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Turnitin Overview

Oakland, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the ... Read more

Mission: Education with Integrity

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  • Turnitin Revision Assistant Named Finalist in Two Categories of Prestigious Education Contest: SIIA CODiE Awards!

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Turnitin – Why Work For Us?


Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries.

We are searching for people who demonstrate a passion for education and technology, are collaborative and entrepreneurial in spirit, and who can contribute to our continuing success and growth. In return, Turnitin offers a true "secret sauce" culture, terrific benefits and "total rewards" package and provides challenging and inspiring work.

Make a Difference

Turnitin is the leader in all of the markets it serves. We are a profitable, growing, pre-IPO company 

that is a recognized innovator in the education industry.

Talented People

Not surprisingly for a company focused on education, our employees are well educated and passionate about improving student learning through technology.

Solve Hard Problems

Before they became buzzwords, we've been working on solving tough technology challenges around Big Data, distributed databases and storage nodes, real-time response to millions of queries, search and link analysis algorithms.

With Cool Technology

We use Git, GO, C++, Python, SproutCore, Backbone and proprietary Machine Learning technologies to manage petabyte-scale hash and file systems on the backend, and millions of transactions per second on the front-end.

Worldwide Impact

At Turnitin, you'll have a chance to work on applications that are used by millions of people around the world each day. We serve over 10,000 customers in 19 languages across 135 countries. If you want to make a difference, Turnitin is the place to be.

Turnitin provides big company benefits in a small company environment.

  • Health / Dental / Vision
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) with excellent employer match
  • 12 company-paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off
  • Turnitin Cares volunteer program including Turnitin Scholars, volunteer days, and charity matching
  • Free chair massages
  • Public transit employer subsidies
  • Gym employer subsidies
  • Professional sporting events tickets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    I have been working at Turnitin full-time (Less than a year)


    I am relatively new to Turnitin and I think the company is making all the right steps to modernize the tech stack, expand the product portfolio and focus on customer needs. Change is hard and some people seem to want everything to stay the way it's always been but I believe the changes are for the better. The office is a great environment, with lots of great amenities and treats--not Google level but a solid employee focused set of benefits, snacks and services. Fantastic office parties and outings. Flexible time and location, work from home flexibility, etc...


    Lots of work to be done because of all the changes which can sometimes be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Some people will leave but the team that will result will be stronger and more committed.

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Turnitin photo of: Turnitin's CTO, Ron Park, presents product updates during the Sales Kick Off meeting.
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    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Turnitin (Oakland, CA) in January 2017.


    Applied through Linkedin got a call the following week. The lady on the phone was super courteous and easy to talk with. In-person interview seemed like they were caught off guard or they forgot about the interview. But they were still polite and attentive.

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