Renaissance Learning, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Great mission and product but management is lagging when it comes to work/life balance.
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIAugust 14, 2017
This company's product will revolutionize they way teachers teach and the way students learn. However, management needs to catch up on how they treat their employees. No understanding of the day to day life of the average employee and no understanding of work/life balance. Work from home has been promised to employees but still hasn't come through. Lots of micro-managing and unrealistic goals with no answers as to how the goals were developed. Product development side of the house is forward thinking and agile. Sales side of the house still operates like the first day the doors were open.
Very disappointing.
Pros
Great programs!
Cons
Micro-managing. In-flexible work schedules and locations.
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Fast paced and High Quality Products with Great Results
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIMay 15, 2017
Great place to work with excellent products and high customer sat.
Wonderful people who support field sales on daily basis. Very skilled in handling all types of customer questions or issues.
Pros
Great products & High Quality ..... Good pay for results
Cons
to much detail on sales side
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Friendly, Collaborative Place to work
Technical Support Representative (Current Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIMay 14, 2017
Renaissance Learning is a friendly company with great low level management. The management is very open minded, listens, and invests time into suggestions. Focused on helping their employees grow and improve. Learned a lot about student data analytics and RTI Data Analysis. Learned about basic network setups to assist customer with troubleshooting local network issues while using product.
Pros
Great Management, Collaborative Environment
Cons
Conflicting Product Directions
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Growing Pains
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIMay 13, 2017
I have worked here a long time. Company is currently going thru massive changes to remain competitive and relevant in today's tech world. Those changes do not come easily. A large influx of new talent can be great, but is making some long term employees feel undervalued and underpaid. It is a challenging environment; you either get with the program, or get out of the way. I feel the focus has shifted from the core mission of educating kids to how much money can we make, and how fast.
Pros
Great option if you live in central Wisconsin, good benefit package.
Cons
Leadership issues, very poor investment in internal computer systems and tools, support departments are at the bottom of the food chain.
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Overall a good environment
Software Engineering intern (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIApril 14, 2017
The workflow keeps you busy, but you and your team have say in how much work you have to do in a week. Because of this there is a large emphasis on quality which is nice.
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useful educational products
Mathematics Editor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAMarch 28, 2017
Wonderful co-workers. Challenging, but rewarding work. Was not micromanaged. Feeling of accomplishment on a daily basis. There were a few too many meetings for maximum productivity.
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Terrible Management and No Advancement opportunities
Outbound Marketing (Current Employee) –  Madison, WINovember 29, 2016
This company does not care about its mission, employees, or even about its self. Sales department is literally bleeding money, Marketing cannot tell their heads from their butts, tech is dizzy trying to catch the competition and everyone else falls short too. There is no development or opportunity to advance, it is not uncommon for employees with 10 years of experience to share a job title with entry level applicants. Little to no direction. Run, and run fast from this "Wisconsin Nice" black hole.
Pros
Free coffee and cheese curds from time to time
Cons
No staff development and mid/upper management is a JOKE
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A mission statement to be proud of!
Project Coordination (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIApril 4, 2016
Renaissance Learning provides a fast paced environment with plenty of challenge, learning opportunities, a team environment, and a very powerful mission to work towards.
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Great environment
Assistant Pre-K Teacher (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 3, 2016
A typical day at work includes me engaging with my students and their parents to help achieve individual educational requirements. Over the years I have learned that children brains are sponges, the more you expose them to at an early age the easier it is for them to absorb it!
Pros
Paid vacation and sick time
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Great people, great products
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  WIFebruary 22, 2016
Excellent company. Mission driven leadership team. Smart people in key positions. Company produces high quality SaaS applications to support K-12 student growth.
Pros
Strong, intelligent leadership, excellent people in all capacities
Cons
Not much opportunity for advancement currently
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Great place to work
Order Information Lead Representitve (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIJanuary 15, 2016
Great place. Great benefits. Employees options and suggestions are taken into consideration. Flexible schedules. Monday through Friday.
No holidays or weekends
Pros
extra holidays
Cons
none
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Lean and Agile company a great place to work and advance your skills
Marketing Digital Media Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIJanuary 4, 2016
If are young and starting out, this is a great company to be at. They will work with you and encourage you to learn more and continue to grow in your field.

You will stay very busy and sometimes they have to push the envelope, but you will get plenty of support.

Projects can be challenging and rewarding at the same time.
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Very comfortable environment to work in.
IT Internship (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXNovember 5, 2015
I learned many different skills and information on the areas of which I studying. Co-workers were friendly, and management was great.
Pros
Good Pay, Nice Place To Work
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There is room for improvement, but overall not a bad company to work for
Editor (Current Employee) –  West CoastJuly 29, 2015
Supportive management with a family friendly culture. We have the ability to set our own hours (within reason of office hours) and work from home when it is necessary. Management makes themselves rarely seen and rarely heard, but there when they are needed, which I think is nice because we aren't being micromanaged through our daily tasks. People are trusted to get work done and everyone is expected to chip in as a team player.

There has been difficulties with a perceived change in the culture recently and that's been a struggle.

The company would prefer to higher externally instead of train and advance the workforce they have, so there are really no advancement opportunities. There has been little to no career growth support. The compensation for content development is extremely low, even for the field of education publishing.
Pros
Relaxed working hours, Ability to work from home, self management
Cons
benefit packages, compensation, lack of advancement opportunities
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fun great work place with great benifits
cleaner (Current Employee) –  wisconsion rapidsJuly 17, 2015
a typical day at work would be
me cleaning talking to co workers
i have learnd how to work hard while under pressure when things are busey
hardest job is getting everything done on time when there are only 3 of us
Pros
great manegement
Cons
understaffed
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Great company
Sustaining Engineer (Former Employee) –  Wisconsin Rapids, WIOctober 22, 2013
The people at Renaissance are very good at working together. It was a joy to work there.
Pros
Good benefits, flexible hours
Cons
Currently owned by an Private Equity Firm with an uncertain future
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Great company to work for., many benefits and good people to work with
Inside Software/Hardware Educational Sales (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 30, 2012
Many benefits, opportunities and good people to work with.
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Good place to Work
Director, Implementation Support (Current Employee) –  wisconsin rapids, WiAugust 9, 2012
Good Benefits
pretty Fair
Flexible hours
Good employee benefits
Lots of different types of positions
Pros
good benefits
Cons
just sold
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Temp assignment went well
Media Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAAugust 17, 2011
Worked in the Vancouver office from January to June. Great people and good work. A+!!!
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