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Student Experts Reviews

Updated Oct 3, 2016

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  1. "Fun startup with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at Student Experts provided me the experience I needed to take the next steps in my career. I met some of the most talented, passionate people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    I'm not sure of any cons - I truly enjoyed my multi-year stint working for Student Experts.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees

    Student Experts2016-10-03
  2. "Flexible and Exactly What I Need"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Student Experts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone has the flexibility to work from home. All full time employees receive fully paid health, dental, and vision benefits. The downtown Tucson office is awesome - complete with beer and snack stocked fridges. Meetings are infrequent and always productive. Our CEO is active in the day to day of the business and attentive to employee concerns. There is a strong sense of company culture and things continue to grow...

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    Cons

    It's important to stay connected because almost everyone is remote. Employees can go days without speaking to a coworker if they don't make an effort to reach out. It's not really a con, just something to be mindful of. We had some growing pains back in 2013 when our business was shifting out of its startup phase. We had some management changes and a few people were let go. It was unfortunate and hard on morale at...

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    Advice to Management

    The company has gone through so many positive changes over the last few years. Keep it up!

    Student Experts2016-08-31
  3. "A good gig to have for a young professional in Tucson."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Great health benefits. Smart coworkers. Cool office. Free food and booze. Good resume experience for early career.

    Cons

    It's a small company, so naturally there are limited opportunities for upward mobility. PTO is decent, but does not increase with years at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to grow and expand.

    Student Experts2016-07-26
  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Student Experts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ideal for students looking for part-time work. I learned so much in a short period of time. We worked in a start-up type culture where projects moved fast with high risk/reward. It made coming into work exhilarating. Leadership involved in creating a positive experience for both our customers and employees.

    Cons

    If you are just looking for a paycheck, this is not the play to work. You will get what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    It all starts with your people. Set the right expectations about the job from the beginning. Pave a path to success with measurable goals and check in often.

    Student Experts2015-09-06
  5. "Hard work, Good People, Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Student Experts full-time

    Pros

    There are so many pros when it comes to Student Experts that I'm not even sure where to begin...or end, for that matter. First off, Student Experts saved me from a low-paying, menial job at a coffee shop, bookstore, and other similar business that English majors reluctantly flock to when they realize that the novel they've worked on (or dreamed about) can't pay the bills (not even the bill at the dive bar). Second, the...

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    Cons

    You will be asked to produce a lot of work and put in a lot of time. However, hard work pays off. Also, things change often enough. Don't apply if you're looking to find a comfortable fit and routine and continue doing the same for years.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people - the kind who will not only produce results and kick butt, but will also care. You have something so great - a start-up with the right intentions - so be sure to populate it with good people.

    Student Experts2015-08-20
  6. "Exciting company, great culture!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts

    Pros

    Student Experts has an amazing culture. The experience I gained here has been invaluable to my career development. The owners and management really care about the employees. Food and drinks (beer!) are provided in the office.

    Cons

    I'm not sure what the downsides would be - I really enjoyed my time working for Student Experts. I started there when I was still in college and continued to work there for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide Tucson with an awesome startup culture! Don't be afraid to solicit more feedback from your employees.

    Student Experts2015-08-14
  7. "Great Startup Culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working there is a lot of fun with great people. It's a great environment to grow and spend time building up your resume. Although the perks can spoil you compared to other Tucson jobs!

    Cons

    It's a smaller team and the office can get really quiet sometimes. Sometimes you get projects on boring topics but the wide range of options is nice. Not a huge career ladder to climb.

    Advice to Management

    Pay could be higher.

    Student Experts2015-08-12
  8. "Great colleagues, great culture, great experience. Good way to get paid to write/design."

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    Former Employee - Content Writer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in the Student Experts office is a lot of fun. You're surrounded by very smart and creative people with a variety of interests. Breaks to discuss the nuance of craft beer and American history are not unheard of. Work hours are flexible (both PT and FT) and employees are free to work when and where they're most comfortable. The work was generally enjoyable (some weeks are longer than others but you can count...

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    Cons

    There are a number of remote employees, so the office can be a little quiet at times. The people that do work in-office are great to be around.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clearer path for growth within the company. I certainly saw people advance around me, but there was never a defined roadmap. To the leadership's credit, this was being worked on as I was leaving.

    Student Experts2015-03-20
  9. Helpful (4)

    "A poorly run business with good intentions"

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    Current Employee - Content Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Student Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When I started working at SE under the previous CEO, the company was well-run and employees really were hired full-time and given amazing benefits (including exceptional healthcare). Now, however, it seems like they only advertise for contract positions, so you're not ever going to actually see those amazing healthcare plans. I live out of state and was able to work remotely, which, while it wasn't ideal for me, is...

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    Cons

    As a remote employee, I felt very distant from the company as a whole. They had a great environment in the office, which I visited once, but overall, I felt hugely left out. The only person who ever worked to improve on that no longer works there, so I'm sure it's still an issue for remote workers. When the new CEO came in, the entire atmosphere of the business changed. Tyler made us feel valued; Dean made me feel...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know most of the management team anymore. Erin and Tyler were amazing; the new management totally screwed me and many other employees over.

    Student Experts2015-01-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't fall for it. A glorified sweatshop with a rock-bottom executive team."

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    Former Employee - Writer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Student Experts full-time

    Pros

    -You'll get decent writing experience, to a point -Great way to learn what a job experience SHOULDN'T be like -Flexible hours (although you'll have to work so many per week the "flexible" part of this is used a bit liberally)

    Cons

    -The pay is so low it's almost comical. They'll tell you in your interview they give raises every 6-12 months when in reality, there haven't been any raises in nearly 3 years. -The pay is even worse when you factor in the hours this place expects you to work. You want me to work as many hours as a doctor for near-minimum wage? Thanks anyway. -The promise of benefits is a ruse (see below) -SENIOR MANAGEMENT. The current...

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    Advice to Management

    Yes, Arizona may have an employment law that allows you to legally fire at will, and you can hide behind that all you want. But how do you sleep at night, knowing that the only way you know how to run the company is by luring unsuspecting young people into this trap of yours? Has your conscience not kicked in yet? You are dealing with people's livelihoods here! My best advice to you is to hire an organizational consultant...

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    Student Experts2015-02-23
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