Element K
3.2 of 5 29 reviews
www.elementk.com Rochester, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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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    Element K was the best work-family I've ever known.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people that I worked with at Element K are incredibly fun, honest, hardworking geniuses. People were creative, working together to offer the best in class online training options to corporate clients. I learned more from the people at Element K that I could have learned in 20 years of collage. The corporate and personal values were unparalleled.

    ConsElement K was located in Rochester, NY where the is never enough good weather. In good times, employees were hired at high wages, and longer term employees that were hired at lower salaries often were not compensated equally to new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to the employees who make things happen. Value those that work hard and support them in their efforts to do things well for long term goals. Identify those who always try to find the easy way out and limit their influence/power.

    Yes, I would 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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    Fantastic Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsWork/Life Balance
    Dynamic Company
    Many of Different Types of Projects

    ConsCan be some long hours (working weekends, etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys were great. Keep your heads up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great culture

    District Manager (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFreedom, ability to learn, competitive salaries

    ConsSmall company, needs product investment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A positive place to grow and many fabulous people to work with.

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsYou can grow into different fields with the company, the evinornement is very laid back, and the people in this company make it worth coming in every day.

    ConsThe pay is not that great and there are many long hours. Its hard to change things that haven't worked in years because management is set in their ways.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice place to work, but watch your head on the ceiling...

    Instructional Designer (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsExcellent benefits, time-off policies, chance to work with wonderful, caring, and bright people.

    ConsNo career advancement, no internal training (although emphasis is put on personal growth during performance appraisals - so just do it on your own time and your own dime). There is only so far the company will let you grow. Once you are there, they would rather hire from outside the company and keep your talents in the dead end job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop from within...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsGreat Coworkers, Product, Legacy and Technology

    ConsLayoffs, Benefit and Current HR

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people working on some world class e-learning

    Content Developer (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsReally smart people working here. Definitely some of the best instructional design and e-learning that I've seen in the industry. Great use of media - video, graphics, 3D, and instructional games. Cool new outputs. Company seems to have won a number of new customers and working on some great new projects.

    ConsSometimes there are long hours. Some irrational customer demands will drive you crazy. Some managers place unrealistic timelines on projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you aren't part of the 'in crowd" you should start looking for a new job.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsWhen I started at Element K, it had a wonderful, family-like atmosphere. I loved going to work every day and really thought it was the best job I had ever had. The team I worked with was extremely supportive, and they organization had many traditions that contributed to the wonderful feeling.

    ConsManagement has no idea what it takes to make the product they sell, and they figure as long as it has Element K's name on it, it's good enough. There is no connection with the end users of the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your customers, and listen to the people that actually make your product.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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