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BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Apr 10, 2016
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    Not what was promised

    Did you ever watch The Truman Show? Well, that's Wyncode.  They will promise you everything and anything you want to hear, a starting salary of $60,000-$70,000, endless demand, ect ect.  They will promise you 93% employment rate after graduation, these are their numbers, good luck!  Btw, if you can't find a job they will hire you as a Teaching Assistant, for 4 hours a few times a week, and pay you a little more than minimum wage. But hey, you are employed and in the 93%!
    Oh, and forge...

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    Matt Campbell of BrainStation

    Director of Admissions

    Apr 11, 2016

    Hi Anonymous,

    We’re sorry to hear that your Wyncode experience wasn’t what you had expected. Wyncode is committed to student outcomes and I wanted to make sure we addressed the concerns raised in your review.

    Wyncode does not promise a starting salary of $60,000-$70,000 upon leaving the program. Those numbers are national averages for the industry. Our website or marketing materials do not guarantee jobs due to the fact that we are licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education which forbids us from doing so. What we do offer is an experience that serves as a foundation to work as a junior developer after the program. With many opportunities to grow and gain experience in your career afterward, the likelihood of earning these numbers within a few years after graduating from Wyncode is high. 

    In terms of employment rate, we currently maintain a 90% job placement rate for graduates within three months of completing the program. Wyncode promises to support students in the planning, strategizing and execution when it comes to the job search and we’re very transparent about the level of work it takes not only during the program but after the program to succeed. Wyncode does not promise jobs, but the technical acumen, focus on soft skills and support necessary to land a job. Ultimately, the onus is on each individual to put in the effort necessary to land a job after the program. Assuming you were in one of our most recent cohorts, you still have an opportunity to be considered within the 3-month window that we measure placement.

    Team building activities vary from cohort to cohort and you certainly experienced that during your time in the program, with go-karting, a social event at a nearby restaurant, and the post-Pitch Day celebration. We do stress a positive culture based on community and collaboration, but a student’s number one responsibility is gaining the technical acumen necessary to work as a junior developer at the conclusion of the program. Activities outside of this purpose are extra and variable depending on the cohort makeup, and individuals present in each group. 

    Working as a teaching assistant is not considered within our job placement rates if that is their only role. Currently, Wyncode is connecting with a third party to audit our job placement rates from the very beginning and we want to be completely transparent about graduate outcomes. In fact, there is a vetting process to work as a TA at Wyncode that includes a rigorous technical assessment that ensures only the best are brought on for the role. Out of our 250 graduates, we currently have five individuals on our full-time staff. We focus on hiring only the best individuals for our team. Hiring graduates to boost our overall job placement rate is not a viable business or financial strategy. The majority of those who TA with Wyncode have already attained full-time roles.

    The interest rates for the loans offered to Wyncode’s students are determined by our financing partners. Wyncode offers loans through the top companies in our industry and they determine rates on a number of factors. For example, the financing partner utilized the most by our students, Climb, offers fixed monthly interest rates starting at 5% with an average of 9% and a cap at 15%. Climb also offers the option to apply with a cosigner to lower that rate. Besides Climb, we also have the option for students to apply to Pave or Skills Fund to finance the cost of their education.

    The Apple Watch raffle was an initiative by Course Report, Wyncode was not involved. Furthermore, Wyncode does not ask graduates to complete a good review on Course Report, we simply ask that graduates complete a review period. Whether that review is good or not is out of our control, we simply value the feedback and appreciate the insight offered by past students to inform prospective students of Wyncode about the experience.

    In terms of Rita’s support as Director of Hiring Partnerships, her role is as a liaison for our hiring partners. Her job is to keep them engaged and interacting with Wyncode students while bringing on more hiring partners. Based on the fact that to date we have had 26 companies hire multiple Wyncode graduates, 69 companies hire at least one Wyncode graduate, and four companies hiring 5 or more graduates, Rita is certainly walking the walk. Rita’s role is one of support, she’s a coach and an emotional pillar for graduates of Wyncode, but ultimately the only person who can secure a role is the graduate themselves. 

    I understand the frustration that might come with the job search, but it’s clear that you had a good time, made good friends, and thought the teaching staff was awesome. If that was the case, your ratings should have reflected that. Wyncode is a project-based learning environment that offers much more than the free tutorials one could find online. Our curriculum is continually improved based on not only student feedback, but also suggestions from hiring partners. With that in mind, we would love to speak about some of your concerns personally, and are open to offering the support necessary to secure your first role after the program.

    Best,

    Matt Campbell, Director of Admissions at Wyncode Academy

  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Apr 08, 2016
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    Great Choice

    Like most people I spent a long time looking up reviews and trying to find out if going to a coding bootcamp was the right choice for me. After months of deliberating on where to go and if I could afford it, I decided to attend Wyncode. One of biggest factors in my decision was the positive reviews the school had. This was a great decision! Between instructors and TAs, I was able to be challenged while receiving the right balance of help and being pushed to struggle on my own. The atmosphe...

