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Chegg Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Values work-life balance, company is in super high growth mode with lots of runway" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Great office in Santa Clara with open seating and free lunch" (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no transparency about pay/hierarchy/career growth on the marketing team" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No cons except that in few months flow of questions is low" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chegg full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Chegg was better than I ever could have expected. Everyone was positive, intelligent, driven, and passionate. It was clear that the employees truly wanted to save students money, help them get through college, and prepare them for the workforce.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep hiring inspired people to get it done!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chegg part-time

    Pros

    Work on your on schedule and wherever you decide with internet access.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may get students that expect you to do their homework for them.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Talent Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chegg full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transparency, Unique, Dream big, Innovative, Debate Decide & DO

    Cons

    Automation Manual Process of Change Aspiring

    Advice to Management

    nil


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing culture, really going places!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really wants to feel like a family, cares deeply about its employees and the students they serve. Values work-life balance, company is in super high growth mode with lots of runway. CEO believes strongly in investing in people vs hiring from the outside.

    Cons

    Old IT systems, a little fragmented in structure- typical high growth pains of knowing what to keep and what to throw out. Especially as new people join from other tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Adopt ideas from newcomers while preserving the amazing culture and family vibe.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Frontend Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Chegg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible timings, several tech stacks to choose from, awesome culture

    Cons

    work in passive mode as products and business sits at Salta Clara


  6. "Ok easy job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Chegg part-time

    Pros

    Easy and flexible work with decent pay.

    Cons

    Little to nothing done to prevent spam and inappropriate tutoring requests.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the request/query system.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Galesburg, IL
    Current Employee - Tutor in Galesburg, IL

    I have been working at Chegg part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and pays well. Can learn a lot due to its variety of challenges.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are no opportunities. Many fraud students as well.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Outstanding place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chegg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and a culture to match. Full of collaborative people who care about the company and work hard together. Open communications from top to bottom, with a real willingness to learn and get better. Great office location and great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of growth coming - get ready

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Chegg is great, the marketing department is not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chegg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are generally incredible people, and the benefits are excellent (lunch daily, unlimited PTO, etc).

    Cons

    Within the marketing department, there is little to no emphasis on promoting from within, career development, etc. In the whole time I was there I'm not sure I saw anyone within the marketing department get a title change. There is no transparency about pay/hierarchy/career growth on the marketing team.

    The department has also allowed some very toxic individuals to succeed without ever seeming to try and amend their behavior. I had a number of astonishingly inappropriate and unprofessional interactions with more than one individual on the marketing team, and my complaints about such treatment were met with excuses for their behavior and no clear sign of interest in addressing these problems. I was not even a direct report to these people - I cannot imagine what they have to deal with on a regular basis. These individuals are people managers with no people skills, and the fact that these people rarely seem to receive any sort of discipline is unbelievable to me.

    I have seen a number of people leave (or start planning to leave), myself included, either because they were forced out by toxic individuals or because there was no other option for upward mobility and better compensation. I would not be surprised if the marketing team continues to have issues retaining talent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people - they are talented and they are worth it. Cut out the toxicity.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "surprised they're still around!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chegg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provided meals, they allow dogs in office

    Cons

    There are SO many. This is by far the worst company i've EVER been a part of. The engineering team is worked like cattle, management is horrible, turnover is ridiculous. Every now and then I come across someone else who came out of the Chegg sweatshop and they all have similar things to say. STAY AWAY!


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