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Updated Aug 13, 2022

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Has anyone who is already a data scientist done the OMSA program at Georgia Tech? I’ve been doing online courses on coursera to learn deep learning and time series analysis. However, I feel like I need something more rigorous so I truly get it. I’m hoping to solidify my data science skills and advance my career. I probably can get promoted without it but no sure if I can make it to the manager level without it. Anyways, is this a good idea?

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    love it!

    Aug 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    culture and they treat you well!

    Cons

    remote is draining sometimes, but other than. that it’s great

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A company with a lot of heart but is struggling to grow

    Aug 2, 2022 - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - The people are kind, intelligent, and driven - The mission really drives the company and its decisions; you feel the impact you have on learners

    Cons

    - Lack of alignment among leadership leads to unnecessary work and churn on large projects and initiatives - The company is struggling to organize and operationalize key company processes at scale (there has been massive growth over the past couple years) - They struggle to retain BIPOC talent across teams and levels - Ineffective leaders are not dealt with in a timely manner; caustic leaders are promoted

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Your happiness depends on your role

    Jul 14, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good financial benefits Involved CEO Motivated people WFH stipend

    Cons

    Lack of support Ambiguous roles Zero work/life balance leadership lacks management experience and doesn't care if you are overworked, only if they are saving money Slow to hire for help and pile on work to existing employees High turnover rate and burnout rate few advancement opportunities Punitive culture with little coaching/learning on the job, but not enough time (or support) to learn skills outside of working hours

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    6 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    The cons outweigh the pros

    Aug 2, 2022 - Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Unlimited PTO and good compensation

    Cons

    I thought the unlimited PTO and high compensation would make the long hours worth it, but I was wrong. This company moves at a pace that no one can keep up. I’m only a couple of months in and already experiencing significant burnout. Your mental health is not worth the extra PTO and higher salary.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    A point of inflection

    Jul 19, 2022 - Partnerships Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    CEO is an excellent leader

    Cons

    Cut throat culture, little to no processes

    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 6, 2022 - Strategy & Operations Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Inform employees of company strategy, strong transparency

    Cons

    Difficult edtech market, reliant on higher ed partners in market that we're trying to disrupt, difficult to work in such a global company

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    if youre a poc, don’t work here

    Jul 23, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    there are none lmao don’t work here

    Cons

    management, most of the software engineers are white or chinese men, and very few woman of color who are engineers

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it!

    Jun 15, 2022 - Sales Development Representative in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    It's fun, I love it

    Cons

    It would be nice to get paid more

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Most people hate working here.

    Sep 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Free classes, stock allocation for some

    Cons

    In the past month, I’ve seen 6 coworkers break down in tears due to overwork and physical fatigue. That’s right. Grown men and women. Crying. At work. For an education company. Coursera is a company in growth mode; hard work and stress should be expected. Where it gets weird is how employees are pressured to exude high levels of positivity, “wokeness”and inspiration while working long hours into the night, fighting for more help, and having their work criticized in public under the toxic mantra of “learn, change, grow”. If you were to sit down and talk with any employee in private they would admit that they flat out hate their job and are actively looking for a new one. So why aren’t there more bad Glassdoor reviews you ask? It’s because most employees have stock allocations and don’t want to post anything negative publicly that affect the perception/value of Coursera.

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    59 people found this review helpful