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Element K Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
Element K – US – “Element K - The Good Ol”

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Chuck Moran


55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A casual and relaxing place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsNo dress code and casual atmosphere. Great people.

    ConsProduction likely suffered from the laid back culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell the company....never mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsSmart, hardworking, loyal employees
    Flexibility
    Great friendships
    Good tools and processes

    ConsLow salary
    Changing management
    Growth/advancement was slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relaxed environment, but little incentive and iffy management

    Instructional Designer (Current Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsRelaxed dress code - shorts in the summer.
    Flexible hours - management is very understanding about family and health time off and making up time on another day.
    Intelligent, friendly people and very little politics.
    They pay a large percentage of health insurance premiums and offer a very nice plan.

    ConsLittle incentive provided in any way - no bonuses, only token recognition at poorly attended staff meetings, few regular raises.
    Poor middle and upper management. Many inexperienced managers and many managers working outside of their specialty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more of an effort to appropriately qualify accounts while maintaining reasonable customer expectations. A US based workforce can not compete with overseas based companies on price, you need to compete on quality and service. When you over-promise and under-deliver, while managers who are working beyond their training and expertise are simultaneously not listening to the workers 'in the trenches', you end up with poor customer retention, non-existent margins, and a downward spiral for a business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A day at the beach meets Dilbert

    Network Administrator (Current Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsThere are some really great people that work at EK. They have some of the most intelligent engineers as well as some very creative people. They have a few really great people in middle to upper management. The pay is decent and the benefits are fairly decent. EK has a lot of upside potential.

    ConsSome departments have terrible managers. Don't even bother trying to negotiate compensation package. Old technology, overworked staff in certain departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat is our vision? How are our actions aligned with our vision, mission, and goals?

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    Beware of layoffs!

    Engagement Manager (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsDepending on your position, they allow a lot of freedom, such as working from home. they don't watch you over your shoulder all day as long as you're getting your work done.

    ConsThey just laid off 30% of the workforce. A lot of work gets sent to India. Inconsistent cash flow into the organization. Definitely a company getting punded by the economy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on quality and get back to basics. Stop worrying so much about landing the big contract and put more energy into the small businesses that cannot afford a training dept of their own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Element K is a fun place to gain some experience out of school, but no place to have a serious career.

    Developer II (Current Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsFellow employess are good people, which makes for a fun work environment. Hours are pretty flexible, too.

    ConsPoor pay, and the technologies we use are years behind what's current in the industry. Your career will die here. Also, we lose money on a lot of the deals we agree to with clients (and many are way too smalltime). We'll actually lose big money just to add a client to our portfolio. Also, everything we do is rushed, with no planning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnable us to get up to date with the tools we use, pay us the going rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good place to work and a good place to learn new stuff.

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsI worked there when the company was undergoing a transition - from a traditional company with traditional systems and processes, to a modern company. That was an exciting environment to learn new things. Very welcoming.

    ConsThere was always this feeling at the back of your mind that you were automatically supposed to put work at the top of your priority, even if you were about to die.

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    Good place to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proselement k is very well processed company which gives the best quality of output to the customers

    ConsI didn't see any downside working with ek because if the work is completed on deliverable time, then no cons

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    OK Company - promotions by popularity not skills or achievement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCasual work environment, nice colleagues, good work home life balance

    Conspromotions not based on achievements
    company is not well know or respected
    embarrassing to work for a company that is Indian owned

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within based on achievements

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