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Illuminate Education Overview

Irvine, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
K-12 Education
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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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Christine Willig
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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)


    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.

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Illuminate Education Interviews



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    Support Specialist Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Illuminate Education in June 2015.


    Small interview with 3 other people from the company. 2 of those people come from the team you will be working with on a daily basis. The other person came from a different area of the organization. The second phase of the interview was answering a fake support call and walking a user through how to make a sandwich. The third part is a written response to a support ticket.

    Interview Questions

    • Recalling all of the steps in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when on the surface this seems like a very simple task.   2 Answers
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Illuminate Education Awards & Accolades

  • Growth50, Tyton Patners, 2015

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