I saw a lot of posts on Glassdoor criticizing management and painting a very negative picture of coursera. Curious to know what Coursera employees on blind have to say about that, specifically in Engineering.
Do you believe in coursera’s growth potential?
Do you trust the management? Do you enjoy working there?
I’m interested in joining the eng org but the Glassdoor reviews were a red flag in my research. The volume and consistency of them was alarming. Thank you
I think it really depends on the type of company you’re looking for. Compared to my friends who joined one of the big four, the scope of what I get to do, and the opportunity for engineering impact is so much larger here. I’m working on projects right now that only very senior engineers would touch at other companies. (This could vary based on your team, but I think is generally the case.) There are interns and new grads who come in guns blazing and are leading important eng initiatives in several months.
Also, I get hit up by recruiters every week. If it’s not a fit long term, there will definitely be great exit opportunities for you. So as an engineer, you get many of the benefits of working at a startup (fast-paced, opportunity for big impact) without a lot of the risk.