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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    One of the best startups in the Valley right now

    Aug 24, 2014 - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Coursera is easily one of the best startups at its size given that it's only 2 years old. They have doubled down to get a highly focused management team and are starting to show some impressive numbers in terms of revenue and user growth. The engineering team consists of some of the smartest people I've met. Many of them are ex-Google, Facebook, LinkedIn employees and/or early students of Andrew & Daphne from Stanford. They follow great engineering practices and have some very experienced people that will mentor you here. They have a pretty unique Scala+Play stack, which is a pleasure to work on and plenty of interesting high growth projects in the pipeline. The company is expanding like crazy with plenty of new faces joining every week. They also have a fun, quirky culture that really eases the stress of working at a high growth startup. Very much work hard, play hard. The social mission of the company is also spectacular. You can't complain when you work with really smart people and contribute to an amazing cause.

    Cons

    It's a startup. While they treat their employees well and pay competitively, the perks & benefits are understandably not quite the same as Facebook or Google.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work/life balance, supporting culture

    Jan 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Results are the metric that's important on my team, not arbitrary busy work metrics. The people on my team are supported and allowed to be entrepreneurial. People are given the room to complete their tasks in the way they think is best and micromanaging is nonexistent on my team.

    Cons

    They could pay a bit more, but honestly it's pretty good.

    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Mission driven company that is great for entry level employees

    Aug 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Coursera truly believes in the mission, and you are surrounded by people who deeply care about education. I worked with some wonderful, smart people at Coursera. Great opportunity for people early in their career who want to have a tech job that stands by its mission. Opportunity to work remotely.

    Cons

    This feedback is specific to enterprise. No work life balance. They talk a lot about work life balance, but then refuse to hire appropriate size teams to manage the work load. It's an old saying that you can have two of the following: Good, Fast, or Cheap. Coursera wants everything done cutting edge, done at the speed of light, and without additional resources. Coursera continuously hires successful, experienced people, and then treats them like entry level employees. I felt disrespected on a regular basis, which ultimately lead to burn out. I've seen more people cry than I would like, which is amazing since we were all virtual.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Intern

    Software Engineer Intern

    Feb 6, 2017 - Anonymous Intern 
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    Pros

    Extremely smart and passionate people.

    Cons

    Business model isn't clear, and lack of coordination between exec team with engineers.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Do something you won't regret!

    Jul 30, 2018 - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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