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Pluralsight Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is also respected here" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Unlimited PTO (and you can use it)" (in 32 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. "Pluralsight loves its customers and employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pluralsight spends significant effort into understanding their customers and their needs as well as their employees and their needs, I am constantly impressed by their devotion to make my working experience better.

    Cons

    At the time of this writing, growth is a challenge, but I'd rather the company be growing then shrinking

    Pluralsight Response

    Jan 8, 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience here! It’s so true - our customer and team members are really important and we align all that we do to better serve both. Thanks for your contribution to... More


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great Culture, Boring work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great dev practices, focus on the customer, Nice offices

    Cons

    The engineers seem to like to talk about theory and development instead of focusing on delivering quality software. Many things that are talked about are not practiced. Company values are to "Seek intention" but many cliques exist and will railroad people if they don't agree with them. Very much a millennial company, more stock is put into the way individuals "feel" over data.

    Pluralsight Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts here and for the review! - Anita

  3. "I Love it Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Engineer in Farmington, UT
    Current Employee - Analytics Engineer in Farmington, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of Perks and Great Benefits!
    - Beautiful facilities (plenty of light)
    - Fully paid health/vision/dental benefits
    - Casual work environment with no dress code
    - You are treated as an adult and an individual
    - Strong focus on company values and mission (not a culture fit, a value fit)
    - Competitive wages
    - Free Massages
    - Snacks and drinks provided in break area
    - Really positive and engaged workforce
    - Reimbursement for health/gym memberships
    - Unlimited PTO and encouragement to use it
    - Free lunch once a week
    - Annual bonus (based on company performance)
    - Employee stock purchase opportunities

    Cons

    I've been waiting for the "catch" since I started working here and haven't found one. A lot of people say things change too fast, and they do change quickly - but in my experience I think that is pretty normal. Things do move faster than a traditional corporation, but I always felt like those companies move too slow. I really love it here and I can't think of a solid "con".

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Keep funding the on-boarding process the way you have been. It really helps acclimate employees to our environment and make sure we are all on the same page. I know that as the company grows you may need to reduce some of the more expensive perks; but please do so with caution and consideration. It's all those great perks that set Pluralsight apart. I stay here because it isn't like anywhere else!

    Pluralsight Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for the thorough review! It’s great to hear that not only are the perks and benefits part of what sets us apart, but also that our positive environment and treating everyone as adults... More


  4. "Great benefits and atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The cooperation between teams is fantastic. You go to anybody and they are willing to help wherever they can.
    -A lot of room for growth!
    -The culture here gives you a breath of fresh air. Very open and accepting.
    - on boarding and trainings are interactive and engaging.
    - Pluralsight wants to build YOU and your strengths. Willing to invest in you in order to keep you around.

    Cons

    -There are growing pains.
    -HQ will be in Draper in 1.5 years.
    -No incentives for “partners” who work with sales organization. Only the direct sale reps get extra incentives besides commission.
    -A lot of pressure to meet goals now that we are public.

    Advice to Management

    Hmmm.... keep it up! Coming here from my previous employer almost gave me a sense of *culture* shock. It was a night and day difference when I transitioned over.

    Pluralsight Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for the candid review! Love that coming you feeling the culture is a breath of fresh air and that it’s open and accepting. It’s a testament to everyone here being committed to... More


  5. "Special Place"

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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

    Love this company and CEO.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but Pluralsight is wonderful.

    Pluralsight Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    It sure is wonderful, ain’t it?! :) Thanks for the review. - Anita


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Be wary of who is listening"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Farmington, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Farmington, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Snacks and swag given out

    Cons

    Far too many people looking for a reason to get offended. "Snowflake" mentality with many of the employees. Sales results do not matter. They state "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" as a core value but then promote a culture of back stabbing and behind the back dealings. Sales leaders have their own CULTure and if you aren't part of the "IN" crowd, then don't plan on being around too long.

    Pluralsight Response

    Dec 14, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Hey there, sorry to hear that this was your experience. Seeking to understand is crucial to our ability to work together and for everyone to be heard and valued. We don’t always get it right, but we... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Enterprise Customer Success Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company - first one in a long time where values matched actions and initiatives. I highly recommend.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. And thank you.

    Pluralsight Response

    Oct 23, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    You are welcome! And thank YOU! Love hearing that your experience our values matching our actions and initiatives. Not only does it help us align ourselves to our mission and handle situations with... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Employees and Customers are top priorities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Leader in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Data Leader in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Genuine care for employees.
    High level of empathetic engagement with customers.
    Senior leadership earnestly and consistently attempts to be informative and transparent.
    Close alignment between corp strategy and investment/budget decisions.

    Cons

    Like almost every other company in the world, we need to improve our change management practices.

    Pluralsight Response

    Oct 18, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for leading this review. Love the points you’ve highlighted here, especially around transparency from senior leadership and close alignment between corporate strategy and financial... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IRIS of the Tiger"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluralsight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great product... something the world actually needs
    - Great management... inclusive and transparent
    - Great benefits and facilities
    - Great comp packages
    - Great people... have made some excellent friends at PS

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and continue to make the tough decisions that are necessary to get PS to the world.

    Pluralsight Response

    Oct 18, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Ha! :) Thanks so much for leaving this review. Being here for over 3 years, you’ve been a part of lots of evolution! Thanks for your contribution to the company over those years and for your support... More


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pluralsight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing and inspirational leadership. Marketers that truly care and are passionate about creating the future. A CEO who you can easily get behind and believes in the mission. A driven and brilliant product team that is building a product that will disrupt and shape the future.

    Cons

    Really bad systems in place on the People side. They value external candidates more than internal candidates that have given it all for a long time. They enable negativity and toxic competition and alienate the teams that drive business. They love to talk about transparency and culture but the team that is directly responsible for that seems to do everything in their power to do the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that you work with. It really sucks to have to leave a company that you love because of systems in place that prevent you from being paid fairly. 12% cap on raises for internal candidates? That has got to be a joke. You talk about investing in the future and how it is best to keep the talent you have but then you let people who have proven themselves go, and replace them with someone who makes almost 50% more. Practice what you preach. I can't say it enough: Aaron Skonnard, Brett Barlow, Heather Zynczak, Nate Walkingshaw and the rest of the product team are some of the most inspirational people to ever work with. They make you believe in what you're doing and want to give 110%. However, because of different "checks and balances" set in place by the People team with internal leveling, pay caps and what not... it drives passionate people away. Treat people fairly and equally. Value diversity and culture. Take the side of the proven and loyal employee over an external candidate.

    Pluralsight Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    We’re committed to a Total Rewards program that is fair and competitive. This includes an internal pay philosophy that ensures team members in the same role and the same geography are compensated in... More