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2U Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
95 Reviews
4.0
95 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.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U

    Pros

    Great people, work hard play hard atmosphere!

    Cons

    Though it is work hard play hard, they really mean WORK hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Culture and Team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative working environment

    Cons

    much easier to move around/grow in some teams than others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Young, fun company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U

    Pros

    Maintaining a young, fun company culture is a major priority for leadership. Most departments abide by a "work hard, play hard" philosophy. Company does a good job of keeping employees in the loop regarding major financial and corporate developments. Lots of talented, smart people who are driven and eager to help others (and the company itself) succeed.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to maintain a good work-life balance; lots of turnover; some departments (especially those in newer fields or specialities) lack managerial expertise; sometimes hard to discern opportunities for upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, changing quickly, losing culture, too much Kool-Aid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD

    I worked at 2U full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very smart and talented people at the company. There is a strong "we are changing the world" vibe.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the "we are changing the world vibe" is strong Kool-Aid. After a couple years there you realize you are not changing the world, you are just driving revenue for the company. . Since going public, company has lost much of the culture that once made it an inspiring place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not always experienced with managing... and they don't get much internal training to become better managers. This is a big problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Senior marketing role at education technology company

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing in Landover, MD

    I worked at 2U as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mature startup with resources and very smart people. Interesting business model although competition is growing.

    Cons

    Business model changed frequently, tremendous pressure to make the numbers, chaotic. Hired very young, gave them responsibility and did not spend time training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training the young people you hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just Wonderful!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    Casual dresscode. You can find true friends at 2U because this is not just a job, it's a lifestyle.

    Cons

    Long hours and the location of the HQ is not very convenient for people who don't own a car.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The NYC office has a great atmosphere and is very relaxed. If there is one company in Ed - Tech to work for, it is 2u

    Cons

    Some teams / departments in the NYC offices are really young and their lack of experience and leadership really shows. It can be childish at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    2U

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U

    Pros

    Young, dynamic company in a quickly growing market

    Cons

    Expanding too quickly, and not ensuring that the company can sustain or even handle this current growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible time schedule. Not very promising biz model though.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 2U as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Open office space and more comfortable than tight cubicle spaces.

    Cons

    The business model is not very promising with growth potentials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    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

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