NWEA Employee Reviews about "senior management"
Updated Jul 5, 2020
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Benefits are great." (in 33 reviews)
- "Some great people that want to do right by schools and kids." (in 19 reviews)
- "Great work life balance and fully remote." (in 9 reviews)
- "NWEA has a great mission focused on kids and learning." (in 8 reviews)
- "Competitive pay." (in 6 reviews)
- "Insurance package and pay has gone downhill; lack of productivity across the business due slackers, constant changes and poor financial decisions; bad upper management structure and blatant favoritism; HR needs to be leveled and re" (in 7 reviews)
- "aggressive culture." (in 7 reviews)
- "Feels very much like bottom up leadership regarding technical direction and improvement" (in 7 reviews)
- "Incompetent staff and awful managers are allowed to keep their jobs and high pay." (in 6 reviews)
- "Seems like we still have some problems in engineering with consistent management and not being overly process driven." (in 6 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good intentions & growing painsJan 20, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There are a lot of really good people working here who really care about the org mission and providing exceptional service to partners (customers). Even when there is tension, I consistently feel welcomed, valued and respected working here.
Growing pains as the company matures. A tendency to under-resource internal needs. There has been significant turnover in senior management ranks over the past year. I am uncertain if this is a good thing or a sign of trouble ahead.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Great Place to WorkDec 9, 2014 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great benefits, and competitive pay. Company is very mission driven and focused. There is also a great sense of work life balance, that is supported by senior management.
Limited parking (spots are free, but they fill up fast). Located in a busy area of NW Portland with few public parking options.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Content specialistJan 6, 2016 - Science Content Specialist in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good people, good salary, interesting work, pleasant work environment, reasonable work hours, great benefits, excellent retirement plan.
Frequent turn over of staff and reshuffling of management positions, job titles and teams. Sometimes ambiguous new initiatives, policies, procedures and seemingly constant need for reinventing the wheel and being overly innovative. Office politics, old guard and senior staff clickiness, organizational silos, and occasional poor middle management. The best workers are not always recognized and rewarded.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Best Educational CompanyJul 25, 2017 - Research in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Retirement contribution, medical benefits, in-house benefits (massage, acupuncture, cafe), location, great vision/mission, passionate organization, work/life balance, yearly public transportation pass, parking, downtown location, complementary access to Chinese Gardens, ping pong tables, great staff, technology, diversity, meeting needs of employees
a lot of senior management
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
A lot of changesFeb 5, 2019 - Content Specialist in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Excellent benefits and an important mission statement.
Poor communication from executive team to those below senior management.Continue reading
- Former Contractor★★★★★
Growing too quickly for their own goodJul 5, 2020 - Instructional Designer in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Dedicated, collaborative professionals on the “worker bee” and lower management levels. Great individuals who care about educators, students and improved learning outcomes across the country. Inspiring mission and values.
Business-first leaders at the top. The current leadership team seems to be of a corporate mindset even while trumpeting their “not for profit” status. For me, this mismatch of stated values with reality was unexpected and disheartening. The senior management team seems committed to communicating only partial truths about their decisions. They state intentionally that they desire to be “transparent” with their staff at team meetings. Unfortunately, their management style and ethics do not inspire trust at the lower levels. The discrepancy between the stated mission of NWEA and the intense focus on the financial “bottom line” negatively impacts new and seasoned employees’ confidence in top leaders.Continue reading