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"Good Company to Work For but Expect Lower Pay"

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Current Employee - Development Coordinator
Current Employee - Development Coordinator
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

From the beginning, the onsite gym, pay, benefits, people, and overall environment at the work site were great.

Cons

Big company bureaucracy, poor annual process reviews, no encouragement around career development, shifting of "strategic" priorities. Ever since the company was sold to a mid-size company and then almost immediately bought out by an investment firm, there has been constant process change that caused tension in the work environment. Constant upper management change, constant process change (no stable processes), unrealistic year end goals for business units, frequent layoffs (to help increase the bottom line).

Advice to Management

Advice to management at parent company. Simplify your processes and allow for more stability. Allow each business unit to run itself instead of attempting to share resources amongst business units. Too many cooks in the kitchen creates confusion. Also, too many managers, directors, VP's. If you want to increase your bottom line, start there. Look at the successes of other big companies. Learn from them. Also, support job focused career development skills and your employees will be able to do more for you.

Other Employee Reviews for Ascend Learning

  1. "Great opportunity to learn, low chance of promotion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who work here are fantastic and there are a lot of opportunities to learn outside of one's job responsibilities.

    Cons

    The career paths are undefined and there is little support or guidance given for career growth with low chance of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Taking the time to invest in the assistants and employees that run the day-to-day aspects of the company would keep them from leaving after 1-2 years.


  2. "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ascend Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked hard but kept busy.
    Excellent management team who are always supportive of staff initiatives
    Lovely office space and nice colleagues contributing to nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much scope for development and training
    Not much chance of promotion
    Frustrating rules that require you to jump through hoops to achieve even the most insignificant of tasks

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