NWEA - Run away if you can. Dysfunction abounds | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Run away if you can. Dysfunction abounds"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NWEA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, parking, PTO, retirement, and the views are really cool

    Cons

    Not only is the place run by people who don't know how to run a successful business, we are regularly told to lie to customers (partners) about the services we can (or will) provide. We are told to embellish upon the services we provide in a way that looks like we are competent and cutting edge. The reality is this is an antiquated product with a slapped-together technology infrastructure, on an outdated platform.... Working for this place makes me feel like a fraud. The sales and marketing team in particular are full of back-stabbing, aggressive, and inept managers. The VP is fun and gregarious, but without any meaningful skill to lead without chaos and indecision.

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    Advice to Management

    Get the product working, then start again. Lying to school districts and educators is immoral and outright wrong.

    NWEA2019-03-04
  1. "Life as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NWEA for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good experience in an office - Friendly and encouraging co-workers - Good connections

    Cons

    - Lacking diversity - Work can be slow sometimes

    NWEA2019-07-08
  2. "Good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at NWEA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits! 6 week PTO, 403b employer contributions, great health benefits.

    Cons

    Too political, sometimes too much collaboration and takes long time to make decisions and get things done.

    NWEA2019-08-28

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