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DreamBox Learning Employee Reviews about "career growth"

Updated Jul 5, 2017

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3.8
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DreamBox Learning President, CEO, & Chairman  Jessie Woolley-Wilson (no image)
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can't help kids that you can't reach(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is the best I've had, and there is no micromanagement(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No clear path to career growth, flat organization(in 4 reviews)

  • "Since it's a growing company, it can seem like there is always more that needs to be done than can be done(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

    Pros

    Work with a bunch of smart people to make a real difference in kid's lives across the country.

    Cons

    No formal career growth ladder.

    DreamBox Learning2017-07-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good product but lots of room for improvement in Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time

    Pros

    DreamBox is a wonderful program created to help students succeed, especially when the student believes "they just aren't good at math". Helping children is the most rewarding part of this company.

    Cons

    No clear path to career growth, flat organization. No raises, management has clear favorites they are given projects and accolades continually while others who work hard are ignored for not "playing" along with management's favoritism. They try to bring "culture" into the company but lack of budget, hinders or makes these functions few and far between. We have been told by management this team will not always be... "fair" or seem "fair", I don't agree with that. There is always a way to manage your team in a "fair" manner. Senior level leadership members are leaving and that makes staff nervous.

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    Advice to Management

    Have clear discussions about what opportunities are available to ambitious staff who would benefit from a promotion, raise etc. Do not micromanage your team, if newer people on teams need more guidance or need a mentor provide them with the resources they need. Senior members of teams do not need to be watched constantly. Management training would be helpful for our leadership team.

    DreamBox Learning2017-02-28
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great product, struggling management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamBox Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What has to be the most game changing component to come to market for math education is hands down the best thing going on here. The creativity of development is amazing.

    Cons

    Management is often mislead and doesn't provide adequate opportunity for career growth, a mid stage startup has it's growing pains, but most companies have their own issues

    Advice to Management

    Provide room for growth, invest in your talent.

    DreamBox Learning2017-01-26
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Lacks long-term growth"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DreamBox Learning

    Pros

    The company has a great product that is tailored to the individual needs of kids. Pet friendly environment for those who need or like to bring their dogs to work. The benefits are overall pretty good The people you work with are the best part about it - its a fun bunch that make going to work worth it

    Cons

    The leadership is dysfunctional. They lack long-term strategic planning - very reactive to the marketplace. Unless this company gets acquired, the long-term outlook is not very good. The time that I was there, the product roadmap seemed to change every few months. Middle management adds zero value and is more of a glorified babysitter who get paid to waste your time and micro-manage. For a company of this... size, its truly disappointing to see the leadership only caring about sales and not investing any effort in getting to know the employees. You will have more interaction with the CEO's dog than herself. Very little room for career growth. They don't give you the tools to grow and make your job more efficient. Also, the pay is below market standards.

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    Advice to Management

    Come up with a long-term plan and stick to it. Hire new middle management that actually provide value to their teams. Invest in your employees - take the time to listen to their needs and understand the work and effort they go through on a daily basis.

    DreamBox Learning2015-09-22
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