Frequently Asked Questions
What is the culture like at Rosetta Stone?
Our culture is amazing and it's what makes us so unique. Our
diverse, talented employees work in a high energy, fast-paced and
dynamic environment. We reward innovation and encourage all employees to
innovate at all levels. We truly live out our core values every day and
take them very seriously. We work hard but we don't take ourselves too
seriously and know how to have fun.
Do you have flexible work hours?
Yes. Depending on the position you are applying for, there could be
many options for you in terms of work hours. We understand the
importance of work/life balance and we do our best to be flexible with
our employees when we are able to.
What is the dress code?
We want our employees to be comfortable and let them use their best
judgment in how they dress. We hire smart people and trust that they
know how to dress appropriately. Yes, we have certain requirements but
suffice it to say, we are definitely business casual.
Where is Harrisonburg, Virginia?
Harrisonburg is in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, and
within easy driving distance from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA.
Harrisonburg is very close to Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park,
Four Seasons resorts and many historic attractions. Another plus is the
low cost of living and the true community feel.
What type of company events do you have?
We have foosball tournaments, a chili cook-off, a summer picnic with
all kinds of adventurous activities, holiday parties, bagel Fridays,
potlucks, costume contests, Weird Soda Fridays and much more.
How does Rosetta Stone help the local community?
We proudly support local communities by offering volunteer hours
from Rosetta Stone employees; corporate event sponsorship for non-profit
fundraising events; and product donations for non-profit fundraising
events. We have a Community Outreach Committee comprised of employees
dedicated to organizing outreach initiatives and reviewing outside
proposals. Our initiatives strive to improve intercultural
communication, language learning and quality of life in the communities
in which we live and work.
What has Rosetta Stone done to be more eco-friendly?
We continue to take steps to be more conscious of our impact on the
environment. All of our cleaning products are either biodegradable or
chemically inert. We have implemented a recycling program that not only
reduces the waste produced by the company onsite, but allows employees
that may not have access to bring in any accepted recyclables from home.
These are just a few examples of how we are working toward protecting
What benefits do you offer?
We have two health plans and a dental plan to choose from, as well
as prescription drug coverage and vision care. We provide life
insurance, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts
and a 401K matching program with immediate vesting. We offer generous
paid time off, company paid holidays, paid parental leave, discounted
product for employees, and a tuition reimbursement program. Every
permanent position in the company is eligible for a bonus.
Can you explain your interviewing process?
Once you've submitted a resume, it is reviewed by a recruiter. If
you are selected for further consideration, the recruiter will contact
you to schedule a phone interview. Further steps in the process usually
include a telephone interview with the hiring manager, an in-person
interview where you will have a chance to meet with an interview panel.
Finalists are usually selected for a second follow up interview. Rosetta
Stone follows the Topgrading methodology for interviewing and has
incorporated many of its fundamentals into the interviewing processes.
Do I have to apply separately for every position I'm interested in?
Yes, your resume will only be reviewed and considered for the
positions you apply for directly. If you are interested in more than one
position, please submit your resume for each position.
Can I apply for more than one position at a time?
Yes, you will need to apply directly for each position you are interested in.
If I previously applied for a position will my resume be kept and reviewed for future openings?
No. To ensure your resume gets reviewed for all positions you are interested in, please apply directly for that position.
How long are resumes kept in the system?
We try to keep resumes for up to a year but due to the volume, this isn't always possible.
What if I have applied and I am qualified for the position but I haven't heard back?
Rest assured that your resume HAS been reviewed. We are delighted
that we receive so many resumes from talented professionals, but because
of that it is impossible to respond to everyone directly. If you
haven't heard back, even though you may be qualified for that role, it
usually means we have identified others that are even more qualified.
Don't lose heart. Please continue to apply to future opportunities.
Does Rosetta Stone do campus recruiting?
Yes, we participate in spring and fall college recruiting fairs. The
schools we visit vary each season dependent upon the needs of the
business. Some of the schools we visit include Carnegie Mellon, Duke,
MIT, University of Washington, University of Texas @Austin, University
of Virginia, James Madison University, and the University of Colorado at
Please see our schedule of career fairs.