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Landmark Education Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great energy, and the experience you get while working here prepares you for anything you want to take on next.

    Cons

    Very long hours with not much flexibility. Salary is not competitive and you are required to get your shifts covered in order to take the day off.

    Advice to Management

    Either shorten the hours or increase the pay to make the hours worth it. And be more accommodating of taking days off.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Work here if you want to get taken advantage of, manipulated, shamed, and abused."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registration Manager, Production Manager, Communicator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Registration Manager, Production Manager, Communicator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was micromanaged so much and had to multi-task so much here, that I can do any job now, with my eyes closed.

    Cons

    Management uses shaming and bullying to get the staff to produce results, but call it coaching. 80 hours per week, MINIMUM, for MINIMUM wage. Anyone is allowed to work here. That being said, people who shouldn't be working there are, just because they were once a customer. This makes for poor micro-managers and a unprofessional work environment. Most people on staff here are physically and mentally drained and unhealthy. Managment is never vulnerable and always pointing fingers at everyone else, never looking at themselves as a possible source of failure of the staff they're managing. Profanity, yelling, name-calling, and crying occur often. Do NOT work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and get over yourself. You do not have power, nor are you special, just because you wear a staff badge. Pay your hard-working, passionate, generous staff more, instead of buying better sound systems and vending machines for the customers. You're lucky most of you haven't been sent a subpoena from several traumatized staff members. You're getting away with murder. I've been treated better working at a construction company than that which you claim to be existing for "saving the world." You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Hypocrisy at the very finest.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Tough love"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company environment provides rigorous training and coaching that will benefit you for a lifetime. At any level of staff, you have a huge opportunity to make a big difference for many individuals. If you are successful at meeting requirements you will be acknowledged and appreciated.

    Cons

    The company and staff do not "walk their talk" (what they teach in their programs is not necessarily how they provide leadership or interact with staff members they supervise). There is a tendency to demand far too much (including long hours) for far too little (money). If you are not successful at meeting the (sometimes unrealistic) job goals or requirements, you will feel as though it is your fault. There is definitely a hierarchy that is not to be questioned. Your "service" at Landmark Education will help your personal growth and will not likely help your career - Most people have either NOT heard of Landmark or Landmark has mixed reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to LISTEN and get the experience of your staff and volunteers (do not assume). The perception of hierarchy means that people are not telling you what is really going on. They love the education and they would tell you the truth if you took the time to listen.


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  5. "Full time staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registration Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registration Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landmark Education (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful, make a difference in the life of the customers. Get to be a demonstration of "Living Life Powerfully & Living A Life You Love". Lots of opportunity for growth and added responsibility. If you can make it happen it is yours. NO professional jealousy.

    Cons

    Long hours. No time to be less than full on.


  6. "Family Division Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Division Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Family Division Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to take your life to the next level, through the access of integrity and responsibility. Being part of team that supported in making the work available to young people and teens is amazing. It is so powerful to see a young person or teen get the work , then take their life in a different direction. You only have one life, create the one you want or live with the default.

    Cons

    Hours way to long, no support,t , to go on vacation you have to find someone to cover your job for free, raise is just a word, no acknowledgment for accomplishments, lots of reminders of what is not working.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay, more then one title pay should reflect, outsource to a call center, increase vacation time, increase pay, pay people who assist or provide meals, kind words and actions go far, stand for integrity throughout the whole company, get there is more then one way.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging Growth Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The programs make a difference. The people you work with (both customers and co-workers) are wonderful. You definitely learn about yourself and what it takes to produce results. Great first job which experience you will draw upon and apply everywhere else you go in life. Very good benefits that are mostly paid for by the company.

    Cons

    The hours are long and you have to work hard to keep your life in balance. Working there is challenging for people with young families.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility attracts talented people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a toss up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the best training & development on earth i think - you learn effective, efficient, brilliant systems for productivity, time management, keeping your word, running teams & leadership, communication, engagement with others, dealing with your own "stuff" and not letting it run the show, breaking through old habits & thinking, being tough & grounded in the face of anything, conflict resolution, etc. etc. and all from a place of empowerment, workability, and personal satisfaction.

    Cons

    the hours are grueling. the pay is very little. very few and very brief breaks.

    Advice to Management

    normal working hours or pay overtime. raise wages. more vacation and days off. give a few extra days off to actually do some of the courses so employees don't use vacation days for personal development that the company itself puts out!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Center Staff Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible growth opportunity for anyone looking to produce results, impact conversations in your own life, and transform life itself. I learned the value of being enrolling and not forceful. I honed skills at making requests and having those requests honored. In my subsequent work life, these skills have served me well.

    Being able to contribute to others, from staff to managers to customers, was the best and most rewarding part of my job, no matter what the particular tasks may have been.

    Cons

    Because of my commitment to the customers, I could easily spend many hours at the job ~ though it did not seem like work to me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding the opportunities for the staff and getting people to take on life as well as the education and the enterprise.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "If you're into unprofessional management, honey badgers, and nervous breakdowns, than this gulag is for you, Comrade."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Title in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Title in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice group of people in my department. I guess. Oh, and sometimes on Fridays some kind, faceless person offers the entire office homemade cookies. That person was rad.

    Cons

    - The higher-ups, with few exceptions, tend to throw really childish tantrums. My fellow colleagues and I once witnessed the a higher-up shouting and berating a staff member to the point that this person started crying in front of us. It was absolutely appalling.

    - Landmark has totalitarian standards when it comes to communication. They force employees to abide by the silliest, most pointless requirements when communicating. This probably sounds nit-picky, but seriously, you couldn't just send a simple email - you had to use monotonous language and go through dubious protocols when communicating via email. I never understand the point of it.

    - Employees were required to attend Forum classes as part of training. In these classes, much like in North Korean prison camps, you cannot communicate with the outside world, you have "self-criticism" sessions in which you criticize yourself for being a human being, and if you attempt to leave the weekend forum session early, you are hounded by the company (and would likely fired, not that I knew of anyone who tried this). Oh, but the experience is free, so that should make this a pro instead of a con, right?

    - All employees at world HQ were required to attend bi-weekly meetings. These meetings were completely pointless for at least 90% of staff and all they did was pat the CEO on the back and delay the work of employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Shouting at your subordinates and employees makes you look childish and insecure. You should stop doing that.

    - Much of the management needs to be retrained (even at mid-level). Nevermind personalities, many managers rely on their subordinates to do simple chores like emails and memos for them. It's not out of laziness either. Things like powerpoint and excel intimidated my former managers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Deeply Fulfilling Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landmark Education (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people of this organization are deeply committed individuals that really care about making a difference. Everyone questions at some point in your career you wonder about what it was all for. Did you make a difference? Working for Landmark is one place where you really know you do. No matter how long your tenure is with Landmark you will grow as a person and as a professional. You will be someone who is cause in the matter of life.

    Cons

    Because the structure of being on staff is training and development just like the courses it can at times seem very demanding. If you don't work smart, the hours can be very long.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace work/life balance (especially for people with families) as a way to attract the best people.



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