MIND Research Institute Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. The most fulfilling job one can have!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We have a wonderful mission and you can see in everybody’s actions the desire to contribute and give back to the community. All my coworkers are VERY smart, genuine and humble. I’m surrounded by brilliant minds and passionate individuals: mathematicians, software engineers, neuroscientists and former teachers. People, problem solving and learning are the core values of the organization. We do live by those values, therefore those that don’t share the same values may also find it difficult to align with the organization. There is not a single day that I go home without learning something new! I love working here!

    Cons

    I’m not sure it is a con. Employees are expected to go above and beyond their role, so if you are creative and entrepreneurial you stand a higher chance for success. If not, you may struggle to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the high standards, so we continuously attract highly capable, altruistic and innovative talents to our organization.


  2. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIND Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    People were great, for the most part

    Cons

    Organization kept reorganizing...jobs changed weekly


  3. I love working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    freedom to pursue meaningful work, working with teachers and kids to improve math education is rewarding. Lots of smart and dedicated people. Having been a teacher and worked for other education companies I can say I would not want to be any where else. No for-profit companies can match the climate and passion.

    Cons

    salary could be higher, but there are trade offs in every job. Wish we had unlimited budget to invent new things.

    Advice to Management

    empower people to innovate, there are a lot of really bright people at MIND


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Who's Next?

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    Current Employee - Partnerships in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Partnerships in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows what a great program ST Math is for students. JiJi the mascot is practically a household name! Kids love learning math with the Penguin! Students who struggled with Math find success often for the first time.

    Cons

    We just lost our CAO, who was AMAZING! ...the best thing that happened to MIND in years! All because senior management felt threatened by his honesty and popularity in a company yearning for a leader and protector of the employees who give their hearts and souls to this organization. Anyone willing to tell the truth is GONE! Fear and insecurity drive the top rung...boring!

    Advice to Management

    Get new senior management


  6. Helpful (6)

    Let's be honest

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    Current Employee - Partnerships in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Partnerships in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    best math product on the market

    Cons

    Customer service is failing. Complaints are in the news about how we don't respond or listen to our customer needs. Leadership has fallen apart since the departure of Ted Smith, and the company culture is even worse than before...full of fear and distrust. Not to mention we are currently involved in a law suit that everyone is denying. A good program alone can't stand on bad leadership. I have serious concerns on our future success with our current management team.

    Advice to Management

    get a new CEO


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company and Product

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great product, which helps students understand math at a deeper level. Some employees are able to work remotely. Excellent health/dental/vision benefits that have a relatively low employee cost. Most importantly, everyone loves JiJi!

    Cons

    Being a non-profit, salaries may not be the highest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with benefits, employee development programs, and room for advancement.


  8. Helpful (2)

    LOVE Working at MIND

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MIND Research Institute is an amazing organization and terrific place to work. Team - especially leadership - is innovative, collaborative, creative, generous and transparent. Training is constant and effective. Most importantly the mission of the organization is meaningful and at the center of the organization's culture.

    Cons

    MIND is fast moving, nimble and growing quickly. If you're looking for an organization where things are monotonous and you don't like being challenged (in a good way) this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you already do so well - keeping the mission at the center and the quality of the program and culture as the priorities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Love working with JiJi!

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has improved a lot on the benefits and management over the past year.

    Cons

    We don't seem to stop growing...


  10. Mission focused - and making a big difference!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIND Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products that help kids learn math Smart, creative, and passionate team Seeking new, creative ways to engage students in learning math Gaining traction around the USA (is the world next???) Very nice facility, and great working conditions Improving benefits (just added the 401k match - Thank You!)

    Cons

    Still a small company (with big aspirations), so there are growth pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering the best product possible.


  11. Helpful (1)

    JiJi Fan

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to work!

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes.



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