If you’re looking for an unexciting, unstimulating job that has you running for the door as soon as the clock hits 5 PM, then don’t work for Udacity.
Udacity is an online education provider with a mission to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. That sounds pretty inspired to us—and, clearly, employees agree. “I love the mission that we’re on,” says Owen Smith, who manages Udacity’s back-end. “I love that I can do interesting engineering work on something that I feel has an important social impact.”
Another one of Udacity’s core principles is that education isn’t something that ends once you get your diploma (just like a job isn’t something you only care about Monday through Friday). “Our belief is that education is a life-long endeavor,” says Barry Malinowski, a product manager.
Not only does this apply to Udacity’s users, whose ages vary dramatically, but it also translates to the office. Employees are always getting chances to become knowledgeable in something new, such as content development or software engineering. Udacity makes it a point to incorporate lessons and teachers from across departments—no tunnel vision here.
With such an emphasis on learning both inside the company and out, at the end of the day, you might have to drag yourself away from your desk.
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