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Rosetta Stone Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Rosetta Stone is a great company that offers good managements, work life balance and competitive compensation (in 15 reviews)

  • convenient because I work from home, (in 14 reviews)

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

  • Ridiculous hours, terrible work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stepping Stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Harrisonburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    Major downside of public company, constant shifts up top which leads to constant redirection and instability.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a plan for at least two years and work to encourage vertical communication as well as between departments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a special place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility on work location, some talented colleagues passioned by the mission, still strong brand, interesting projects

    Cons

    too much change management and at times lack of focus. Very aggressive goals - unachievable for most part...lack of HR, talent management support

  3. "SDET at Rosetta Stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "High highs and very low lows"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and very laid back atmosphere. Decent pay only if you negotiate. Great location in Arlington. What keeps employees there are their colleagues.

    Cons

    No clear direction. Management does a 180 and changes direction every few months. Company is going downhill and many are trying to get out of there. Several people "in charge" are extremely unprofessional and unethical.


  5. "Good opportunity to gain experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Awesome place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Coach in Clovis, NM
    Current Employee - Studio Coach in Clovis, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly. Great training. Awesome communication. Always willing to help you succeed.

    Cons

    There is no cons to working here. Always there for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an awesome job.


  7. "English Coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Coach in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - English Coach in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay; choose your own schedule

    Cons

    Limited access to administration, limited access to other part time workers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities

  8. "Great employee talent, horribly mismanaged company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Harrisonburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great, creative coworkers.

    Cons

    Horrible management, very large disconnect between upper management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn about your product so you aren't completely uninformed.


  9. "Loved my time at Rosetta Stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Nothing to offer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was effective, talented and driven

    Cons

    Senior management was only focused on egos and had a difficult time managing people as well as profits

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your resources, build real teams that can deliver the product and services the industry is needing.


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