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- 5.0May 27, 2021Senior Data EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
Wyzant is a great company to work for, top notch benefits, culture, and ownership a great company to work for, top notch benefits, culture, and ownership a great company to work for, top notch benefits, culture, and ownership. Teams here feel true ownership of their domains without micro-management. Company values continued learning and encourages us to research new technologies and POCs. Wyzant's culture is second to none, everyone is always happy to go to work and literally the best people to work with.
None that I can think of.1
- 3.0Nov 18, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
The founders set this company up with a noble mission: giving people choice and the ability to learn anything they wanted. The value they provide in helping students find qualified teachers for one-on-one learning has proved itself out time after time. They also think very critically about their strategy and have made some very good calls over the past ten years as they've adjusted to a crowded education space (they have an excellent mobile app), This company also tries incredibly hard to have a good culture. The CEO and CTO (co-founders) are both incredibly bright and smart, and are visible everyday around the office. Subsidized lunch through Fooda is another perk. From the daily life standpoint, there was ample opportunity to learn new things on the job. Those who want to take on new skills are welcome to. For the most part, you also have access to anyone.
There is visible pressure from investors to push for the bottom line. The solution has been to take a higher cut from tutor earnings and add a surcharge to investors. To say the treatment of tutors is overlooked is a vast understatement, considering they are the companies most valuable marketing asset. The development team is huge, and I expect might have some bloat. Marketing leadership is questionable at best, and pushes itself too much onto other parts of the company while micro-managing highly qualified marketing directors and managers. WyzAnt's last year has seen an implementation of hierarchy which is unneccessary and disenfranchising. Leadership is out of touch with lower levels, which will make it hard for the company to get back to its legitimately genuine roots. Though I certainly hope they do as they have so much to offer. The aforementioned culture has been used to underpay people (while overpaying others).6
- 1.0Sep 8, 2022Marketing SpecialistFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Culture was generally positive and pretty inclusive. Goals and KPIs were measured at a company level and this helped bring unrelated teams together to solve problems.
I was ultimately let go from Wyzant when my manager left the company and another person was tasked with managing my work who ultimately did not understand the discipline or how to measure performance and goals. I think this ultimately left a really poor impression on my though because they let me go 1 week to the day before I would have vested into a benefits package (I'm certain this was planned) it was also 2 weeks before I was due to get married which just felt heartless to me. The kicker is I never really received any critical feedback to suggest I should do something differently.9
- 4.0Mar 29, 2021Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Good culture, great mission, great people.
Recently acquired by larger company and going through a transition.
- 5.0Mar 9, 2021Senior Engineering ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
Great hardworking yet laid back culture. Does not let traditional rigid structures get in the way or working efficiently. Great people who genuinely care about our users and the product.
We are often resource constrained. Whether it's because we don't have enough staff or we want to avoid high costs on 3rd party solutions, we have to get extra creative with our solutions to keep within the constraints.