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Coursera Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 30, 2021

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  • "Great people to work with and inspiring mission!(in 44 reviews)
  • "Company used to have an amazing culture(in 16 reviews)
  • "Great pay and the job is remote(in 15 reviews)
  • "Great work / life balance(in 12 reviews)
  • "Coursera is a company that has a great mission (providing universal access to the world's best education), and a team of people highly motivated to fulfill it(in 12 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Meh

    Feb 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are nice Free food (lunch & dinner) Pretty good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of inexperienced and poorly trained middle managers A lot of politics Lack of transparency; decisions are made at the top

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    5 people found this review helpful

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great workplace

    Jul 3, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - lots of different ways to contribute to the leading name in online education - empathetic teammates and workplace culture - great work life balance - good transparency from management

    Cons

    - growing pains; still working with old systems less employees know about - waiting on approvals when working cross-functionally

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  3. 1.0
    Former Freelancer, less than 1 year

    Horrible People - Find another company

    Jul 27, 2022 - Content Writer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good content get online.

    Cons

    - Chronic burnout - Bad management - Work life balance isn't real - Toxic is probably the best word to describe the culture - Seems like organization is against company culture.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Your happiness depends on your role

    Jul 14, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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
  5. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to work!

    Jan 8, 2021 - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good team culture! Amazing work life balance!

    Cons

    All in person events have been cancelled due to COVID.

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