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- "Managers expect our objection handling work to do all the trick and if the principal still says no, then it is all our fault for not setting a meeting, I was told that I had to keep working on my 'skills' to move up in this company." (in 3 reviews)
- "The sales team was given targets to reach that were completely unrealistic because of their admittedly faulty forecasting, and when those targets weren't reached there was a big layoff." (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Feb 13, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
-Some of the smartest, kindest people you'll have the chance to work with. -Flexibility and autonomy (work location, hours, etc.) - not micromanaged at all. -Opportunities for growth. -Sense of community + company culture - fun events (both in person and virtual), ERGs, etc. This is the healthiest company culture I've experienced in my 10+ years in the workforce. -Really important mission that drives everything we do - not lip-service.
-Aligned w/ what's happening in the tech industry at large, we've experienced a lot of changes, pivots, and setbacks in the past year. I've been satisfied with the level of transparency and care given by our senior leadership team, but I'm acutely aware that different teams within the org have done a better job navigating this change than others.2Teachers Pay Teachers Response9mo
This is great to hear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your experience has been. You’re absolutely right, the people of TPT are what makes it great! I’m so glad you’ve had such a positive experience being a part of our culture. Thank you for also providing some feedback for us - you raise a great point. With all of the uncertainty in tech, it’s been paramount for us to communicate with our team. One of our key focuses has been to ensure employees across all teams continue to receive open, honest, and helpful communication from leadership. We’ll keep investing in optimizing consistently positive experiences for employees across teams.
- 1.0Nov 27, 2023Customer ExperienceFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNew York, NY
TPT offered a generous PTO policy, wellness policy, and healthcare benefits.
I really wanted to like working here, and came in feeling optimistic. The office was nice, and it had a small company feel. However, shortly after starting I realized that the culture here was extremely cliquey and who you were friends with impacted your experience here. This was only made worse after COVID hit. A feeling of lack of trust in our directors arose, which stemmed mostly from poor communication, extreme inconsistencies, favoritism, and micromanagement. You couldn't even use the restroom without managers questioning why you weren't "available" (green light displayed on Slack). It felt like everyday you were having to defend yourself in your actions, and it became so much that work productivity was severely impacted because it felt as if you were fighting a losing battle. Mass layoffs occurred after IXL acquired TPT, and then small layoffs thereafter. Management even made it seem as if some of the smaller layoffs weren't in fact layoffs, and were instead voluntarily actions by the employee, which only led to more mistrust in directors.1
- 2.0Oct 24, 2023Educational ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Was a very caring and motivated company. Trying to do innovative things for teachers.
The buy out by IXL has not improved things at Teachers Pay Teachers. They have taken it back to the basics and are not working on making any innovations for teachers.1
- 2.0Oct 30, 2023Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
great mission and passionate people
IXL doesn't value it's employee's as people. Everyone is disposable to them.1
- 3.0Sep 5, 2023Senior Data AnalystFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
They used to have ERGs and there were some really kind and brilliant independent contributors who that put a lot of effort into collaboratively learning how to make the world better for teachers.
There were also some really toxic leaders.1
- 2.0May 18, 2023AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
We used to have a great culture! It was amazing coming in to see coworkers and getting inspirational messages every Monday morning from our former CEO, Mr. Holland. We used to be completely remote for employees and offered free lunch 3 times a week!
After the acquisition in March 2023…the company culture has suffered especially since the two layoffs that took place over the course of these few months. It seems like there’s a color-blindness that’s taking over leadership and it’s hurting the company. A lot of people who held the company together have been let go and I’m not sure where TPT is headed.
