IXL Learning

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5 people found this helpful  

Innovative Edtech Company with Lots of Growth Potential

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Team in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Operations Team in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (more than an year)

Pros

IXL is a rapidly growing company that has incredibly innovative products. It's a great place to work if you're looking for a team full of quirky, smart, inspired individuals who care about improving education across the globe through our products. IXL is on the smaller side (100 employees), and its rapid growth highlights the company's successful products, and room for expansion.

Perks: Innovative products, employees that genuinely care about improving education, on-site massages, on-site gym access, lunch-time socials, internship program, IXL softball team, great office location, friendly co-workers

Cons

* Like every company that is growing very fast, IXL is still trying to sharpen its ability to manage the expansion.
* The environment is incredibly fast-paced, but that is to be expected with a growing company and that sort of environment drives our employees to live up to their full potential.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 21 people found this helpful  

    New Low

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -good benefits
    -good co-workers
    -good product
    -good location

    Cons

    -no 401k matching
    -little vacation time
    -very poor work/life balance
    -monetary compensation could be better
    -incredibly limited upward mobility
    -men's bathroom needs more stalls!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's become very apparent that someone on the HR team is fudging these reviews. Whoever you are, you should have confidence in our company, and portray it as it is. Yes, we are growing fast, and we're going through a rough patch with many people jumping ship, but that doesn't mean you should sugarcoat and brush problems under the rug. I don't want interviewees and newcomers to have false expectations of what they're getting into, and was outraged and ashamed that someone would stoop to such a level and post ridiculously bloated reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you want to feel under appreciated

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Department in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Department in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -great product
    -nice location
    -booming industry
    -good co-workers

    Cons

    -awkward hours (10-7)
    -no flexibility to work from home
    -sales bonus structure is not motivating
    -unrealistic expectations and goals are set for employees
    -new product release dates are always pushed back, which makes it hard to keep up with competitors
    -people are promoted based on seniority, rather than being a good fit for a role
    -there is little to no room for growth
    -no annual raises are given to sales people because "you can just make extra money by working harder and hitting sales bonuses"
    -you are not just doing sales, you're also an operator/admin. asst, customer service agent, and a renewal specialist
    -when people leave, instead of rushing to hire someone new, they just dump their work on others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more realistic goals for your employees and the company as a whole. Don't just hire new grads so that you can pay them less, talk down to them, and make them work harder. Hire more experienced people (especially when it comes to managers), pay them what they deserve, and know that it'll be worth it for your employees and company in the end. Be more flexible with your employees, and by that I don't mean let them leave an hour or two early on a holiday weekend. Make it more possible to actually make a sales bonus. Give a little bit more and you'll get a lot in return. People will actually WANT to work for you if you learn to appreciate them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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