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Illuminate Education Overview

Irvine, CA
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
K-12 Education
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
We're an education company doing technology (not the other way around). Since 2009, we've helped thousands of schools across the country by developing new and powerful tools to collect, organize, and analyze student data. We believe we can ... Read more

Mission: Creating tools to promote student and educator success.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#37), 2017 (#2)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#4)

Illuminate Education Reviews

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    "Like a breath of fresh air"

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    I have been working at Illuminate Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Illuminate Education Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Illuminate Education (Irvine, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of positions are you looking for?   2 Answers
    • Are you willing to relocate?   2 Answers
    • What are your salary expectations?   1 Answer
    • How do you feel about working in a team flat environment?   Answer Question
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    Negotiation

    Yet to be determined but feel they are flexible.

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Illuminate Education Awards & Accolades

  • Growth50, Tyton Patners, 2015

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