Mission: Creating tools to promote student and educator success.
I have been working at Illuminate Education full-time (More than 3 years)
Tech-company vibe to their corporate culture. Managers and recruiters find and hire personable and passionate talent. There are a lot of interesting people and we're encouraged to learn and grow at every turn.
Open space office, headquartered in Irvine, CA. Some may see this as a con, but former educators know how much of a cubicle farm district or office life can be. Orange County is suburbia at it's finest, but offers faster-paced life-styles in the denser down-towns of Costa Mesa or Santa Ana.
The company provides a surprising amount of mobility among job titles/roles. Great for employees looking for career growth.
Growing pains setting in from enterprise mentality. It's expected and I hope it pays off with both with success in our mission statement and financial growth.
The band-aids from feature-oriented development cycle is starting to show. Executive leaders are making moves to curb it though, thankfully.
Advice to Management
Reward our hardworking talent. "First person in, last person out" mentality should be rewarded, regardless if they're a manager or not.
Increase professional development opportunities for less outspoken team-members.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Illuminate Education (Irvine, CA) in April 2016.
Recruiter phone screen. Onsite panel interview. Online personality test, and demo of phone and email service responses. Fairly lengthy training period to specific software group. Only at panel interview stage, but think decision occurs shortly there after. People Rave about corporate culture.
Yet to be determined but feel they are flexible.