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Updated Jun 28, 2022

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3.3
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Pros
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  • "Long hours(in 3 reviews)
  • "Pay as little as possible for as much work they can get out of you.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The training for this job is minimal, and to perform at the level they want, you have to seek out the resources yourself through the company on your own time, without pay.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Communication can be challenging because there is no central office and everything is done through videochats, however, it is a fairly new company and working on better structure for internal communications/updates.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Dec 23, 2021 - Education Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very very very very flexible

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at the moment

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great coworkers but poor pay/benefits for the hard work required

    Jun 12, 2022 - Graduate Counselor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work with really interesting, smart people Interesting students from different parts of the world Great remote flexibility Can choose your schedule

    Cons

    So much work is expected of you for the bare minimum they could possibly pay you. They really need to start paying more competitive salaries for the hard work and long hours that are required of its employees during the application season. Pay is especially egregious when you consider that its FAOs/GCs come from extremely educated backgrounds.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    No support and so much unpaid labor

    Jun 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Can't really think of any.

    Cons

    The training for this job is minimal, and to perform at the level they want, you have to seek out the resources yourself through the company on your own time, without pay. The disorganization is unreal. They have documents and information scattered all over the place, housed in far-flung google links, emails, and spreadsheets, and you'll spend an inordinate amount of time tracking all of this down, which becomes a full time job unto itself. Why they don't have a master (and edittable) document with all the information, links, and resources counselors might reference is beyond me. Their pay scheme borders on unlawful. There is no regular pay period -- you need to complete a certain number of tasks before you get paid (if you leave before completing one of the these tasks, you won't get paid for any of them), and there is a pre-set amount you get paid for these tasks, no matter how long it takes you to complete them. They give no time estimates for how long you should spend on any given task, either, even though the document I received from HR upon hire said this information would be provided. And the amount of time required to complete the tasks FAR exceeds the amount you're being paid when you calculate the *actual* hourly rate, which is way lower than what they claim. The turnover rate among counselors is a big problem they deal with regularly. They pray on graduate students from top universities who could use extra cash (they do a lot of recruitment through cold-emailing), but so many end up leaving after realizing that what is required of employees is not sufficiently compensated.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Pass

    Jun 7, 2022 - Graduate Coach in New Haven, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting students, remote.

    Cons

    Abysmal pay, poor management, con artistry.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice team

    Sep 23, 2021 - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    a team of very nice people

    Cons

    a bit too conservative on its development

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Worst employer in this space

    Mar 27, 2021 - Admissions Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    - The general philosophy of Ingenius Prep is to nickel and dime employees as much as possible. Pay as little as possible for as much work they can get out of you. - You are NOT paid for hours spent reviewing/editing students' work or researching programs outside of a zoom meeting. But you are told to still do this so you are losing money for hours spent. - Pay reduced 50% due to COVID with no raise back to normal anytime soon - Compensation is NOT hourly. They do package deals based on milestones that heavily depend on the progress of your student so you never get consistently timed pay. For example, it is possible to do hours of work and not get paid for that until 2 months later. - The remote work seems attractive until you realize all of their clients are in China so you have to meet at really early or late hours on zoom - If you are in a higher work position, expect to be assigned and pressured to do work of the lower position, and not be compensated for it - Toxic work culture

    24 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Don't do it -- not worth the time, not worth the pay

    Dec 30, 2020 - Part Time Graduate Coach 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Really great FAOs (if you get a good one. If you're like me and have some unsupportive FAOs, you are completely on your own)

    Cons

    - Pay: absolutely awful. I can't recommend the pay to anyone, especially since you're responsible for a student for essentially an entire year for all their essays...and for next to no pay - Support: if you get a great FAO then you're good to go. If you get one who ducks out of responsibilities and disappears until the end, it's a terrible situation for everyone - Time consuming: I don't mind hard work, but you're literally worked to the bone. Say one student is on a 6 school package. Say each school requires 4 essays. You as the GC are responsible for at least 4-5 drafts of each essay. Add that all up and it becomes 100% not worth your time

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    20 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Toxic culture

    Oct 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some students are fun to work with

    Cons

    Pay reduced 50% due to COVID-19 Uncompensated hours because you are paid on a milestone basis The management turn a blind eye to students who don't respect boundaries

    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Good co-workers, terrible compensation and benefits

    Sep 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most co-workers are super helpful and nice people. Work time is relatively flexible.

    Cons

    They are trying their best to suck every drop of your blood by providing terrible salaries and compensation. Also, don't expect to get a promotion or salary raise without asking it multiple times.

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Worked with great students. Great team as well.

    Jun 15, 2021 - FAO in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The counseling team is very professional.

    Cons

    Not many professional development opportunities.

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InGenius Prep Reviews FAQs

InGenius Prep has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 84 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at InGenius Prep to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, InGenius Prep employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at InGenius Prep. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

59% of InGenius Prep employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated InGenius Prep 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at InGenius Prep to be culture, management, senior leadership and the cons to be benefits, career development, compensation.

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