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ITHAKA Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great non-profit organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ITHAKA full-time

    Pros

    Mission driven, smart people, great organizational culture, and senior management team that really cares. It's a fast paced and ambitious organization. Also very transparent and ethical.

    Cons

    It's not really a con, but the work is complex and challenging. If you don't like to work hard and be held accountable, this is not the place for you.


  2. "ITHAKA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ITHAKA full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed office environment, everyone is very friendly, and there are many vacation days

    Cons

    There is not much room to move upwards and the pay could be better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Divergent visions @ ITHAKA"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package, talented co-workers working hard to solve IT problems, and great IT and HR support.

    Cons

    Disparate product visions and goals. While Ithaka has implemented Agile methodology for software development they've taken the ceremonies too literally; days are filled with mostly useless status meetings and it's hard not to feel micro-managed by management.


  4. "Good Company but Sometimes Misses the Mark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ITHAKA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ithaka provides great benefits to its employees.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for upward mobility. There are multiple departments that are each managed differently so some departments may have more opportunities than others.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    People-centric and mission driven org. Engaging staff. Transparency in communication.

    Cons

    none to share so far.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "JSTOR"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, work environment, collaborative effort, manageable work/life balance

    Cons

    low pay, unclear goals at times, can be a little unorganized

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, look into paying employees more


  7. "Decent Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at ITHAKA full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Talented people, Always has stock up food, good location. 20 vacation days which is great

    Cons

    No advancement in career after a certain point. You cannot switch different departments easily and will have to keep doing what you are which becomes stagnant after a point. They also have let go good talented candidates. Pay is slightly low compared to the profit-companies but can be understood as it is non-profit.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone who works in the marketing department is nice, especially the founder of the company.

    Cons

    I can't think of many cons off the top of my head. There were a lot of meetings but that's to be expected from a company like this.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Executives are very accessible to employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Be up front"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent health, dental and vision benefits. They pay their interns and occasionally those interns are promoted to full-time positions. They offer tuition reimbursement. The office space in New York is clean and kept well. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Before accepting an offer, make sure to discuss with your hiring manager a timeline for your development, and hold them accountable to that timeline. My experience: entry/associate-level employees within some departments were fast-tracked into managerial positions, while employees within other departments appeared to stagnate.

    Advice to Management

    Determine a feasible timeline for your employee's development within the department and set clear goals to achieve these milestones. Otherwise, be upfront about development within your department with new hires.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Open floor plan office=can't focus on work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Programmer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at ITHAKA full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are great, work is interesting, and coworkers are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Open floor office plan makes it very difficult to properly focus on work. Conversations and foot traffic are disruptive and headphones aren't always an option. On one floor, people are constantly shouting and laughing loudly. This job would be five stars if we had a less disruptive workspace.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff a quiet place to focus on their work.


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