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EdisonLearning Reviews

Updated September 21, 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

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Enrollment Manager in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/ life balance, Benefits, Management hands on approach, and the opportunity to work closely with students of various social economic backgrounds. This company is by far one of the best of the best to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons, with growth comes growing pains. I have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the forward, innovative and strategic thinking and Edison learning will continue to thrive in the educational sector.


  2. "Central Services Teacher - Pittsburgh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. "Sales"

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    • 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
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away, they are in it for the money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The mission of the company sounds amazing. The work they could do and the communities they operate in need them desperately. This is also a minority owned company and they largely serve minority communities. There were some wonderful professional that were working to make a difference.

    Cons

    This company/school is a sham. The kids need what the school advertises but the company is only interested in the title dollars these kids represent. Upper management in the corporate office makes deals that impact the employees/kids to the NJ office managements benefit ($$).

    The HR group is very unprofessional and has no real interest in helping employees with professional development, benefits, compensation or employee relations issues you will face while working here. The HR group is in NJ and never visits the schools and seem to have no real clue what we do. As you can see, they love to "fight" bad reviews, wish they spent more time fighting for a healthy culture at Edison.

    At the school level, we have great teachers that want to teach and in some cases you are free to give students what they need but the message that comes from the NJ office seems to force us to deliver the same thing to all students to make money no matter the cost to the student.

    If you value your career and your commitment to kids, stay away!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Focus, Focus, Focus on what brought you to this space, the kids. Your teachers can be great if they felt support and if you had people in the NJ office (HR, benefits) that knew what they were doing and were interested in helping employees succeed.

  8. "Junior Production Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EdisonLearning full-time

    Pros

    Flexible management style and exciting opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of legacy issues to deal with.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not financially solvent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities and admirable mission, although poorly executed

    Cons

    Can't pay their vendors, very disorganized


  10. Helpful (6)

    "It was a great place to work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EdisonLearning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A place to help students achieve more with various programs. Wonderful environment, in the beginning, with the talent that was brought on board. (this changed rapidly over the years as people left) Good people doing good things. Comparable benefits to similar companies.

    Cons

    Positions became expendable. Temperoray employees outnumbered full-time staff. Coming in to work was met by fear that it could be your last day. This lasted for years. Directors and managers would be hired to then be let go 6 - 9 months later. No opportunity to advance. No opportunity for increase in pay based on performance. No incentives to further education and better yourself. As an education company one would think they would assist with going back to school.
    If you are applying, proceed with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Bring in true consultants that will tell you the truth. The education industry has changed and so has the business. Need to stay relevant to the times and truly compete with the online charter school businesses. That may mean acquisition by a more successful company or organization. The 'product' needs a refresh and the technology needs to be updated along with the proprietary Learning Management System. Expect a long road ahead.


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