Edgenuity

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Edgenuity Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company To Work For!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Medical Terminoloy Writer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Medical Terminoloy Writer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Edgenuity as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, works with schedule and decent pay, worked remote

    Cons

    The only downfall to this position was that it was a short term contract that only lasted for a month.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thinking is looked down upon

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

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Another one bites the dust

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great products to help students, relaxed dress code, nice coworkers, new Scottsdale office pretty cool

    Cons

    Anyone that views the CEO with a thumbs up is not privy to what is said or done behind the scenes. She is very critical, rarely easy to please, micromanages way down to the minutia and not a genuine people person and regularly contradicts company values. There has been regular turnover in the Exec Asst job and word is that in the last month more valued talent has left…seems to be the trend. Only a few of senior management have leadership abilities but they’ll never have the opportunity to shine. CEO is blind to ineffective management of her specific direct reports, too bad because morale takes a huge hit but not really surprising because she doesn’t have what it takes to properly address such matters. Pretty much no work life balance and though management says they want to have a manageable pace, they really don’t because they don’t make changes for the long term. For some reason people stay and get minimal if any appreciation. Very strange….people should value themself more, life is to short not to be happy at work, where most of your time is spent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the CEO and bring in a true leader who listens to the people and appreciates them. To the entire management team don’t be so judgmental – you do not know everything and don’t need to be involved in every detail – empower your people. Oh yeah, here’s a fundamental thought you should get started on: Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do and don’t just do or say things because you can – it is not attractive!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love working at Edgenuity!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job if you're looking have time to continue your own education or be a stay at home parent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edgenuity

    Pros

    the teacher time vs class content is low since lessons are already put together and modified only to meet each states requirements. Definitely not an all day five days a week job.

    Cons

    Boring, slow communication by email means students cant move forward and then go back to concept in question, issues with time zone differences for study hall, format is extremely tedious, lack of engagement with students, nothing in printable format, complete lack of compliance to 504 plans, poor balance between life-work for the student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    students learn differently so variety in presenting material is needed. The only variety is in the frequent turnover if instructors.Latin is the only class that is well done. Not much room for personal growth when students spend hours looking at videos and slides. Any personalization to a course is in addition to the provided work. While interesting, students rarely have time to use additional resources. There isn't any incentive for teachers to do more than have study hall and answer a few questions. I regret letting the county enroll my child in this program more than anything I have ever done before. She works hard, is serious about school, and even though she's quite ill she spends more time working on edgenuity classes than she would in the physical classroom.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kind of a mess from beginning to end

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mid size company - lots of opportunity

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

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn and areas to explore. The company has a great mission to enhance education across the country and some great products.

    Cons

    Working in this industry in general takes lots of hard work. Hours can be long some times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Edgenuity Response

    Sep 11, 2014Staffing Specialist

    Thanks for your support of our products and mission! Edgenuity was founded with the mission to help all students achieve success and we work very hard to make that happen!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally a wonderful...

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

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, a true team atmosphere where everyone is more than willing to help each other out! Definitely makes you feel like one of the team.

    Cons

    The CEO is weak, a poor leader in many regards, and her search for a permanent EA has gotten ridiculous! I think the company is just going through different staffing agencies each time, since there is nothing wrong with the individuals she is getting. It doesn't help that her own HR team is telling staffing agencies the following, so be forewarned if you are going after this position...
    CEO's work style- She has high expectations, works at a quick pace; is always right (so you never are), just do as told (in other words, be seen and not heard) and fix as needed (because it will always be wrong); is a former teacher, very critical and points out every mistake on paper (and everywhere else it seems); provides timely feedback on work or info needed so progress on anything is not delayed; is self-sufficient, not a lot of needs beyond M-F, 8a-4:30p schedule w/ ½ hour lunch; is always in a good mood, rarely lets on when things are difficult so it makes it her pleasant to work with her even during rough times; is approachable and available; likes efficiency and keeping her on time; regularly communicates; meetings daily each morning when she is in town Candidate must haves: thick skin - CEO can be demeaning but in a nice way and talks with a smile (so, it’s okay to be demeaning as long as you smile?); able to multi-task w/strong organizational skills; put CEO needs first, need to be responsive, act quickly and adjust to her priorities; sometimes details are not provided and need to be creative and resourceful to fill in the blanks (since you’ll get no guidance from her, just guess…you won’t get it right anyways)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality product, fun workers

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, relatively casual dress policy, flexible. The Product Development department has become increasingly cohesive, with ever-better communication, process, and emphasis on quality. Coworkers are talented and fun. Scottsdale office is brand new, with lots of windows and great conference rooms. Increasing emphasis on wellness programs. The work itself is interesting and rewarding, and directly helps schoolchildren.

    Cons

    Some benefits/perks currently lacking due to budget. As in many corporations, there are some politics, and it's not easy to be promoted. You never quite know what decisions upper management will spring on the company, though it's been relatively stable lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the emphasis on quality, be as transparent as possible, and reward and affirm long-term and talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Edgenuity Response

    Sep 11, 2014Staffing Specialist

    We are so glad that you enjoy working from our brand new, state of the art office as we are! Thank you for your notes on recognition, they will be forwarded to the newly formed Recognition Committee!

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