Content Editor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 8, 2018
It's an incredible place with an incredible message. It grants me full autonomy when I work, and is comfortable with offering remote work as well. It's hands down one of the best places I've ever worked for.
People Operations Generalist (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 23, 2018
I've been working with Udacity since 2015, and have seen it transition through a lot. Helping the company grow from a small company to a mid-sized company has been both rewarding and challenging. The work is hard and seems to be never-ending but the people and management usually make it worth it. I've had a couple instances in my career at Udacity where I felt burnt out and ready to move on, but after our team was properly resourced and the team underwent a much-needed managerial change, I was happy to continue pushing forward.
Overall Udacity really puts value in their employees. Like any job, managerial choices may not be a perfect fit sometimes and too much may fall on too little people but for how they care for their employees... it makes it worth it.
Student Mentor and Project Reviewer (Current Employee) – Remote – April 9, 2018
As a student mentor and project reviewer, my experience has been great. I make my own hours, so it's very flexible. As an alumnus of the program I mentor for, it's great to flex my skills on projects I've done in the past.
Learning Specialist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 16, 2018
Udacity has a mission driven culture with the goal to help students around the world improve their technical skills. The employees are passionate about the product and are constantly iterating to give the best experience for their customers.
Content Designer (Remote) (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – February 17, 2018
As a contract, remote designer for Udacity, things are pretty relaxed. The other designer that I work with is great when collaborating on the projects that we do. Its easy to communicate with other workmates/management via Slack, Email, and Google Hangouts. I guess the hardest part of the job would just be learning the terminology that the company uses. I love the fact I get to do what I love which is designing!
Machine Learning Student Services Lead (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – January 22, 2018
The culture has changed considerably since I worked there, but Udacity has a wonderful ensemble of passionate, smart, dedicated engineers, video producers, and eductors. However the same cannot be said of top management who seem to care far more about profit than their students, employees or the curriculum. Unfortunately, management has a toxic and non-transparent attitude with little regard to their employees and with not hesitate to issue massive layoffs on a moment's notice just to obtain higher profits.
Friendly workplace, nice co-workers, and fun culture.
Lead Animator (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – September 13, 2017
A typical work day is usually either stressful or directionless. I did love the fast-paced work culture, but after a while it will take a toll on your overall health. The SF Bay area is extremely high cost of living and many people come and go because of this.
Although the culture and workplace is fun, and the perks are lovely! It's not a place I personally found growth and advancement; and promotions are far and in-between.
I learned communication and management skills. The best part of the job was definitely the perks and benefits, because it kept the workplace fun and exciting. But the hardest part was the unrealistic deadlines, and sloppy management.
Free lunches, dinners, good benefits, and unlimited paid vacation.
under-resourced, stressful sometimes unrealistic deadlines, slow advancement not much room for promotion, and low salary for an extremely high cost of living area.
Mentor (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – July 5, 2017
Great place, interesting people and projects. lots of support, and the culture is great. The mission is to provide quality online education for modern technical fields and every one loves supporting that mission
Too few growth opportunities for entry level employees
Course Manager (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – August 22, 2016
Overall, a great place to work with a strong culture and amazing people. However, growth opportunities for those lower than middle management are too few. Expect to gain some great experience and likely leverage that into a job elsewhere rather than growing within the company.
Course Manager (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – July 19, 2016
I loved my time working here. The company does good work and provides an excellent work environment. They give you enough freedom to really do your job, they don't micromanage, the work itself is enjoyable and provides positive change in the world, and you get quite a bit of free stuff. My coworkers were generally great to work with; they were friendly, intelligent, and competent. If your work allows it, you can frequently work from home, but you wouldn't want to, since the office is such a nice place to work.
Honestly, there are only three cons:
1. Job security. I've seen quite a bit of turnover, not all of it voluntary.
2. The level of group-think in regards to far-left social-progressivism (think SJW's) that pervades the bay area is quite strong here, which would be a large culture shock for anyone not from the West Coast. It's not that hard to avoid opportunities for this to come up, though, and it doesn't cost you much of anything to ignore it when it does.
3. The SF Bay area is almost comically expensive to live in.
Everything else was about as good as I could reasonably expect any job to ever be.
Free Lunches, Good Coworkers, Ping-pong, good mission, fun work