General Assembly is a great place to launch your career in technology. There are smart people from all walks of life and a community that keeps you in the loop of all thing tech related in Atlanta. They could use a lot of help from management perspective. Lack of direction, identity, and intergrity keep GA from living up to it's potential.
General Assembly is a great place to learn and grow. In my profile as a Data Scientist I am having opportunities to work on challenging projects. Most interesting part of my job is to work with peers who are very intelligent and committed to their tasks.
I am surrounded by brilliant and helpful people; I learn something new every day and have the support I need to get any task completed. GA has taught me to develop a growth mindset which I carry with me every day.
It was really motivating for me to see a lot of people taking a switch in their careers. I loved the professionalism and focus that everyone had. The whole experience was amazing and I loved working with a team.
There are always events and seminars being held at General Assembly's Washington DC location. The campus is located right near downtown with lots of restaurants nearby. The workplace has a laid back but professional atmosphere.
The job itself is very easy. I come in, unlock the classrooms, prep them for the day's classes (turn on projectors & TVs), make coffee, etc. Throughout the day I sit at the front desk answering the phone, questions about GA, and directing new students. The new hire training could be better but I've had much worse and I wish I made more per hour.
One of the major pluses is being able to take a lot of classes for free. Would certainly recommend working here.
This review is relevant to people who "worked" there as a full time student, rather than as an instructor, recruiter, career service person, or as an other administrative-related position. Being a student is a full time job, and so should be treated as one.
This is an excellent place to learn. It's an inclusive, diverse environment with students and teachers from all walks of life. The experience is focused on helping students learn their chosen field (data science, UX/UI design, software engineering) as well as learning *how* to learn. Students graduating from GA are well-equipped to continue their learning and growth.
Beyond that, there is an excellent career services team whose sole purpose is to help graduates navigate the career change and the job market after completing the course. They conduct webinars, AMAs, and are available for 1:1 meetings, among their many other smaller, yet still important, tasks. Even better, this career team begins working with students on week 1 of the course.
Student (Former Employee) - Austin, TX - September 20, 2019
For those who want to learn in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. People are supportive, but don't expect rainbows and butterflies. You are expected to work hard and have some grit, for sure. Also, you have to learn to be a very, very independent/free thinker, think outside the box, and learn to be confident and regularly speak your mind.