Chegg
3.6 of 5 69 reviews
www.chegg.com Santa Clara, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Chegg Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 69 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Chegg President and CEO Dan Rosensweig

Dan Rosensweig

(43 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You get a somewhat decent free lunch"
    in 10 reviews
  • "great cause, great work environment"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "We're going through growing pains"
    in 3 reviews
  • "People just disappear with no word on why they were let go"
    in 3 reviews
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    Average for the valley

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsCompensation is fair for the valley. Depending on the team you're on you can achieve a healthy work/life balance if you set up some boundaries. Leave policy is fantastic. Average benefits for this area: Free lunches, on-site gym, etc.

    ConsEmployees are stuck in their silos and it's very hard to get cross-functional collaboration going. Not a very inclusive environment, people tend to stick with their teams and not branch out. The super large Marketing team is the worst offender. They tend to walk around with an air of self-importance and a belief that without any single one of them the place would fall apart. The HR orientation and on-boarding is literally one hour long, that's it! Then you're dropped of at your desk and left to fend for yourself. My manager wasn't even in the office on my first day and I was not introduced to anyone in the office. No one knows the company values, let's not even go into the fact that they don't display them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork towards building an inclusive corporate environment. Temper down the extremely loud and offensive CEO and work towards treating all employees fairly and with respect. Stop hiring your Ivy League cronies and hire the best candidates for positions. Beef up the on-boarding process (you're no longer a start-up)!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to start

    SME (Current Employee)
    New Delhi (India)

    ProsAcademic Learning, general management and leadership development

    ConsNo real industry specific skill up-gradation

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't track the employees and their small activities, Be result oriented. Work on MBO principles. The is a scope for employees to be paid higher while increasing the profits if the employees' suggestions are heard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team culture. Open to new Ideas.

    Conslike any startup gone public -Fast growing pains.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good compensation and hours

    Textbook Solutions Author (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAs a textbook solutions author, you don't get an hourly pay but instead get paid by solution you submit. The pay is relatively good if you're a fast and efficient solver, and it's nice to be able to work at home.

    ConsNo direct deposit and using paper checks still presents the same problems (delays in mailing, sent to wrong address, lost check). All forms of contact are done through email, so it's difficult to get any questions or issues addressed immediately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    temporary help and made to feel like it

    Customer Support (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosthey brought food for the temporary help

    Conspretty much everything. there were some HR violations that were rather concerning, but they may have also been temp workers.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire some of the people who you have as temps as full time. it will give incentive to temps to work to get hired full time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience. Team is very friendly and co-operative.

    Senior Business Intelligence Developer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsEnjoyed building apps from scratch.

    ConsTeam needs better engineer direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLong term vision and direction needs to improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood team, Fun category, Good product. Accessible management.

    ConsEducation changes slowly
    Lots of logistics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfantastic people, great work-life balance, intellectually stimulating

    Consstock not doing as well as hoped

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    2 years and loving my time at Chegg

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsHaving worked at a number of start-ups I have to say my time at Chegg has been fulfilling, exciting, and enjoyable. I look forward to every next day, to working with my team, and most importantly our mission. We are making a true difference for students and families.

    Constypical start-up stuff...always things to get done, always can be doing more, what you did yesterday was then - now time to do even better today and into tomorrow, even though the vacation policy is great - tough to take time off without feeling stressed about things not getting done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have to say Mgmnt has been nimble and fluid and for my role has given us the tools to be successful and always willing to listen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome people and Great company ( some good and some bad)

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clarita, CA

    Pros- Company culture is good, really care about people and their family.
    - Strong team, passionate mission focus, healthy professional learning environment and mentorship.
    - There are always an opportunity for people who want to grow their career and eduction.

    Cons- way too many departmental, hard to communicate with different team.
    - way too many meeting for the managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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