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"Like to watch and be a part of slow motion train wrecks? This is the place to be!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good product and some great people that are very intelligent. Creativity manages to thrive even though environment was perfectly designed to stifle it. Software is supposed to help kids succeed, which is a noble goal. Excellent rooftop views for periods of unusual weather. High level of staff churn means you get to work with new people all the time and don't need to develop more than superficial relationships with coworkers. Almost 100% chance that the human resources staff that hired you won't be there to fire you.

Cons

As with bad reality TV, the DreamBox Learning experience could use better scripting. Can only imagine that senior management meetings are most in need given the stuff that comes out of them. But, if you're looking for a place to use as the basis for writing a business case study someday, you couldn't pick a better company to join. As long as business success isn't a criterion.

Advice to Management

Collectively resign under the guise of wanting to spend more time with your families. Or, stop dreaming and start thinking. Adaptively.

Other Employee Reviews for DreamBox Learning

  1. Helpful (20)

    "A dsyfunctional CEO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The product is amazing! Unfortunately, the current leadership had nothing to do with it so they don't understand how to think about product creation.

    Cons

    The CEO is simply ill-suited to run a company.

    Management doesn't have a plan -- they have randomizing ideas that cause huge shifts without data to support them.

    EVERYONE I know there is looking for another job. So there is no lasting loyalty or long-term views.

    Advice to Management

    Students and shareholders are being poorly served by naked ambitions.So, my advice is to the Board: please remove the leadership and look at what worked in the past.


  2. Helpful (20)

    "Fantastic product - terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    DreamBox has one of the best math products around! The potential is huge.
    Most co-workers are great to work with and everyone works hard.
    Medical benefits are wonderful - but costly to add spouse.

    Cons

    Very high stress environment with little or no support from senior management. Turnover has been high (especially in HR) and many employees are looking for other jobs. Raises and promotions, (if and when you can get one) are given grudgingly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the treating employees like second class citizens. You've got a phenomenal product that employees believe in. Time to believe in your employees.

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