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Updated July 7, 2015
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Chegg President and CEO Dan Rosensweig
Dan Rosensweig
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Pros
  • Other perks: free lunch, gym etc (in 15 reviews)

  • great cause, great work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • We're going through growing pains (in 4 reviews)

  • 0 career growth unless you're tight with the right director/exec (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Chegg. Great place to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Shepherdsville, KY

    I have been working at Chegg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chegg has and will always put students first. Helps them save time money and get smarter. They have the best benefits for full time employees in the area where I live.

    Cons

    If there was one con and its probably not a con it would be that when students return to school we get so busy feels like were never off but when students are on vacation its like we have nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    I really couldnt give any advice to management because they do a fantastic job from hiring the right CEO to hiring the right people to make sure the job gets done.


  2. Great Place to Work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chegg full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Smart, passionate people who work hard and are dedicated to the mission statement. *Company really cares about their employees and offer great benefits *Free lunch every day, as well as snacks and drinks

    Cons

    Haven't run into any cons so far!


  3. Smart, focused company with great people and good atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Chegg full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really smart people committed to doing the work right. Supportive company with great benefits and fantastic life-work balance.

    Cons

    I haven't found one yet.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    The Good & Bad

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Chegg full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    * beautiful office - layout, design/decoration, sitting/standing desks, windows/lighting, quad/lunch room, conf rooms * free lunches - yummy, healthy and somewhat catered thanks to eat club service * healthy/good snacks and plenty of hot/cold drinks * fun/festive events - somewhat college atmosphere with pool table, ping pong tables, nearby bocce ball court, walking trails, games and large kitchen/quad * strong mission statement to save students time, money and get smarter * volunteer events (plant a tree in Tahoe, second harvest)

    Cons

    * not a tech company, conglomeration of services acquired for their sales numbers, not for technology and/or talent * you won't make much impact as a developer, most time spent refactoring existing/old gen code since it's often the scapegoat for slowing the company down * 80%+ company management, sales, business, account and product managers, means not enough engineering to tackle all the projects the business wants/needs * senior engineers will not like all the distractions, working with junior engineers (interns, new grads, remote/offshore teams), sustaining engineering work

    Advice to Management

    See cons.


  6. software engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Chegg full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    culture, values, provide valuable service to consumers

    Cons

    sometimes confusing product development, roles and organization

    Advice to Management

    continue building quality engineering organization


  7. Helpful (1)

    Love working here. Nice work environment and young, smart people wokring for intellectually challenging projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chegg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly people, and cozy environment

    Cons

    Not much but I wish we have a better gym.


  8. Great Company !

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chegg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, awesome team members. Company leadership has a great vision !

    Cons

    Priorities keep changing. That can be frustrating sometimes.


  9. I worked as a part-time textbook solutions for computer programming books.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Textbook Author in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Textbook Author in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Chegg part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work is flexible, you can do remotely.

    Cons

    paid is not sufficient. Some textbook questions take more than 2 hours to program but $ for one question is only around $10. So if you average your paid and work hours, you hourly wage is way below minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    Saddled with a dying textbook business, but breaking free

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Chegg full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * The company has a good long-term strategy around transitioning the business to higher-margin digital services. * The people are great, and it's a fun company. * Free lunch! :)

    Cons

    * The textbook business occupies far too much of the company's resources, but this is changing with the Ingram deal! * Lots of re-org'ing, which can be disruptive. * Tend to get into lots of side-projects without clear goals.

    Advice to Management

    Go all-in on the digital strategy. Get away from textbooks and any projects that don't directly contribute to significant user engagement and revenue.


  11. Great Intern Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Chegg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team structure, open community. They really want you to get something out of your internship. The people I worked with were amazing.

    Cons

    They are going through some growing pains, but are working it out. The intern program is super structured, which could be a good or bad thing depending on how self driven you are.



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