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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Element K full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Element 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A casual and relaxing place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Element K full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No dress code and casual atmosphere. Great people.

    Cons

    Production likely suffered from the laid back culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell the company....never mind

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great people

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Element K full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking, loyal employees
    Flexibility
    Great friendships
    Good tools and processes

    Cons

    Low salary
    Changing management
    Growth/advancement was slow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Fantastic Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys were great. Keep your heads up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company, great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

    Freedom, ability to learn, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Small company, needs product investment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. A positive place to grow and many fabulous people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. A nice place to work, but watch your head on the ceiling...

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop from within...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Used to be great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, Product, Legacy and Technology

    Cons

    Layoffs, Benefit and Current HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people working on some world class e-learning

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    Current Employee - Content Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

    Really 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    When 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your customers, and listen to the people that actually make your product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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