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Found 164 of over 188 reviews
3.6
64% Recommend to a Friend
70% Approve of CEO

Found 164 of over 188 reviews

3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
NWEA CEO Chris Minnich (no image)
Chris Minnich
52 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    NWEA Takes Care of Employees!

    May 17, 2022 - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The leaders at NWEA are dedicated to the mission and the employees. During the pandemic, there was always a focus on mental health, taking care of family, and showing grace to others.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about working at NWEA.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good foundation, need to stay focused on Tech vision and People

    Aug 21, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and attempts at work-life balance (not the same for all), high quality, mission focused people. Super cool mission. Remote work and support for for more flexible schedules. Small enough org where people still really care and are trying to make things better.

    Cons

    -At a cross-roads with their tech investment/identify. New CTO needs to establish vision, share the roadmap, capacity plan. -Org loses their best talent because leaders don't do good enough/quick enough work-load balancing, show appreciation and listening. -Senior leadership (CEO and COO specifically) that thinks 'culture' just happens and then is annoyed when Managers can't magically attract or keep people, or when HR can't keep up.

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    2 people found this review helpful
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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

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    Sep 26, 2022 - Senior Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    high match percentage for 403b mission driven

    Cons

    low pay under-resourced across projects

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great mission weighed down by middle management

    Jul 5, 2022 - Content Lead 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Sincere mission and flexibility I work schedules

    Cons

    Bottom up leadership allows middle management to avoid accountability

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Toxic culture

    Sep 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well-established company with great mission and passion for education

    Cons

    Toxic culture on all levels; nepotism; lack of respect for employees

    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Company that is learning and doing what they can

    May 19, 2022 - Professional Learning Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good managers who did the work I do. Helpful with training and certifications.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours during the off-season which is 9 months of the year.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company

    Apr 17, 2022 - Professional Learning Delivery Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    As a teacher, working with NWEA was really exciting. Being able to "look behind the curtain" really allowed me to develop an appreciation and understanding of how influential this type of diagnostic testing could be if implemented correctly.

    Cons

    My experience didn't have a downside, per se. I was looking to transition to full-time but there were no positions available at the time.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Steer clear

    Mar 20, 2022 - Senior Program Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some excellent colleagues Easy to fly under the radar Great work life balance

    Cons

    C-Suite is unbalanced; some have great experience but not enough clout. As a group, they operate like amateurs. Decisions are made by feelings, not data. CEO is quite clearly in over his head and seems to be most interested in becoming friends with other ed tech leaders. Org priorities seem to be based on his own personal agenda.

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    12 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Enjoyable work for a mission to help all students learn

    Mar 31, 2022 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    remote, relationships, teamwork, team communication, sales

    Cons

    leadership, HR, lack of leadership communication, long hours

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    2 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    I love this job!

    Mar 3, 2022 - Marketing Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My team is smart, supportive and creative and my boss is amazing! Our EVP empowers us to do great work and is fun to work with. We get to make a difference to schools.

    Cons

    There’s a lot to do do it sometimes feels overwhelming.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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NWEA Reviews FAQs

NWEA has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 188 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at NWEA to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, NWEA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at NWEA. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

64% of NWEA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NWEA 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at NWEA to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, senior leadership.

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