Galvanize Reviews

Updated Dec 17, 2020

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4.4
86%
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Galvanize CEO Harsh Patel
Harsh Patel
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work at post bootcamp graduation(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people, programs and facilities(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some start-up like growing pains and org restructuring but nothing critical(in 6 reviews)

  • "The Executive Leadership Team is somewhat out of touch with what is going on at the ground floor(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Resident 

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to keep my algorithm skills sharp as well as the verbal aspect of software engineering.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy of the company is increasing quite a bit.

  2. "Great people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive, supportive, collaborative, fun, and overall great people (at least on edu side)

    Cons

    Low-ish pay, not a lot of upward mobility


  3. "Great managers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Immersive Resident (SEIR) 

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time

    Pros

    Excellent middle management, but business model is somewhat predatory

    Cons

    contract was fixed in duration

  4. "Incredible company to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Residence Remote in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible environment for growth as an engineer, leader, and human being.

    Cons

    I don't believe there were any cons to working as a SEIR for Galvanize.

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  5. "Software Engineering Immersive Resident (SEIR)"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Immersive Resident (SEIR) 

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great culture - Friendly staffs

    Cons

    - None I can think of

  6. "Great opportunity to take if you have the chance!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Immersive Resident in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great team

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7. "This is a money farm"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    Working with students is the only pro

    Cons

    They only care about making money. They work TA super hard because the lectures are horrible.

  8. COVID-19

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of growth potential and fast paced environment, focused on diversity and inclusion and culture.

    Cons

    The only con is that o haven’t seen my coworkers in person since March. Thanks COVID.

  9. "Great opportunity while applying to jobs"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Science Resident in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Surrounded by intelligent instructors and an overall highly motivated team.

    Cons

    They do not always set expectations for what you will do.

  10. "I'd accept an offer again"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Immersive Resident (SEIR) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Galvanize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A connection to the industry. Allows for time to apply to a full time job elsewhere. Challenges your industry knowledge.

    Cons

    Expectations of the role are unrealistic. Lack of training. Emotionally challenging knowing how much the clients are paying compared to what you are able to provide.

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