Edgenuity Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Has a long way to go, despite the positive aspects

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good pay A lot of great people within the company Many opportunities to move up/into different areas CEO is very nice and makes it a point to go around and visit each department on a regular basis.

    Cons

    some of the managers need serious training. Sitting in your office and ignoring your team for weeks on end, is NOT efficient. Shadiness and lies result in A LOT of turnover. It isn't too often you can pay people over 18/hr to answer phones and still have someone quit every month. That should really tell HR something! Some departments are left out of ALL company events. The managers will attend, of course, but nobody will give a second thought to the rest of the team- unless you are buddy-buddy with someone important, in which case, you will be permitted to leave your team to cover all the work while you join the other departments for the festivities/town hall meetings, etc. Some of the people there are truly just surly, angry people. The way they are permitted to explode and mouth off to everyone without any repercussions is insane.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of turnover when it comes to management. If they are not doing anything, get rid of them!!!!! If your employees see the CEO more than their direct supervisor, there is a problem! For the love of all that is holy, invest in the updated PowerSpeak courses! And train everyone on how to use them properly AND how to troubleshoot them properly. Sales should know the product! PA's should know the product! Implementation coaches should know the product! Support reps should know the product! Everyone should know the product! Quit with the bad habit of having one person know all there is to know about XYZ - and everyone else know NOTHING about it. It is the worst plan ever! And it keeps blowing up in your faces but nobody seems to notice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    For-Profit Educational Company sometimes loses sight of the 'education' for the 'profits'

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people. Mostly good intentions.

    Cons

    Sometimes good intentions are outweighed by money concerns/opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Education is complex, but it is usually pretty easy to see what is in the best interest of the students. In dealing with client schools (and the students they represent), expect and demand that our systems are implemented with sound policy that benefits the students, even if profits are not maximized. Don't bow to clients demands that put students at risk, even if the profits are tempting.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a feel good place to work because you are helping people learn. The worker's are great and have great passion.

    Cons

    Many. Senior leadership can not be trusted. This is a subsidiary of Weld North and have deep roots from Kaplan, Leadership is arrogant and rest on prior success. The CFO appears to be honest but is a bully. He speaks badly about everyone including his supervisors. He will lie to your face. The company is under a lot of pressure to unrealistic budgets set by Parent and will look for creative methods to make the numbers look better (Non GAAP). They also will conveniently lay people off right before bonus's are paid. They also fail to pay over time in accordance with laws and are ripe for a lawsuit. The CFO says all the right things but doesn't act as he says - a scary individual. We are all adults and we can choose our direction - make a wise descion and ask all the right questions but be mindful that the answers you receive may sound right but don't be fooled by the warm pleasant smiles and the feel good story and the growth. It is fake. Good luck

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way you want to be treated. Be open and honest.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Song remains the same (sadly)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edgenuity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great biz purpose supporting learning, not much else

    Cons

    Decision makers are not listening or learning --- reorgs continue to happen resulting in ongoing uncertainty of staff, great talent continues to leave and co. doesn't want to deal with reasons, another Exec Admin leaves because of CEO which brings total to up to 9 or 10 in that position in past 2 years, management doesn't have a clue and are cowards. Very sad...focus will always be on external customers.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror - doubtful you'd want to be treated the way you are treating others.


  6. Helpful (2)

    The Edge of Sanity

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edgenuity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, casual dress code

    Cons

    1. The CEO - any former employee and most current employees will tell you, that she's is absolutely useless. When you google ineffective leadership - her picture should show up next to it. 2. Pay/Benefits - let's start by saying that a company that just moved to a building that has the worst color choice and more flat screen tvs should at least provide decent pay to their talent. They don't. The company doesn't even provide 401k match - however at an all company meeting they will tell you how much the company has made. 401k match is discretionary (which means never). . If you get a job at Edgenuity, you should probably plan on either purchasing a private plan for insurance or getting a second job if you have a family. The medical and dental are really expensive. 3. Senior leadership - most of the leadership at Edgenuity doesn't A. Know the product and B. Know how to lead. So good luck there. Also employees often throw each other buses to get ahead. The communication is awful. If something goes wrong, leadership points fingers. The system bugs go largely ignored or the customer is blamed for it not working. The CEO has been through more Executive Assistant than the company has been in existence. Seriously, not kidding there. Also telling folks you are a 10 year old start up, just means you really don't know what you are doing. You want to work somewhere where you contributions are valued and you as an employee are valued and unfortunately, that place is not Edgenuity. Finally on the website there's a video that shows how awesome Edgenuity is. The problem with the video is it is all people who have worked for the company like 6 months, which shows that tenure at Edgenuity is truly a rarity.

    Advice to Management

    1. Make your employees feel like their work matters. 2. Put your money where your mouth is.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Run

    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment flexible but that's about it....Can't really think of anything else

    Cons

    Steer away from these people unless if you are so desperate that you can't get job anywhere else

    Advice to Management

    Do work


  8. Helpful (4)

    Thinking is looked down upon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Great idea (blended learning in educational settings). Really nice CEO who remembers everyone's name.

    Cons

    Bugs are ignored. Obvious issues aren't ever important. You are encouraged to let shoddy work slide. Thinking is looked down upon. Micromanagement galore. Your manager will just edit your work instead of guiding you to improve & edit on your own. There are no processes in the tech department. Using an unknown SDLC (or maybe none).

    Advice to Management

    Get some clear processes in place. Respect your employees: contribute to their growth, allow ideas to be heard, work to achieve a higher level of quality.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Kind of a mess from beginning to end

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very sharp people to work with, good pay, nice new building

    Cons

    It's truly one of the most immature places I've ever worked. High school clique-ishness abounds. If you're tight with certain managers, then your life is pretty easy, and you may not be held accountable when you should be. Several of the people are downright surly. There were several times I wished I could slip Prozac in the water cooler. From the beginning there seemed to be a lack of someone driving the bus. That driver has now arrived, so it remains to be seen how that will go.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to play with the big boys, you have to expect more from your dev team - it's time for them to GROW UP and be held accountable.


  10. GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I Love working here. Good work/life balance, relatively casual dress policy, flexible hours. The Product speaks for itself and is constantly being tweaked with a great outcome. Sure there are some growing pains, but what company doesn't have them? Edgenuity is a great company. If you set a goal for yourself and you work hard and go above and beyond you will be recognized. The CEO is awesome, I am not sure I can mention many other companies that a CEO knows you by name. Edgenuity offers a lot of perks and everyone is so willing to help you to get the job done. You have to be accustomed to changes on a daily basis but this is a technology/education company so changes are in your every day job. The company has some people that love to gossip and are still in their high school days but that's what you get when you hire 20-something's to answer the phones. For the most part all of the employees get along and everyone loves their job. There are lots of events and birthday recognitions which equals FREE FOOD!

    Cons

    Benefits are great but horribly expensive if you have dependents. I wish the company would think about those that have families. So be ready to spend a good amount of money on a group/family medical policy.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to those that bring down the moral within the company and with other employees. The company has a great name and is going in the right direction, the last thing they need is a group that loves to gossip about managers and employees and bring down the moral.


  11. Love working at Edgenuity!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great and I thoroughly enjoy my co-workers. The work life balance is very good, and the work that the company does is something to be proud of as well. They also highly promote growth within the company.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any major Cons.



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