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Updated Jan 5, 2022

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3.8
66%
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71%
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Galvanize CEO Harsh Patel
Harsh Patel
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, always willing to lend a hand(in 11 reviews)

  • "A great place to work you would learn a lot(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are currently no cons to working at Galvanize(in 23 reviews)

  • "communication across teams/campuses needs work(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great DS program

      Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I met great instructors and friends. I’m so sad their DS program is not available anymore.

      Cons

      Nothing - every thing was amazing.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing experience, leadership team that's always striving to improve

      Nov 30, 2021 - Career Services Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Galvanize (now owned by Stride), personally has been a wonderful experience. The team is incredibly supportive of one another, always happy to back each other up. Well-rounded, intelligent and open-minded humans. Thank you to the HR and leadership team for the incredible effort you've put in to provide a whole range of benefits and supports. From health benefits, gym memberships and discounts, to flexible PTO, Devo Day (a favorite), inclusion efforts... honestly it's very clear that the leadership team is working hard to listen to our feedback and go above and beyond. I couldn't ask for more, in terms of organizational culture. My decision to leave was just a personal/industry shift. The company has been amazing and I'll miss everyone!

      Cons

      There was a layoff event that was handled a bit clumsily. CEO could improve his empathy for those affected.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      its a nice place

      Jan 3, 2022 - Cashier/Barista 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great hours, gets tips as well, fun activities after work, free entrance to school.

      Cons

      repetitive. not much anything else thats bad.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Galvanize EC

      Nov 15, 2021 - Event Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great exposure to start ups

      Cons

      event based work. not for someone looking for stable stream of income

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, frantic leadership

      Nov 5, 2021 - PrEP Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture and people and fantastic

      Cons

      little to no salary advancement (despite promises); constantly shifting employee review processes

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Nov 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible and supportive of staff members

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons working there.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Oct 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I’ve met some of the most driven and passionate people working at Galvanize.

      Cons

      Lots of changes over the several years that I’ve been here but I think things are moving in the right direction.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fulfilling place to work

      Sep 28, 2021 - Program Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Working with talented, driven, extraordinary colleagues -Growth mindset culture -Environment fosters life changing experiences for both staff and consumers

      Cons

      -Communication on strategy and vision top down hasn't always been clear but is improving

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Formerly great company in turmoil

      Sep 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Galvanize had a lot of great ideas about building a community space for co-working, networking, and education. Unfortunately they spread themselves too thin and were not able to do anything very well.

      Cons

      Recently laid off 80+ employees, shut down many programs (data science), very little company culture/communication of information, 3 different CEOs in the past year, majority of long time employees have left, poor communication between parent company (Stride) and Galvanize. They plan to focus on coding bootcamp, which has been successful in the past, but market is becoming ever more competitive and with few stellar employees left it seems like an uphill climb.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Absolute dumpster fire

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      When I was there, the technical teams were smart people who were great to work alongside and learn from. But those people have all been ran off, so this is no longer a valid pro

      Cons

      No performance reviews, learning budget, professional dev opportunities. My manager did what they could but the higher ups do not invest in employees. No raises, EVER, obviously. Near constant turnover in senior leadership positions, particularly HR. Work life balance was horrific. Worked 60 hour weeks and was chastised for not working 80. People would quit or be laid off, not replaced, and you would be expected to just do your work and theirs to the same standard as before. The health of several team members deteriorated because of how insane the workload was. Lots of overhead in middle management - a lot of non-technical people who seem to be running the show and have no idea what they are doing, what they are asking for, how to hire, etc. The lowest level technical managers were dragged down with so much busywork from these people who should never have been leading technical teams. After the Stride acquisition there were payroll issues abound, especially for the more junior members of the team, that were not rapidly resolved and no one showed any remorse. New employees, it's not a sure thing that your first paycheck will come through, and they will not be overnighting you one to make up for your error if that is the case. With the Stride acquisition, Galvanize kept the chaos, stress, and uncertainty of a startup, but just added all the bureaucracy of a big company. Between laying off the entire data science arm (because business was slow during a pandemic...) and the resulting people who have resigned in protest, there's been a huge brain drain and anyone of quality who is still employed there is looking elsewhere.

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