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eSpark Learning Overview

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Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
2010
Company - Private
K-12 Education
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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At eSpark Learning, we build next generation tools that help students succeed in school and in life. Using teacher insight and empirical data, we curate the best learning resources to create a personalized experience for each student. We continue to demonstrate meaningful ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to re-imagine student learning for all students so it’s student centered; enabling students to succeed in school and life. We founded eSpark Learning to bring differentiated learning to students in public schools. Every student and class has ... Read more

eSpark Learning Reviews

  • "Growing company with amazing, mission-driven team"

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    I have been working at eSpark Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Incredibly motivated and mission-driven team: I've worked at 4 different companies, and eSpark is hands-down my favorite team to work with. The folks at eSpark genuinely care about the teachers and students we work with. I truly trust each of my colleagues and value the high-quality work they produce.
    -Impact: As a former teacher, it's important to me that my work continues to impact teachers and students. At eSpark, I'm able to feel this impact on a daily basis. Whether I'm visiting a classroom to help implement the product, or working to answer teacher questions, I feel that my work at eSpark is important and is making an impact on classrooms across the country.
    -Opportunity for growth: I've been promoted multiple times at eSpark, and I continually feel challenged and appreciated. I'm able to grow in my current position and take on projects that I'm interested. Because we are a small company, there are always opportunities to pursue areas of interest and gain experience in a variety of areas.

    Cons

    eSpark is a small company that is comfortable with experimentation and change. I've enjoyed this opportunity to take the lead on experimenting with new strategies and learning in a variety of areas -- but if a fast-paced environment with frequent experimentation doesn't feel like a good fit, eSpark may not be the right company for you.

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eSpark Learning Photos

eSpark Learning photo of: Customer and partner team pumpkin carving contest
eSpark Learning photo of: Our annual all-team event in Chicago - somehow we fit 65 of us into the frame!
eSpark Learning photo of: Internal team pitch contest!
eSpark Learning photo of: Team photo in our new office
eSpark Learning photo of: Matching co-workers, plus dog visitor!
eSpark Learning photo of: Exploring Chicago with the team
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eSpark Learning Interviews

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eSpark Learning (San Francisco, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I had a phone call with the hiring manager as the first step. He was friendly and down-to-earth. I got a coding challenge as the next step. I know I nailed it, but he decided to reject me! The frustrating part was that he wouldn't give me any feedback regarding his decision or my assignment. It's just cruel to demand someone's time and then leave them to hang out dry.

    My advice to future candidates is to ask questions to thoroughly understand their expectations. The challenge said "The expected time investment is 3-6 hours." Does this mean it's a rough estimate, or we'll know if you spend more than 6 hours and we'll reject you? The challenge doesn't come with a description of the variables, so be sure to ask about them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for eSpark? Describe your past experience.   Answer Question
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eSpark Learning Awards & Accolades

  • Moxie Awards: Best Education or Recruitment Startup, Built In Chicago, 2013
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant, U.S. Department of Education, 2014
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