Great Minds (DC) Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2020

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3.6
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Great Minds (DC) Founder and CEO Lynne Munson
Lynne Munson
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  1. "Super easy and effective"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to do and follow; easy process

    Cons

    Review process was a little slower than I thought it would be but it's also a crazy busy, weird time. :-)

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team work, nice culture, great benefit and an amazing mission.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stay far far away."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Great Minds (DC) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At least you get a paycheck.

    Cons

    Toxic culture with leadership and and HR department that are sneaky, fake, unprofessional, and manipulative.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Zero Diversity at Leadership and Board"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great experience to focus on creating great curriculum for students around the country.

    Cons

    For a long time, it has been shocking that there is a total lack of diversity within the leadership of this company and on the Board of Trustees. There has been zero effort to fix this problem. Not one person of color on leadership team or on Board. And now the company has the nerve to put out an "open letter" saying it is committed to racial justice and a lot of other causes. How about starting in our own backyard? We are serving some of the most challenging urban areas in the country and we cannot find one black, latino or person of color for our leadership team or board? if this were a public company it would be a scandal. I wonder how the school boards of our great urban centers feel about using a company whose leadership and board cannot even make the effort to get one person of color added to its ranks?? shame on you!

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  5. COVID-19

    "How can you not feel good about what this organization does?"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people in the world have not gone through a pandemic before, so it's hard to look for the precedence of how a company should react in these unusual times. I believe Great Minds is setting that precedence for the next time something like this happens. Great Minds has adapted to the new reality seamlessly, where others may be afraid to make changes to their business without knowing the ROI, this company has embraced it for its employees and customers. Even before the pandemic, Great Minds was being innovative on all fronts while growing at a breakneck speed. The company has experienced 3x growth in the last 2 years. With that speed comes the risk of becoming 'too corporate' or losing your culture. In my experience, the company has focused on maintaining its culture of innovation and solving problems for its customers. Great mission & culture Great high-quality product for teachers and students Great focus on employees Great at solving for customers' needs Great at all the hygiene - comp, benefits, 401k matching, etc.

    Cons

    If you don't think you can thrive in the 'entropy' created by exponential growth then this place can feel very overwhelming very fast.

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  6. "Great People"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly company that really cares.

    Cons

    There are no cons about this company

  7. "Great work environment!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly employees, great management, constructive criticism

    Cons

    On boarding can be tricky to navigate

  8. "Positive Work Environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Renewal Account Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Minds is a wonderful employer. I truly believe that management has the employee experience at top of mind. The product itself is fascinating, I catch myself wishing that I had learned with Great Minds curricula products when I was in school. The company culture is great and they offer flexible scheduling and are very understanding about personal matters.

    Cons

    The one and only con that I've experienced is that training was not where it would have been ideally. The c company grew very rapidly so maintaining onboarding training was a challenge. I do know that management is aware of this and working towards improving it.

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  9. COVID-19

    "Great Minds during COVID-19 Pandemic"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Renewals Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Benefits - Pay -Supporting Teachers and Students with Curricula built by Teachers.

    Cons

    There are no cons when your employers truly care for you and support you. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and this company continues to do everything possible for their customers and employees.

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  10. "Great Minds, Greater People"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Minds (DC) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Atmosphere is one of the best I've seen in my years. Incredible people that actually listen to you. The amount that this company has grown and you can grow within it. Working here makes you feel like you're making a difference and not just selling to sell. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Need more training. With a company that grows so fast you'll have some speed bumps but they definitely make it as they can. Training needs to be more universal across the board though.

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