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IXL Learning Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    super chill place.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at IXL Learning as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Solid team of smart hardworking people. Schedule was pretty much self-dictated, so long as you got stuff done. Strong sense of community within the company, with lots of group events like intramural soccer and softball.

    Cons

    IXL doesn't really have any strong cons. Educational technology isn't as sexy on a resume as other more traditional tech fields, so it's a minor con if you care about that kind of stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more confident in your leadership!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intelligent and hospitable environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

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    • 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

    Even though I've only worked here for a couple of months, I can say that IXL really cares about their employees. My experience at IXL has been great. While you are expected to work hard, there are plenty of opportunities for you to have fun while working here.

    This is my first work experience and I was expecting work to be hard and stressful but every day I wake up looking forward to go to work.

    Cons

    I haven't had any problems during my time working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a few weeks in; loving it so far!

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    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've only been working at IXL for a few weeks now, but so far I feel incredibly lucky to have found this job. The work I'm doing is challenging, interesting, and rewarding, the hours are flexible, and everyone at the office is very smart and friendly (when I find myself in the elevator with someone I've never met before, they almost invariably introduce themselves to me). The office itself is beautiful and inviting (without resembling a college dorm, as some other tech companies do), and the company offers some nice perks (yoga, massage, team sports, happy hours, etc.) yet doesn't seem to expect its employees to live at work in exchange. I also love that IXL is very committed to providing high-quality educational content - not just fun, flashy games, etc.

    Cons

    None yet, though I expect it's inevitable that some cons will emerge with time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment with fun and hard working people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Apart from the excellent benefits and perks of working at IXL, I love the atmosphere of the office. As a new hire, everyone is very welcoming and friendly. The management is very approachable and I do not feel as intimidated as I expected.

    Cons

    None have come up since I have been here other than the inconvenience of the office not being located in San Francisco. However, San Mateo is great and there are plenty of restaurants and stores around to grab lunch/dinner or run errands after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    i love ixl so far!!! A very nice place to work.

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    • 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

    Fast growing company.
    People are really nice and easy going.
    Lots of activities going on.
    Beatiful office!!

    Cons

    Haven't found one yet. Like a typical startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Irresponsible, slow and inconsistent within HR system and jovite, and bad communication with hiring engineers.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at IXL Learning as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is a great company with a good mission on strongly educating people.

    Cons

    Could HRs be more consistent, updated, and do not waste their own and applicants' time please?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep HRs(also between HR and jovite staff) and engineers be consistent about hiring people, applicants do not want to waste human resources staff and engineers time, but also please do not waste applicants' time.
    Thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a pleasure to work at IXL, because they are an excellent software company. Many IXL employees enjoy working here---not just people in my department. IXL’s performance in their industry is golden. At IXL we handle really challenging tasks---the ones that other software companies are struggling with, and we get them done. The success achieved by this company requires extensive knowledge and dedication, and the company as a whole has that in spades. IXL is a great company and I will always hold it in the highest esteem, even if I accept a position at another company.

    Cons

    The area is very pricy to try to live nearby the office location. Some of the management is inexperienced, but hey I guess they have to start somewhere. During periods of crunch time, dinner is only provided 2 days out of the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just promote people because they've been here a long time, ensure they have the credentials to let them succeed in a higher position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working at IXL so far!

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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

    Pros

    Everyone is very dedicated to the mission of improving education through technology. Coworkers are great: smart, friendly, social, and passionate about what they do. Really nice, newly renovated office. Company has been very successful and is growing fast.

    Cons

    It's not located in SF.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Amazingly passionate company. Every employee seems to feel supported, appreciated, and excited. The company truly appreciates their employees and deeply cares about producing a good quality product. IXL is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The training procedure for the Sales Consultants has not been fully developed yet so it was confusing at times. The management is aware and is fixing this problem quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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