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Found 126 of over 142 reviews
3.8
68% Recommend to a Friend
Newsela Founder & CEO Matthew Gross
71% Approve of CEO

Found 126 of over 142 reviews

3.8
68%
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71%
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Newsela Founder & CEO Matthew Gross
Matthew Gross
83 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It's the people

    Nov 14, 2022 - Customer Success 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the most passionate and kind people I've worked with in my career

    Cons

    They are in the "teenage years." Experiencing growing pains but everyone is working towards the same mission.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Once was Good...

    Dec 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Amazing group of colleagues that truly care for each other and the mission -Benefits (with exception of 401K match) - A product teachers love

    Cons

    - lack of strong leaders at ELT and all the way down to managers - recent layoffs say loyal, hard working members let go with no explanations - constant reorganizations instead of sticking through the change and building on it - People Team that is not in it for the people - Political viewpoints are shown and if you are not on the same side you feel like an outsider

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Layoffs

    Nov 17, 2022 - School Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of perks and benefits, decent pay and bonus.

    Cons

    Overshot and had to lay of 85 people

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Awesome Culture!

    Oct 27, 2022 - Enablement Content Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great people -Great work/life balance -Great cause

    Cons

    -Nothing so far, it has been great

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best Company Ever

    Oct 11, 2022 - Sales Development Representative (SDR) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that really values their employees. Sweet benefits and perks.

    Cons

    They are still growing so there could always be more structure.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good EdTech Company

    Sep 29, 2022 - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Mission -Colleagues -Perks -Continually Growing -Mental Health Programs

    Cons

    -ELT and Upper Management experiencing a transition -Salaries

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Sep 26, 2022 - Data Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits great co-workers great leadership awesome place to learn and further develop career

    Cons

    cant think of any cons

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Bad

    Oct 28, 2022 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    No good words for this company

    Cons

    everything is unrealistic with expectations

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fabulous to work for

    Sep 9, 2022 - Proposal Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy, great immediate manager, good work processes, fabulous people, thoughtful growth plans

    Cons

    Teenage company get mired in bureacracy - takes forever to get things approved/done at higher levels. HR is really dysfunctional.

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    4 people found this review helpful

    Newsela Response

    Thanks for your review and feedback! Glad to hear you are enjoying your work and your leader. We understand your concern about process challenges, and are working on making things better as we scale as a company (simplifying and improving systems is part of many teams' quarterly goals). If you haven't already, please share your specific recommendations with us directly by reaching out to your manager or leader, or sharing feedback in our Questions and Feedback Form.

  11. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Don’t believe the hype

    Oct 13, 2022 - School Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome product! Good pay! Amazing mission! Tons of brand recognition!

    Cons

    Terrible management! My direct manager was worthless. He lacked industry experience and showed favoritism to those that played “ the game”. Promotions are limited to those that have friendships with managers. Company is currently struggling and micromanaging has become the Newsela norm. They pretend to be woke but mirror the same business practices of any corporate company. Use this company if you need a stepping stone in a lucrative industry such as edtech but be sure to leave within a year.

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    6 people found this review helpful
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Newsela has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 142 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Newsela to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Newsela employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Newsela. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

68% of Newsela employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Newsela 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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

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