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Code Fellows Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Lead Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Code Fellows as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team of people to work with. Code Fellows does everything they can to get people into a new career field. They are innovative and involved in making diversity a huge focus.

    Cons

    Helping students can always be rough. Learning how to code is a very intense step to make in a career change, and students feel that.

    Advice to Management

    Management is amazing, I don't really have anything bad to say. All the staff is very inviting and encouraging in the environment and fied they are in.


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. "Amazing Environment"

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    Current Contractor - Teacher Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Teacher Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really do take care of you, and your individual needs.
    Learn alongside the students in the class.
    Cultural environment is extremely welcoming and sincere.

    Cons

    Pay could do with a little improvement, but the perks out weights it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Valentine to Code Fellows from a Lead TA"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code Fellows as a contractor

    Pros

    This place is a magnet for good people who love to learn. I sincerely look forward to coming to work each day with the students and staff. There is a genuine feeling of everybody wanting to help each other out. There is a rich community to be found at this school and it's only going to get better because the leadership truly cares.

    Cons

    Like all communities that are growing and evolving, some flexibility is helpful. The pros are the same as the cons. Growing, fast paced, changing. You get out of the Code Fellows experience what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun team, has the right idea"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Code Fellows as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice people, exciting and enthusiastic students, they are trying to be inclusive and stepping toward diversity.

    Cons

    Start up code school that is changing rapidly. Management team pays lip service to transparency. They often ask for ideas and suggestions for improvement and then "kill the messenger." Each term it is a challenge to figure out who has final say over hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a consisent TA hiring plan. Be as transparent as possible with all the changes. Continue the good work of inclusion.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "a little surprised they still exist..."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Code Fellows as a contractor

    Pros

    The great thing about teaching at Code Fellows was highly motivated students. They're adults, they're paying a ton, and they really *want* to learn and change their lives. Students who try hard and value their education make teaching rewarding. This was the only pro.

    Cons

    Despite their sincerity and drive, students have no idea what they're getting themselves into. The company misrepresents the amount of time it takes to become a competent programmer. By the end of the course, perhaps 5 of the 20 students were ready for an entry-level position -- the students that already had highly-relevant backgrounds, like engineering or math degrees.

    Code Fellows promised a full refund if students weren't given job offers within 9 months, and made every effort to not live up to that promise -- even making (terrible) job offers to former students, just so they'd technically gotten an offer.

    The teachers that care work incredibly long hours, and are paid quite badly, especially considering that each student pays more than 10k for the course. So that Code Fellows can keep paying extremely low wages, they hire bootcamp graduates as course instructors -- not assistants, but actual instructors. Students are paying thousands of dollars to learn how to enter a new industry from people with no actual industry experience, and no practical programming experience.