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Rosetta Stone Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Rosetta Stone is a great company that offers good managements, work life balance and competitive compensation (in 14 reviews)

  • convenient because I work from home, (in 12 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 (2)

    "People are great, management notsomuch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent mission! Excellent people--truly dedicated and good hearted people.

    Cons

    Management is slow to make a decision, if they ever make one, and the products are not being developed at the same pace as the market requires.


  2. "The Fun Is Gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rosetta Stone full-time

    Pros

    The company does important work and many of the individuals still work toward that good and important work.

    Cons

    The "C" level folks are only interested in making money. The quest for the stock price is more important than any customer.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about the customers again.


  3. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to truly see your impact, learn new skills, and advance your career. Good opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Unpredictable. It Can be a stressful environment especially during the holidays. The Leadership can be Hard to reach at times.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between departments and more focus on work life balance during the busy season. Shorten time period for completing end of year reviews.


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  5. "Product Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Positive experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting working environment, very smart colleagues, committed and helpful. Very techie oriented

    Cons

    I don't like the massive laid offs that happen from time to time just to save a few dollars if after 6 months the company has to hire again for the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Just be more consistent and solid with your marketing approach. It's not a start-up anymore.


  7. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a truly wonderful product

    Cons

    cheaper, less effective programs are out there


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company I've worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    casual dresscode, young company, next to metro

    Cons

    extremely long hours, horrible management that doesn't care at all about their employees, supposed to get 10% bonus but in my team it was never actually given out to anyone. Very high turnover because everyone is so unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Caring about your employees goes a long way


  9. "Sr. Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Eng
    Current Employee - Senior Software Eng
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people very talented and smart.

    Cons

    Very slow moving. Not very focused or focused on the wrong things.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management and career opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, all very talented.

    Cons

    People are being stretched until they burn out.


  11. "Customer Care Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rosetta Stone full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunity to learn about customer service, the Rosetta Stone program, and utilize software such as Salesforce, Oracle, and Cisco phone systems.
    -Good stepping stone into other areas of the company if you can tough it out.

    Cons

    -Rigid work environment
    -Unresponsive management
    -Little to no flexibility
    -Repetitive work
    -Lack of communication between employees and superiors



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