At Study.com, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 83 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.74. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 310 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is competent at running the business.
99%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
98%
 
Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business.
98%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
98%
 
Management hires people who fit in well here.
96%
 

What They Do

We asked Study.com to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Study.com offers simple, efficient online courses and study tools to help K-12 learners, college students and working professionals master any subject. Short, animated videos provide an easy, low-cost way to excel academically and professionally, improve grades, and earn college credit.

About this Company

Website: www.study.com Industry: Education & Training
US Headquarters: Mountain View, California, 94041 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 100 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2002

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Perks and Programs

We asked Study.com to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Health Benefits: Study.com recognizes the importance of health and wellness for its workforce. In a time with rising healthcare costs, Study.com makes health coverage a priority by offering quality health insurance options where Study.com pays 100% of the cost for employees. Study.com takes the cost burden off of employees by fully sponsoring the premiums for most medical (including PPO and HMO), dental and vision insurance plans – saving most employees hundreds of dollars per month. For dependents, Study.com covers 50% of the premium. The company also offers onsite annual flu shots as well as a fully sponsored gym membership, usable at multiple locations around Silicon Valley.
  • Learning Benefits: As an edtech company, fostering a culture of learning is a big priority for Study.com. To encourage the professional development of every employee, Study.com will reimburse an employee for tuition (including required fees) for all passing grades with a maximum of $5k per year for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies. The company will also reimburse employees for professional development opportunities that increase their job-related skills (e.g. conferences, seminars workshops, etc.) In addition to tuition and professional program reimbursement, Study.com provides employees and their families free access to all courses on the site to promote lifelong learning and allowing them to save thousands of dollars in tuition via the College Accelerator program. Study.com’s mission is to make education affordable, effective and engaging – and we make sure our employees benefit from that as well.
  • Weekly Happy Hours: Study.com hosts weekly happy hours to facilitate team building, cross functional bonding, and to simply allow employees to wind down at the end of the week. Every Friday employees either enjoy in-house snacks and beverages, a food truck at the office (with drinks of course) or a company-hosted happy hour at a local restaurant. The happy hours often have a theme so employees can play board games, try new foods, play trivia, and more. Study.com believes in supporting employees’ personal lives so these events are always open to friends and family. Significant others, siblings, friends and more get a chance experience the Study.com culture and get to know employees’ co-workers – essentially becoming an extended part of the Study.com family.
  • Working Scholars Initiative: Knowing how important it is for today’s employees to feel good about their work, Study.com offers employees the chance to make a difference and give back to the community with the Working Scholars program, which offers residents of select local cities the chance to earn a free bachelor’s degree. The program began in Mountain View, where the company is based, and has since expanded to various Bay Area cities. From the working mother who finally gets a chance to earn her degree to the service worker who has a shot at upward career mobility, employees get to see the real impact their work has on local underrepresented residents through in-person events, video testimonials, direct interaction and more. Working Scholars lets employees see the real-life impact of their work and how it affects individuals as well as the community as a while.
  • Team Trips: A summer beach outing, festive Halloween party and lavish holiday party are just a few of the annual celebrations Study.com hosts for its employees to reward excellent work and to simply let loose. But Study.com takes it a step further. Upon reaching certain company milestones, Study.com hosts an out-of-town company getaway for employees and their plus-ones. A few years ago was a multi-day trip to Las Vegas and recently, Study.com treated everyone to a multi-day getaway to Lake Tahoe. Study.com provides flights/transportation, hotel accommodations and hosts a few company get-togethers (complete with food and drink) for employees and their guests. Employees spend the rest of their time enjoying the locale with colleagues and building deeper connections. Study.com believes celebrations like these encourage accountability, foster high-performing teams and maintain a close-knit and collaborative work culture.
  • Regularly Catered Lunches: In addition to a kitchen stocked to the nines, Study.com provides catered lunches for its employees twice a week. On Mondays, each employee gets to choose their own dish via EatClub while on Wednesdays, Study.com provides a fully catered “hot lunch” from a local restaurant – allowing employees to try out all the local eats (of which there are lots in downtown Mountain View!) With these regular lunches, not only do employees get a quality meal, but Study.com also encourages employees to take a few minutes out of their day to eat together. Most employees will gather around large tables at the lunch area and get a chance to chat with various colleagues while enjoying their meal, promoting even further camaraderie between teams.
  • Innovation Time and Hackethons: Employees need the time to experiment and feel challenged so Study.com organizes regular 24-hour “Rockethons” where the entire company regroups into small teams to exercise their creative skills by brainstorming new ideas, creating prototypes, improving tools and more. And these aren’t just for tech teams! All employees from copywriters to digital marketers are encouraged to participate. It’s a great way for cross-functional teams to get together and innovate. Some of our Rockethon projects have even been deployed into real tools that are in use today. Food and drink (plus karaoke equipment) is always provided throughout the night, so these hackathons become a memorable bonding experience for employees. In addition to Rockethons, employees also have access to dedicated Innovation Time to pursue passion projects.
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen: An employee will never go hungry at Study.com. The robust kitchen boasts more than 65 types of beverages (including two Keurigs and an espresso machine!) and over 50 different snacks. In addition to snacks, there are frozen meals and ingredients for salads, sandwiches and whatever else an employee can come up with. Healthy options like nuts, fruit, vegetables, hummus, etc. are also easily available. If an employee has a specific food request, he or she can write it up on the white board in the kitchen and the operations team will do their best to accommodate.
  • Transportation Benefits: Getting around in the Bay Area can be expensive and time consuming, so Study.com tries to make it as easy as possible for its employees. Not only is the company located near a main freeway, but it’s also steps away from the Caltrain (commuter train) and VTA (lightrail) station. The best part? Study.com fully subsidizes Caltrain passes for employees for work and personal use – saving employees hundreds of dollars a month in commuting expenses. Employees can also use pre-tax dollars for parking expenses or other modes of public transportation. For those that drive to work, Study.com has an underground parking garage for one office and annual city parking permits available for those that work in the other Mountain View office. Study.com wants to ensure that getting to work is the least stressful part of an employee’s day.
  • Flexible Schedules: Study.com values work-life balance and understands that employees have families or other commitments that are important to them. To help support employees’ priorities outside of work, Study.com encourages a flex work day: employees are able to come into the office anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and can leave for the day as early as 4 p.m. Study.com’s work philosophy is about getting things done and the company trusts its employees to be able to meet their goals within their own schedule.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Adrian Ridner (CEO & Co-founder) and Ben Wilson (President & Co-Founder) give a short toast at a company wine outing

