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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Coursera full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is important to the company and can stand on a vital position.

    Cons

    The company is relatively small.


  2. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food , Nice people

    Cons

    Not much control , Lot of manual work done , Need very talented people in accounting , A/P is not done right way. Invoice not paid on time

    Advice to Management

    Hire right Hr person to find right talented from market


  3. "A great place to jumpstart a career."

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

    I have been working at Coursera full-time

    Pros

    Widely accessible opportunities to gain visibility and work with upper management on projects catered to personal interests, co-workers are generally very kind.

    Cons

    Work life balance feels unsustainable at times, non-engineers have a slight air of entitlement and culture feels skewed to their benefit. Values feel watered-down and a stretch.


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  5. "Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a great manager and team that supported my learning. Enjoyed the transparency and size of the company.

    Cons

    Smaller company with some less established engineering practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the social mission in mind always. Continue to hire engineers and other employees who care about the original mission of the company.


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    "Great Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coursera has a positive culture that encourages open communication and feedback, shared goals and performance objectives, and a social mission to allow everyone access to education. The benefits are comparable to other companies at the same stage, free meals and snacks, free Caltrain Go pass, and a senior leadership team with impressive backgrounds. The people at Coursera are passionate about what they do and the mission of the company.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains regarding organizational structure and ownership areas, but I'm confident that they will get ironed out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward and challenging Coursera employees to build something great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Comfortable working place to stay

    Cons

    Too busy and a little boring


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, experienced leadership, lots of exciting challenges

    Cons

    Nothing different from any growing startup


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with massive market opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    The business has great growth and momentum.
    Company has found a good strategy and is hitting its stride in execution.
    Strong team and great culture.

    Cons

    Coursera is experiencing the pangs of a growing company.
    Given the huge mission, things can feel unfocused at times.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the last 3 years more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Individuals are talented, mission-driven // Organization is growing and learning"

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

    Pros

    - Exciting mission and global focus
    - Lots of talented hardworking individuals with strong support for each other
    - Fun, quirky, open culture
    - Strong growth in core business

    Cons

    - Need to manage big decisions better. Wide scope of mission means potential to spread too thin or to have conflicting priorities.
    - Top-down management for complex prioritization is not necessarily a bad thing, but needs to be communicated better and more timely way.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep the mission and values focus. It really sets us apart and is a big part of what makes us Coursera.
    - Prioritize, focus, and communicate better between teams.


  11. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, beautiful hardworking people
    Great perks and open culture. Love the All hands and food served is great too

    Cons

    .....……
    Coursera is startup so not many cons, still figuring out the processes

    Not many still a startup so let it grow



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