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Genius Plaza Overview

Miami, FL
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Education Training Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Genius Plaza is an EdTech company dedicated to democratizing education, embodying the ideal that access to information, equals access to power and opportunity. As the first multicultural education platform built for diverse communities, Genius Plaza has expanded its reach to ... Read more

Mission: Genius Plaza ignites the genius in every child, using technology to bring the best quality education to communities around the world, especially the most underserved.

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    Global collaboration is becoming more of a reality than a dream through the use of technology. Genius Plaza strives to democratize education and digital tools like Genius Plaza is making it possible. Global learning projects should be integrated at some point in the school year by educators at all levels.

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Genius Plaza – Why Work For Us?


Genius Plaza is an education platform dedicated to democratizing education, embodying the ideal that access to information equals access to opportunity. As the first multicultural education platform built for diverse communities, Genius Plaza has expanded its reach to close the academic achievement gap among students across the globe. Genius Plaza was created by a diverse group of educators, programmers, designers, and leaders who believe that education is the only sustainable development vehicle that is available to all, with access as the only barrier.

The Genius Plaza platform removes this obstacle by providing engaging, practical, research-based curriculum where students are the protagonists of their learning. We bring the best quality education to communities around the world, providing access to the strongest, culturally relevant math, science and language arts content offered.

We offer a solid foundation in math and language arts, together with the strongest parent engagement tools in the ed tech industry. Our online curriculum is fully bilingual, and the content is culturally relevant and authentic. We don't only guarantee graduation, but we work toward college readiness. We believe that ALL of our kids are college material.

THE WORLD IS ALWAYS CHANGING, EVOLVING. JOBS CHANGE. TECHNOLOGY CHANGES.

IT IS TIME WE CHANGE THE WAY WE TEACH.

We are driven by one mission:

"To ignite the genius in every child, especially the underserved".

We reflect our company values in everything we do:

Diversity, Innovation, Passion, Collaboration, Social Impact, Integrity and Excellence.

Are you passionate about working towards a better future?

You will fit right in.

BENEFITS & CULTURE

WE ARE A MULTICULTURAL AND DYNAMIC FAMILY. THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM TO GROW AND DEVELOP YOUR CAREER. IF YOU LIKE CHANGES AND WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT TO SOCIETY AND TO THE WORLD, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY WE LOVE IT:

  • Passionate, mission driven team at a social impact enterprise; leveraging technology to provide access to education globally
  • Multiple health, vision and dental insurance options with company contribution
  • Annual learning budget for individual professional and skill development
  • Weekly lunch provided at company-wide meetings
  • Employee Student loan repayment assistance program
  • Employee Sports leagues and fun employee activities like ping pong and soccer table
  • Vacation and sick PTO, FMLA, Military leave, paid Holidays
  • Meditation and Nursing room

Genius Plaza Reviews

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    Current Employee - Developer in Miami, FL
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    I have been working at Genius Plaza full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Genius Plaza provides opportunities to help their employees grow as professionals and as individuals.

    The company is very diverse and mission driven. Employees truly believe in the mission and work their best to make that mission happen.

    Everyone is really great at working together and will lend a helping hand whenever needed. As a junior in my position, I feel that I have truly had the opportunity to grow here, ask for help when needed and help when I am needed. It truly is a community that cares about one another, professionally and individually. If you're feeling off, you can count on a co-worker popping by to try and brighten your day or help you fix a problem.

    Teams are autonomous and have the ability to collaborate and help decide the best direction for their team.

    Teams have begun to take on the SCRUM methodology and it seems to really be helping teams move forward, conquer obstacles and improve their work. I have seen that this has shown great improvement in team and individual moral and the ability to complete tasks, start to finish.

    Being a startup, management is still easily available to its employees, which helps employees feel that they can make a difference because they are not disconnected from the everyday action.

    Company provides education stipend to its employees which helps them to continuously improve and learn new skills. Employees are given opportunities at work to learn new skills on their own as well as with the help of their co-workers. There is also a loan assistance program which is helpful to those who took on student loans.

    Lunch is provided at Friday meetings. There is a nursery room, and they are continuing to improve the meditation room. There is a ping-pong table and other games to take moments to de-stress and take time to recollect your thoughts or look at a problem from another angle.

    There is a fair work-life balance and it is respected by management.

    I truly feel that with the current direction we are moving in, the company has the opportunity to make an impact in the Miami Tech scene.

    The company is willing to try different things to improve as it grows.

    Cons

    Being a startup, tasks and roles can change and you have to be willing to wear many hats. We are still growing and it comes with growing pains, but that is the case with any startup.

    There isn't an option for a company 401K or work from home days.

    Advice to Management

    Referral Bonus

    Opportunity to work from home

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Genius Plaza Photos

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Genius Plaza Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Genius Plaza (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    One thing that was novel about the process, as I was interviewing for a position where there was no office, my interviews were all handled via Google Hangouts.

    3 levels of interview:
    1. HR
    2. Department Head
    3. CEO

    As I'd made mention of my facility with languages, I was invited to conduct part of the interview in Spanish.

    After that I was contacted by HR as they wanted to move forward with adding me to their team

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Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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