Mentor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 12, 2018
General Assembly is constantly working to improve, which is why they brought on myself and a group of other GA alum to mentor current students. The mentorship program is still a fledgling and will likely change, which is why I'm not leaving a more detailed review. This is an unpaid/voluntary position.
Front Lines (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 16, 2018
Perhaps the company flew a little too close to the sun, but the years I worked there were unnecessarily stressful. Our regional director contributed negatively to our office environment, but there weren't really any checks/balances to his nonsense. Joined in the hope to do some good in the world by leveling the job-training playing field, left feeling kind of skuzzy about the profit-driven structure that encouraged admissions to take advantage of people.
Full Stack Web Developer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 14, 2018
General Assembly is an awesome place to learn the most hot technologies in the Information technology world ! Once you leave that place you will always want to go back there, it's the bonding that we all have at GA !
Teaching Assistant(TA) (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 11, 2018
Data Scientist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 6, 2018
GA is very good place to grow. I learnt vary new skills in 3 months. I never regret to be part of this organization. They also provide job preparation from reviewing portfolios to verbal programming quizzes. Additionally, after the end of the course, they host a meet and greet with potential employers and also open applications to the GA apprenticeship program. The program is basically a 12 week paid apprenticeship with a tech company.
Fun work environment and great place to meet new people
Frontlines Customer Service (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – September 5, 2018
Great place to work while in college. Many opportunities to meet new and exciting people and further develop interpersonal communication. In addition to the awesome management those that work in other departments are equally as adept.
UX Designer - Student and Teacher (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 3, 2018
I loved working there on contract. I'm not sure I would love being as full-time staff - seems like there is a lot of micro managing . The turnover is pretty high. There's always a buzz there and it was great learning there.
General Assembly does a great job of positioning those who are motivated to change their careers and actively learn. Like many things in life, you get out what you put in. They do a great job of showing you the door, but you have to walk through it.
Data Science Instructor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 25, 2018
It has been a good experience to help me learn and grow while I work. I have been able to practice the skills I already know and to reach out to people who have new skills that I do not know comfortably.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 19, 2018
A rewarding job for those inclined to teach, but very poor work-life balance. This can made worse by an often stressful work environment with high turnover, reactive administrative decisions, and quickly-hired managers with little management experience, sometimes even little work experience.
It's a company that strives for excellence from every employee.
General Assembly (Former Employee) – Osceola, WI – May 22, 2018
It's a straight 8 hour shift, with overtime if you desire. I learned about different materials and how to handle sheet metal. I had never handled a rivet gun before working here, they provided all the training I required. Management was contradictory at times between Leads and Setups, but once the job got going it was pretty task oriented after that. There was a chain of command in place, but everyone in Assembly was friendly and approachable if I had any questions. The hardest part of the job was churning out parts that needed to go out that day, and trying to fill the order as fast as was possible while paying attention to detail and quality. The most enjoyable part of the job was making parts as fast as I was able while paying attention to detail and quality.
Lunches were catered on major holidays
Full healthcare was provided, but it took a steep cut out of the pay.