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IXL Learning Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great culture, work-life balance, onboarding/training process, and benefits" (in 17 reviews)

  • "great benefits package and office perks" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "No free lunch might be the only one" (in 9 reviews)

  • "management are yes-men to upper management" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time

    Pros

    Great working life balance. Great working environment. People are nice and helpful. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No regular free lunches are provided.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, work-life balance, onboarding/training process, and benefits.
    Coworkers are all really friendly and willing to help. Managers really care about your own personal development and goals.

    Cons

    Can't think of any so far

  3. "Great company, great culture, great people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Title says it all. E-technology is currently one of the most important technologies (think about when you are googling a question or tutorial, that's e-tech!), and IXL is here for the next generation learning tools. People here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They know how to mentor new employees, they know what they are doing, and they know what their goals are.

    Cons

    No free lunch might be the only one? Can't think of others...


  4. "Great work environment and lifestyle - would like more transparency and meals"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gym, yoga, and massages help keep me relaxed and rejuvenated, and there are plenty of beautiful roads and trails to run/walk on.
    Operations does a good job of planning events and socials.
    No open workspace yet doesn't feel confining in the cubicles.
    No abundance of snacks, which I consider a pro since I would overeat if there were.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to provide transparency into (1) various business decisions made that change the company's trajectory (2) just their presence, even to new hires.
    No provided breakfast/lunch items (not even sandwich materials).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IXL Learning full-time

    Pros

    Employees are passionate about education

    Cons

    Literally everything else
    - COO makes all the decisions and is terrible at running a company. Everyone is scared of her.
    - Employees are EXTREMELY underpaid. EXTREMELY!!! All teams are being relocated to North Carolina so the company can pay lower wages.
    - Culture is awful. The CEO specifically said he doesn't want IXL to have a "culture," no fun events, hard to meet people, no free lunch or snacks, etc.
    - No transparency about what is going on with the company.
    - Mistreats employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Treat your employees better otherwise everyone will continue to leave


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Place I've Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IXL Learning full-time

    Pros

    -unlimited pto if you feel comfortable asking for it

    Cons

    -no transparency with how company is doing
    -paid unfairly, recieved a $1k raise within my 2 years of working there
    -micromanaged
    -no collaboration with other departments
    -COO and CEO are not friendly or approachable, don't even say hi when you walk by
    -laid off 60 curriculum designers because "they didn't need them anymore" after they built all of the content for the product
    -non-existent culture

    Advice to Management

    Get a new exec team asap and appreciate and recognize your employee's achievements


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Think you're doing a great job? Well, it doesn't matter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IXL Learning full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefits and "unlimited" PTO

    Cons

    -Your work will be under appreciated, and the people who do appreciate it get let go
    -Paid unfairly, I was paid the same amount the entire time I worked there, even though I went through title changes
    -EVERYONE is underpaid. The only way to get a raise is to threaten to leave
    -They fire people with no warning at all and no proof of reason
    -Absolutely no job security, people were being let go left and right
    -The COO does not care about helping the employees in any way
    -Please do not work here, you deserve to be treated better!!

    Advice to Management

    Start showing appreciation to your employees, or you will have no company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not knowing the market or who they have in the workplace is their biggest downfall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IXL Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great colleagues, collaborative group and people who are loyal to both the company and the customer; it's a great product

    Cons

    company is out of touch with what the market actually needs and wants;
    marketing has no education background and makes decisions without taking into consideration of the knowledge of many educators around them;
    curriculum team doesn't truly know who they are serving- out of touch with what teachers do in the classroom;
    upper management wants loyalty from everyone but gives none of that loyalty back to customers;
    salary is quite low in comparison to what they ask of you and is very low in comparison to the market

    Advice to Management

    notice the people who have chosen to work there- loyalty to them goes a long way since they are the ones who are putting their time, effort and energy into all they do


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Your work wont be appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Awesome teammates and colleagues
    -work-life balance

    Cons

    -Upper management, like the COO, will not acknowledge the hard work that you have been doing, so far as to not even say hello or say thank you even while you work on the same floor

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees, whatever their title may be. A little goes a long way.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, it's not Camelot, but it's great to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Success in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IXL Learning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers care for their team, it is important for the company that employees feel comfortable where they are working.

    Cons

    It is a very fast growing company and there are some lapses. Have seen a few people let go because the company is heading in a different direction because it is such a new company. Discrepancies between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Aligned vision between sales and customer success.


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