Compare Illuminate Education vs Mavenlink BETA

See how working at Illuminate Education vs. Mavenlink compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Illuminate Education vs. Mavenlink. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Illuminate Education

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Mavenlink

Employee Ratings

  • Mavenlink scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.7
(based on 181 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 198 reviews)
Mavenlink employees rated their Overall Rating 1.8 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
Career Opportunities
4.3
Mavenlink employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.7 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Mavenlink employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.7 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
4.5
Mavenlink employees rated their Work-life balance 1.7 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.2
Senior Management
4.4
Mavenlink employees rated their Senior Management 2.2 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.4
Culture & Values
4.6
Mavenlink employees rated their Culture & Values 2.2 higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Illuminate Education Ceo Christine Willig
32%
32%Christine Willig
CEO Approval
Mavenlink Ceo Raymond Grainger
92%
92%Raymond Grainger
Mavenlink employees rated their CEO Approval 60% higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
34%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
Mavenlink employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 60% higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
90%
Mavenlink employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 61% higher than Illuminate Education employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Mavenlink has 14 more total submitted salaries than Illuminate Education.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer13 Salaries
$116,012/yr
Sales5 Salaries
$93,572/yr
Business Analyst3 Salaries
$77,529/yr
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$104,385/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Make a difference" was the most mentioned Pro at Illuminate Education.
  • "Free lunch" was the most mentioned Pro at Mavenlink.
  • "Illuminate" was the most mentioned Con at Illuminate Education.
  • "401k match" was the most mentioned Con at Mavenlink.
Pros
Pros
"Make a difference"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Free lunch"(in 16 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Illuminate"(in 25 reviews)
"New ceo"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
"401k match"(in 18 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Illuminate Education full-time for more than a year

Pros

Illuminate is a company full of motivated people

Cons

I have no cons at this time.

Advice to Management

Keep the communication coming.

Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I worked at Mavenlink full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I have never and probably will never work in a more supportive team. Working at Mavenlink is a delight every day. The defining attribute of working as a developer at Mavenlink is XP practices.... Pair programming and TDD. If you did a little pairing in college and hated it because it was so boring I really recommend you come in with an open mind and give it another shot. You will learn a ton about yourself as a programer and about the tools you are using. Mavenlink invests in their employees and the people are smart, thoughtful and interesting.

Cons

There are two major bummers about working here: 1) Product and sales operate essentially as entirely separate companies. The sales team is always selling things that don't exist yet and product... is left in the dark to what actually matters to customers. (this is very normal for a sales led software company, but it is a shame) 2) Pair programming, while awesome, is exhausting, and severely limits flexibility. Sometimes it can feel like you are working on an assembly line and expected to be generating maximum output form 9 to 6 sharp.

Advice to Management

Figure out how to reward collaboration across departments. My recommendation is to change sales compensation structure to reward retention over 'winning'.

Job Postings

Mavenlink has 39 more recently posted open jobs than Illuminate Education.