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Current Employee – 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.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-06-20 17:45 PDT
Former Employee – worked at IXL Learning full-time for more than a year
Pros – -benefits are decent
-clean office with beautiful views
-helpful operations staff
-HQ situated in a nice area
Cons – -incredibly poor management (vast majority of managers were promoted from within and have little or no actual managerial experience
-no work/life balance on sales side (treated like hourly employees, but paid on a salary basis)
-growth opportunities are non-existent; very limited upward mobility
-pay is very low and not comparable to other companies in the area
-very secretive and untrusting environment (sales team wouldn't know when new releases would be launched; two-week notices would be cut short if an employee was happy with their decision to quit; employees are encouraged to put on a happy face for new recruits even in the midst of company upheaval)
-new releases being postponed by months or even years
Advice to Senior Management – Be more open and honest with subordinates, especially about changes, product releases, and lack of upward mobility and growth.
Hire more experienced managers to lead your teams.
2013-05-20 14:52 PDT
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Former Employee – 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 Senior Management – 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.
2011-05-03 18:09 PDT
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