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Updated February 12, 2017
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2U Co-Founder & CEO Chip Paucek
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Pros
  • The culture, the work/life balance, the opportunities for networking, the events (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, work hard play hard atmosphere (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Creating a proper work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • It often does feel like a cliquey high school that aren't very welcoming to new comers - going from lower to upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, benefits, experience overall. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    No work from home for Admissions

    Advice to Management

    Award more flexibility to employees


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U (More than a year)

    Pros

    has a very good work culture

    Cons

    fear of pigeonholing yourself because you are not building many transferable skills

    Advice to Management

    Develop your Team


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture & Fun Place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Manager in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Admissions Manager in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Promotions are not always given to those who deserve them. Seems very political. Not a lot of professional development given to tenured employees looking to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Work on professional development for managers.


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  5. "Challenging but Fun Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Support Advisor in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Student Support Advisor in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of company events, good perks, fun atmosphere, casual, fast paced enough without being too stressful

    Cons

    Can feel isolating at times, stuck in your own bubble, lack of professional development (being addressed currently)

    Advice to Management

    Foster more team and personal development, continue to foster a strong, fun, accepting culture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company overall, but not without flaws"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    Young culture, great people, bright company future and growth

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Only a certain "type" of employee gets promoted and cliques/favoritism is rampant. Some managers in LA are still around and don't seem to be going anywhere despite numerous complaints by their employees, abnormal turnover, and general discontent on their team for years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. When a manager gets repeated complaints to HR by their team members, and when everyone on their team keeps quitting, pay attention and take action.


  7. "Great Culture! Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    People really believe in the mission.
    Energetic Management

    Cons

    Leadership focused primarily on MD office

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great culture. Remember what has worked in the past. Don't change for the sake of change.


  8. "Opportunity meets great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    2U is a fast growing, mission driven company. The combination of a) a great culture b) strong growth potential and c) a mission driven company is truly rare. Work here if you can.

    Cons

    - Tough recruiting process
    - Organizational realignment can be unsettling

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing employees and continue to promote within: it's important to our culture!


  9. "Overall great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    Great commitment to employee satisfaction, including access to time off for community service, snacks, fun office activities, and casual workplace

    Cons

    Because the company is growing quickly, there is often a confusion around processes because they are constantly being built/changed

    Advice to Management

    Great steps have been taken in training new managers, however there is still some discontent around how those with ambitions to move up should be preparing themselves


  10. "Great Company...Lucky to be here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Great benefits
    -Company is always trying to improve
    -Voice is heard (for the most part)
    -Great pay
    -Progressive
    -CEO is awesome

    Cons

    -Job can be monotonous
    -Managers do not go through training

    Advice to Management

    Develop training for managers!


  11. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time

    Pros

    The culture and the working environment is great. Everyone is truly motivated to make a positive impact in the higher education space.

    Cons

    Working for a company that is growing so rapidly presents many challenges. Often times it can feel like you are spread too thin, or your bandwidth is exhausted.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead your teams, streamline process, and inspire others to care about the work we do.



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