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Imagine Learning Overview

Provo, UT
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Imagine Learning was founded in 2004 by a small group of educational and software professionals who saw a growing need for language and literacy solutions for young children. Today, the Imagine Learning team continues on that path by delivering engaging personalized learning ... Read more

Mission: We teach language, literacy, and mathematics to the children of the world, changing lives and opening doors of opportunity.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#11)

Imagine Learning Reviews

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    I have been working at Imagine Learning full-time

    Pros

    - Work with some seriously cutting edge tech (still spreading across teams, but its getting there)
    - If you can deliver good code often, you are usually left to solve problems as you see fit
    - Trying to evangelize the tech community more through writing and open source
    - Benefits are reasonable (yes, they dropped the infinite sick time, but you got an extra week of PTO. This is what happens when employees abuse unlimited sick time, yeah it was bad)
    - Just bumped parental leave to 2 weeks, maternity leave was also increased but I dont remember what to

    Cons

    - We like to spend a lot of time navel-gazing about process and procedure
    - Interesting transition time as we move to the OKR model
    - Sometimes business urgencies aren't translated to employees effectively
    - We aren't super comfortable with shipping often and the minor churn that can happen with it

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Letting a few people go is needed to drive innovation when they were "dead weight" for everyone else. We had gotten too lax, and some baseline of urgency is needed when we want to ship good code frequently. We need to hit deadlines, and accept MVPs more than we do currently. It sounds bad, but we need to fight the tendency toward perfection so we can get workable products into consumers hands - we wont change the world with code we don't ship.

    Yes, we are more business focused now. In my mind, this is something we hadn't really focused on at all prior to now. So bringing in ANY "business" reasons for what we choose to do feels like a radical and uncaring change. But, we have to make money if we want jobs so... why we didn't before baffles me.

    As a tech person, it makes me comfortable knowing someone with engineering background is (partially) at the helm. I feel safe knowing I can explain technical things and have them received in the way they are meant.

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Imagine Learning Photos

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Imagine Learning Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Imagine Learning (Provo, UT) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I met with the manager..then the coders. It was very serious. They wanted to see if you could code a small program. It wasn't hard at all. I wish they were more open. It's hard to get to know the people when they aren't open with you.

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Imagine Learning Awards & Accolades

  • Top 59 Companies to Work for in Utah, Deseret News, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Utah Business Magazine, 2016
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