- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Excelligence Learning full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
Work-life balance is decent. There are occasions you feel the need to work over your schedule because if you don't you will fall vastly behind, but overall immediate management is a team player in this regard.
Perks: Company has consistent events that treat employees to food on occasion, and depsite what others may think, i feel our health insurance is great. Much improved in comparison from last time.Cons
Office culture is dismal. There is classism between departments, and no one department seems to be be in sync with the other. Departments exert this classim in very minute, but distinct ways.
Compensation is also dismal. Depsite Excelligence growing from one company to four, no one has received a pay increase in over six years. Working in 2014 on a 2008 salary is not only infuriating, but also demeaning and feels like the employee has no value or incentive to continue. Attempts to ask for a salary increase have proved futile. It was advised, "I am grateful to still have my job. You should too." This is downright demeaning to long-term employees.
Management is lax and also frustratingly quiet on any important matters. Employee reviews are often months late to where it feels like they are intentionally being witheld in order to not pay their employees before deadlines of budgets at the end of the year.
Job opportunities are also weak. Having attempted to apply for multiple positions internally with the company, it was discovered that many of the jobs that are being applied have already been filled, wasting both my time and the manager's time. It was previously advised that "they had to put the position up as a formality." This is not only a waste of time, but also makes employees feel lack of self worth.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Put your employees first. Your employees are dedicated, but you force their hand to leave in hopes of finding something better. Your employees used to be the glue that held the company together. Now it feels like we are at the mercy of an equity firm that has not communicated to us since their arrival.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
1 person found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Excelligence Learning in March 2008.Interview Details
FIrst I received a phone screening where we discussed the position and to see if I were a fit and to see if the position was what I expected. I then got called in for a 1 on 1 interview with the Art Director, he reviewed my portfolio and proceeded to ask questions about my career and asked me to come back for a final interview. The final interview was with the Editor, again we reviewed my portfolio and questions where asked.
Finally I was asked to take a skills assessment for photoshop and a personality test.
The people in the art department are awesome. Probably the best group to work for in the whole company.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI took the offer and didn't negotiate.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- None really, just be prepared with a portfolio to show. Answer Question
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Excelligence Learning wants your child's intelligence level to soar. The company designs and markets educational products (such as activity sets, curriculum supplements, and furniture) and offers custom-packaged school supplies and fundraiser items. Its goods are sold to child care centers, schools, teachers, and parents through its subsidiaries' websites, catalogs, and sales force. In addition, the firm's Earlychildhood NEWS site features articles and discussion boards for teachers and parents, and its Teacher QuickSource and Discount School Supply sites provide teaching...