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  1. "Code Fellows Seattle"

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    Former Employee - IOS Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IOS Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, people, fast pace, and its always open

    Cons

    Hard to balance life at such an intense pace


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Code Fellows full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and very supportive. Steadily trying to change the face of tech by regularly injecting diverse populations into the field

    Cons

    Could use a bit more on the side of support with respect to tracking student success after they graduate. Otherwise fairly solid

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the teaching staff and the support staff. Otherwise, maintaining focus on the clear mission is a good love

  3. "Best team I've ever worked with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is full of talented, passionate people, including the management team, who really care about what they're doing.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad to say about the company or team. I will say that the team doesn't suffer non-performers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun team, has the right idea"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Code Fellows full-time

    Pros

    Fun and passionate team, great mission, hard workers, beautiful space.

    Cons

    There are some departments that should be valued more than they are.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoying the ride"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Code Fellows (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of coffee! Occasional pizza/other foods.

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit higher.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code Fellows full-time

    Pros

    I went through the courses at Code Fellows as a student and loved it. After graduating, I became a teaching assistant so that I could make some money while searching for jobs. That was a great opportunity to take the classes again for free and to solidify my understanding of the material.

    Working as a TA also game me time to solidify my understanding of the material. I essentially got to take some of the classes again for free, and I found that teaching code constantly was great practice for whiteboarding. Also, teaching there is a great way to develop your network, build up rapport with the faculty, and get job experience in a programming job.

    Cons

    Code Fellows is a code bootcamp, so it produces a constant stream of people looking to get work. Since they normally hire TAs from among their graduates, the applicant pool is huge, and because they often don't know full enrollment numbers until close to the date that the classes start, it is hard to secure regular work as a TA.

    The coursework at Code Fellows is constantly changing as they refine their curriculum and stay up-to-date with emerging trends in tech. As a result, even if you're teaching a class that you took recently, the work that the students are doing may be quite different from what you did.

    Also, since teachers usually need to prepare the next day's lesson or attend meetings, the brunt of answering student questions falls to teaching assistants. Even with so many teaching staff per student, being a teaching assistant can be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    The quality of teaching assistants is key factor in determining the quality of a course.


  7. "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people at Code Fellows. Yes, they are people, so everything doesn't go perfect. But overall the team has worked through the growth and bumps along the way and model the thing we talk about "Growth Mindset" it's the belief that you're going to make mistakes, but if you learn from those mistakes you keep growing.

    Cons

    some of the negative reviews reflect people's "fixed mindset". Like I mentioned above, challenges are always going to happen, but the team has a good approach

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  8. "Fast-Paced, Fun Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code Fellows full-time

    Pros

    Code Fellows is a community-oriented, and passionate company that really cares about impacting the lives of the student going through it's programs. The employees are excited about the evolution of the company and figuring out how we can make it better than ever before. It's a fast moving environment and is perfect for someone who likes to be kept on their toes :-)

    Cons

    I really like enjoy everything about working here - that being said, the environment can be a little ambiguous and things can change quickly. If that sounds exciting to you, then it might be the right place!

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees about what things we can improve on!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code Fellows (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, comfortable environment.
    Supportive, friendly staff, co-workers, alumni and students.

    Cons

    There are zero cons to working here that I am aware of.

    Code Fellows Response

    Mar 9, 2016 – Director of Recruiting & HR

    This is great to hear - thanks for the support you give to our students!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Code Fellows (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've had so much fun working as a TA at Code Fellows. The opportunities to grow and continue to learn in the educational environment are numerous, and I wouldn't be able to thank everyone for the support the instructors, staff, and students provide.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! I see the constant hard work that you all put into making CF a great place for staff, TAs, and students!

    Code Fellows Response

    Sep 4, 2015 – CEO

    Thanks for the note! We're excited to have great TA's support our students.


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