Chegg Reviews

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

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

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  • 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. 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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    The Good & Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. software engineering

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Saddled with a dying textbook business, but breaking free

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineering Internship at Chegg

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

    I worked at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Chegg is definitely one of the best companies to work at. The company culture is great! Everyone is friendly there. It's the perfect size. It's large enough that you can constantly meet new people, but small enough that you recognize a lot of people at the office. Dan the CEO is great and laid back. He was there watching the World Cup with us. We have CheggChats every now and then. Chegg invites people like MC Hammer, Meg Whitman, and Jess Weiner to the company. We use EAT Club as the catering service. It's pretty decent.

    Cons

    As an intern, the team I was working in was pretty busy. It would be great if I could interact better with the team. But it all depends on the team you're in. Some interns don't have the same experience as I did.


  8. Great Intern Experience

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    • 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.


  9. Summer I'll Never Forget!

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

    I worked at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I was referred by a family member to intern there. The work environment is fun with lots of office games (ping pong, pool, etc.), parties and free lunch everyday! They had an amazing intern program for all of us. The intern program manager was so sweet. She listened to me, spent time helping write professional goals and organized a fun program with events in the city. My manager was the best. She mentored me in my work and on career goals. I felt like I was taken seriously on my team. During team meetings I knew I was a valued member and my opinions were taken seriously. Overall, this past summer made me feel like I made a difference. I would return in a heartbeat!

    Cons

    From an intern perspective, none that I could think of. I'll come back and post as an employee one day--hopefully!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Collaborative, positive, energetic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Design in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    This company aims to do real good, helping students get through college and into good careers. It's a very positive culture - people are friendly, collaborative, respectful. (I've worked for companies that are cut-throat, territorial, political - Chegg is none of those.) The workplace is beautiful, bright and airy; the HR team takes care of the team with benefits from top notch health plans to free lunch to car washes to Halloween parties. Compensation is VERY competitive with the valley.

    Cons

    Chegg stock has been languishing all year. The company needs to get that up in order to retain and attract top talent.


  11. Great internship experience

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, free lunch, snacks, gym etc. Internship program was very well organized: speaker series given by company leaders, outdoor activities (SF city tour, Giants game, etc), internship showcase, etc. Employees here are very talented and supportive.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons for the internship.

    Chegg Response

    Dec 10, 2014 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for leaving great review! Top Notch Internship experience is so important to us.



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