NWEA - Content specialist | Glassdoor
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    "Content specialist"

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    Former Employee - Science Content Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NWEA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, good salary, interesting work, pleasant work environment, reasonable work hours, great benefits, excellent retirement plan.

    Cons

    Frequent turn over of staff and reshuffling of management positions, job titles and teams. Sometimes ambiguous new initiatives, policies, procedures and seemingly constant need for reinventing the wheel and being overly innovative. Office politics, old guard and senior staff clickiness, organizational silos, and occasional poor middle management. The best workers are not always recognized and rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Agree on the best process. Make sure everyone thoroughly understands it. Document it. Middle managers need more time and flexibility to supervise and manage their teams. A manager who does not understand the strengths and weaknesses of a team will make poor decisions. Middle managers should only manage people within their own content area.There are too many meetings for middle managers who are being pulled in too... many different directions. At times, there has been a disconnect between middle management and where the real work occurs at the content specialist level.

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    NWEA2016-01-06
  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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    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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