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  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really friendly coworkers. Honest and open management meetings about the status of how things are going in the company. Forward thinking, using employee feedback to improve office environment, and therefore employee moral.

    Cons

    The commute. Most employees seem to be at least an hour away from the office. The city the office is in is quite expensive, so bring a bagged lunch.


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    "Decent Company with room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Flexible about telecommuting
    Good benefits for a small company

    Cons

    Weak sales team
    Raises and promotions are infrequent if at all
    Passive/aggressive corporate culture
    Little professional development/training opportunities. People tend to stagnate there.

    Advice to Management

    Act upon feedback from employee surveys. Develop a better sales team. Offer more opportunities for professional development.

  3. "Solid Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eScholar full-time

    Pros

    The company offers flexible work hours and a good work from home policy. There's always fresh fruit in the office. The people are generally nice to work with. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and innovation. Many of its clients have been long-time clients, because there is a "whatever it takes" attitude to make sure the clients are successful. eScholar is only focused on education, so there's a clear mission and vision.

    Cons

    eScholar is only focused on education, which is a challenging industry that's highly subject to local, state, and federal policies. The sales and marketing team is small, which burdens other teams, because it requires members of other teams to pitch in regularly. The company provides a 401K, but no company match. The company does have a profit sharing program, which is put into the 401Ks though.

    Advice to Management

    Consider finding a way to match the 401K contributions. Hire more sales staff, especially for business development with districts and states.


  4. "Company going down"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eScholar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice laid back environment, management doesn't watch their operation thoroughly

    Cons

    Business is in the toleit. few see the value add in their services. Sales team should be stronger

    Advice to Management

    SELL. SELL quickly SEEL often, You need customers not colleagues,

    eScholar Response

    Feb 9, 2016 – CEO

    Just a few points:
    1. We are a product company, not services. Our customers buy our products and stick with us.
    2. I am not aware that we have ever had a Server Administrator.
    3. We appreciate... More


  5. "Nice Small Privately Held Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eScholar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Part of a larger family.
    Share in the decisions of the company.
    Your opinion counts.

    Cons

    Limited amount of money for expenses.
    Everyone knows you.
    Office is noisy sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to spend money when needed - don't always buy freebies.

    eScholar Response

    Feb 13, 2016 – CEO

    I appreciate the feedback and am happy that you feel your opinion counts at eScholar. I am glad we have such different backgrounds and viewpoints and know it helps us make better decisions.

    As... More


  6. "Collect and use data to improve education outcomes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talented, Hard working staff
    Flexible work arrangements
    Focused on mission
    Growth potential

    Cons

    Open office can be noisy
    Lacks Sales Team
    Lean staff
    subject to politics of data privacy issues


  7. "Great company that believes in its mission of building educational software."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - Consultant in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at eScholar as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, talented staff.
    Many benedits for employees.
    Positive attitude.
    Excellent product line.
    Committed to public education.

    Cons

    Open office cubicles can be distracting.
    Highly dependent on government funding in a time of austerity.
    Forced to layoff in face of funding cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out contrary opinions on assumptions on product requirements.
    Expand focus group efforts during product design.