InGenius Prep Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2021

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InGenius Prep CEO Joel Butterly
Joel Butterly
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Pros
  • "The start-up environment is fast-paced, hard-working, and welcoming to all populations of people(in 7 reviews)

  • "I’ve been working for InGenius Prep for almost 3 years(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The multiple time zones and deference to the student means you are constantly answering emails and meeting at all times of the day(in 4 reviews)

  • "time zone differences(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Intense, mission-driven company with some growing pains compounded by covid

      Jul 7, 2020 - Revenue Department in New Haven, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Smart, hard-working coworkers who care about education - Genuinely care about student success - Responding to other reviews, I know senior leadership has personally gone without pay during the pandemic in order to help others in the company - Young and vibrant culture

      Cons

      - Some uncertainty with coronavirus and int'l education (current pay cuts) - Counselor retention and consistency

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      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Worst employer in this space

      Mar 27, 2021 - Admissions Consultant 
      Recommend
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      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

      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 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
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      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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      11 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mediocre Ed Startup

      Nov 3, 2020 - Academic Progress Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Full-time colleagues are great, management is okay. * Flexible schedule * Remote work * Diverse and inclusive

      Cons

      * Salaries are cut drastically during COVID-19 * Many unreliable part-time colleagues who get off the hook * Customers (demanding, nitpicky parents) and end-users (all-over-the-place teenagers) are hard to negotiate with

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast-paced, hardworking environment with a focus in education

      Jul 10, 2020 - Educator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great colleagues who have impressive backgrounds and strong work ethics - Autonomy - Sense of community between educators - Ability to work with students and make a difference in their lives/application process

      Cons

      - Long hours - Some disorganization - You are working with families that are going through one of the most stressful times of their lives - so being empathetic is key

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Meh

      Apr 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My co-worker are really great. Everyone is very willing to help each other.

      Cons

      Transparency is an issue, "Leadership" is vague about what is happening in and with the company. There isn't any reward system from management. Bonuses, I've heard, have gone down or are non-existent. I have also heard people's contracts have changed with no warning. The workload and expectations are very different from what the job description read. I have interacted with some management that acts as if they are "high and above" you. Not happy hear, but given the economy, No real HR, so you don't have anywhere to send complaints and feel protected about it. Very afraid to get fired or reprimanded if I were to be honest about my feelings to my manager, my manager would absolutely go to Leadership and not keep anything confidential

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      11 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fast growing, hardworking, dynamic

      Jun 30, 2020 - Former Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to start or enhance your career, surrounded by intellectual colleagues, hardworking environment

      Cons

      Requires flexibility in working hours

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      bait and switch

      Aug 12, 2020 - Counselor in New Haven, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      able to work remotely and part time

      Cons

      hired for an hourly salary but then they switched the compensation to project-based

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Deceptive and Shameful

      Aug 24, 2020 - Counselor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues are great, aside from leadership

      Cons

      Employees are asked to write fake reviews, salaries illegally lowered, many students from a specific school in China that has no integrity.

      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work - intense but fun

      Jan 13, 2020 - Senior Counselor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dynamic, fast growth, transparent, exciting

      Cons

      intense, lots of work, can be stressful

      4 people found this review helpful
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