BetterUp Overview

  • www.betterup.co
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2013
  • Company - Private
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and ...
Mission: To help people pursue their lives with clarity, purpose and passion.

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Best Places to Work: 2022(#29)

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BetterUp Reviews

4.3
80%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Alexi Robichaux
Alexi Robichaux
169 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Great place to work"

Sep 26, 2022 - Sales Development Representative (SDR)

Pros

Culture is amazing, drink the tea! Lots of work to do, coaching culture is the best

Cons

Nobody really seems to know what their short term goals are in each department, only long term with no idea on how to get there.
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Diversity & Inclusion at BetterUp

4.5
(141 Reviews)

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BetterUp Interviews

Experience
Positive61%
Negative31%
Neutral8%
Getting an Interview
Applied online44%
Employee Referral26%
Recruiter21%
Difficulty
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  1. Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cornwall on Hudson, NY
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    I applied online. The process took 5 months. I interviewed at BetterUp (Cornwall on Hudson, NY)

    Interview

    I know this is cliche to say, but I never write these types of reviews. After what I experienced, however, I feel compelled to do so.

    If you are interviewing at BetterUp, be prepared for a very long and convoluted process.

    I was first contacted by the hiring manager on Memorial Day (yes, Memorial Day) about the open position. This was the first red flag; I immediately thought: what does this say about the company's work-life balance?

    In my humble opinion, their interview process runs counter to the values they espouse on their website and on LinkedIn; if they truly cared about employee (potential employee) morale and mental health, they would not have an interview process that spans five months and seven interviews. After my first two interviews and a design test (a test that took way longer to complete than they estimated), I was informed that BetterUp was going through a reorg, and I could apply for the position again when the position was posted in a month. There was no way I was going to do this (another two interviews and design test?), but after a month went by, I was told I didn't have to reapply. They would like to resume interviewing me for the position. I thought sure why not.

    Even with a reorganization, five months, a design test, and seven interviews is completely unacceptable. It is incredibly disrespectful of people’s time. This lengthy process also no doubt eliminates some awesome candidates; only candidates from a place of privilege such as myself (happily and gainfully employed) can afford to navigate through their tests and multiple interviews. This is HIGHLY problematic from a DEI perspective.

    Let's fast forward to interview seven. I had to ask for it to be rescheduled because, during this excruciatingly long process, I started a new semester. No longer was I free to jump when they told me to do so. They rescheduled, but I could tell as soon as I stepped into the interview that something was off. The VP was six minutes late (the interview was 30 minutes), leaving no time for me to ask questions. I guess it is okay for BetterUp to reschedule multiple times and connect me with multiple recruiters, but when I need to reschedule, it is a problem?

    After my last interview, I saw the job posted on LinkedIn the very next morning. After devoting so much of my time and energy to the process, BetterUp decided it was more important to list the job first before contacting me, a candidate that had stuck with them through all of their self-induced chaos. It was really upsetting -- what a horrible way to be treated!

    A couple other thoughts:

    Even before interview one, I was leery of BetterUp after reading Glassdoor reviews. It is *gross* that they require new hires to write a Glassdoor review during onboarding. If true, this is, in my mind, 100 percent wrong.

    I also find it off-putting that they have their employees regularly post new head shots on LinkedIn (not a problem) but all are accompanied by text that reads like a corporate press release (problem). This leads me to believe that BetterUp, first and foremost, is a PR firm.

    The individuals I met with were generally nice; I do believe BetterUp has some really great people working for them who believe in BetterUp's lofty mission. They seemed to realize the process was ridiculous.

    But yet, here we are. Why?
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BetterUp Awards & Accolades

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People Also Ask about BetterUp

Employees rate BetterUp 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 307 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2022, BetterUp employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at BetterUp, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at BetterUp and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 80 of employees would recommend working at BetterUp to a friend. This is based on 217 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

61 of job seekers rate their interview experience at BetterUp as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.2 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at BetterUp.

80 of employees think that BetterUp has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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