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Excellent team and a strong culture

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Strong, fun culture (table tennis, happy hours, stocked kitchen, unlimited vacation), great engineers, lots of communication between the tech and business sides. Devs are passionate about their work and craft, but not obsessed with fads or the hottest trends.

Cons

Eagerness to pack things onto the roadmap. Communication can be an issue (as usual for a quickly-growing team).

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Been good to me

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They give me the room/tools to do what I need to to and expect me to get it done.

    Cons

    Lines of accountability and associated metrics could be more clear


  2. Helpful (3)

    A great place to work and build

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

    I worked at Knewton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intellect of peers, flexibility, perks. The company has a very positive mission. This is also a place where you can grow. I would highly recommend a position here as a first job to someone fresh out of college or grad school--there is still a huge upside here both financially (ed-tech is exploding) and professionally (the company is hiring).

    Cons

    Work can be a bit brutal when integration deadlines approach. But this is the nature of the beast. If you're looking for a cushy 10-5 dev gig where you can slowly get promoted with minimal hustle on your end, look elsewhere (google?). But if you want an opportunity to both impact an organization and an industry ripe for innovation (educational publishing), look no further.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. I've heard the new CTO is great.


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