- Lincoln Learning Solutions, Inc.18.Sep 2017
There hasn't been an org chart for years; management changes like the tide. Scandal surrounded this company in its prior form as NNDS so they changed their name for damage control. See NNDS (National Network of Digital Schools) for info on this. Communication is haphazard and priorities change constantly. Toxic culture.
Support from management
This doesn't exist. Upper management has dubious credentials. Check Linked In for them and note how many are not qualified to lead an educational non-profit. Multiple layers of middle management are constructed to give titles to unqualified 20-somethings who are never trained or mentored in project management or people management. They have titles but are either untrained or tempermentally unsuited to manage people or projects.
Nepostism is a big thing in this company. There are people who know each other, then there are the others.
Freedom to work independently
Depends on the supervisor. Some are inappropriately controlling, others not. (see above)
What communciation? Disorganization leads to chaos. Plan to get directions and info through email/skype, and good luck keeping it straight! Don't expect your communication to be secure. They seem to monitor it.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Terrible. See how many there aren't. If you aren't of pregnancy age (and sex), you're a minority.
Again, "promotions" are strange and devoid of meaning. I went from working for a certain person to working 3 levels under her in one day. And one of my so-called supervisors had no direct contact with me at all. It's a mystery.
Overall compensation for your work
Small annual increases for workers. Perhaps all of those pseudo-middle managers get increases?
Office / Work Environment
Actually the people who work in the office as admins and other positions are probably more friendly and welcoming than the "professional" staff.
If you get a position working from home, this is the single reason best reason for working here. But there are increasingly more positions open for work at home. If you have a choice, look into those first.
See NNDS history for scandals. See upper management credentials and decide whether they are respected educators.
It can be challenging all right. Esp when you work a summer of overtime with no compensation.
Inclusive / Diverse
Check the numbers Not diverse at all. Heavy with white men as top executives and young white women every place else. At one time, I worked for a supervisor who wasn't even in the field of education. She was simply related to an upper manager.
Suggestions for improvement
- Start over with credentialed educators as upper managers. Promote less middle management and train them when you do.
- CompanyLincoln Learning Solutions, Inc.
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