Knewton Reviews

15 Reviews
4.4
15 Reviews
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Jose Ferreira
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Knewton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, friendly, open culture, with passionate people who want to be thoughtfully involved in shaping how education responds to the digital age. A good work-life balance is consistently supported and reinforced. I’ve really enjoyed my work and interacting with coworkers to make it happen. Given the domain and the company’s rapid growth, there is a lot of opportunity to advance and take ownership of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Given Knewton’s growth (in company size and in number of partnerships), the company is also changing quickly. While the senior management’s vision for the company is frequently and very openly discussed, it’s still hard to anticipate how Knewton will look in one or two years.

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Knewton Interviews

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    Software Engineering Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Knewton.

    Interview Details

    I was first sent a coding challenge that involved finding pairs of names that appeared in a text file, and was given about a day to complete it. Then there was a coding interview over the phone with screen sharing, just asking me to do simple things like pick a random element from a list and improve it's performance.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you find a random non-null element from an array of 10 million, where most elements are null, in a reasonable amount of time. AKA don't just go through one by one searching until you find an element that's not null, how could you do this. It was more of a thinking interview than one with specific questions.   Answer Question
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Knewton Awards & Accolades

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data, Fast Company, 2014
The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.knewton.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

By analyzing real-time to figure out what a student knows and what they need, Knewton then recommends what to study or assess next. Concept-level proficiency data makes it possible for students across subjects and grades to learn as quickly or remediate as deeply as necessary. The Knewton API connects any third-party learning application to our adaptive learning infrastructure.

Mission: Many companies work on machine learning. Most sell ads or financial services. Knewton sells a more educated humanity.

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