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HotChalk Overview

Campbell, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
HotChalk is a leading provider of education technology and services. The Silicon Valley company partners with universities to provide turnkey solutions that put degree programs on-line. HotChalk solutions incorporate all phases of the education life cycle and deliver industry ... Read more

Mission: At HotChalk, our mission is to provide education to everyone, everywhere.

HotChalk – Why Work For Us?

HotChalk Higher Education partners with select traditional nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-value accredited online degrees to working professionals—while extending the mission, visibility and integrity of our higher education clients.

At HotChalk, we believe everyone deserves access to education. We serve millions of users around the globe in K-12, and we provide leading-edge turnkey technology and services to our university partners. HotChalk’s mission is to make learning possible for everyone, everywhere… and we deliver! 

If you are optimistic about the future of online education, passionate about changing the lives of others, and driven to make a difference in the world, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of hiring the best talent, and offer competitive compensation packages and a dynamic working environment.


Our Philosophy

We see a bright future where everyone, everywhere

can pursue their full academic potential.

We Believe

Education transforms the world.
Educators lead the way.

While technology is crucial to improving access to education and education outcomes, people come first.

Our Story

In 2004, we launched HotChalk with a vision of improving education outcomes. Over the years, we’ve built the largest online education community in the world, attracting tens of millions of users and serving billions of pages of free education content to consumers around the globe.

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    Confident that new mgmt and bertelsmann can take this co to the next level
    I'm passionate about education and the co supported my continuing learning via a professional certificate with a hotchalk partner institution
    Friendly team focused on student outcomes
    Data driven approach and focus
    Large market and growth opp


    Quite a bit of turnover but hopefully that is all behind now
    Historically lacked focus, pursuing too many directions but new ceo seems to have team focused
    New ceo has improved communication which was lacking
    University partners can be difficult to work with and potentially be limiting factor

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the place more of a meritocracy and recognize strong performance. Stay focused on the core business. Develop more programs to support employee lifelong learning so we can in a good way " eat our own dogfood"

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    Enrollment Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HotChalk (Phoenix, AZ).


    First round a panel of four, second round one person and third round interview with CEO. Background check and follow up with recruiter regarding my acceptance. The process was very smooth and efficient and the panels a pleasant interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral and scenario based questions   1 Answer
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HotChalk Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 Most Promising Education Service Providers, CIO Review Magazine, 2014

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