Prodigy Education
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  • CEO
    Alex Peters & Rohan Mahimker
    80%
    approve of Alex Peters & Rohan Mahimker's performance
  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Industry
    Education
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Customer Support Specialist in Oakville, ON
on 17 April 2020
Productive and Fun workplace!
Great workplace, good culture, noble cause, and amazing benefits. WFH under the circumstances, but entire company was able to as well, and maintain operations.
Game Team Member in Oakville, ON
on 26 November 2021
Terrible treatment of Game Team
Prodigy was a place I once constantly praised and actively encouraged people to apply to. The company's mission, culture, and environment were almost everything you could want from a job, and I couldn't have been happier in the beginning. This, however, was unfortunately short-lived and quickly died out at the beginning of 2019. Ever since then, the company has been on a downward slope and I, unfortunately, don't see any potential that things will change.Prodigy branded itself originally as a way to make learning fun for kids and what made their product so incredible was to gamify learning in a way where the product actually fostered an excitement for math in kids who previously held fear or hatred for math. Parents and Teachers could see the analytics on the backend and know where their student was struggling in order to better help them. I witnessed firsthand from class trips how great it was for kids who needed more help as a class could be spending time practicing math on Prodigy while the teacher was able to then focus their attention on individual students who needed that one-on-one help. What made Prodigy unique was something the higher-ups in the company began to resent. They actively refused to call themselves a 'game' company and rebranded from 'Prodigy Game' to 'Prodigy Education' to separate themselves and pushed all their effort into a new tutoring initiative in order to make money. Accomplishments made by the Game Team went ignored or were barely mentioned, while departments like Education and Marketing were praised constantly. Higher-ups constantly pushed for more retention yet wouldn't allow the time and resources to be allocated for projects that were capable of making meaningful changes to the game that would drive players to return. Iteration was non-existent despite promises that it would happen, leaving in-complete features to be a common occurrence as well as an amalgamation of art styles throughout the game as no time was spent updating old content. Decisions would take forever to be made only for executives to then change their mind later down the line about it with no explanation, leaving work done that was never to be utilized. The company insisted that they were not a company that did overtime and thus didn't compensate those who did it, yet pushed a 'high-performance culture' message that essentially encouraged employees to do overtime without pay. Morale was constantly low amongst game team members across the board and it became a miserable place to work at. QA analysts were often put in the hardest spot being absolutely miserable with their work but unable to leave as other jobs paid less than what Prodigy did. Recently the company did a mass lay-off suddenly and without warning despite a spike in hiring at the beginning of the year, leaving many without jobs.I could go on for longer but the main takeaway is that Prodigy doesn't treat their Game Team members with any respect and has lost sight of what made their company a success in the first place - their product. I hope for the sake of the good employees there and the product itself that the company can change but given the track record, I don't have high hopes they will.
Applicant in Oakville, ON
on 7 September 2020
Highly qualified 3 year back-end developer denied
Spent 2 weeks preparing, aced the interview. They said they'd reply within 3 days, but took 8 days. Asked for constructive feedback on why I didn't proceed to the tech assessment and they didn't answer. Avoid at all costs, could be a ploy to seem like they're hiring but just deny everyone to seem like they are a float during COVID-19.
Developer in Burlington, ON
on 27 May 2017
Honestly the best place I have worked.
You are working for a company with a great mission, and given lots of support to grow and expand in your career path. Super fun and just an awesome place to work.
Game Tester and QA Specialist in London, ON
on 8 November 2016
Amazingly good place to work
As stated in the summary, Prodigy is an amazingly good place to work. Every employee is given an opportunity to direct his career towards what he loves doing. It's a great place to gain Agile experience. Management do an incredible job trying to keep employees happy and are constantly striving to improve processes, soliciting honest feedback. The company culture at Prodigy is fantastic, with a lot of people that work hard but know how to have fun. The company parties are amazing! The hardest part of the job is arguably making sure I don't work too hard, as I love what I'm doing and I often don't want to go home. The most enjoyable part of the job is doing what I love doing. It's definitely the best job I've ever had.

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