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InfoSource Learning Reviews

Updated December 5, 2016
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  1. "Great company culture, fun work environment, caring owners"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Oviedo, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Oviedo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InfoSource Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is going places - It's been very exciting to see so much growth in just 4 years! Leadership has a great vision and it will surely take InfoSource to the next level, foreseeable within the next 5 years. At the moment it's still a pretty small company, so everyone works very hard and takes on many different responsibilities. I love that I've been able to multitask on so many different projects because each day at work is different and exciting! Management is fantastic; everyone truly cares about their team and coworkers really support one another. There is absolutely no micromanaging here. Moderate guidance allows a lot of creative freedom and the ability to think critically and problem solve on your own. Company benefits are also fantastic - 4% matching 401K, health/dental/vision, paid holiday and vacation time, company bbqs, pot lucks, and even a yearly Christmas special: Ina's famous biscuits and gravy. Very casual dressing attire - did I mention that the majority of the office wears bunny slippers?! I have a total of 3 pairs now.

    Cons

    Not so much a con if you can respond well to change, but it's a pretty dynamic work environment. Things can change on a daily basis, so it's not uncommon for employees to have to drop what they are currently doing and refocus on an immediate project that needs to be completed/resolved. That can make things difficult as far as getting ahead on some tasks because the final product may have changed by the deadline. New ideas are encouraged on a daily basis but can be a problem to implement anything new when you are unable to take on more work due to a lack of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - you have a wonderful business model and truly care about your employees and customers, which is really paying off. Continue trying to test new things but perhaps you should invest in more marketing and PD resources - We want to grow the business but it can be difficult to get everything done with limited help.


  2. "Unhealthy environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oviedo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some creative people on the interactive development side - some interest in new technologies - some web savviness scattered here and there

    Cons

    Where to start. Promotions and revenue-generating accounts given to favorites rather than based on competence; management's expectations are more based on how much time you can keep your butt in the seat and/or on the phone rather than your productivity; marketing dept run by the CEO's lap dog and upper management fascinated with whatever management book came out this week; turnover rate that even a fast food restaurant would be ashamed of

    Advice to Management

    Pick one clear strategy and stick with it. Give up on "Free" as a business model. Train your sales people on products, and don't treat them like robo-dialers.


  3. "Challeging position in a competitive market."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oviedo, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oviedo, FL

    Pros

    Challenging position with decent compensation once commissions are ramped up. Nearly impossible quotas, but achievable with a lot of hard work.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve quotas. Outdated CRM with thousands of leads. Not a lot of support from management staff. Long sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly more training in sales cycle.


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  5. "Pays Well if You Get Lucky"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oviedo, FL

    Pros

    Lots of turnover which meant I received a larger territory and more accounts. This lead to some pretty big sales in a short period of time. But after that....not much to speak of. The base is decent and they pay an extra $2k a quarter if you're the #1 rep - bonuses are where it's at. Out the door at 5P every day.

    Cons

    Very strict on breaks - 1 hour for lunch to be taken at noon sharp. Micromanaged. 60 cold calls a day every day, saying the same thing gets monotonous. Company culture is non-exist due to incredible turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Generate leads for the sales team. There's a difference between being a great prospector and being a great sales rep.


  6. "Stay Away From Sinple K"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InfoSource Learning full-time

    Pros

    Generous time off and everyone is pretty nice for the most part.

    Cons

    If you are under 50 and not a "Boomer", you will fit right in. I kept wondering how long they were going to let their sales people work there, until they are dead?
    Account management? Account executive? Think again. This is a wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing. A glorified telemarketing job, cold calling schools who have a huge lack of funding.
    Bad business model. marketing team is outdated and website is a mess. Clean it up and make a clean concise homepage. Its pretty bad when you arrive at a landing page and you are so confused as to what is going on, you don't know where to click.

    Advice to Management

    Revise your business model, website and marketing team. It's outdated and stale. It reminds me of the early 90's start-up online companies. Keep up with the times. Also, when you business isn't profiting, its not time to double your prices of a service that is way over priced to begin with. Hold on to your raft, because this ship is sinking!! And quit living in denial.
    They are trying to motivate adult users with bunny slippers and another companies' choc-skies. 2 hours of talk time required, good luck even getting someone on the phone. They are looking for millennials to hire and fire. They failed to pay bonus, and refused to make a medical accommodation. Instead of blaming you're ederly sales' team look at your marketing team and your business model. This is a sinking ship. If you are looking to make a quick buck and no organization, take the job. 30,000/yr. (that's if they keep you that long).


  7. "if youre reading this, and wise enough to use glassdoor, avoid this dead end job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InfoSource Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work/life balance: out of work by 5 everyday
    overall friendly coworkers and management

    Cons

    too much to name.
    there is no room for growth within this company

    they are selling a non-competitive product, in a market that has no money (school districts)

    their product, which is essentially just a bunch of poorly made videos with tracking, does not build enough value to compel schools to spend what little money they do have.

    the schools and districts who actually do foolishly purchase, find there is no usage of the product - and their precious funds have been wasted.

    selling poorly performing software to a business is one thing, but to sell it to schools causes an incredible moral dilemma.

    theres no place to go but down.

    you could be the top performer for 5 years and never get promoted because the company HAS NOT, and WILL NOT grow.

    this is not hyperbole. there are real people in this boat, who have been there for years and are doing the same thing they did when they first started.

    if wasting your life away in a cubicle for 40 hrs a week cold calling schools sounds appealing;
    having the same exact conversations with principals, spewing out the same stupid jokes,
    and collecting your 40k a year until you die is your cup of tea, then THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

    the only reason i am writing this review is because i felt absolutely COMPELLED to give you the truth. do not believe the cliched platitudes spouted off by the biased.

    if youre looking at glassdoor, im already going to assume that you have a smarter-than-average head on your shoulders; in which case i will say-

    you have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to make people drink the kool-aid.
    you cant fix anything if you dont admit there are flaws.

    this may be futile.
    in all likelihood the ship has already sailed.

    you have failed to innovate in a field that demands it.
    you are lucky you are in education, a sphere that is historically slow to adapt. if this was a tech startup, youd have been fed to the wolves long ago

    change the product.

    if you are serious about the company, dont take any profit.
    take all revenue and re-invest in the company to actually add value to the software.

    theres a reason why PD360/edivation has so much more market penetration. their product has more value to the end user, and because of that- theyre willing to pay more.

    edweb.net does the same thing simplek12 does, but for free. they run solely off of advertising revenue.

    both are better platforms than simplek12.

    good luck to you.