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  1. 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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    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
  2. Was a great place before they went to war with Skillsoft

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    Lots of virtual workers, so working from home was often an option. Very smart, hard-working people. Pretty decent all-hands meetings in terms of creativity.

    Cons

    Strategy changed from "help the client" to "get Skillsoft". Gaining market share is important to any business, but wouldn't it be better over the long term if you did that by making your customers happy?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are long-term consequences to short-term behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    Absolutely no reasons except that it is an establihed organization with some reputation in the market.... .... ... ... but the worst place on earth to work at

    Cons

    Very poor management, no concern for another person's life or time, no punctuality, lot of politics within the organization, worst place to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good HR who really have some experience and who can treat people like people and value others' time and life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great brand lost in the crowd in India

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    Learning opportunities
    Casual and friendly atmosphere
    Talented people
    A lot of respect for your work

    Cons

    Absymmal pay (bad than a start -up KPO)
    Outdated tools and infrastructure

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    OK for Starter Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Element K

    Pros

    Good for 1st or 2nd job but not long term

    Cons

    People at headquarters can be difficult to get along with; too much work for one person to manage; no room for advancement; clients are jerks; weak benefits package

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    If you want your career to die, Element K is for you.

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

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    The benefits are not bad, but getting worse.
    The people are generally nice to work with.
    It is a casual, yet professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you want your career to die, Element K is for you.
    You can expect more work, for less pay, year after year.
    If parent company NIIT has their way, your job may be transitioned over to India. (Though lots of people are in disbelief.)
    No opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more truthful about the situation. Do not tell everyone things are ok, when things are not ok. Adjust your expectations to match the size of the work force instead of fostering failure after failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Laid back place but not for advancement

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    Former Employee - Worked In CDS in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Worked In CDS in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Element K

    Pros

    Laid back
    Decent people
    Able to balance personal and work life
    Convenient to shopping areas and many of eateries
    Causal

    Cons

    Low pay
    Managers played to favorites
    No real set career path for most positions within the company.
    No real accountability for errors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please follow some local successful companies in the Rochester area and observe how they treat ALL of their employees.

    Update technology and training oppt's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. It was a good place to work and a good place to learn new stuff.

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    I worked there when the company was undergoing a transition - from a traditional company with traditional systems and processes, to a modern company. That was an exciting environment to learn new things. Very welcoming.

    Cons

    There was always this feeling at the back of your mind that you were automatically supposed to put work at the top of your priority, even if you were about to die.

  11. 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

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