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"Super-smart people working on something that matters"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

A LOT of talented, humble people working in one room (almost 100)
- Strong entrepreneurial culture that rejects anything overly corporate or even traditional
- Beautiful, huge office near Union Square (moved in summer 2012)
- Vast responsibility and empowerment given to those who take bold steps
- Powerful mix of proven technologies, open-source tools, and in-house special sauce
- Big emphasis on individual accountability and transparency in all functions, which enables teams to make decisions openly and move quickly

Cons

Company sometimes has a tough time internally as a tech company in the education industry. Product development and sales cycles can be long due to the natural rhythm of the industry, which predictably causes internal friction.

Other Employee Reviews for Knewton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent team and a strong culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong, fun culture (table tennis, happy hours, stocked kitchen, unlimited vacation), great engineers, lots of communication between the tech and business sides. Devs are passionate about their work and craft, but not obsessed with fads or the hottest trends.

    Cons

    Eagerness to pack things onto the roadmap. Communication can be an issue (as usual for a quickly-growing team).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Been good to me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They give me the room/tools to do what I need to to and expect me to get it done.

    Cons

    Lines of accountability and associated metrics could be more clear

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