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""Poor Planning" leads to "Poor Execution" leads to "Hey, I'm outta here!""

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- very smart people
- great product development group
- great product innovations for the higher-education sector

Cons

Run from the Marketing org; unfortunately, the wild, wild west still lives!!!

Advice to Management

Lead by example and develop your people.

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    "A lot of ups and down as leaderships is constantly changing their focus."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good, most of the people were great, good opportunities for professional development in certain areas and the tuition benefit created a great opportunity for me to pursue and advanced degree.

    Cons

    Communication from the top down was almost non-existant toward the end, nepotism also seemed to be more of a problem lately with seemingly unqualified people taking the positions of more able individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay closer attention to what is happening on the front lines. When decisions are made they need to stick with them long enough for people to be succusfeul rather than changing course mid-stream whenever a "crisis" emerges.


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    "Dis-organized, no clear direction"

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    Former Employee - IT Production Services in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Production Services in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition benefits start on first day of employment, medical benefits after 60 days, good location for me. Ability to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Way too many organizational changes. Those who have been with the company for many years are resistant to change. It felt like the entire IT organization was dis-jointed. No one worked together towards a common goal. Very much a silo mentality. Leadership appeared to be fighting for control and backstabbing each other. You didn't know who you could trust. Very poor communication. I discovered the layoffs via Tweets from various news sources. Did not receive an internal communication until two days later.

    Also there was a hugh disparity in pay amongst people that were doing the same job. One person in the exact same role was making six-figures. Because they were friends with the hiring manager they were giving a higher salary because they were going through personal issues. A lot of favoritism. I find it funny that this person is not only horrible at their job but they dislike their job and they are making a great salary!

    Also, some of the managers were in their role because there was no where else for them to go. They should not have been managers. Some did not know their jobs at all or what they were managing but got those positions because of either being at the company too long or just knew the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Involve your people who are on the front line and gain their feedback prior to making big impactful decisions. It felt like leadership was way too high up in the clouds and were recklessly making decisions that were not beneficial to their organization. Develop critical-thinking skills. Take leadership training.


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