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Course Hero CEO Andrew Grauer
Andrew Grauer
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you're looking for a place with work/life balance, Course Hero has it in spades(in 14 reviews)

  • "Organized, Very in depth internship, Work from home(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "once you run out of people to sign market to it gets hard(in 8 reviews)

  • "We used to have more free lunches, but since there was a lot of waste from a lot of people choosing to work from home, the number of days was reduced(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Exciting and Passionate Ed-Tech Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues, interesting engineering problems to work on, noble mission of helping students graduate, fun modern office, catered lunches, team outings, stock options.

    Cons

    A workplace without any obvious cons may in of itself be a con but I do not know for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and exciting your employees. We all look up to you and love working with you. The most powerful way you lead, and continue to lead, is through keeping everyone energized and inspired. Thank you!

  2. It Keeps Getting Better

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    +The level of talent is very high and I am continually impressed by both my team members and our senior leaders +The mission that we're focusing on is highly motivating and it's clear that everyone here wants to positively impact students and educators around the world +The focus on innovation is impressive and I am thankful that we continually focus on the future +The company has clearly defined core values that were...

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    Cons

    -The office is starting to get slightly cramped but I assume we'll be looking for a new one sometime soon -As a fast growing company, team and company structure is constantly changing as are people's roles and responsibilities (although this seems to be normal) -If you live in SF, Redwood City can be a tough commute

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking big risks, thinking big, and working to positively impact the landscape of education! We'll definitely make it happen

  3. Helpful (4)

    A great place to work with a bright future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very open and collaborative people Management that actually cares and listens Excellent benefits The company is financially very strong with a bright future

    Cons

    Comp is not bad, but there is room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    You have built a great work culture, make a strong effort to keep it that way.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Awesome Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Amazing team members * Employees are cared for * Course Hero really listens to their employees * Catered lunches * Work from home options * The fast growth allows for a ton of opportunities

    Cons

    Rapid growth means teams constantly shift

  5. Helpful (1)

    Three words: Transparency, collaboration, and mission-oriented

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time

    Pros

    - Very customer-focused and has a good foundation to grow in the EdTech industry - Has a LOT of data and is rightfully investing in AI for optimizing demand and supply - Excellent people team that is listens to employees - Beautiful Redwood shores campus with on-site gym, pool, and walking paths

    Cons

    - Hiring is a challenge with so much competition around in Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work in being transparent and open about initiatives and growth plans

  6. Helpful (2)

    A company with a mission and a plan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Improving the world of higher education is a goal that's easy to love. The company has the benefit of a strong revenue channel and customers who do not need to be convinced further of the value of the offering. Coworkers are friendly and optimistic. Hours are flexible and reasonable. The office is spacious with perks of a gym, snacks, onsite cafeteria, and one weekly catered lunch. No doubt due to the aforementioned,...

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    Cons

    The location is far from convenient mass transit and restaurants. The company has been around for years, so if you're looking for stock options to make you rich, that time has probably passed.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Welcoming and Transparent

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are very keen to work together to solve solutions and are more than happy to help you with any problems you are running into. They have policies and benefits in place that allows flexibility for dealing with life. The upper management are very clear and try to keep the entire company up to date with what our vision is and are open to input and feedback.

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Keep up what you're doing.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Excellent Workplace

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      Current Employee - Educator Community Manager 

      I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Course Hero is a wonderful place to work. They have a great recruiting team in place and the hiring process went very smoothly.

      Cons

      I have nothing negative to say.

    • Helpful (4)

      I would recommend this place to everyone!!!

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Course Hero full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Awesome people to work with: peers are brilliant, energetic, easy-to-talk, supportive, collaborative and always ready to help, who will make you feel so comfortable at work! - Transparent management: easy to be involved in as well as well-informed of the company-wise decision making processing. - Flexible and efficient work policies: employees are allowed to be WFH twice every week, while the company offers a lot...

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      Cons

      Need more senior engineers to give more higher-level inputs (I know it's being well-executed now).

      Course Hero Response

      February 13, 2019EVP of Engineering

      Thank you for the encouraging message! We put a lot of effort into designing programs that align with our values, so it’s rewarding to hear that they are having an impact. Hiring senior technical people is one of our top priorities in product development, and we have some good momentum ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      Editorial Director

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at Course Hero part-time

        Pros

        Resume builder, leadership opportunities

        Cons

        Unorganized, no room for growth

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