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Turnitin Overview

Oakland, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students.

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Mission: Revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn.

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  • Turnitin Revision Assistant Named Finalist in Two Categories of Prestigious Education Contest: SIIA CODiE Awards! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIrGN

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Turnitin – Why Work For Us?


Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, Korea and Melbourne, Australia.

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

Turnitin Reviews

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Turnitin Chairman & CEO Chris Caren
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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)


    This is a fantastic company going through many changes. Our leaders are world class and truly dedicated to improvement in every sense of the word for every individual.
    Those that have stayed understand that change can be painful and it is worth the work it takes.
    New team members can see that most everyone is excited about the changes and growth.
    We are a stronger customer-centric organization focused on improving education.
    We are updating processes and strategies to ensure our schools and the teachers working with students are successful.
    We are updating technologies and products offered to educators around the world.
    It is exciting to be a part of such a large team dedicated to education.


    Seeing a few straggling negative reviews from legacy employees. Work towards change by either addressing your angst with leaders or perhaps make a change in career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Management commitment to our growth as a company and to each one of us is present and strong. The transparency provided and openness to hearing what we need to personally grow in our careers is appreciated and will prove to be the strength needed for continued excellence.

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Turnitin Photos

Turnitin photo of: Lounge or collaborate in our Charles Dickens Library!
Turnitin photo of: Welcome to Turnitin headquarters!
Turnitin photo of: One of our many collaborative whiteboard areas.
Turnitin photo of: Head up our internal stairwell to the Chocolate Factory break room.
Turnitin photo of: Whiteboard walls to brainstorm anywhere in the office!
Turnitin photo of: Grab free snacks, meals or a coffee in our Chocolate Factory break room!
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Turnitin Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Senior HRBP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Turnitin (Oakland, CA) in August 2017.


    Interview process was long, but well communicated. First two rounds were with recruiting over the phone, then an in person with 3 HR professionals and I returned twice for meetings with the leadership team. After being in constant communication with them for about a month, I never heard a thing after my final in person interview. Totally fine to not get a job, but not closing the loop isn't acceptable. It's been a month and no word either way from recruiting.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were about my background and experience. Given the sheer number of interviewers (9 total) it would have been more effective to have some sort of case based questions with scenarios. A good debrief would have likely been more effective.   Answer Question
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