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Rosetta Stone Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • convenient because I work from home, (in 15 reviews)

  • Rosetta Stone is a great company that offers good managements, work life balance and competitive compensation (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management was not as good as they could be at making tough decisions or conflict resolution (in 34 reviews)

  • Senior management was only focused on egos and had a difficult time managing people as well as profits (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "English Language Coach"

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    Current Employee - English Language Coach in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - English Language Coach in Harrisonburg, VA

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient work from home. Flexible.

    Cons

    Ability to meet with staff is limited.


  2. "Great flexible employment options"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Support Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Support Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rosetta Stone provides flexible and friendly work environment, competitive compensation, great benefits

    Cons

    There is often a lack of clear communication between departments, or between managers and employees.

  3. "Enjoyable work, great culture, good compensation, but future uncertain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great culture, didn't experience *any* politics directly, compensation and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Future has been uncertain. Have to overcome a necessary change in business model from consumer market in which they've dominated for decades, still looking for another market to sustain them. Company is not used to running lean, leading to stagnating revenue, level stock price, and annual layoffs. New direction seems positive and these may be things of the past, but not proven as of 2017.

    Advice to Management

    John Hass (CEO) seems to be doing quite well and new direction seems viable. Future may be brighter.


  4. "Collaborative, Passionate & Energizing Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rosetta is the first place that I've worked that trusts you to do the job you're hired for. There is no room or time for micro-mangers as work moves at a great pace and there are so many opportunities to get your hands dirty. You're trusted to manage your time (as seen by our unlimited leave and lots of flexibility), and have the freedom and support to try new things and think differently. This place is not for someone who wants to come in and do the same thing everyday - you need to be hungry for change, agile, and extremely collaborative. Lastly, everyone is passionate about what they do and our mission and vision. It's a great team to be a part of and I have no regrets joining Rosetta.

    Cons

    Our flexibility is also a weakness at times as it's harder to build relationships across the organization. Being a flat company, there is not a lot of upward mobility on some teams however, you have wide scope of responsibility which allows you do gain experience in a ton of things.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage break downing silos and continue to communicate our strategy.


  5. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Language Coach in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Language Coach in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rosetta Stone offers a great opportunity for one to work from home in a unique learning environment. Coaching students from around the world never gets boring and makes every lesson challenging and unique. I love that I can enroll in the 401K program even as a part time employee and get some matching from the company. This is a great perk!

    Cons

    Limited hours and average pay.


  6. "Good but could be even better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * leads (mostly) its product market ... at least, it's big and has resources
    * seems to have a decent balance between customer/employee satisfaction
    * great group of people
    * location

    Cons

    * there will be a struggle to remain relevant as its market shifts
    * revenue available for growth is in question

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the new market for mobile and web software before its too late.


  7. "SDET at Rosetta Stone"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice helpful people
    Work on a variety of different problems
    make a big impact on education

    Cons

    You need to be able to seek help from others because there is not a big onboarding process
    too many remote meetings

    Advice to Management

    Less reliance on remote meetings, more colocated teams

  8. "Good opportunity to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Rosetta Stone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people; great opportunities to learn; great program/product

    Cons

    Not much interaction between departments, especially considering it's a rather small office
    Do not seem invested in employees' long term future with the company

    Advice to Management

    Get employees more excited about the product and so they are more invested in the company itself


  9. "Loved my time at Rosetta Stone"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Success Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Room to grow and lots of responsibilites

    Cons

    The company is a little chaotic at times!


  10. "Product Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Remote working for who prefer work with coworkers.

    Cons

    Remote working, Great benefit, Free Language education


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