Knowledge Delivery Systems Reviews

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A bit rough around the edges, but too soon to tell if they'll survive or not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Casual workplaces, relaxed lunches, strict 10-5 schedule

    Cons

    No management clues, lack of direction, requirements or deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I hope they're doing better!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to work in a company where everyone knows who you are and your work has a direct impact on the company, don't count this place out. You will also definitely make friends here as everyone is very nice and super down to earth.

    Cons

    No matching 401k, possible poor work life balance (depending on the department), and an impending sense of doom due to company financials. Also, wishy washy and contradictory direction from the CEO and COO.

    Advice to Management

    The CFO is clear, precise, effective, and has a true open door policy. That's the sort of clarity that is missing from the other officers. Hopefully, KDS is doing better.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunities for growth. Self-starters will thrive."

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    Former Employee - Course Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Course Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Knowledge Delivery Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many lovely, hard-working people there. The management strongly believes in education reform and teacher support.

    Cons

    There have been incidents of unprofessional behavior. This hurts morale and is detrimental to teamwork and sense of community.

    Advice to Management

    Give more employees a voice in decision-making. Make sure enough time for quality product development.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has some nice employees to work with.

    Cons

    The Management team only cares about themselves. The leadership team needs to study management.

    Advice to Management

    The regular meetings (called brown bag) is a hypocrisy. The management was saying nice things when in reality it's the opposite.


  6. "I came to KDS under a year ago, impressed with the depth and quality of their offerings."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My experience with the KDS Leadership Team has been one of mutual respect and trust. Ideas and opinions are thoughtfully considered and actively sought, in a collective desire to grow and strengthen the calibre of America's teachers and leaders to find ways to encourage and motivate all students in culturally responsible learning environments.

    Cons

    Much recogniftion of our authors and not as much with KDS. Team building efforts are increasing for office employees where there has been some stress with work loads and communication. Positive change is happening. Benefits could be beefed up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to and demonstrate respect for all. Contine the excellence shown in product offerings.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dynamic high growth company! Approach Human Capital with formal and informal learning. Leadership is trying new ideas"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New HR Director and other members of management team are working with CEO to better set/align goals. Innovative team building strategies. Cutting-edge PD platform and amazing courses. Tech team is talented and hard-working. New Board and good plan for growth. New influx of capital helping program/product enhancements.

    Cons

    Marketing needs leadership and K12 education is always hard to predict. Senior Leadership working on communicating better with themselves and the field -- but making progress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing -- actively listen for new ideas and keep pushing the envelope for building innovative products..


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Growing business opportunities. New PD platform that is best in class. Office cuture and team environment is improving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    location. Amazing set of programs and services. Ahead of the pack in identifying the true needs of teachers and how to train with scale and fidelity. Voices are heard from staff -- management needs work but they acknowledge it.

    Cons

    need a better equity and 401k plan for a growth company. Marketing needs a leader and vision (need a better website and focused message).

    Advice to Management

    continue path of listening to staff. allow team leaders to execute and do their jobs. improve company development (hire, trust and train)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, easy commute. Flexible work schedules. Management making honest effort to improve work-life for employees (workshops, team builders, surveys). The work being done here is super exciting!

    Cons

    Communication between management and staff/ department-to-department could be much better, but changes are definitely taking place...slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to staff and provide honest feedback on the company. Would like to hear about more wins from the field. Employees need to hear how our product is being received by external partners


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The only option was to leave"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The tech team. Quite honestly, the company doesn't know how to retain employees but, at least the tech team knows how to have a good time.

    Cons

    Upper management. It seems to be routine to say that upper management is an issue, seeing that nearly every review mentions it. Well - after nearly 5 years with the company I can attest to that fact that upper management is a severe problem. There's the clear issue with a revolving door when it comes to losing/hiring employees. They give bonuses out to those that don't deserve them. They hand out poor raises to employees who work harder than anyone else. The CEO claims to have an "open door" if there's any issues - yet, he's hardly ever in the office. The newly hired CFO thinks that since the company is small that they can make snide & snarky comments and get away with it, when really they should try to be a leader and be someone that everyone else looks up to. They claim to be a tech company, yet for the 4-5 years I was there they never had a Chief Technical Officer or a IT Director. How a "tech" company can get by without one of those is insane.

    Advice to Management

    Hand in all your resignation letters and let an actual group of hard working, know what they're doing folks come in and handle the job. Clearly, you all don't know what to do to make the company successful.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Mayday! A Sinking Ship, Egos Overboard."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Knowledge Delivery Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient to various subway lines and there are a lot of places to grab a meal locally. There's a Duane Reade a few doors down, and a Fedex Kinko's right downstairs. South Street Seaport is also nearby.

    Cons

    The ship is not only sinking, it is rudderless. There is a supercilious and disigenuous Arrogant Captain, and a first mate and willing henchman who is can best be described as Just Little. Company spent it's second infusion of venture capital funding like a drunken sailor at a cathouse. No one was at the helm. Now the ship is on the rocks, with no wind in the sails to help propel it to a safe shore. Recently, many sailors were tossed into the sea, as they were regarded as flotsam. Remaining sailors are seasick.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, a map, a compass, and some lifeboats. Your destination was Fantasy Island, but you're headed for Gilligan's Island.



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