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Imagine Learning Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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3.2
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56%
Recommend to a Friend
30%
Approve of CEO
Bryan Sparks, Jeremy Cowdrey
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people: competent and kind(in 13 reviews)

  • "This belief fosters a distinct, caring work environment where I have experienced genuine support from everyone(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are growing rapidly and occasionally have some growing pains, but nothing that's affected me personally(in 15 reviews)

  • "I wish 401k matching would be better(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good atmosphere and energy

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company

    Imagine Learning2019-04-05

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 22, 2019Marketing Content Manager

    Thank you for your review. We’re so glad that you appreciate the energy and environment that we’ve worked to create here at Imagine Learning. Thank you for all you do to build our positive company culture. Hopefully you are having a multitude of experiences that build you up as an ...

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  2. "Draw your own conclusion."

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

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    1. High stress environment. 2. Poor integration with newly purchased products. 3. Underperforming sales team. 4. Two company presidents. 5. Leadership team is constantly making changes without any real way to measure progress. 6. Many employees are fearful of loosing their jobs. 7. Very little room for advancement for field employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in place that that allow employees to do their jobs.

    Imagine Learning2019-06-03
  3. "Good People and a Great Product"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Partnership Manager in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Things may have changed since I was there a few years ago, but at the time they managed to create a really remarkable culture that was supportive, empowering, and creative. It's one of those places where it seemed like everyone you met really cared about the work they did and the impact that it had on the lives of the children they could serve through the company technology. Being on the sales side of things, it...

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    Cons

    While I never experienced this directly, when the business eventually transitioned from the founders stage to control by investors ... some employees felt a bit of that great early vision was lost that made the environment so amazing. Unhealthy competition between managers vying for positions of importance crept in a bit. Hope it wasn't true. Still think they have a great product, and many good people...just not...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know current management well.

    Imagine Learning2019-04-18

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 22, 2019Vice President of Human Resources

    Thank you for your insights. We love that you get to see first-hand how our programs make a difference for teachers and students, and we’re so happy you have experienced the supportive working environment we’ve worked hard to create here at Imagine Learning. As we’ve grown from a ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people: competent and kind. Great mission: products and services move the needle for teachers and students. Exciting time for the business: things are moving both in terms of product development and acquisitions. Company holiday between Christmas and New Years is great. Senior leadership is strong and transparent.

    Cons

    No real cons. Rapid pace can cause strategic shifts to feel abrupt. There is certainly a palpable sense of urgency, but I think that is positive.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the recent trend of clearly articulating longer-term strategy and vision. Maintain transparency with employees. Continue increasing 401k match.

    Imagine Learning2019-03-29

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 22, 2019Marketing Content Manager

    We’re so happy that you had such a positive experience during your time at Imagine Learning. It is incredibly important to us that our employees feel fulfilled and supported in their work. You’re accurate in identifying that things at Imagine Learning are moving and changing at a ...

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  5. "A great place to work. Really."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Imagine Learning at its core has always strived to produce really high-quality programs with the child in mind--first and foremost. In my 10+ years with the company, my perception was that the vast majority of employees bought into the mission of changing lives and opening doors of opportunities for children, and that showed in the quality of their work and their respectful relationships with coworkers and customers....

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    Cons

    Generally very good benefits, but 401K was a little lacking. Could do better with career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the expertise of your people that are in the trenches actually building product and out in the field hearing first-hand what customers need.

    Imagine Learning2019-04-02

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 22, 2019Marketing Content Manager

    Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us, especially as an employee that worked for Imagine Learning for over ten years. We’re pleased that you had such a positive experience working with other talented employees and making a difference in student learning. You’re correct when ...

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sigh... Look beyond the smoke and mirrors"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well, I thought that a pro was that this is a steady job, but people are being fired or told to quit left and right. So who really knows. New management in every area took over and bad mouthed the old ways of doing everything. I loved that I finally knew where the company was headed and there was a lot of transparency and communication. But that only lasted for a few months. For the last 2 months, we've gone back to...

