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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Outschool.

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28 English questions out of 28

8 March 2021

Does Outschool offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

work on your own time

Cons

you have to make everything

work on your own time

8 March 2021

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4 April 2022

Does Outschool offer malpractice insurance?

Pros

-Possibility of great pay -Teach what you want -Interact with kids from all over the world -You create your own schedule -No conferences -No report cards

Cons

-As usual, they don't have teacher's backs -If reviewed low stars, parents have the right - despite how long you've taught their kids or if they misread the description -No one from the main office to talk to -Same canned responses when you reach out to Help -Marketing isn't marketed fairly -No guarantee of enrollment or consistent pay -No insurance -Changes to websites with no warning

Advice to Management

I've shared, as many teachers have, and they don't listen to what we need. The coders make changes of what they think teachers need but don't listen. After we've been with you a long time, reduce the 30% to perhaps 15%.

No insurance

4 April 2022

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11 October 2021

Does Outschool assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

Make your own schedule, curate your own classes, life experience acceptance, self driven.

Cons

I hope to see subsidy child care benefits encompass approval of this such virtual classroom.

I hope to see subsidy child care benefits encompass approval of this such virtual classroom.

11 October 2021

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12 April 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Outschool?

Pros

Sharp, empathetic, welcoming, and passionate teammates Incredible opportunities for personal growth (technical or management) Highly collaborative environment (frequent pairing over Tuple) Sincere belief in our mission to inspire kids to love learning High degree of autonomy - spend your time how you think you should, given goals Transparent and intentional about growth and high-level decisions Company and engineering culture is respectful of work-life balance Most meetings are optional, with reimbursed lunch at company-wide ones Overall feeling of working together while challenging ideas in constructive ways Parent-friendly: no one minds if kids crash meetings, just mute yourself Encouragement to collaborate with other teams via eng guilds and various events Openness to rethink ("remix") existing processes/technologies

Cons

Most issues are very minor and relate to the rapid, unexpected growth Outschool has experienced since the start of the pandemic: General lack of structure (e.g. lots of overlapping documentation in Google Docs) Codebase includes inconsistencies and other technical debt (being paid down via nascent component library and reorganization efforts)

Advice to Management

Keep anticipating, recognizing, and addressing issues as they become painful! Further encourage employees to connect with each other; donut pairings and coworking opportunities are a great start. Consider taking and asynchronously answering any anonymous questions, not just those tied to a particular topic.

Incredible opportunities for personal growth (technical or management)

12 April 2021

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2 January 2022

What kind of career opportunities exist at Outschool?

Pros

I love the flexibility and the opportunity to work from home

Cons

Hard when starting out at first

I love the flexibility and the opportunity to work from home

2 January 2022

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