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Course Hero Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Pros
  • This is why I love that Course Hero partners with Books for Africa (in 25 reviews)

  • I learned how to both market myself and the Course Hero Knowledge Drive (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • It was online and I wish I had been able to go to an office to interact face to face (in 7 reviews)

  • You need to know a lot of people or have a lot of connections in order to get people to sign up (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "iOS Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ios Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Ios Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Open and collaborative working environment
    - Awesome work & life balance
    - Great perks
    - Everybody here is so nice

    Cons

    - Mobile team is too young


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Business Development in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job where i have the ability to enhance my communication, business, and leadership skills.

    Cons

    Only part-time for payment and working.

    Advice to Management

    Very well organized, love the company!


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    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Inern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Inern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Course Hero part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and convenient with your schedule. Money depends on how hard you work

    Cons

    Money wasn't that good in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to accounts being created


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "UX/UI Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really appreciate the design culture here. One designer is working with one product team which means you have a lot of ownership on what you are working on. We have design collaboration time twice a week and I can get a lot of good feedback from other designers and have a better idea on what other people are working on.

    Cons

    We only have 3 catered lunch every week and there is only one cafe within walking distance.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "I Enjoy working at Course Hero"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is great. People here get a lot done while still finding time to enjoy working together. 3 free lunches a week is very nice. The product is interesting and I can contribute ideas which receive serious consideration. The executives, including the founders, are very approachable and will spend time discussing ideas with you.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly, so keeping everyone informed about all the changes that might affect them can sometimes be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    I am a manager at Course Hero, so I'll say 'keep doing what you are doing'. The product is very good, the company is doing well and growing quickly and people are happy to be here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Decent pay. Boss was very accomodating and willing to work with me whenever I had scheduling or personal issues that interfered with work.

    Cons

    Due to somewhat sporadic nature of work, even though the pay was good per hour, if there was not much work to do, you would not have a lot of opportunities to make money.

    Advice to Management

    Revise compensation guidelines/the structure of the internship to allow for more "regular" hours and compensation for interns over the summer.


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    "Editorial Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Course Hero has a great environment that encouraged creativity, sharing, and growth.

    Cons

    We still need more women in leadership positions!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Course Hero has a great company culture and very collaborative, helpful employees. As a new grad, I always feel comfortable asking my coworkers for help, which is very important to me. Fun company outings, happy hours and team lunches really help you get to know your coworkers. There are biweekly workshops to help with career development, and you are encouraged to attend conferences for personal growth. The senior management is very present and they make an effort to connect with each employee, regardless of position. The engineering projects are productive and impactful, and they give you the opportunity to work all over the stack and really understand the code base. Everyone has the opportunity to pitch new ideas and decide what their product team works on each quarter, so you really feel invested in your team and what it accomplishes. Overall I have really enjoyed my time working at Course Hero, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon!

    Cons

    Most engineers don't switch teams very often, so if you want a ton of variety in which teams/products you are working on, you might not find that here.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and fun culture lead to a really easy going place to work. Work doesn't seem too bad when it's fun and on your own time.

    Cons

    Need to revamp a lot of outdated code. Also needs a more rigorous training to start new engineers off. Also, there needs to be more innovation.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Course Hero (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are all about helping you build and develop important skills for your career.

    Cons

    Communication was difficult at times since it was a remote position.


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