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (- Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, beverages, ingredients to make lunch and breakfast - Weekly happy hours (friends and family welcome) - Catered lunches twice a week - Beer fridge and weekly beer & wine cart - Ping pong and foosball tables, corn hole - Annual flu shots - Company Halloween Party (friends and family welcome) - Beer fridge and weekly beer and wine cart - Across the street from Caltrain, VTA, Lightrail. Fully paid pass for Caltrain for all employees)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

85 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery
Study.com employees enjoy an afternoon of bocce ball.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
A friendly hockey game helps build team spirit and camaraderie

How to Get Hired

We asked Study.com for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for candidates that are team players, internally motivated, hungry to learn, talented and hard working. In terms of character traits, we look for candidates who are flexible, approachable, honest, thoughtful, sentimental, positive, friendly and have a sense of integrity. We simply want great people with good values and morals. Aside from these traits, we also look for people who’ve put some work into the hiring process. We consider whether candidates have done any research about the company, how much they’ve prepared for each stage of the interview process and the level of effort they put into any take-home assignments. Finally, we look for candidates that demonstrate some excitement about the role. They want to work here for reasons that show they share similar values to our employees (hard work, desire to make an impact, etc.) and they have a passion for education.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Your resume and cover letter work as the most important first filter. Make sure your resume is concise, formatted correctly, free of spelling/grammar errors and clearly showcases relevant experience. You should also take the extra step on your cover letter to provide clarity on your resume and explain why Study.com specifically is somewhere you want to work. If you advance to the interview process, be sure to have a few questions prepared to show you want to make sure Study.com is a fit. And remember to be conversational. Having the right experience and skillset is only one part of the equation – we also need to simply enjoy chatting with you! Finally, make sure you’re responsive. In most cases, we get back to our candidates with an update within 48 business hours so we love to get that same level of courtesy from you too. And send a thank you note!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We’ll be particularly focused on roles in software engineering, sales and marketing.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

First, go to Study.com and start a free trial. It’s important for you to know our product and what we offer. To familiarize yourself with our culture and hiring process, you can visit our Glassdoor page, LinkedIn page or the jobs page on Study.com. Then? Simply apply!

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