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Learning.com Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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Keith Oelrich
15 Ratings
  1. "The best job I've ever had"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With 10+ years in the tech industry, I can truly say that Learning.com is the best place I've ever worked. It's a small company, so it has a bit of a startup feel to it where your contributions make a big impact and your ideas are taken seriously. At the same time, it's been around since 1999 which is pretty ancient for a tech company. I think it's a good blend of the excitement and energy of a startup with the stability...

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    Cons

    401k match could be better. We have tended to focus on the "shiny, new thing" at the expense of iterating on our existing products and making them better. The office space could be better. The HVAC system has constant issues, space could probably be utilized more efficiently, and the lighting could be improved, it's dark and dingy in a lot of areas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to our customers and the market and solve the real problems that they have instead of guessing at what people want. From what I've seen recently, you are definitely on the right track here. Keep being transparent about the direction of the company and product. Again, there has been much recent improvement on this, keep it up!

    Learning.com2019-06-15
  2. "Learning.com Commitment to Excellence in Digital Literacy"

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    Current Employee - Director of Education in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Learning.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Learning.com commits to continuous learning, and provides opportunities and time to keep learning and adapting -Learning.com requires a commitment to high quality work, and balances it with flexibility to promote a healthy home-life balance -Learning.com promotes a highly collaborative, positive work environment that fosters high quality solutions and products -Learning.com staff is highly educated, eager to learn...

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    Cons

    -Because it is a mid-sized company, opportunities for new assignments / roles can be limited

    Learning.com2019-06-10
  3. "Small Company Feel, Large Company Reach"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a small tech company in Portland, there's a lively start-up feel, with many experimental situations and projects. Management trusts their teams to problem solve, manage time, and produce. The culture is a priority, and its stakeholders strive to be inclusive and leverage employee strengths. Growth opportunities are increasing, though given the companies size, are not always predictable. The product's value proposition...

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    Cons

    Though many improvements are happening, it can often feel unclear if the product is headed in the best direction that will prolong commitment from our customers and keep users engaged. As an organization, work is not always allocated in the most intuitive way. Executives do rely heavily on management feedback, versus learning from individual contributors most directly involved in the work. This makes the manager to direct...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay mindful of Execs delegating complex requests that require detailed feedback from individual contributors without a completed feedback loop of either a plan of action or a proactive solution. Ensure managers have time to manage. Teams like to feel like their managers have time to invest in them as individuals. Keep up the transparency with the state of the product, industry, and vision to keep employees engaged...

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    Learning.com2019-04-23
  4. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The fun, supportive and lively culture is what I love most about Learning.com . There's always something going on, and something to get involved in, whether it's in house or within the community. Awesome, talented, and encouraging co-workers. People genuinely care about you here, and you can feel it. Flexible work schedule, this makes it easier to juggle work and life priorities. Great benefits

    Cons

    Parking is expensive if you choose to drive over taking public transportation

    Learning.com2019-04-12
  5. "5 Years and Counting - Supportive and Fun Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are amazing!

    Cons

    The paid-parking situation is typical of a downtown Portland office location.

    Learning.com2019-04-09
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Unsure of Long-Term Success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning.com has a laid back and very casual work environment. The staff and culture makes you feel welcome, plus we have a ton of fun together. The work/life balance is great. Working in edTech is fun and incredibly rewarding.

    Cons

    Product and company decisions seem to be made in an effort to repair a sinking ship - hastily and without a long-term vision. The product is dated and we're not very proud of it. Executive leadership relies heavily on managers to understand the team's success, which means the have little insight into front-line employees happiness. There is no way for employees to give constructive feedback to managers without being told...

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    Learning.com2019-04-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Out of Touch"

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

    I have been working at Learning.com full-time

    Pros

    Great and talented people, fun company culture and open and friendly office. Benefits and salaries are good and competitive or comparable with the industry and work-life balance is encouraged. Oatmeal and fruit are available daily, as well as dog pets and cuddles. We also put on and participate in a lot of fun events and outings, including volunteer opportunities. The overall mission of the company is rewarding,...

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    Cons

    Used to be a great company to work for with a lot of growth opportunity and career advancement, but has since become stagnant with no changes for improvement in sight. The company goals have veered off-course and management seems to be running blind with no support or budget to thrive. There also seems to be a lack of trust and confidence in employees among leadership. Turnover is high and development of new products...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with how the company is doing and what the goals and vision are for the future. Invest in your management, teach them how to lead, and listen to and trust your employees when they tell you something isn’t right or needs to be improved.

    Learning.com2019-04-15
  8. "Impact Success in Today's World through Today's Students!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Learning.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learning.com provides a culture of success. Flexible work schedules. Great support for balance of work and life. Autonomy in working with success of achieving goals/objectives. Products support teachers and students with digital skill instruction - nobody else does this like Learning.com! Products focus on helping schools and school districts to transition to digital instruction in a blended environment. Solutions...

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    Cons

    Lack of leadership for a more transparent company. Decisions are made seemingly without input from front-line team members. Specifically decisions around change (product and company structure are two examples.) Re-investment in product appears lacking with some lessons dating to the original curriculum - they look old! Focus is on managing, not leading!

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is possible while still leading in a culture of change. When team members are brought along with the change then the change is less disruptive. Strong leadership (not management) is critical for success.

    Learning.com2019-04-09
  9. "Wake up excited to go to the office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Learning.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning.com is a really tight knit community that makes you feel valued. HR puts together fun activities and reasons to celebrate together. They have opportunities for employees to submit positive feedback about others, and they share the positive feedback with the team. As I said, this all makes it feel like they really value you. It is a great place to work and makes me excited to go to work each morning.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive if you have to drive.

    Learning.com2019-02-28
  10. "Positive Environment, Unique Product, & Engaged Employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Learning.com full-time

      Pros

      Learning.com is a unique work experience with so many talented, kind, and interesting people to work with. The company focuses on creating a positive work environment, where work/life balance is prioritized. The most comprehensive and unique digital literacy product out there, that truly helps students succeed in school and beyond. Fun additional benefits like bicycle or max commuting benefits, gym reimbursements, ...

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      Cons

      Usual for downtown, cost of parking. But, there are neighborhood spots a few blocks away - if you do not mind moving your car every few hours.

      Learning.com2018-10-15
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