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School Improvement Network Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  • There is some nepotism amongst upper management, but overall the organization is managed well (in 8 reviews)

  • But under his time there 90 percent of the sales team left (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Previous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were wonderful that I worked with.

    Cons

    Leadership was shady at times and lacked integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Well, we see where we ended up.


  2. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - SPA in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - SPA in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, people and product, flexibility

    Cons

    They're now part of Frontline, which isn't a bad thing

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Fun place to work, more opportunities for advancement and promoting within"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good people.

    Cons

    More employee motivation and striving to get the most out of each employee would have been a plus. Feel like it was fun but not enough opportunity for advancement or promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    Those who take the job seriously, and are doing their best, should be rewarded more, and more quickly.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "LDS Bias!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time

    Pros

    None I can think of!

    Cons

    Obvious LDS connections! Odd that head of the company, considered an "expert" in the field of education, apparently does not have a college degree?


  5. "Great company, passionate about education."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of creative energy here and room for growth. The company values and rewards creative ideas.

    Cons

    Very sales focused. Sometimes the sales staff seems out of the loop with the classroom environment and products SINET offers.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos between sales and creative. Put more of the writers and producers in the room with educators and with sales people.


  6. "Content director"

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    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job loved working their

    Cons

    small company. poorly managed financialy


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Content"

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    Former Employee - Content
    Former Employee - Content
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people they hired (and then fired) were amazing. I loved my co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management, especially the brothers, are clueless and reckless. Bad combo. They have no clue how to run a company and have destroyed what their parents created. Their motto is "ohana" which in and of itself is so annoying but then they treat everyone opposite of ohana, except of course their own family members. Speaking of which, they are excellent at hiring inexperienced family members to upper management positions. So if over worked, under paid, constant lies and nepotism is your thing, then this is the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and start fresh.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "content writer"

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    Former Employee - Content Writer/Editor/Curriculum Designer in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Content Writer/Editor/Curriculum Designer in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people who work there are the best. Really caring, collaborative, smart, and on the ball. Working in education is really rewarding. The higher ups trust you to work on your own and be responsible, so you have a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    The company is going through a transition position as it tries to determine its new product direction. They've experienced a lot of lay-offs as they're trying to figure out their next steps.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management they have in place now is really good, actually. They've made a lot of changes, which is hard for a company, but they've got some smart people in the driver seats now. Hopefully they can turn things around.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time

    Pros

    -I worked with some of the best people I have ever known.
    -The mission of the company: to improve education for students through training teachers is really a great mission and the employees and management believe in it.
    -The company is family friendly and warm to their employees.
    -The company offers good benefits

    Cons

    -While the company has an admirable mission the upper management seems to focus more on sales than on product innovation and creation. The word innovation is thrown around a lot as an objective of the company but it is not followed through with focused strategy and investment in ideas, products or people.
    -As an employee I felt like I never had a voice in the product strategy and that the product strategy would change on the management side too often. It felt like a more reactive company than a proactive company. I also felt in the dark as to the "why" of the decisions of the company and the over all state of the company.
    -There wasn't any room for advancement in this company.
    -Finally this company did not invest in user testing for its product and so every product was a shot in the dark, and while the market changed the company kept doing what had worked for them in the past not realizing that it didn't work for their customers any more.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a product that will make a real change takes planning, investment, and a lot of user testing.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not so good but not so bad"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School Improvement Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment, treats employees as family and give appreciation to your accomplishments

    Cons

    1. some managers are not fully experienced. they can't able to manage their team well.
    2. they layoff batch of employees several times within a year.
    3. this company sometimes didn't commit what they promised to thier employees.

    Advice to Management

    hired an experienced managers.


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