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"Change the world with some of the smartest people in the industry"

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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

* Brilliant people
* Work on one of the most important problems in the world: improving education
* Encouraged to change anything you don't like through an RFC process
* Work hard culture without destroying your life
* Quarterly hack day!
* Weekly open discussions with upper management, usually with CEO
* Great open work space
* Free dinner & metro cards (basic tech startup stuff)

Cons

Communication across the company could be better, although it is improving, and goes with the territory with a rapidly growing company. It's also not always clear what is necessary in order to advance at the company.

Advice to Management

Continue to grow aggressively.

Other Employee Reviews for Knewton

  1. "A great place to work, in a domain with lots of potential."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knewton emphasizes hiring talented and motivated people and succeeds at it. Communal space is exceptional and I really like going to work. They are very flexible with my work from home hours. I have great gear and any extras that i need to be comfortable while I work. People here are well balanced and interested in the world. Staff are not only contributing to their jobs, but also to the open source community and to the world at large. There are numerous examples of staff enrichment guilds, and volunteer work, and many scientific papers to be found. Hack days are quite exceptional events. We have whole product lines that exist because of them.

    Cons

    We are growing fast and we will be a little cramped until we secure our new space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Get that new space ASAP.


  2. "Incredible group of people and fun, positive culture"

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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
    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.


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