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Chegg San Jose Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance: Chegg really treat us as adults (in 19 reviews)

  • Lots of benefits: free lunch and snacks, unlimited vacation, frequent company-wide events and parties (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • We're breaking new ground and learning what it will take to be successful delivering our products - plenty of growing pains (in 7 reviews)

  • Unclear expectations and little career growth opportunities (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "working at Chegg"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    great work life balance and friendly management.

    Cons

    some processes can not completely set in place.

    Advice to Management

    streamline processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some Good/Some Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good teammates. Work/life balance was great.

    Cons

    Position didn't have a lot of room for growth. The position job title was a bad match with the actual work being done.... Everyone working their is pretty corny. Maybe they all really care about education, but they sound like a cult.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, innovative environment, great customers, working towards a greater cause of improving education

    Cons

    A little bit of bureaucracy, too many meetings, ramp on projects can sometimes be slow


  4. "Supply Chain Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good working environment and company culture! The interns are given impactful projects and I felt like a full-time employee!

    Cons

    I was working on a project that mattered for my team, but I felt too isolated from their day-to-day tasks during the peak period. But it's hard to on-board an intern for day-to-day tasks for only a summer!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing such a good intern program, and maybe add some more networking opportunities for the interns, and some 1-on-1 events for resume review or interview preparation for example, in order to tailor it more to the needs of every intern.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Top Internship For College Students"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Generalist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Marketing Generalist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Chegg is an incredible place to intern as a college student. Because we are their customer, we have a lot of say in the initiatives that are pursued by the company. They listen very closely to what the interns have to say, which I think is rare for a public company. Everyone at Chegg is friendly and is more than happy to answer any and all questions. The manager of the intern program arranges awesome events for us like foodie tours in San Fransicsco, trips to the giants game, and classes on negotiation. I could not have asked for a better internship experience.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any downsides of working for Chegg. There was never a day that I was counting down the hours till I could go home. Everyday flew by because I was not only busy but I was also having a ton of fun.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch
    Intelligent Coworkers/Passionate about winning
    Pay/Benefits
    Environment

    Cons

    Depending on your team, your experience can be extremely positive or negative. I love my team, it's hard work, but as a whole everyone seems to be very helpful and enthusiastic.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair across the board, keep top engineering and tutoring talent as most the negative reviews come from 1.) engineers 2.) non-domestic tutors


  7. "Amazing Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Chegg treats their interns so well! Since it is a smaller company, you will see your contributions actually being used. Chegg makes sure to schedule a good combination of fun and informative intern events as well

    Cons

    No real downside of working for this company. Only complaints I have heard from fulltime employees mostly have to do with difference in personality (i.e. I don't get along with my boss), but this doesn't seem to be the norm, and is common in most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The one-on-one attention and chances to speak with executive officers were so valuable!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Chegg full-time

    Pros

    Love your mission. Everybody’s friendly.
    Benefits are great, especially 401k match ( standard * 3 times), ESPP (-15% of current price) and unlimited vacation, good life-work balance.

    Cons

    However, some low-level managers are "out their place". I guess, they were promoted for hard work, but have little knowledge of management or how to motivate team. Mid-level management is not visible at all, never have spoke with them.

    Advice to Management

    have none.


  9. "Chegg and it's great internships"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consumer Insights Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Consumer Insights Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chegg as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open, friendly culture.

    One of the best places to work at as a college intern. Chegg values its interns as a source into the minds of college students, which means you get to do real, meaningful work. In fact, you're practically part of the regular employee base! And best of all, you get to help fellow college students find jobs and save money.

    Free lunch included.

    Lots of fun company activities.

    Cons

    The CEO is intense, and best experienced in small doses.

    Liable to get pulled from work to opine on some aspect of college life.

    SJW's in the San Francisco office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, guys! You're doing a great job with your interns, and I hope you've gotten plenty more this year!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment with the best team possible. Couldn't ask for better management and team experience.

    Cons

    Events arent equally distributed and there are times where working with remote colleagues are not as easily manageable. Small occurrences in the grand scheme of things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Nothing more important then the work you are doing. Only caveat is be a little better at the fun olympic games!


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