Magoosh

Making test prep accessible, effective, and enjoyable.

  • Founded 2009
  • 16-50 Employees
  • 0-5 Engineers
  • Education

About Magoosh

What We Do

Magoosh is fixing a broken test prep industry.

Why should students have to put up with exorbitant prices for boring test prep classes and books that might not even work? With Magoosh, they don’t have to. Our mission is simple: create products that give students everywhere access to enjoyable, affordable, and quality test prep. We help millions study at their own pace, on their own time regardless of location, social status, or background. Our team is driven to create the best content and study tools because we’re out to change the test prep experience for all.

Magoosh started in 2009 with four co-founders and a few computers. Today, we’re a growing team of 30 in-office employees, with products that are used all over the world in more than 180 countries. Millions have studied with us, downloaded our apps, and watched our videos. And every day, we work with thousands of students to help them get the scores they need to get into the schools they want.

If you’re a friendly, passionate, lifelong learner who’s looking to make a real difference in students’ lives, we want you to help us change the test prep world.

How We Interview And Hire

At Magoosh, we value communication. To that end, we want you to know what to expect with our hiring process. The entire process can take as little as a 3 weeks depending on how quickly you respond, how quickly your references respond, and our internal schedule. Along the way, we’ll do our best to keep you updated. And you should always feel free to reach out to us if you want to know where you stand in the process or what the hold up is! I’ve outlined our general process below.

  1. Introductory call
  2. Take home exercise
  3. Phone interview
  4. Reference and background check
  5. In-person interview

Here's a link to a blog post that outlines our hiring process in depth.

Our Core Values

At Magoosh, our culture and values define how we approach our work, interact with students and each other, and much more. Contrary to popular belief, culture isn’t about whether or not you drink Blue Bottle coffee, are good at foosball, or like certain movies. A good set of values is a decision-making framework—values should help team members make decisions between two good options.

In true nerd fashion, we’ve turned our values into inequalities—we are test prep experts after all! The left side represents the Magoosh way, and the right side represents another good way, just not our way. Knowing what you aren’t is as important as knowing what you are.

Done > Perfect

  • We have a bias toward action. We don’t delay for perfect tomorrow what can be done well today.
  • We believe in the Pareto principle. We try to achieve 80% of the impact with 20% of the effort.

Data > Intuition

  • We run experiments to test ideas and gather data. We’re scientists!
  • We collect feedback often since we don’t read minds…well 🙂
  • We confirm (or disprove!) our intuitions with data.

Passion > [Something]

  • We love what we do–helping students is too much fun to be considered work.
  • We enjoy thinking about Magoosh and our students whether at work or home.
  • We help our teammates and students in times of need, even if we have to leave a dinner party to do it.

Challenge > Comfort

  • We tackle tasks that we’ve never done before.
  • We understand the best progress often comes from uncomfortable situations.
  • We challenge ourselves to learn new skills—we are always students.

Communication > Efficiency

  • We set clear expectations and don’t oversell to students, partners, and teammates.
  • We let people know when we’ve completed a task, closing the “communication loop.”
  • We follow up and send reminders–we don’t pass the buck.
  • We value direct, person-to-person feedback and communication.

Friendly > Formal

  • We respond to and talk about colleagues, customers, and partners in a friendly and positive tone.
  • We take responsibility for our mistakes and don’t harp on the mistakes of others.
  • We trust each other and don’t engage in politicking.

Change > Status Quo

  • We will always be a work in progress.
  • We adapt to difficult and unplanned situations with a positive attitude.
  • We constantly re-evaluate our priorities.

Accessible > Exclusive

  • We are available to help and support our students and teammates.
  • We encourage ideas from everyone—the best ideas can come from anywhere!

Wow > Profit

  • We WOW customers and each other with service even at the expense of short-term profit.
  • We go above and beyond in our work and never say, “It’s not my job.”
  • We readily share and give credit.
Our team
Magoosh - Our team
Being stoked in the office
Magoosh - Being stoked in the office
We escaped the escape room
Magoosh - We escaped the escape room
Our core values
Magoosh - Our core values
Happiest Company in Education Award from TinyPulse
Magoosh - Happiest Company in Education Award from TinyPulse
Filming an episode of GMAT Tuesdays
Magoosh - Filming an episode of GMAT Tuesdays
Our new office sign
Magoosh - Our new office sign
Posing with our super cool office jackets
Magoosh - Posing with our super cool office jackets
Trip to Napa
Magoosh - Trip to Napa
Inside our office
Magoosh - Inside our office
Skydiving team adventure
Magoosh - Skydiving team adventure
One of many delicious team dinners
Magoosh - One of many delicious team dinners
Magoosh on BART
Magoosh - Magoosh on BART
The team at lunch
Magoosh - The team at lunch
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Tech Stack
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React Native
  • JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • SASS
  • MySQL
  • AWS

Perks
  • No set limit on vacation (most people take 3-4 weeks/year)
  • 100% health and dental for employee (partial coverage for dependents)
  • 401k with matching
  • relocation stipend
  • paid Friday lunches
  • free snacks
  • event stipend
  • learning stipend
  • and most importantly supportive and trusting culture

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage