HotChalk – Why Work For Us?

HotChalk Higher Education partners with select traditional nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-value accredited online degrees to working professionals—while extending the mission, visibility and integrity of our higher education clients.

At HotChalk, we believe everyone deserves access to education. We serve millions of users around the globe in K-12, and we provide leading-edge turnkey technology and services to our university partners. HotChalk’s mission is to make learning possible for everyone, everywhere… and we deliver! 

If you are optimistic about the future of online education, passionate about changing the lives of others, and driven to make a difference in the world, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of hiring the best talent, and offer competitive compensation packages and a dynamic working environment.


Our Philosophy

We see a bright future where everyone, everywhere

can pursue their full academic potential.

We Believe

Education transforms the world.
Educators lead the way.

While technology is crucial to improving access to education and education outcomes, people come first.

Our Story

In 2004, we launched HotChalk with a vision of improving education outcomes. Over the years, we’ve built the largest online education community in the world, attracting tens of millions of users and serving billions of pages of free education content to consumers around the globe.

HotChalk Reviews

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    Great place for self-starters and to accelerate your professional development!

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    I have been working at HotChalk full-time (less than an year)


    The best thing about HotChalk is simply the company culture. Everyone wants to be here because they genuinely believe in making education accessible for everyone. Your co-workers are your biggest cheerleaders! They want you to succeed and value your opinion and input, and definitely are looking for innovative, out of the box thinkers so do not be afraid to speak up! Because the company is so new, there's a lot of opportunities for growth and being able to pioneer something great. You really can see the results of all your hard work and efforts, and how you can positively affect the lives of individuals from all over -- there is honestly no better feeling than that!


    Not necessarily a con, but because it's a startup, the company is rapidly changing so one must easily adapt and be quick on their toes. Also everyone also seems to always eat lunch at their desk, wished there was some sort of break room? Open desks can make it hard to concentrate sometimes when there's a lot of people talking.

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HotChalk Interviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014

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    Senior Developer Interview

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    Interview Details

    I actually came on as a contractor first, and worked for a few months in this capacity, then was invited to join as a full-time employee. I was interviewed by 8 different people in the department, from people who would be my peers all the way up to the CEO, who likes to meet each new employee in person.

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    I live far enough away from the office that I included telecommuting in my negotiations. They were reluctant at first, but agreed. It has worked out well on both sides.
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HotChalk Awards & Accolades

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Top 20 Most Promising Education Service Providers, CIO Review Magazine, 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters Campbell, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

HotChalk is a leading provider of education technology and services. The Silicon Valley company partners with universities to provide turnkey solutions that put degree programs on-line. HotChalk solutions incorporate all phases of the education life cycle and deliver industry- leading student retention and graduation rates. HotChalk operates the largest global network of free... More

Mission: At HotChalk, our mission is to provide education to everyone, everywhere.

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