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  • Sara Hincapie
    Sara Hincapie
    Student • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 25, 2016
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    Amazing Experience

    Wyncode has been one of the best experiences of my life. I attended cohort 8 in Wynwood.

    The classes are held in the Lab Miami. The place is outstanding. A lot of tech startups and businesses and also like minded people interested in tech, development and entrepreneurship. There are daily events in the lab, most of them which you can attend for free. Another thing I want to point out is free coffee/tea/energy drinks and kind bars 24/7. 

    The Lead Instructor is Ed Toro. H...

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  • Jake
    Jake
    Graduate • Web Development Intensive - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 22, 2016
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    Following my passion!

    Wyncode helped me change life paths and get back to following my passion of computers and development! The whole experience was great! From the TAs to our teacher (Damon, the man!) to the supporting staff to General Provision (our space) it really made my Wyncode experience unforgettable. I did have a background in tech but decided to take on Wyncode because I wanted a kick-start into the tech world (mainly just a job). We had "wyn"terviews throughout the cohort and that's where I met my c...

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  • Pat
    Pat
    Graduate • Web Development Intensive - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 21, 2016
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    Amazing Course with Amazing People

    Wyncode was fundamental in my growth as a programmer. By commiting to the course and following through with that commitment, I was given the opportunity to build a programming foundation that has helped me land a job that I love.

    Wyncode has grown and changed for the better through each cohort, mainly due to its ability to take students feedback through retrospectives each week. This allows students to feel like they are able to constructively criticize certain aspects in the cou...

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  • Santiago Quintana
    Santiago Quintana
    Intern at CareCloud • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 20, 2016
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    Transformative experience

    First the obvious:

    Wyncode is a wonderful team with great support. There was never a time (say, 3 am) when I couldn't jump into Slack, contact a TA or Instructor, and get my doubts resolved. The lectures were fantastic, the content broad and well thought out, and the team receptive. The program provides enough content to begin knowing next to nothing and finish with enough skills to launch a career in web development. But more importantly, they have well thought out pointers to go ...

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    Student • Web Development Intensive - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 19, 2016
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    Deserve some money back

    Basically our cohort did not receive the same education Miami did. With the amount of time wasted in lectures to our learning space ( very small and dusty and the bathrooms are quite unsanitary) I feel that wyncode should give those at ft.lauderdale some of our money back. A lot of us are very angry about this but its hard to say this in our retro. I have talked to staff individually and expressed my concerns and still there was no change in the lectures. Our instructor Alvaro is a very in...

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  • West
    West
    Professional Service Manager • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 18, 2016
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    Miami

    Wyncode is a terrific program for facilitating and accelerating a career transition into coding. You come out of the program with enough knowledge and ability to create static websites and web apps, and enough projects on your github to sit for job interviews with confidence. After leaving Wyncode, I felt like I had a foundation for learning how to code, and I was able to get a job offer coding within a few months of completing the program.

    The career placement service after Wync...

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  • Keith Tang
    Keith Tang
    ScrumMaster/ Software Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 18, 2016
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    It is totally worth it.

    I am a graduate from the last Wyncode Cohort. I am not an employee of Wyncode and I am not a TA.

    I had struggle though the course like all of the students.  I have also questioned the value of the $10,000 investment like everyone else.

     

    But I can honestly say that it was the best investment I have made for myself. There is just Nooooo way for me to acquire that much of updated and market relevant knowledge in that short period of time and in that kind of supportive...

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  • Anonymous
    Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 17, 2016
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    Curriculum not worth it

    Curriculum is not worth it. Most of the reviews here are from people that are currently or have been employed by Wyncode. You'll be better of learning by yourself. Dont waste your money.

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  • Anonymous
    Not yet employed • Graduate • Web Development Intensive - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 17, 2016
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    Some good some bad

    The good : awesome instructors, all the lessons before week 6 are fantastic. The homework is challenging and makes you think like a programmer . Meeting 25 other people with no experience and no background in coding while also growing your skills with them is an experience that is unmatched. The bad: week 6 and onward had many technical problems during the lesson, and it took a while to get on track. Much of the learning on the weekend is done on code school instead of customized curricul...
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  • Turk
    Turk
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Mar 09, 2016
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    What a great experience!!

    What a great experience! TAs are always available, 24 hour access to the LAB, projects every week that really drive the knowledge you learn in class, great instructors, networking events in Miami to really become a part of the tech scene, and so much more!!

    I am proud to say at my new job, hired a week after pitch night, I have been leading front-end focused projects that utilized what I learned in HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT...

    CHEER! from c7

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