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Linux Academy Overview

Keller, TX
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Education Training Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Linux Academy is the only tool you need to develop your Linux and Cloud skills! With over 500 hours of in-depth video content on Linux, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, and Big Data, Linux Academy can prepare you for a certification, help you get a new job, or help you get that ... Read more

Mission: Changing lives through high-quality, affordable real-world learning.

Linux Academy – Why Work For Us?


Linux Academy is a small, tight-knit team passionate about technology and helping our students succeed. We are agile and ship features and content quickly. Our team is open and collaborative, and everyone’s ideas are welcome. While we create online training, we pride ourselves in personal, direct interaction with students and sincerely care about helping them learn. We believe that success at Linux Academy is about more than only growing our membership, but also about seeing each student grow and advance—and that extends to our own team members, too. We live and breathe tech, whether at work or play, and are even known to host a company game night on occasion.

Linux Academy is the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community.

The Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. We're industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes. Our goal is to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology to the tens of thousands of students that learn at the Linux Academy.

Linux Academy Reviews

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Linux Academy Founder/CEO Anthony James
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  • "Growth is sometimes scary, but LA is doing it right!"

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    I have been working at Linux Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clear path of growth within the organization. I have seen at least 10 people get promotions in the past 3 months. Fantastic benefits that they are constantly tweaking to make more attractive to new hires and current employees. Focus on students and our end users as the most important thing about our company. Lots of fun engagement with colleagues even with being a mostly remote organization. Transparency is HUGE here and it shows. They also dole out significant praise within the organization which is a big perk. We have flexible work schedules and amazing work life balance. Makes you actually want to get up and go to work. I check slack even on the weekends just to shmooze with my colleagues because we adore working with one another!

    Cons

    Sometimes jobs close and open quickly and you have to switch gears in a moments notice- but this is true of many recruiting roles and not something im not used to. Every once in a while some stuff could get lost in translation due to people being spread out all over the world. We are scaling VERY quickly and need to hire more people just as quickly so that we continue to have less growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, make sure you spread the work out to others by promoting people to lead positions (As you have been) and as we scale please try to maintain this transparent and wonderful culture that LA has.

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Linux Academy photo of: We were able to donate over 250 hygiene kits!
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Linux Academy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Linux Academy (Keller, TX) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Initial contact via a recruiter, followed by a video interview with their HR specialist, and finally a phone interview with the hiring manager. Some time delay in between each step, but that is to be expected, people are busy.

    Low key, low-stress interview process from start to finish. The HR specialist focused on my general personality traits and did a great job explaining the Linux Academy remote employment protocols and processes.

    Hiring manager delved into my technical skills but was mainly focused on my motivation for taking a teaching job. He really wanted to make certain that I would have a good attitude for the students, and present a positive face for their content.

    After the phone interview, they got back very quickly with an offer.

    There were not too many prepared questions in either interview, but I saw that as a result of a free-flowing conversation. Both interviewers were well prepared, we just covered many topics without the need for prompts.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in producing video content?   Answer Question
    • Can you work remotely and stay on schedule for a long-running project.   Answer Question
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Linux Academy Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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