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    Cons

    The company tries to pretend to be conscious of employees and things like helping the environment. They periodically try to encourage us to do things like "bring your own silverware to work" (uhh...) or to "bike to work" (when there is no bike rack). Perhaps we would appreciate the company actually doing something to give us the ability to change rather than being told to change on our own. Don't pretend to care... ...

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    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Actually care. Do something, don't just talk at us and say you care and then continue these old actions. Don't read this and say that I'm just another annoyed employee. I want the company to succeed and I want to stay working here as long as possible. Stop allowing workers and management to make jokes about vegetarians, women, etc. Stop. Think. Listen. Act.

    Imagine Learning2019-05-01
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Things are moving in a good direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Don't let the other reviews steer you wrong! Bryan and Jeremy, the new co-presidents as of May 2018, have made a lot of important changes. Many of these changes have been needed for a long time and will help ensure the success of the company. Lots of people don't like change or haven't caught the vision that Bryan and Jeremy have, so they've made negative reviews. In reality, the company is going in a very good direction!

    Cons

    While the changes were necessary, the company is still adjusting to a new normal. That's caused some confusion and headache, but it will clear in time. The company also needs to improve its production processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the needed changes to improve our organization and our production processes. It may be unpopular but we'll be better off in the long run.

    Imagine Learning2019-03-12

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 22, 2019Marketing Content Manager

    Thank you for your review. We’re thrilled that you can see value of the changes Imagine Learning has incorporated and understand the vision our Co-Presidents have as they work to move our company forward in a good direction. Change can be difficult, and we’ve had a lot of change over ...

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  8. Helpful (17)

    "Oh Imagine Learning, you would not."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They were an exceedingly great company with enormous potential. They historically have done amazing and wonderful things that have changed countless lives and made the world a better place. They have eternally made a powerful positive impact on mankind by greatly blessing the lives of the schools, students, and students' families whom they serve. They also paid me to learn a lot of new and useful technologies that...

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    Cons

    Oh Imagine Learning, what have you done? How long will you go on in your way to destruction? How long will you deceive yourselves and contradict yourselves and lead your employees astray? How long will you continue to make choices that will inevitably bring failure and destruction as a company upon you? How long will you reject the counsel of your owner? How long will you misjudge yourselves by casting out the righteous...

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    Advice to Management

    See Alma 37:28.

    Imagine Learning2019-03-20

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 28, 2019President

    We understand that emotions can run high when someone is terminated. It is a difficult situation for many of us involved in that decision. We are glad that you were able to gain new skills while at Imagine Learning and that you had a positive experience working with our other great ...

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  9. Helpful (10)

    "Lack of direction & leadership"

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

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best game like content for students

    Cons

    Current executive team is completely disconnected from the needs of the customer. Disappointed when Jonathan G. appointed the co-president model with two people that are not capable of relating with employees let alone customers. The company had great potential to be a leader in the industry but these two are running the company to the ground and Jonathan is blind to what's happening. No diversity in the executive team...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring a CEO that has experience in the industry and has a growth mindset.

    Imagine Learning2019-03-23
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Leadership - lack of"

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

    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of potential here at Imagine Learning, products are good and getting better. Field teams are top notch.

    Cons

    Leadership. Jeremy Cowdrey and Bryan Sparks (co-presidents) lack skillset, effective decision making skills and overall corporate leadership. Through their inability to run a company effectively they are doing more harm than good. If things continue to stay on course, this company will lose any and all edge it has held in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Weld North needs to bring in strong, decisive leaders, a CEO that understands the needs in the EdTech market today. Weld North, you have a great company here with so much potential to make a difference, make a leadership change before it's too late!

    Imagine Learning2019-03-13

    Imagine Learning Response

    May 28, 2019President

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that our programs are not only good but getting better all the time. And that our field teams are the best! We understand how it can be difficult to adjust to changes, especially in leadership, and that sometimes employees may not be able to see ...

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