Education Elements

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Education Elements Reviews in San Carlos, CA

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great purpose, but needs to spend more time on efficiency and accurate first attempts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Education Elements

    Pros

    Really cares about their employees. Truly believe in the positive impact of the product. Friendly employees who will go out of their way to help you if you reach out to them.

    Cons

    The issues that come up with the product and the clients need to be addressed at the core. Processes need to be standardized, but the company is unwilling to spend the time or energy to do so because they are already looking ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important that the current clients feel as confident about the product as the company does, or the future will not be as bright as it looks. Slowing down and taking the time to fix current processes instead of trying to innovate new ones year after year will pay off in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great potential, certain issues to overcome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Education Elements full-time

    Pros

    Social impact, comp, benefits, great culture, wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    product needs strategic alignment, simpler implementation path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oversold on a product vision that has yet to be realized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Education Elements full-time

    Pros

    I was lucky to work with many friendly coworkers in an environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute. Like many startups, all employees have the opportunity to try out different roles and "wear multiple hats."

    Cons

    I was not challenged by Education Elements. My skills flattened or regressed during my time here.

    There is no sense of management urgency regarding planning or scheduling product improvements. There are frequent, chaotic fire-drills after the product has broken down. This results in 60-90 hour weeks becoming usual as all teams are running triage to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good product idea, but poor execution. If management focused on fixing the current product before building new features the company would see more growth. There are no people with education or SaaS experience on the board, executive staff, or director level positions. Hiring people with these backgrounds is critical for a SaaS product in the education space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Fun company to work in

    Current Employee - D&I in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - D&I in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Education Elements full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good paid
    - Fun place to work in
    - People smile a lot

    Cons

    - Still need to grow more
    - Need to do better on deciding the trend of the product and also the market

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A smiley, friendly workplace with plans to make blending learning available for every child.

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    Former Employee - QA Data Analyst in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - QA Data Analyst in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Education Elements as a contractor

    Pros

    The people are fantastic - many of them ex-teachers with patience, grace, and a burning desire to improve American education offerings. Lots of women in senior positions who offer support and mentoring like I've never seen before.

    Cons

    As a start-up they are still working out some processes, but are growing rapidly, so that is to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on smiling and hiring smart, happy people.

    Recommends
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