Varsity Tutors - Some growing pains, but a great engineering team and a strong business | Glassdoor

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"Some growing pains, but a great engineering team and a strong business"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

* The business is healthy and growing.
* The engineering team is chock full of strong developers, and a healthy mix between old-timers and new arrivals.
* Engineering and Operations are great at embracing new technologies and leveraging new tools.
* Very flexible work environment in terms of work-from-home opportunities and work hours.

Cons

* Legacy rails monolith is highly cross-coupled with poor separation of concerns and high learning curve.
* Some level of tension between older employees who built product through startup phase and newer folks brought in to scale enterprise and create SOA
* Highly remote workers means tandem cohesion is a bit of a challenge.
* This is a highly sales driven company but there is some disconnect between engineering and sales.

Advice to Management

* Work on team cohesion, maybe through team building events or get-aways.
* More cross pollination between Sales teams and other departments.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Varsity Tutors full-time

    Pros

    You get to work from home, so no commute.

    Cons

    If you are at all good at sales, if you value your time, if you value being valued and treated fairly, if you like to be compensated fairly, RUN away from this job. There is HIGH sales turnover here for a reason. Be very wary of any positive reviews, as current employees are strongly advised to write something good about the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Show people that you appreciate them. Be fair. Stop allowing cutthroat tactics from sales directors. Set realistic goals across the board throughout your various metrics. Recognize that most people want a work and family balance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What a company!!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Contract job. Just started as a math tutor. Can get as many hours as you want. It will be up to you to get hours as a tutor.

    Cons

    The website they have has a few problems. It needs a little improvement but if the problems are fixed, then it would be a better experience for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep up with both clients and tutors. Also, try to increase the number of staff on the phone lines.

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