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Updated Sep 26, 2022

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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee

    A directionless company which now lacks a mission

    Apr 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work from home Wednesdays. Flexible timings.

    Cons

    When the story of Coursera gets written it'll be the one in which two enterprising founders wanted to change the face of education but somewhere along the way lost their original vision. Over the years Coursera's management has put more features behind the paywall and made sure that financial aid is harder to access. With the recent management shake-up, the about-face has been completed. Jeff Maggioncalda, who in his last job ran a financial services company had made sure that the last thing anyone should worry about is pedagogy. Jeff strongly believes that his mission is to ensure that Coursera becomes just like 2U (a rival company focused on selling expensive degrees). As a result, the old guard has started to leave in droves and what was once a revolutionary company (almost Khanacademy-esque) is now a hollow one which lacks a mission. In addition, Coursera is very hierarchical where Ivy league grads get all the cushy top spots. Frequent strategy changes have led to confusion.

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    20 people found this review helpful

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    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback — we're sorry to hear that you are frustrated. Feedback like yours helps us improve as a company. We appreciate you taking the time to write this out, and we encourage you to share further feedback: please email us at HR@coursera.org.

  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Massive impact and growth

    Nov 30, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Huge potential for technical growth - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - Recent management hires are not good

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Circus without the fun

    Sep 19, 2017 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pros: Free food. Brand name. A few good people. Free courses. What else? ...that's it. I really can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Management was arrogant and engaged in a bunch of other side gigs. Strategy wasn't clear. Low performers were tolerated and even rewarded. Lack of accountability throughout the company. Raises not consistent. Bad office location with an in-office culture. There were times when I should have been brought in on decisions, but management liked to pretend to know what they were doing and disregard people with knowledge of the actual space.

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    13 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Great company with a great mission to be a part of

    Jun 4, 2021 - Middle Web Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - great mission - modern and accessible management - good velocity - great future prospects - good technical challenges - a lot of great and positive people that are already working there - access to learning materials

    Cons

    - as of 2020 contractors could fill a bit out of the system and not being able to use all planning tools that the employees were using - compared with working on startup, some processes will slow you down, but it's anyways will happen if you choose to work in a mature company with lots of developers - no dedicated R&D department

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  5. 5.0