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"Test engineering at edX"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at edX (Less than a year)

Pros

High quality free lunch every day
Working with friendly, helpful people. One coworker offered to lend a book about Git.
Good for students to become familiar with a real-world development situation

Cons

As a temporary worker, I didn't have the opportunity to feel a part of the company. For example, there was a weekly company meeting that we didn't attend.
I wasn't familiarized with the entire structure of the edX website which the organization was working on.

Advice to Management

I think it's a good idea to give people a better overview.

edX Response

Oct 21, 2014 – Manager, HR

At edX we strive to ensure everyone feels welcome and part of the organization. The weekly meetings are open to all edX employees regardless of employment status. We have sent out weekly invites to... More

Other Employee Reviews for edX

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Content Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Content Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Content Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at edX as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - free daily cater lunch
    - great mission
    - autonomy with minimum supervision
    - worked with some of the most incredibly smart people from MIT and Harvard

    Cons

    - Big structure with lots of teams so your team may feel small and lost in the crowd


  2. "Great potential, but lacks vision, execution, and good management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at edX full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing people; smart, hard-working, creative problem solvers
    - Free food
    - Flexible/remote work
    - Non-profit mission

    Cons

    - Lack of innovative vision; too focused on revenue without a clear understanding of how to make money
    - Disconnected leadership & middle management
    - Lack of support and follow through on most projects and initiatives
    - Unclear who's actually leading the organization

    Advice to Management

    You need more people in management who understand the landscape of education, online education, and, specifically, higher ed. Focus more on differentiating yourself through the mission and less on your competitors and copying what they do. Take more risk and be a leader in the space.

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