They hire teachers on an employment at will basis, which shows no commitment to providing long term teachers. They fire teachers for no cause, and want ridiculously useless lesson plans that are not helpful to the classroom teacher but just ways for incompetent administrators to monitor and find reasons to fire teachers they don't like. They hire uncertified long term substitutes who do not know how to teach, because Edison is all about just putting a warm body in the classroom. If you are intelligent and actually know how to teach, or have experience, they will do nothing to help you grow and develop in your teaching career; in fact, working for Edison will not look good on your resume if you ever want to go teach at a real school that does more than teach to an 8th grade equivalency high school graduation exam.

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors. Or get an HR team that actually knows something about educators. Focus on how to retain competent teachers (hint: give raises) instead of breeding an environment of distrust and dysfunction.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Working with clients to customize educational solutions. Benefits package were excellent.

    Cons

    Lack of organization and accountability.

    Advice to Management

    A solid business development plan must be created by people who understand the needs in the market, can produce current solutions to meet these needs, and can implement/support these solutions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "What an experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule great view

    Cons

    Instability, too many layoffs


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