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Pluralsight Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Unlimited PTO (and you can use it)" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is also respected here" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company is growing fast which creates tremendous opportunity and at times ambiguity" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Since we are growing so fast, it can sometimes be hard to reserve the Tesla and appointments for massages fill up really quick" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company- Very Intentional about a Human-Centered Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In 9 months at Pluralsight, I think I have received more praise and recognition for my hard work and expertise than I received in 20 years previous. They are serious about staying focused on human beings. When the Chief Experience Officer stopped by my desk to praise the team and gave some very specific compliments, it blew me away that he was paying attention to our work at that level of detail. He's a busy man, but is serious about staying connected with his growing team as humans. And leaders throughout the company are likewise committed to this culture. My direct leader has often stopped by with the purpose of doing nothing more than cheering the team for recent accomplishments. It's a small thing, but it is so cool, and it feels great to be recognized for the hard work we do on a daily basis. Love the culture here!

    Cons

    Blackout periods and restrictions for trading company stock, which apply to all public companies are quite annoying, but I suppose that's not Pluralsight's fault.

    Pluralsight Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Wow, love hearing the recognition you’re receiving! Being recognized, not just in a formal way, but on the day to day is such a powerful piece of feedback. Your team has done some incredible work... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn't Live Up to the Hype"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time

    Pros

    Free stuff, fun work environment

    Cons

    Bad management of fast growth. Company was restructured three times in the one year I worked there and everyone seemed lost. High turnover. LOTS of travel waste.

    Pluralsight Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Hey there. We’re indeed always adapting to meet the company’s needs, but with a laser-like focus on intentionally doing it, ensuring our strategy totally aligns with the vision, and understanding the... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pluralsight is a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pluralsight is full of bright, talented people who are mission driven and who care about each other. The work is meaningful and you can feel comfortable speaking your mind and contributing. There is a great culture in place and the company has been awesome at setting by goals and achieving them. I've also found management to be accessible and transparent.

    Cons

    There have been typical growing pains for a company that has grown as fast as Pluralsight has. The biggest complaint I have is that many departments in the company don't have career growth plans for employees in place yet. Sometimes it's hard to see what career progression looks like within the company. Pluralsight leadership cares about the employees and wants them to grow, but in conversations I've had with several leaders, they haven't been able to articulate a specific, clear plan and timeline for how I can grow.

    Pluralsight Response

    Aug 21, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much leaving this review and for the acknowledgement of the leadership being accessible and the ability to be comfortable in speaking your mind. That is the culture of openness and... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a perfect place, but"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time

    Pros

    Great Leadership, powerful vision, top-tier product, bright future

    Cons

    Mixed priorities, not operationally focused, resources spread thin

    Advice to Management

    Recommit to the balance between strategy and operations

    Pluralsight Response

    Aug 21, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for the review! I’m curious about what specifically you mean about recommitting to the balance between strategy & operations and would love to hear more about what you are seeing. Of course... More


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Great benefits w/ decent culture and subpar management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and culture are great. Salaries are ultra-competitive.

    Cons

    Management is bad with confidentiality. CEO is insincere. They make all decisions based on what's best for the bottom line and not the employees.

    Pluralsight Response

    Aug 21, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Glad to see that you loved our benefits and compensation. I’m super curious around you perspective of the leadership. That’s so counter to our intent! - Anita


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great place to be!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time

    Pros

    Great vibes, great people!

    Cons

    Growing pains are there.

    Pluralsight Response

    Aug 7, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for the review! - Anita


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Room to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Project Management
    Former Employee - Project Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Does not have a great plan in place for remote employees, you are sort of out on an island by yourself.

    Pluralsight Response

    Jul 10, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    It’s great to hear that you think Pluralsight is a great place to work with autonomy. Supporting remote team members is something we’ve been working on and will continue to! Thanks for sharing your... More

  8. Helpful (30)

    "Sinking Ship, get off while you can"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Farmington, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Farmington, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, product focus and direction

    Cons

    Executive Leadership, Sales Leadership "Joe D" are so focused on IPO that they have forgotten the people that have gotten them to this point. The constant change, realignment and a solution that isn't seen as a necessity by customers. Training is seen as a luxury and is why PS retention rate is slipping fast. The current growth model and direction isn't sustainable and layoffs seem inevitable after they fool "the street" .

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about public perception and building the most elaborate campus in Utah and focus on being your word and take care of your employees like Aaron used to promise he would before he became a different person/leader. The fact that Aaron /leadership made all employees, no matter how long they had worked at Pluralsight start over in May of 2017 and wait four years to vest is a complete joke and confirms the greed and is opposite of what was told when I was hired four years ago. Congrats Aaron on your $450 million plus. Hope we didn't "dilute" your shares to much.

    Pluralsight Response

    May 21, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Yikes, I’m sorry to hear how you saw it here during your time here. Yes, there’s change and it feels different than what existed before. It’s different and it’s, of course, still totally rooted in... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is positive, leadership is sharp and cares about employees, great product and smart people.

    Cons

    Like any growing company, trying to scale fast.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are amazing! Keep this great culture alive!

    Pluralsight Response

    May 29, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Love hearing this and that Pluralsight is the best company you’ve worked for! Thanks for sharing your experience. - Anita


  10. Helpful (4)

    "I feel like I hit the jackpot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked at Pluralsight for only a short time and all I can say is that I feel extremely lucky to work here. Everyone I spoke to said it is a great place to work and the culture is great and I took that with a huge pinch of salt. After I started I realized that it was all true and actually even better than what I was told. The culture that Stan (SVP of Commercial Sales) has put together is phenomenal and is centered around making sure everyone in the Commercial has a fair shot at winning. The amount of time and analysis that went into creating fair and dynamic quotas and territories is a a breath of fresh air for this size of company. The company as a whole actually takes the mission and values to heart and abides by them. We have a simple product that is a great market fit and customers love it. The perks are great and the best part is that they don't mask a poor culture unlike other companies I've seen with good perks (by the way, don't confuse good perks with good culture). STOCKED kitchen. Free health premium. 100% mental health coverage. Unlimited PTO (and you can use it). Great technology/laptops whether you are a Mac or a PC. Cheap UTA pass. On site massages. Good 401(k). A whole ton of other random perks. The company is very transparent in with what's going on. The equity culture of "every employee an owner" is awesome. The people are great. The campus is great at Station Park Mall... all the amenities you would ever need until we move to Draper next year. The office is beautiful. They give you plenty of tools and tech that you need to succeed. A very high % of reps hit quota and make good money. The Pluralsight ONE social impact initiative really makes us feel we are working for the greater good.

    Cons

    The only downsides here are for people who don't manage change very well. I can imagine it is a bit disconcerting for some veterans to see the amount of new hires coming in. Pluralsight has changed and will continue to change at a rapid pace and there is no doubt it has and will continue to be bumpy as we continue to iterate, fail, and iterate again to continue to progress. Some processes and systems take longer than hoped for to get rolled out. That can be disruptive but it is not intentional from the company standpoint. The people who thrive here don't turn a blind eye to the challenge but present solutions to either adapt over solution the challenge. I personally dig that.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead for 2019. Continue to work on maintaining our culture as we scale. Keep it up!

    Pluralsight Response

    May 2, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for leaving this really thorough review! Love your point about not confusing good perks with good culture. And that you experience the culture of the commercial sales team as one centered... More


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