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Poor work/life balance, low pay, no chance for advancement
Web Form Designer (Former Employee) –  Ronkonkoma, NYJuly 23, 2017
Due to PowerSchool's takeover of FIS (previously SunGard) in March 2017, there were quite a few people that were laid off, including some that were there for quite some time. Pros = Good medical/dental/vision plans, 401k, paid holidays. Cons = Poor work/life balance, low pay, no chance for advancement. Management wanted to push out software that was not 100% ready for full release.
Pros
Good medical/dental/vision plans, 401k, paid holidays
Cons
Poor work/life balance, low pay, no chance for advancement
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Solution Engineer (Current Employee) –  RemoteFebruary 22, 2017
Overall the company is a great place to work but due to the large number of acquisitions and bringing existing talent into the organization, opportunities for advancement are minimal.
Pros
Pay is very competitive
Cons
Low opportunities for advancement
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Not recruiting the best tallent
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CADecember 13, 2016
this company has been shaky since the purchase by Vista Equity Partners. salaries have dropped and seasoned associates released for the hire of new inexperienced yet Cheaper workforce.
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Great Place To Work
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CANovember 23, 2016
PowerSchool is a great place to work. The staff is friendly and they offer excellent training. The company still continues to succeed after being purchased by two separate companies (Apple, Pearson).
Pros
Free entertainment, soda, food. Great culture.
Cons
N/a
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Growing Company
Technical Support Specialist (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CAOctober 21, 2016
Worked for Powerschool as a contract employee. Work with school administrators answering questions and troubleshooting the Powerschool applications. Job was rewarding. Wish I could have stayed on full time.
Pros
Management was supportive
Cons
Not a lot of support from others when you are new
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Great people to work with.
Tier 1 Support Representative (Current Employee) –  Roanoke, VAMay 10, 2016
The pay at Powerschool could be better but overall the people are great to work for and the benefits are excellent. You get the chance to influence student's all over the United States and help them succeed. Overall this is a great company to work for.
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Horrible
support (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CAJanuary 4, 2016
Vista is a great company, if you were not employed by them first then you will have a tough time. Way better before vista took over.
Pros
Was a great place
Cons
would never go back
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Great Company to work for
Customer Technical Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CANovember 16, 2015
I am currently a contract employee. This is a great company to work for, with amazing management. Unfortunately, the new owners, Vista Equity Partners have a test that you have to pass. Management has fought against the test trying to get us "Grandfathered" into the position, but they are unwilling to budge.

Regardless of the new owners, I have never been so happy to work for such a wonderful company that cares about each and every one of their employees. I wish I could stay.....
Pros
Competative Pay, Great Management, Occasional lunch/breakfast
Cons
Vista Equity Partners
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Great place
Customer Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cordova, CASeptember 24, 2015
Great work environment, good camaraderie. Great pay, but the big con is that they mainly just hire temps for their peak season once a year.
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