IXL Learning

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13 people found this helpful  

Comme ci, comme ca

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IXL Learning

Pros

Not bad pay. Decent product. Clean workplace although crowded.

Cons

Everyone is expected to work HARD - that's not the bad part though. There's a split between those who are hired as low level tech labourers and higher level. Everyone works hard, however depending on what you are hired for really determines where you'll be stuck due to limited upward mobility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be very open if a position you are offering lacks upward mobility so expectations are clear in the beginning. Communicate more and often with staff instead of just with management. Keep in touch with those who work for you.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company for technologists and new grads

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Good benefits
    Flexible schedule
    Kind, funny employees
    Some professional/personal development opportunities
    Good opportunity for growth
    CEO is very thoughtful and smart, even though he's quiet he makes an effort to get to know employees
    Company is definitely growing
    Lots of new content/features in development

    I personally feel that my accomplishments have been recognized and rewarded. I know others haven't necessarily felt the same in previous reviews, but perhaps that's improving? Or maybe just my own experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training available for people who need a lot of structure and manager involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers could probably use some additional training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Micromanaged and problematic

    • 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

    Easy, unchallenging work, good medical benefits, free drinks. Hours are not too crazy. The people are generally well-meaning and nice.

    The company isn't going anywhere right now. They play to the traditional classroom, which is good for profits. You won't have to worry about the company going under (but don't expect the profits to pass onto you, either).

    Cons

    Don't expect a challenge working here. This company sets the bar extremely high for who they hire, and then gives their smart, talented employees boring, menial work to fill the day. The CEO is overly involved in every product, every decision, every everything.

    There are no politics if you fit in. If you don't -- that is, if you're not a family-oriented white or Asian straight or mainstream gay person with 1.7 kids who really likes softball -- then you're likely to find yourself on the outside. Treatment in the workplace, in terms of who gets flexible hours, interesting projects, praise, promotions, and a big yearly raise, is different and seems to run right along these characteristics.

    There is essentially no HR knowledge or staff at this company. Know your rights when you work here, because they don't, and they don't care to learn. Most management has no idea what the word "discrimination" means, nor do they seem to think it matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose one: listen to the ideas of a group of smart, talented employees, or micromanage a group of mediocre employees. Don't pull the bait and switch on employees who can do way better.

    Build a culture that encourages respect for people of all walks of life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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