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Learning Tree International Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance (depending on position) (in 6 reviews)

  • Excellent product and great people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Did butt heads with a couple of upper management (in 18 reviews)

  • Poor Senior Management, all Canadian company decisions come out of USA (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Learning Tree International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you can get some free trainings.

    Cons

    IS department leadership is second to none. CEO hired an expert in 2014 trying to re-shape the software development and database teams but failed by the resistance from top level people in the department. Majority of people at that department either being let go or left.

    Advice to Management

    Find qualified people in CTO and directors level.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and there is a real sense of team
    Flexible work environment (flex hours, work from home, etc.)
    Opportunities for learning exist if you take advantage of them.
    BIG company feel for those that like it.

    Cons

    Upper Management does not interact with employees frequently
    Mid-level managers often have their hands tied by budget constraints.
    Budgeting and funding of projects in the company defies logic.
    Collaborating across campuses and products is pratically non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to work staff more

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Micro- management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delray Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delray Beach, FL

    I worked at Learning Tree International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were hard working and dedicated. Instructors very professional and bagels and fruit.

    Cons

    Not a place where you can grow. Culture favors men. Salaries low compared to benchmark.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Could be so much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Learning Tree International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people here are the best I've ever worked with. They care about the company and want it to succeed. The benefits are decent including vacation accrual.

    Cons

    It's sad to see so many talented people resigning at the moment. Lack of institutional knowledge is going to begin to catch up with the company if it goes on much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people you hired do their jobs. Stop rolling out new programs at the speed of light - give things a chance to be developed completely and a chance to work.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Having been following the comments over the past few months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Learning Tree International full-time

    Pros

    I agree with some – disagree with others. The colleagues I work with are great. The best I've had the pleasure of working with for a while.

    Cons

    Regarding management: just as an observer, I think the CEO micromanaging our marketing staff is a big roadblock to progress. They impress me as talented people - take advantage of their creativity and let them do their job. Same with the IS team.

    Advice to Management

    See comments above.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Learning Tree International full-time

    Pros

    Engaged lots of smart people to develop courses, real commitment to delivering quality training materials.

    Cons

    Industry in decline, company challenged to adapt to new realities. Senior management tried to save their way through rough patch, underestimating the sea change in training market.

    Advice to Management

    Change your approach to offer more training options than the traditional classroom training, or remote participation in classroom training. Stop cancelling so many events.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "old company"

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    Current Employee - Training Advisor in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Training Advisor in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, free fruit, coffee and oatmeal. Decent workspace and nice people. Not over worked. flexible work hours.

    Cons

    old technology that they created themselves and still uses lotus notes, still have to do paper work, not enough people in accounting. too flexibile with customers, customer service hires some bad people who are supposed to support my role but can cost me commission.

    Advice to Management

    higher salaries, update your technologies, don't be so flexibile with customers that they can not show up to a course and it doesn't cost them or their company anything

  8. "Tier I Support Representative"

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    Former Contractor - Teir I Technical Support Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Contractor - Teir I Technical Support Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Learning Tree International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    real laid back call center environment, entry level with IT skills needed

    Cons

    You are always being watch and they go back in forth using AIM for communication.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not family friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got exposure to an international public company

    Cons

    Not a very family friendly work environment; too rigid.


  10. "This was a good experience with the team yet very dull, and quite repetitive. The manager staff was the best part."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician Assistant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician Assistant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Learning Tree International part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people-fun-little work to do

    Cons

    Small opportunities-unrelated work relevance

    Advice to Management

    Keep your open mindset and relationship building techniques


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