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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Author in Apex, NC
    Former Employee - Author in Apex, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoLearning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a great company with great vision where we all got to do great things.

    Cons

    We exist no more.I miss kicking tail out of the competition. We need more leadership and vision in other learning tech companies like that we were able to experience at Geo.

    Advice to Management

    Let's do it again...


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Support in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoLearning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, good people to work with

    Cons

    can't say no to clients in sales

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop escalations from Clients

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management had no focus on employees"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay rate was fine and there was flexibilty with my schedule as long as I was performing.

    Cons

    Too much middle management and many road blocks to getting things done. The focus of my Manager was his paycheck and when he did listen to issues he made me feel better at the time but then did not follow up. Felt it was a waste of time to share feedback. When Geo was acquired I was let go with a group of 40 or so of my peers over a conference call that lasted less than 5 minutes. Sum did not have my severance package ready and I had to make multiple calls and emails over the course of 3-4 weeks to straighten things out.

    Advice to Management

    Majority felt they were in it for themselves only.


  4. "Had great work/life balance..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of freedom to creatively solve problems, casual work environment, treated you like an adult.

    Cons

    Lost a lot of staff after acquisition - as happens when a company gets sold. Too bad, a lot of talent was lost.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "All about the upper management"

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    Former Employee - Sales in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Sales in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many in sales as product had many issues

    Cons

    Broke down a lot of good sales people due to management and product

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the boys club and get back to business


  6. "Good coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in West Des Moines, IA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people overall as coworkers. Decent technology, pairing, agile methods, dual monitors, etc.

    Cons

    Chaotic schedules that change frequently depending on feature requests. There's a lot of middle management.


  7. "IT department become more robust, professional, and produce more quality work under the current and previous CIOs."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Casual and slow paced work environment.
    - Not too much micromanagement.
    - It feels like a family oriented.
    - Good team work.

    Cons

    - Pay is usually less than the market average.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep supporting and listening to the IT department because they are the people who keep the system working and turn ideas into action.

  8. "Good experience but future is unknown."

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    Current Employee - ELearning Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - ELearning Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology and very family oriented. A very liberal organization if that is what one wants vs. transparency and accountability. VERY hard to get fired.

    Cons

    No accountability at any level, too many mid level management, some of which make no obvious contribution and they keep changing titles to appear relevant; company direction at the mid-level shifts month to month. Targets in sales are unrealistic for the number of people they have and there are no rewards for achievement nor ramifications for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Use your own technologies for Performance Management and design a recogntion program that encourages people to want to be better than the person beside them. Demand "leadership" from mid management. Lead from the front and not from the rear.


  9. "Great employees, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The comraderie and competency of fellow employees was above average.

    Cons

    The management and senior management skills were far below every other company I've worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Management training courses would be beneficial.