Duolingo Reviews

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Pros
  • "Duolingo has a great culture.(in 12 reviews)
  • "The hiring is extremely selective, which leads to having a team who is all A+ players.(in 10 reviews)
  • "Great people(in 9 reviews)
  • "Generous comp, benefits, and perks(in 7 reviews)
  • "Amazing mission (provide free language education to the world)(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing

    May 1, 2022 - Translator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great coworkers, leadership, paid well

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any cons

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Apr 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Duolingo is a special company. Friendly culture, excellent pay and benefits, challenging work with very smart people doing good in the world.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly, so you have to be OK with change and ambiguity.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Best company ever!

    Feb 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Every single person at Duolingo is genuinely kind. This is probably because of the focus the company places on hiring mission-driven individuals. Even the leadership team is very approachable and humble - Extremely talented and hard-working peers! - Huge importance given to diversity and inclusion - Very transparent culture that makes each employee feel involved in high-level strategic decisions made by the company - Even though Duolingo is now a public company, even fresh college grads get an opportunity to work on meaningful projects - A chance to genuinely work on making people's lives better

    Cons

    - Getting a sunburn in the company retreat to Cancun

    5 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company, Talented Group

    Apr 14, 2022 - Senior Data Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Talented peers, good culture, interesting product

    Cons

    middle management is not great

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    This companies great

    Mar 17, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - they treat us so well - The company accepts us for who we are

    Cons

    -nothing to complain about at this time

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun, Fair, Equitable

    Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employees are truly valued, leadership is excellent, lots of growth potential

    Cons

    none come to mind right now

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

    Quirky but not fake

    Dec 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Super smart people. Great food. Fun culture.

    Cons

    Things change pretty quickly and sometimes that leads to inconsistent messaging when it comes to policies.

    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    May 31, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - _Friendly_ co-workers: always helpful & cheerful when you are lost or need another part of the product explained - Still retains 'high-minded' goals from true startup days: i.e. we haven't "sold our souls" as we have grown and monetized - not an easy thing to do. It's not perfect, but the hard conversations aren't squashed by management and seem to be keeping us away from that particular ledge. - Smart co-workers - Growing company

    Cons

    - Work-life-balance has been hard. Mostly during the pandemic. Attempts have been made by management to rectify this, but they have only been half-successful - Lack of 'necessary' bureaucracy - with growth some management things that could be done without systems in place are now more of a nightmare. Need more formalized processes in some places.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    best experience

    Oct 28, 2021 - Product Designer in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture and competitive compensation

    Cons

    competitive teams might cause peer pressure

    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    General Review

    Oct 27, 2021 - Talent Acquisition in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    healthy culture amazing peers, duos caring management collaborative

    Cons

    No reservations around this company

    3 people found this review helpful
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Duolingo Reviews FAQs

Duolingo has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5, based on over 101 reviews left anonymously by employees. 94% of employees would recommend working at Duolingo to a friend and 94% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Duolingo employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Duolingo. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

94% of Duolingo employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Duolingo 4.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.7 for culture and values and 4.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Duolingo to be career development, senior leadership, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, management.

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