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Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Lack of communication between management and employees (in 2 reviews)

  • Trust issues with management and employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Moving Forward"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time

    Pros

    The mission is clear and the students and educators always come first.
    Executive level communication is very good.
    Our parent investor is passionate about Education and wants to build a strong business, not extract profit and run.
    The environment has its problems as does any company, but what I see throughout is a desire and focus to fix the issues and a commitment to devote time and resources to improve.

    Cons

    Some colleagues escalate issues to leaders, especially across departments, rather than working things out directly.
    There is a pressure to meet dates that were never realistic given the number of resources.

    Advice to Management

    There are some areas and people within the company that have a negative impact much larger than their benefit to the company. Working on changing their behavior would have a huge benefit throughout the company.


  2. "Dedicated to Their Customers and Users"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I truly enjoy working at Edgenuity. First, they develop great educational products, with a desire to build solutions to help students achieve more academically. If you want to make a difference in students' lives, this is a great place. For a small to mid-size company, there are good growth and career opportunities, especially if you see a need or problem to fix. I feel very lucky to work here everyday.

    Cons

    Tools and systems. More work needs to be done to have better tools to manage the business - from technology to processes to data.

    Advice to Management

    Invest the time and money to get the tools in place.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Opportunity for Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean office. Nice people. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities lateral movement only. Talented employees have to leave to advance career. Pay isn't competitive. Raises are minuscule or nonexistant. Management demands more work but stingy with promotions and raises. Edgenuity doesn't invest in their people therefore turnover of talented ambitious people is high.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about making Edgenuity a great place to work and start providing good employees with paths for growth and advancement.


  4. "Lots of Opportunity!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Administrator in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing, good culture, remote work opportunities, involved executive leadership, people who work here care quite a bit about what we do. It's meaningful work.

    Cons

    Only con is that the benefits are only as good as they can be in a "15 yr start-up." They are decent - some years there is a 401k match (the last couple of years we've had one), there are health savings account options, some education assistance, etc. The main thing that could improve is paid family leave. Right now there is no paid maternity or paternity leave beyond just short-term disability pay. But the benefits improve every year and it is clear that company leadership wants to provide the best benefits they can as profits improve - I'm optimistic about the future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improvements to benefits and you will continue to attract good talent! Overall the involvement of leadership is good. It's clear that improvement is constantly being discussed.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It's ok."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company puts on fun activities for sporting events, holidays, contests, bake sales, health challenges, etc. There are quarterly company meetings to present industry updates, award recognized individuals, and allow you to ask the CEO questions.

    Cons

    There is a big issue with communication within the entire company as a whole. You never know what's fully going on or you only get notified of a portion of it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and make a better attempt at retaining good employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time

    Pros

    The people there are very dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working. The home office is very large, and well-maintained.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Actively encourage discourse and communication.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Backstabbing Happens Every Few Weeks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time

    Pros

    Easy to access off freeway. Great break room with start-up fun like healthy vending machines and ping pong. Free parking. Lots of opportunities to change jobs. But only because people were fired all the time.

    Cons

    - Technology is outdated.
    - Employees work in constant fear of being laid off. While I was there, there were four rounds of layoffs that come out of nowhere. Employees get no warning. But when you were told that a meeting just came up and a dept head goes with you, then you know the walk out of the building with a box was coming for you that day. Employees constantly blindsided by layoffs.
    - Favoritism runs rampant. A former secretary got promoted to into management based on her looks. Multiple examples of this all over the company. If you are an overweight woman, don't expect to get far.
    - Having a person who worked in the classroom for ONLY 3 years in charge of curriculum decisions for the company is not a good strategy.
    - Despite the bias of the previously mentioned curriculum coordinator, K-12 students are not robots who learn best via lecture.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have more than a passing knowledge of education/brief experiences to run your curriculum/make decisions.
    Also, random layoffs to cut costs only drives employee fear. Most people I knew while I was there were looking for work on the down-low because they feared they would be fired next.
    Stop firing people to cut costs, and then hiring cheaper outside contractors who can't handle the workload. The people who stay tend to be overworked, or are fixing the contractor's mistakes.
    Stop talking about the CEO like she is some sort of deity in all in-house communications.

  8. "Virtual Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Virtual Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is continually trying to improve its product and is growing quickly within the industry. Collaborative approach with employees.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change happening at a quick pace. While it's great that the company is growing, this sometimes leads to changes midstream.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your instructors, keep innovating and listening to employees, try to continue creating a strong company culture.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Heads shouldn't stay in the sand."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgenuity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Product and service are absolutely wonderful. A pleasure to work for the company as a whole. Decent compensation and understanding about family and/or medical emergencies.

    Cons

    A failing Technology group led by leadership trumped up to be more effective than what they've shown by their actions. High turnover point to serious problems that seem to be ignored. Good people leave or are asked to leave because of the target they painted on their back because they called out poor best-practice and data privacy concerns.

    A clear "friends-come-first" mentality that's apparent when you are exposed to the extreme level of unprofessional conduct from the Desktop Support Tech. Nobody should be allowed to continue working for such a great company while being so nasty to everyone they deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Gut it. Keep the Developers and Software Managers you have and restructure everything else above them. The devs are screaming for some actual leadership beyond their direct managers and you've let yourself be swayed by fancy excuses and baint-n-switch tactics to give you a false sense of security.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Someday It Will Come Together...?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edgenuity full-time

    Pros

    A lot of amazing talent, great people and a fantastic product with tremendous potential

    Cons

    The great people and amazing talent goes unappreciated and are overworked for pay that is below the industry standard. Management continues to change personnel, roles, expectations even on the heels of revenue success and there is zero transparency. This is the epitome of business cliche - you are not a person here who is valuable, everyone is replaceable - and it is a sad culture around a great product.

    Advice to Management

    No more favoritism, truly examine people's' work ethic and habits. Recognize the worth of all teams' not just sales. Consistency and communication = morale boosts. Remember that fish rot from the head (top) down.


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