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Challenging and Rewarding

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Analyst in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Product Analyst in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at IXL Learning

Pros

IXL is a great place to work. I look forward to getting up and going into work every weekday. The product analysts come from many different disciplines, which can result in some lively discussions. Everyone on the development team is very intelligent and easy to work with. It'll be interesting to see the how the team dynamics change as we grow. Our team meetings are already almost filling up our new conference room!

But the best part about working here is that we work on cutting-edge educational technology products, which help kids around the world learn!

Cons

Schedules can get tight, which can make it hard for everyone on the development team. Nothing to the point where we're pulling all-nighters or anything, but we've had some long nights leading up to release dates. This isn't that different from any other start up from what I've heard.

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    Comme ci, comme ca

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    • 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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    Intelligent and hospitable environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture is fun and laid back with no office politics.
    Coworkers are intelligent, helpful, and never patronizing.
    Anyone up through upper middle management is approachable and receptive.
    Flexible work hours.
    Good benefits.
    Feel good about making a positive impact on the world through education.

    Cons

    Doesn't offer as many perks as other companies in the Bay.
    Senior management is not so approachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate more inter-team communication.
    Coding standards need to be clear as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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