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ITHAKA Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Our 300+ staff - everyone from software developers and editors, to quantitative analysts and marketers - work to deliver four services developed to advance our mission to expand access to knowledge and education around the world.

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Mission: ITHAKA's mission is to expand access to knowledge around the world.

Company Updates

  • 31 teams, 36 hacks. 1 amazing culture! Thanks to all the ITHAKAns for a great hackathon 2019!

  • We're joining everyone turning out for a2Tech360 in Ann Arbor, Michigan this week. Hear ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie at Tech Talk, stop by our office during Tech Trek, and build some creative solutions with our team at Hack:A2!

    a2Tech360 Returns with 12+ events, including Tech Trek

    An Ann Arbor SPARK initiative, a2Tech360 is a week-long series of events including Tech Trek which promotes the region as an area of innovation.

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ITHAKA – Why Work With Us?

We are a dynamic, passionate team continually looking for new talent.

  • Careers
    ITHAKA currently offers exciting career opportunities to motivated and innovative people who thrive in a results-driven and energetic work environment. We are enthusiastic about our mission and our culture, which is based on collaboration, transparency, and the desire to provide exceptional products and services to improve access to knowledge.
  • Benefits
    ITHAKA offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other great benefits at little to no cost. Benefits-eligible employees also receive generous paid time off for vacation, sick, personal days, and holidays.
  • Learning
    Committed to helping our employees grow professionally and personally, ITHAKA provides continuous development opportunities through mentorship, training and seminars, on-the-job learning, and tuition reimbursement.

Staff at ITHAKA are committed to helping our local communities and having fun doing it. We take part in the Commuter Challenge to encourage alternatives to driving in Ann Arbor, support efforts to ensure low-income children have school supplies to start the school year across all our office locations, work together in food pantries, and enjoy filling some small dreams each year through efforts like New York Cares Winter Wishes.

Fundamentally, ITHAKA is a learning organization. We are passionate about helping others grow through access to knowledge and education, and that starts with our own team.  We believe that every day presents an opportunity to improve ourselves as an organization, as professionals, and as people.

Five core values define our culture: belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust.  Together these values enable us to empower every person in our organization to feel secure, to take risks, to learn and grow, and to make decisions and do the things that bring our mission to life.

ITHAKA Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "Great Mentorship, Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer
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    I worked at ITHAKA full-time (More than a year)


    ITHAKA hired me in as a junior developer, having never had a role as a software engineer before. The product team I was placed with worked very well together and mentored me so much. I grew an amazing amount as a developer and will forever be grateful to ITHAKA. Everyone takes work-life balance pretty seriously; I was never pushed to work more hours than I was comfortable. The management was excellent.


    It seemed like maybe there were a lot of politics happening higher up in the food chain, but honestly, where is that not a thing? There were almost no cons, the pay was a bit low, but it's a non-profit with a solid mission and the benefits are great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on mentoring junior devs, the experience you are giving to them will help set them on the right path for the rest of their career.

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ITHAKA Interviews



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    Internship Interview

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ITHAKA.


    Applied through recruiter, called for onsite 3 weeks later, but did not hear back until more than 2 weeks later. Recruiter unresponsive on emails. 3 interviews, two with engineering team leads, and one with director of engineering

    Interview Questions

    • Draw out system plan for your project, and simple data structure questions.   1 Answer
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