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Updated Jun 23, 2018

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15 Ratings
  1. "Learning Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    Great experience working with fellow LTs.

    Cons

    No professional development plan for LTs

    Deltak2018-06-23
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are really good people.

    Cons

    1. Vice President-level people are uniformly terrible and do not support their employees. 2. Lack of support leads to extreme employee stress. 3. Money comes before ethics. 4. The parent company, Wiley, is a mess. 5. They've forced out some of their best people by saying they had performance problems when they really didn't (see ethics, above).

    Advice to Management

    None. They know what they're doing wrong, and they don't care. Their inaction when people clearly need their support says it all. It's sad, because the culture used to be much better.

    Deltak2017-09-21
  3. "Partnership manager"

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    I have been working at Deltak

    Pros

    Interesting work and quality employees.

    Cons

    Management lacks strategic direction and focus

    Deltak2017-04-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Growth is Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    - High growth - Rewarding work that makes a difference in someone's life - Awesome schools signing as partners - Flexible working environment - Excellent benefits to include great vacation policy

    Cons

    - Not so much a con, but the organization is navigating transitions within Wiley and scaling operations within the division - this is just change, not a con

    Advice to Management

    - You have made progress in communicating what is going on, how we are evolving and where we are going - KEEP IT UP

    Deltak2016-01-08
  5. "Great place to work"

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     in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak

    Pros

    If you want to work for a company that is working on the forefront of technology and education, this is the place. Wiley Education Solutions (formerly Deltak) works with some of the most prestigious Universities in the US. The best part about working here is the culture. Everyone has a passion for the business and they've created a solid work environment that is centered around positivity, collaboration, performance..., and work life balance. Annual review process works in your favor if you are someone that performs, lucrative annual salary increase.

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    Cons

    Sometimes it can be difficult to understand how our business unit fits into the Wiley organization. Continued education to current employees is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on culture.

    Deltak2015-12-07
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Bad experience from the beginning"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deltak full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good - health insurance, 401k matching, excellent PTO, flexible, etc. The people you work with are generally fun to be around and good at what they do.

    Cons

    Taking a position in the marketing department is taking a step back in time about five years. The technology and innovation at Wiley isn't up with the times. The only way they will keep up to date is of Google forces them to do so by mandating updates, like mobile friendly sites. Good ideas by marketing staff are turned down by upper management because they don't have time to deal with them. A/B testing is frowned... upon because it's too much work for the creative teams. Upper management makes decisions based on direction from Wiley to scale the business, but doesn't consult the marketing staff on the negative effects of their decisions. Marketing plans tend to be changed constantly without notice.

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    Advice to Management

    Loop in marketing team members when making decisions that affect their partners because a lot of times they know more about the nuances of the school. Stop turning down innovative ideas by marketing staff and start embracing positive change towards modernizing the marketing practices.

    Deltak2015-12-01
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Had the Potential to be Great"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -PTO: more days than you can possibly use. -Partner schools: Respected institutions -Top Level Leadership- they do seem to be very interested in you.

    Cons

    -Marketing Leadership: While top level leaders seem to care, marketing leadership could take a training course on self-awareness, communication, and how to treat people. In terms of intelligence, I would put them in the middle of the pack with overall marketing. The company would be better if they went elsewhere. -Exodus: There have been a lot of really good, intelligent people that have left over the last year or... two. These aren't any individuals. These are people who had been with the company for years and saw how things went downhill after the Wiley acquisition. Culturally, many of these individuals are missed.

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    Advice to Management

    Look at marketing leadership. They aren't nice and care about themselves. Some marketing leadership has left, which is the right move but work still needs to be done.

    Deltak2015-11-29
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deltak for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer good work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes you'll be overlooked for a promotion, despite your qualifications and efforts... in my case it was given to someone who knew the president of the company

    Deltak2015-08-24
  9. Helpful (11)

    "The Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits - All the typical benefits are given, plus a ton of vacation days More vacation days than you can ever take - There is typically one employee per school per position, so when you go on vacation, your work waits. This is often not possible as there are rigid semester deadlines in higher education. You will learn so much information in a very short time - Deltak/Wiley is partnered with more than 40... schools. Every single one functions differently than the others. This means transitioning from school to school requires the employee to learn the practices and norms of each school. There is a high learning curve and it is easy to make a mistake. Deltak will throw you under the bus quicker than you can imagine to maintain their own reputation.

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    Cons

    With the Wiley acquisition, the company has lost everything that once made it an amazing company to work for. They no longer care about being the best at what they do and are now only focused on quarterly earnings. They keep signing new schools and promising the new schools the world but are not hiring enough people to complete the work. This is being done to make the company look like it is earning more than it is... spending. It is working for right now but this is not a successful long- term strategy and the employees know it. This is resulting in a high turnover rate. Employees that have been with the company since the beginning are leaving because they see Wiley is going to run the company into the ground and keep what they want from it. The company is no longer about doing the best work possible and the employees are not seeing the fulfilling work they had in the past. Wiley is coming in and taking over. Craig Pines has made the company what it is and now he has lost all his power. Upper management is slowly being replaced by Wiley employees, which is causing the shift in company culture.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember what made the company great and focus on the benefits you can provide a school. Stop promising the schools whatever they want in order to get them to sign a lengthy contract. It may look great to have Georgetown on a 10 year contract but when the school is pushing your company around and making absurd requests, it is no longer a great thing. The schools are stuck for now but when their contracts come up for... renewal, I doubt any of them will re-sign. There are the absolute minimum number of employees working on each school and that is not enough to provide the services you promised them.

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    Deltak2015-09-29
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but culture change putting company on a dangerous path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltak full-time

    Pros

    - Young, energetic, intelligent and professional employees. - Flexible schedules. - up to 24 PTO (plus holidays) off - strong salary and excellent insurance - unique growth options (admissions/sales into operations, HR, marketing, business/corp development, client outreach, media services, ID) - good middle management and excellent executive leadership

    Cons

    - Culture slowly from one of employee growth to fiscal growth focus, making it harder to buy into the job. It has caused recent turnover on the admissions and marketing teams. - The company has not been able to appropriately scale growth. Some of the goals across various departments have become nearly unachievable. - interview process is 4-7 interviews that can take 6 weeks to 4 months.

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of the recent culture changes that have been made. We realize we are a for-profit company and Wiley needs to keep its stock price in the green, but you should never sacrifice company culture and employee morale to make a quarterly report briefly look better. Don't trade your long term company and employee development to exceed an immediate revenue goal. Doing so will result in further turnover.

    Deltak2015-06-26
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