Excelligence Learning


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6 Ratings

    Not Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Excelligence Learning full-time (more than 3 years)


    It's a good "starter" job for someone straight out of school looking for experience.

    They sell a lot of arts and crafts supplies, and they usually give you reasons to play with them a few times a year.


    Management is pretty settled in their ways and aren't truly open to new ideas. Oh, they say they are, but everything always stays as it was. If you're not a manager, your ideas are worthless. They also tend to make excuses for the poor performance of some long-time employees.

    Longterm potential is pretty much zero. The company has no intention of ever giving anyone a raise. Although rumor has it that the managers are fed bonuses regularly. The rest of the employees are just lucky to have jobs. It's true that a lot of people have been there for 10+ years, but most of the new employees that come into the company leave within two years or so after seeing that it's a complete dead end for a career.

    Despite a recent facelift, the backend of their websites are all stuck in about 2003, which severely limits online growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe put some effort into retaining talent instead of driving it away.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
    • None really, just be prepared with a portfolio to show.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I took the offer and didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.excelligencelearning.com
Headquarters Monterey, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (CAD) per year

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... More

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