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2U Benefits

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Employer Summary

Do something that matters. Be a part of transforming higher education. At 2U, we combine a mission-driven culture, excellent work/life balance, and competitive benefits so that you, and your passion, can thrive. #Lifeat2U

We offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, unlimited PTO for US employees called MyTime, full tuition reimbursement, 401k matching, etc.

MyTime Unlimited Paid Time Off

MyTime empowers 2Utes to take the time they need, when they need it, and without worrying about PTO accruals, sick days, vacation days, and so on. MyTime includes unlimited PTO, holidays and other types of paid leave such as Parental, Military, and Appointment Leave.

Tuition Benefit

Through the 2U Tuition Benefit Program, 2U proudly supports eligible 2Utes (and their eligible family members) in continuing their education through our domestic graduate programs and short courses by reimbursing the cost of tuition.

2U provides full tuition payment to encourage employees to continue their education by participating in programs with 2U university partners and short courses.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

The 2U ESPP is a company-sponsored program that allows eligible 2Utes to purchase 2U stock at a discounted purchase price.


The 2U 401(k) Plan allows you to save for your retirement with some assistance from 2U through the employer match.

Additional benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Friends & Family Tuition Benefit
  • Leadership Training
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Referral Bonus
  • Military Leave

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • May 11, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former HR in Lanham, Maryland

    Unlimited PTO is probably the best benefit here. Although medical, dental and vision weren’t very expensive for any level.

  • Apr 14, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Amazing tuition benefit if you want to stay there 4+ years! Otherwise, nothing that stands out!. Typical vision, dental, health, etc.

  • Mar 24, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Student Success Advisor in Washington, District of Columbia

    This is a great company

  • Feb 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Customer Success Manager in Denver, Colorado

    Unlimited PTO, time off is encouraged, very poor 401k benefit and decent health insurance.

  • Feb 10, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Lanham, Maryland

    Great benefit plan! WFH was fairly flexible.

  • Jan 31, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Unlimited PTO, health insurance, 401K policy, stock options. The best perk is a free degree however you need to stay for x amount of years to pay it off. Cool office culture including game room, ping pong, and unlimited snacks. As a remote employee perks are very limited. Good perks however it is compensating for low salary

  • Jan 29, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Lanham, Maryland

    unlimited PTO, snacks on deck, work from home opportunities,

  • Jan 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Brooklyn, New York State

    The best part of 2U’s benefits is the unlimited PTO. The worst part is the 401K plan.

  • Jan 13, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Denver, Colorado

    Unlimited PTO is good. Other benefits are weak at best

  • Dec 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Unlimited PTO is nice. They also have a fairly generous family leave policy, where both parents can take 12 weeks off in fully paid leave. Snacks, coffee, and cold brew in the office. Bagels every other Monday. Main complaints is there isn't a good gym benefit and the 401(k) is pretty bad. The company is also bad about matching in time. This year our 401(k) matching was 6 months late.

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (78)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (35)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • CheckmarkVision Insurance (34)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (78)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (69)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

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