Ascend Learning - Great place to start, not to stay | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start, not to stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Editor in
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Learning full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to start your career. There isn't much assistant-type work to do, so you're given the opportunity to work learn very quickly. You can work on books from other disciplines, giving you varied knowledge, both about subject matter and about how different people work. And no matter what department you work in, you get exposure to working with almost all other departments.

    Cons

    This is not a place to grow. Pay increases were not great, nor was there much difference between being an assistant and an editor. Once you master your position, it's best to move on. Also, your employee experience is almost entirely dependent upon who your direct supervisor and manager are. Also, be aware that this company is not located in Boston, and a car is required to get to work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to foster younger employees, and make place and opportunities for people to grow.

    Ascend Learning2013-01-11
  1. "Superb Company"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovation, leadership, and clear vision of purpose are the driving forces at Ascend.

    Cons

    Must be flexible and willing to adapt to new innovations, ideas and process. However, this is what keeps this role fun.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop! Keep driving toward our goal.

    Ascend Learning2019-06-08
  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Learning full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun culture, flexibility, promising future, and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    New initiatives/projects can get bogged down and delayed due to management indecisions/management changes.

    Ascend Learning2019-06-04

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