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The Teaching Company Overview

Chantilly, VA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Teaching Company is the nation's leading developer and marketer of premium-quality, university-level courses built especially for personal development and lifelong learning.The series (The Great Courses) differ from most online learning platforms in that ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to empower lifelong learning. We do this by curating the world's greatest professors, experts, and brands to create engaging, in-depth educational media that is readily available and easy to enjoy worldwide

We do this because ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Ready, Set, STREAM: The Great Courses Streaming Subscription Now Available on Amazon Video! New add-on video subscription 'The Great Courses Signature Collection' introduces premium lifelong learning to Amazon Prime members

  • The Great Courses and the Washington Literacy Center are teaming up! We are making more than 600 of our courses available to to tutors and students of the Washington Literacy Center which has been helping D.C. residents learn to read since 1965.

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The Teaching Company – Why Work For Us?

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The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners like you, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.

The secret ingredient is YOU. Our customers are involved at every step of the process, helping to choose course subjects and select professors from the thousands we screen each year.

The course creation process that follows involves so much more than just placing a camera in the back of a classroom. We surround the world’s greatest teachers with a team of experts who collaborate on crafting a customized and entertaining educational journey that’s both comprehensive and fascinating.

What you don’t get are the trappings of a university that you no longer need or want. There are no exams. No homework assignments. No prerequisites. You can choose the format that fits your life: video or audio, discs or digital. Watch on a TV, laptop, or tablet while taking notes in the free companion guidebook. Listen on your mobile device while going about your day.

From concept, to development, to custom content & visual design, each of The Great Courses is an unparalleled educational experience designed with people like you in mind.

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It all began with just a few videotapes—and a brilliant inspiration.

Tom Rollins, the founder of The Great Courses, was a law student at Harvard University and was facing an important exam on the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence—an exam for which he wasn’t prepared.

Dreading the notoriously boring subject but knowing his success depended on understanding the material, Rollins obtained videotapes of 10 lectures by a noted authority on the subject, Professor Irving Younger. Rollins planted himself in front of his television late at night and put the first tape into his VCR. What he discovered changed his life.

The tapes were unlike anything Rollins had experienced in his Harvard lecture halls. Professor Younger’s lectures were outrageously insightful, impressively thorough, and engagingly witty. They made learning not a chore to be accomplished but an adventure to be experienced.

Rollins played all 10 hours of those lectures nearly nonstop. A few days later he passed his exam and went on to make an “A” in the course.

He never forgot the unique power of recorded lectures by a great teacher—the way that a bright mind could ignite a passion for lifelong learning. And years later, in 1990, Rollins founded The Great Courses to share that unforgettable experience with the rest of the world.

Rollins’s concept was simple:

  1. Find the top 1% of college professors in the world, selected entirely for their ability to teach.

  2. Use feedback from customers to help craft courses into formats uniquely designed for the lifelong learner.

After more than 25 years and 19 million courses taken, The Great Courses still adheres to the strict principles on which the company was founded, supporting every course with a 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee. We invite you to learn more about Our Professors and Our Team who make it all possible; and Our Customers, a discerning community of lifelong learners who demand “the best of the best.”


Our employees tell us they love coming to work every day. They appreciate a dynamic, rewarding environment filled with talented people who share their passion for learning.

People are the driving force behind our success, which is why we take care of our associates with some of the best benefits in the business, along with challenging opportunities that promote professional growth and development. 

Our workplace is focused on a great balance of work and fun. We work hard to make our associates feel valued and respected. 

The Teaching Company is growing fast. We need motivated and dynamic professionals to join our teams in Production, Technical Services, Marketing, Customer Care regularly.

Check out all our current opportunities and apply using our careers link below!

As an associate at The Great Courses, you can expect these benefits as standard:

  • Exceptional medical and dental coverage for our associates and their families

  • Generous paid-time-off entitlement

  • Bonus plans that reward you based on your individual performance and when the company does well

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health care and dependent care

  • Immediate eligibility for 401K voluntary salary deferment program with company match

  • Short and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee and dependent life insurance

  • Award-winning wellness program

  • Employee referral bonus program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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    It was fine, it was run like a startup, but had the feel of a large company


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    I though Management did a good job, I would recommend.

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The Teaching Company Interviews



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    I submitted my application online. The interview was at the Chantilly main office. I met with an HR member and then several members of the call center. They notified me via a phone call that I had been accepted and completed the rest of the process via email.

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    No negotiation. The offer was spelled out in advance.

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