EDmin.com
2.6 of 5 12 reviews
www.edmin.com San Diego, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 1, 2014

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Peter H. R. Sibley

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27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stagnant?

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EDmin.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProducts still have potential, perhaop you could be the catalyst.

ConsCompany's technology is not keeping up with the market. If you have skills with older software and middle ware (2001-2005 era), you will be a good fit here.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your middle managers; word is getting around they they are not as professional as you think they are.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at EDmin.com full-time

ProsGood opportunities to get into and pursue a field. Staff and upper management are good to work with.

ConsStrategically trying hard yet getting left behind by competitors with fresh client-facing technology. Upper managers appear unconcerned by negative effects middle managers have on staff. Good benefits for a small company.

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If you like to put on blinders, sit in meetings all day and accomplish nothing -- this is the place for you!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EDmin.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome decent, hard working people who somehow can put up with management who can not get anything done. Decent Benefits for a small company.

ConsSenior Management team is as old, outdated and out of touch as the products they are trying to sell. Big talkers and execution. 9 out of 10 people who work there are "management." The place has a revolving door. The are notoriously low paying and don't give raises so typically they get employees who don't have a job and they continue search and leave as soon as they find another with more reasonable pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to sell the business to younger, smarter, hungrier people and stop embarrassing yourselves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Life is too short

Information Technology (Former Employee)

I worked at EDmin.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere's a few diamonds in the rough working here that would make great additions to you network.
If you like wearing many different hats and working miracles with a ridiculously small budget, you could be happy here.
If you are a worker bee that never questions anything and has mediocre to no marketable skills, you may find this place comfortable

ConsThe second you rock the boat and criticize the truly terrible management you'll be labeled a non-team player and you'll be let go.
If you don't already know best practices, you will learn some bad habits here, and if you do know best practices, your frustration will be get you fired.
Seriously, life is to short to waste it here. You can find any number of better places to work for the same pay since they don't bother to retain their employees with competitive pay/benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell this company to someone younger, smarter, and more ambitious and go move to Boca Raton.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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All-in -all a great oportunity

IT Systems (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at EDmin.com

ProsI gained a lot of experience here and found my fellow employees quite supportive from day one. They went out of their way to make me feel at home. The job I had could at times be stressful, but who's kidding who... that's the nature of the IT beast. I found that the need to solve sometimes complex issues for demanding customers to be an invironment in which I thrived. I almost always felt that upper level management was behind me even during those chrunch times.

ConsLike all the places else Ihave worked there are some fellow employees that are noit supportive and can be disruptive... but management at Edmin was wise enough to see these problems and deal with them. AS far as being short on resources... sometimes that was true, but in these times I am afraid that this is the rule rather than the exception no matter where one works.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you do!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at EDmin.com

ProsVery knowledgable about technology and education. Employees are very passionate about what they do and also very respectful of co-workers

ConsYou will always be busy here.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay on course.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at EDmin.com

ProsNot too many great reasons to work here. Some decent technologies but for the most part technology was outdated when I worked there. Typically IT catch 22, always working to maintain older infrastructures with no room/time or help from upper management to build out new and exciting/more efficient technologies that would help the company and yourself.

ConsOver worked, underpaid, older software, no training. Not a ton of support from upper management to spend on its employees in terms of upping the technical foothold of the company to try and get better results for its customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees more often and watch the efficiency & motivation increase tenfold. Project planning is the ultimate frustration of any engineer that has not received advanced notice on the work ahead.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Avoid unless you need a foot in the door

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at EDmin.com

ProsThe best thing I can say about working for EDmin is that it linked me into a network of friendly, capable people, none of whom work at EDmin anymore because they all moved on to better opportunities as soon as possible. As someone just starting out in the San Diego job market EDmin did provide me with a way to build my network and get my foot in the door.

Chronic resource scarcity provides plenty of experience in creative problem-solving. In some aspects I had a fair amount of autonomy in how I approached my work and I built some marketable skills there.

ConsOverall EDmin was a frustrating and at times depressing place to work. Upper management nickels-and-dimes budgeting resulting in major infrastructure problems. Failure to mitigate serious network and data security issues borders on the unethical. Priorities are poorly managed and change constantly. Firefighting is constant. The Project Support department does not say "no" often enough, does not manage customer expectations properly, and leaves engineers to deal with the fallout. Non-technical, unqualified people meddle with the engineering and IT groups. Employee morale is low and management is either baffled by, or does not care about, the high turnover rate. The Project Support director in particular exerts an arrogant and toxic influence over the entire operation, and the office politics are a minefield relative to the size of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at your problems with turnover and employee morale. Leave technical/engineering decisions to those actually qualified to make them. Be willing to make prudent investments in infrastructure and resources. Manage priorities and expectations and don't make the relationship between PSO and engineering so adversarial.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If their clients only knew what goes on...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at EDmin.com

ProsThere aren't too many good reasons to work at EDmin. The best part of the company are the few dedicated colleagues who go above and beyond the call of duty to try to overcome the obstacles of bad decisions and non-existent budgets to produce software helpful to educators.

ConsWhat a shame the management of this company is "dumber than a pound of hamburger." Most of the decisions they make are so bad they cause damage. Between the network vulnerabilities they allowed to grow huge, and the absurd requests (like buying hard drives for servers on eBay) the truth about how this place is run would scare the daylights out of their clients if they only knew. A very frustrating place to work since management lacks common sense about security, network infrastructure, time to do things properly, and the PSO department has no clue about managing customer expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Board of Directors would do well to replace all upper management completely, since non-technical people have no business running a technical company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A 20-year-old company that never learns from its mistakes; acts more like a start-up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at EDmin.com

ProsSome of the products EDmin produces could make a difference in the quality of education nationwide. Some of the leadership team are nice people who never forget to say thank you. It provides employees an opportunity to see just how tough they are in responding to challenges (which are constant.)

ConsIt's a frustrating place to work. Top management has been penny-wise and pound-foolish for so long it feels like a 20-year-old startup with 80 percent turnover. Sometimes it feels like a smoke & mirrors place that uses software as bait. There are always fires to put out, and incredibly bad management decisions that slow you down. The Project Support department says "yes" to every client request regardless of resource levels, and makes life miserable for everyone while always shifting blame to other departments. Most employees have an attitude that is described in just two little words: "fed up." A former staffer teaches a course at a major business school and uses EDmin.com as a case study of what NOT to do -- the worst example of a technical company.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so penny-wise and pound-foolish about everything; Fire the arrogant self-righteous PSO director; don't pit division heads against each other - creative competition is a farce; let engineers do their job without interference; learn how to manage customer expectations instead of trying to shove every client request down the pipeline.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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