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Pros
  • "Great culture where creativity is welcomed and having a good time is never frowned upon" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Fun and great people to work with" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Had many lay-offs and never invested back into the bread butter of the product" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed all the people I worked with at SINET, they were some of the most caring and nice people I have had the pleasure to get to know. I enjoyed the work for the most part, and appreciated all that I learned from those more experienced than I was.

    Cons

    Company fell on some hard times, and I felt the need to depart. Wishing that the financial situation could have been better, and there was more transparency regarding the company`s status. I truly wish the best of luck with their new buyout.

  3. "Great Start, Rough finish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Improvement Network full-time

    Pros

    Fun and great people to work with. Had a great culture that thrived during the growing years.

    Cons

    Always changing ideas and vision for the company. Had many lay-offs and never invested back into the bread butter of the product.

    Advice to Management

    Invest into the product and focus on real growth.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. 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?


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (9)

    "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.


  10. 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.