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"Incredible group of people and fun, positive culture"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Really amazing group of people who are passionate about the work they are doing and care about the cause. Good work-life balance and management team makes a lot of effort to continually improve the culture.

Cons

Sometimes not as communicative regarding the overall product strategy as they could be.

Advice to Management

Keep working on communication and transparency around product strategy. It's gotten better but can still be improved.

Other Employee Reviews for Knewton

  1. "Great place to work"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vibe in the office, interesting challenge, work-life balance

    Cons

    No 401K contribution from the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Super-smart people working on something that matters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    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.

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