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Updated April 27, 2017
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Rob Rueckl
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Pros
  • Clear vision, great people to work with (in 12 reviews)

  • great people (not necessarily at the manager level), great benefits, flexibliity (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Worked as contractor and let go after short stint (in 4 reviews)

  • One particular case of middle management looking for help from upper management went something like this, "you figure it out (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Group Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear vision, great people to work with

    Cons

    Minnesota is a cold climate

    Advice to Management

    Look farther in the future


  2. Helpful (9)

    "No Loyalty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Curriculum Developer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Curriculum Developer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edmentum (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people (not necessarily at the manager level), great benefits, flexibliity

    Cons

    Managers in curriculum department have terrible social skills. There were days I didn't even see my manager and she didn't go out of her way to check on employees. If I got up to visit with coworkers, I was given dirty looks. They treated us like school age children. I worked there 5 years and was fired without any sort of warning for the stupidest reason. Apparently management has enough time to read through months and months of instant messaging conversations to come up with reasons to fire employees who have done good work. Now I am without insurance and have a family to support. My son is 18 months old and I am scrambling to get us covered. COBRA would cost me over $1000. I recently trained other employees on how to use our program which shows I have experience and knowledge about the job. It's a shame. The job was a good job, it was challenging and after five years, I felt very comfortable there and happy with my job. The management is going to ruin the curriculum department.

    Advice to Management

    Find something to do other than read through instant messaging conversations. If you really want to read through them, then maybe use it as a resource for areas to improve. If you have to threaten employees to only talk positive about the company and managers, then you are clearly doing something wrong.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Territory Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Winter Garden, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Winter Garden, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edmentum (More than a year)

    Pros

    positive company culture and the majority of senior management are positive to work for

    Cons

    comp plan/rules of engagement are not beneficial to sales reps, no consistency in rewarding top performers from year to year


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "A once great company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before the talent exodus, it was the greatest collection of employees known to me. I made friends for life. Now most of the good ones have left to seek a more stable company.

    Cons

    This was the merging of two different education companies. Unfortunately, the culture and ways of the worst of the two companies are prevailing. Edmentum is sitting in a wave of high turnover, starting from the CEO down.

    Advice to Management

    One word: motivation! I know you are trying with Office Olympics, etc. But even the company wide calls are numbers and fluff. Where is the leadership and inspiration?

    Edmentum Response

    Aug 1, 2016

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. You are right, Edmentum was created by the merging two great companies - PLATO Learning and Archipelago Learning. This acquisition took ... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Territory Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edmentum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, excellent marketing support, adept at pivoting with changes in market

    Cons

    Too much year over year change in compensation, structure and territory alignment. Sales automation requirements are unrealistic in terms of opportunity management.

    Advice to Management

    Good salespeople don't always make good managers. Simplify pricing structure. Salesforce.com should support the job, not be the the job.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "HR Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rhome, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rhome, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edmentum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    New management, disconnected from people.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edmentum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Edmentum has some amazing people working for them. The majority of my friends I've met from working at Edmentum. The culture is improving, they have a nice office atmosphere, only a small amount of micromanagement and certain managers allow for autonomy in the workplace.

    Cons

    They need to learn how to hold mid level managers to a certain level of accountability. There is a disconnect between upper and middle management which has a negative impact on the "worker bees" that really keep the company rolling.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved at every level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Representative in Lancaster, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Representative in Lancaster, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commissions, friendly, educational, educational, career

    Cons

    mergers, downsizing, educational software, management, competitive

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I have worked for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open minded and approachable senior leadership team
    Strong vision for the future
    Making considerable investments towards improving culture and employee morale

    I have worked here for 3 years and have found it to be a rewarding and intellectually challenging environment. There are so many talented individuals working here that are driven by finding ways to improve student educational outcomes. To be honest, I was a little shocked to see all negative reviews, since it definitely isn't what I have experienced.

    Cons

    Emerging from a few years of slow growth.
    There is a culture of change as the company develops new products and approaches to doing business, which isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to improve company culture, as the approach is working.


  11. "Great Growing culture"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great culture and lots of autonomy for field employees

    Cons

    pay not as competitive as other similar companies; not great work/life balance;


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