2U Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
89 Reviews
4.0
89 Reviews
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2U Co-Founder & CEO Chip Paucek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 2U sticks to their 'no-asshole' policy by hiring the right people for the company culture (in 12 reviews)

  • this is a place where great people are doing great things (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on what program you work for, there can be little to no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Growing pains are inevitable with a rapidly expanding, young company (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Start-Up Experience, Culture, People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Landover, MD

    I have been working at 2U as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and actually make a huge difference in the company. Growing very fast with many opportunities arising everyday.

    Cons

    Can't think of many a cons honestly, I have not had any qualms with the company and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work Here, Play Here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD

    I have been working at 2U full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance
    - Awesome Partnerships with Top Universities
    - The CEO and Upper Management listens and they are very involved
    - Room to Grow
    - Great Salary
    - The Future of the Ed-tech world

    Cons

    - The office area could use some updates
    - Vacation Days/ Sick Days
    - Maternity leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good

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

    I have been working at 2U full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing (more opportunities), and it's pretty fun. Also, the company's offerings are pretty cool. Online degrees. Everyone likes to talk about online education.

    Cons

    You really have to be proactive to grow and to find opportunities. Managers at the company rarely go out of their way to help you grow. Office sucks, and people make fun of you for working in Landover. It doesn't feel safe to walk to Metro station at night in winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change office location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Room to Grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at 2U part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lax atmosphere with great people to work with

    Cons

    Lacked direction in internship and didn't have a lot of interactions with others in the company or even other interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flesh out the internship program with some cool events and networking opportunities!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A brilliant company getting better with age

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 2U full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A unique chance to impact the world and change how people view online education. This is a company with a strong, clear mission and the team needed to get there.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to bridge the gap between NY and MD offices. Because things are growing quickly, not all processes and systems are always documented, and often the company needs to make processes and systems up as it goes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, so much happening!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Landover, MD

    I worked at 2U full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing like crazy, lots of opportunities. Very fun culture.

    Cons

    With the fun culture comes an expectation to fit in, at times it can feel a bit juvenile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales, sales, sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD

    I worked at 2U full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were young and great.

    Cons

    Literally get people to start and submit applications. Call 75-100 people a day is the goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent opportunity if you'd like to work in the education sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD

    I worked at 2U full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Above average salary relative to similar positions in different companies
    -For the most part they have good people working there, chances to make friends for out of work activities
    -If you work in admissions and the program is hitting its numbers then it is a fun environment on the floor

    Cons

    -Poor job security in admissions. Senior management very casually throw around words like "termination" when things aren't going well. Mass firings are common on admissions floors. The AC position has a shelf life of two years at most before most move on or are fired.
    -If the program isn't hitting budgeted goals you will have it taken out on you even if you are hitting your personal goals
    -Low number of PTO days for 1st year employees. No sick days at all so many employees come to work sick to save their vacation days
    -Office location is awful-absolutely nothing in the surrounding area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't treat the admissions counselor position like a revolving door. Take time to develop talent.
    -Put in a sick day policy
    -Change the office location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, almost too fun

    • 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 2U full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing rapidly and the employees know it. Super smart people passing large benchmarks and goals very quickly, all the time; there is always something to celebrate. The culture is work hard and don't be an a**hole. Good work-life balance. There is a community of trust that means you don't have to worry someone won't pull their weight; your team cares and sometimes it seems illegal to be laughing so much during a meeting ;-)

    Cons

    Deadlines can be hectic but there is always something to be learned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep the positive environment as the company grows and hire for quality, not speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    breath of fresh air

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover Hills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover Hills, MD

    I have been working at 2U full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    this is a place where great people are doing great things. the business is growing, and the company is united behind its mission not just its stock price.

    Cons

    compensation is good and the company actively finds ways to make this a good place to go to work. the growth makes this a moving target sometimes but theres an obvious commitment across all the senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep driving hard and keep communicating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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