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Khan Academy Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Passionate culture and talented co-workers

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    Former Intern - Intern - Software Engineering in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Software Engineering in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Khan Academy as an intern

    Pros

    - tons of flexibility on what you want to work on
    - everyone is super passionate about their work...
    - ...because you actually get to do meaningful work
    - high-quality code base
    - we use React for frontend programming
    - Thursday game nights
    - you lose track of time while working
    - John Resig and Craig Silverstein work here
    - catered lunches, flexible hours, competitive pay even for the area
    - you get paired up with a mentor
    - really open culture -- we're encouraged CC most emails to a group mailing list

    Cons

    - the initial setup is a bit crazy
    - Google App Engine is a hog -- you may need a faster computer (they'll probably provide you with one)
    - the weather is a little too perfect

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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Best place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Khan Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team - humble, kind, quirky, and phenomenally talented & hard working. Best of all worlds: lots of impact, lots of opportunities, lots of fun!

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con...as a start-up, it is fast paced and constantly evolving so be prepared to be open to change.

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  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    I love working at Khan Academy

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Khan Academy full-time

    Pros

    Changing the World
    Doing fascinating stuff
    Tons of freedom to choose projects to work on
    The most amazing, kindest, smartest group of people I've ever met
    Super flexible working conditions
    Using cutting edge technologies every day
    A lot of transparency and participation in decisions about where the company is going

    Cons

    It can be stressful knowing that billions are waiting
    Khan Academy would be a hard place to work without any experience, as it's a small company and a lot of the time you work on projects solo.

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    Smart and passionate people working on an important problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Khan Academy

    Pros

    You get to work with some *very* impressive people on a product you can feel good about.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit, so there's no lottery ticket (i.e. stock options).

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and learn

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Khan Academy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The developers were amazing: they ship fast and build great things. Everyone who works there is passionate about moving education forward, so it's a great feeling to be part of that movement. Compensation was good, and my boss was understanding when I had to take a few weeks off.

    Cons

    Working remote made it difficult to communicate and share thoughts. The deadlines imposed on me were somewhat unrealistic and I struggled to keep up with the pace.

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  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Khan Academy

    Pros

    Wonderful place for self starters

    Cons

    Must be self determined & able to make your own work

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