Element K
3.2 of 5 28 reviews
www.elementk.com Rochester, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Chuck Moran


55% of employees 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

I worked at Element K

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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Was a great place before they went to war with Skillsoft

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Element K

ProsLots 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.

ConsStrategy 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 Senior ManagementThere are long-term consequences to short-term behaviors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Element K

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Element K

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 brand lost in the crowd in India

Instructional Designer (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

I worked at Element K

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

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Outdated tools and infrastructure

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OK for Starter Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Element K

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

ConsPeople 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Element K

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

ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Laid back place but not for advancement

Worked In CDS (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Element K

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease follow some local successful companies in the Rochester area and observe how they treat ALL of their employees.

Update technology and training oppt's.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A casual and relaxing place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

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

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

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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