Magoosh

Making test prep accessible, effective, and enjoyable.

Founded 2009
51-200 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    548 Market St., PMB 44023, San Francisco, California 94104, USA

    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 35 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.

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React, PostgreSQL, React Native

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
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