- 1.0Nov 30, 2022Sales Development Representative (SDR)Former Employee, more than 1 year
Remote work, good benefits, great co workers (at lower level)
I was so excited to join TpT as a former educator, that really loved their mission. I was told there was so much room for growth and this was a great foot in the door, specifically told within 6 you will be promoted or in a new role. I quickly realized that was not the case. Upper management, specifically sales management is horrendous, none have education experience and many don’t even have sales experience outside TpT. They don’t understand the education system and that is reflected in their terrible sales model. The goals and forcasting were way off, yet they never listened to SDRs who were more qualified than them, worked in education, and spoke to many schools daily. We had good insight. The lack of transparency and clear expectations made things so difficult. Expectations and processes were changing daily with zero support. Everything was so u organized and inconsistent and extremely micromanaged, no flexibility whatsoever. There was no cross team communication Which seemed ridiculous. I think the whole company is a joke. Very disappointing. The way did the layoffs and handled it was awful, completely wrong! The severance package was nice, but it sad we lost our jobs based off their mistakes. We told them the projections were way off and we all knew that hired way too many peolle too fast without a plan. I felt anxious about keeping my job daily.11Teachers Pay Teachers Response10mo
First, thank you for sharing your feedback. At TPT, we’ve always aimed to provide the best experience for our employees. I’m sorry that wasn’t the case here - especially considering the excitement you had joining TPT as a former educator and user. We are being intentional about our steps forward in order to do best by our team, and we have made progress in addressing the pain points you mentioned. On our Sales team, we’ve created a robust structure for internal growth and clear promotion paths. We’ve also onboarded new PD support and training for our managers across the board, to ensure they’re well-equipped to support their teams. We were saddened to lose members of our team and did our best to handle the layoffs with transparency, support, and respect. The experience has helped us identify the gaps in our work, which we’ve put intention into as we move forward and resolve them in a meaningful way. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your perspective. It’s important for us to hear and will help inform the improvements we make as a team.
- 2.0Feb 7, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
It's a worthy company mission. Educators need support. Working from home is great.
Low morale comes directly from leadership making individuals on the team feel like they aren't valued. Company claims to be inclusive but somehow directors and team leaders play favorites and ostracize anyone they aren't besties with. No support for areas of growth. Non-merit based traits are rewarded more - you may get a promotion is you particularly love happy hours and playing games but maybe some people would find this to be a pro, who knows. Team leaders and directors are very intentional about when they use zoom calls, slack messages, and emails so that information is never documented properly and they can paint whatever narrative they want. The company still hasn't turned morale around even after a major layoffs season. Low opportunities for professional growth and upward mobility.7Teachers Pay Teachers Response9mo
First, thank you for taking the time to post your perspective. I’m sorry to hear this has been your experience at TPT; it’s a very different picture from the culture we aim to promote, and it’s important for us to see where we’re not hitting the mark. Promoting from within and nurturing career growth for our employees has been an important part of TPT’s culture. It’s a key reason why many of our team members stay for extended portions of their careers, and it’s something our leadership team has always put intention into facilitating in the most fair and unbiased way. Our People Ops team has continued this emphasis by providing resources on best practices for review writing over the last few rounds of review cycles, focusing on objectivity and example-based feedback rooted in individual goals. We really appreciate you raising these questions, and I’m hopeful you’ll see some of the positive effects of our efforts soon. Feedback from employees is hugely helpful, as it informs the improvements we make as a team moving forward.
- 2.0Mar 31, 2023MarketingFormer Employee, more than 1 year
- The people at TPT remain some of the best people in the industry. Everyone is willing to help out and there was never any political nonsense. - The culture was previously among the best I ever worked at
Ever since the IXL acquisition the whole company culture has washed away. They just laid off over 100 people, the new management does not align with TPT's culture at all and their new direction is unclear. The new management is also changing the company from remote first to 3 days a week in office, even though the company was very successful as a fully remote company.2
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Teachers Pay Teachers has an overall rating of 2.7 out of 5, based on over 103 reviews left anonymously by employees. 33% of employees would recommend working at Teachers Pay Teachers to a friend and 33% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
33% of Teachers Pay Teachers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Teachers Pay Teachers 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.