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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people working on some world class e-learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really smart people working here. Definitely some of the best instructional design and e-learning that I've seen in the industry. Great use of media - video, graphics, 3D, and instructional games. Cool new outputs. Company seems to have won a number of new customers and working on some great new projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours. Some irrational customer demands will drive you crazy. Some managers place unrealistic timelines on projects.


  2. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Dynamic Company
    Many of Different Types of Projects

    Cons

    Can be some long hours (working weekends, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    You guys were great. Keep your heads up.

  3. "Element K was the best work-family I've ever known."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Element K full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with at Element K are incredibly fun, honest, hardworking geniuses. People were creative, working together to offer the best in class online training options to corporate clients. I learned more from the people at Element K that I could have learned in 20 years of collage. The corporate and personal values were unparalleled.

    Cons

    Element K was located in Rochester, NY where the is never enough good weather. In good times, employees were hired at high wages, and longer term employees that were hired at lower salaries often were not compensated equally to new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employees who make things happen. Value those that work hard and support them in their efforts to do things well for long term goals. Identify those who always try to find the easy way out and limit their influence/power.


  4. "Very good company to work with and a great atomoshpere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&M Developer
    Former Employee - A&M Developer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Encouraging to celeberate all regional festivals
    Integrity
    Team Work
    Employess Satisfaction

    Cons

    Lack of opporutnies
    Lack of creativity
    few senior management people


  5. "Element K moves into a new phase and has the opportunity to become a huge player in this space."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Element K has extremaly flexible solutions to offer.

    Cons

    Finding their voice in a quickly changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Align the teams, have consistent message and focus!


  6. "A company that was once great, and still has a lot of potential despite some retention challenges."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, relaxed environment & dress code, appreciation for family and work/life balance. The people that work at Element K are friendly, very smart, and demonstrate a great deal of respect for diversity. There was (at least was when I worked there) a corporate shut down every 4th of July week, which gave everyone a chance to relax over the summer. There are internal systems in place for employees to network with each other, form discussion groups, and connect beyond work related tasks.

    Cons

    Limited career paths, heavy focus on overseas outsourcing, much more attention paid to offshore workers career needs rather than a balanced approach for total company. Depending on the department you work in, you could make a better than average salary or a lower than average salary. No 401k matching (was taken away when I was there, along with gym memberships and incentive plans, but some or all may be back now. Unsure.)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward accomplishments consistently, across all departments.


  7. "A positive place to grow and many fabulous people to work with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can grow into different fields with the company, the evinornement is very laid back, and the people in this company make it worth coming in every day.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great and there are many long hours. Its hard to change things that haven't worked in years because management is set in their ways.

  8. "A nice place to work, but watch your head on the ceiling..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, time-off policies, chance to work with wonderful, caring, and bright people.

    Cons

    No career advancement, no internal training (although emphasis is put on personal growth during performance appraisals - so just do it on your own time and your own dime). There is only so far the company will let you grow. Once you are there, they would rather hire from outside the company and keep your talents in the dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Develop from within...


  9. "Great company, great culture"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, ability to learn, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Small company, needs product investment


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great co-workers/Pay Rate not so much"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers/mid leval mangement
    Very laid back place to work

    Cons

    Company is always being sold
    Old Technogly

    Advice to Management

    Stop Selling the company


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