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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.6 ( 549 reviews )

CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
 

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to ensure they land their first job. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and a variety of apps, including a native app as well as a NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API. UX Design students work on three complete apps for their portfolio, choosing from various project options. UI Design students build a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for eight projects. Data analytics students work on six projects, covering designing and producing visualizations, dashboards, reports, presentations, and more.

Students have access to a dedicated Career Specialist who provides tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Graduates of the program who do not land a job within six months of graduating are eligible for a full refund.

No previous experience is required to apply for the programs. Students should have access to a computer and an internet connection, and an interest in the topic they are planning to study. Students apply via the CareerFoundry website by connecting with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required pre-work before the program commences.

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  • Data Analytics Program

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you'll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a data analyst—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three parts: Intro to Data Analytics, Data Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in data analytics with a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified data analyst.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Full tuition available through our partner Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers Course

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    This course covers the most important frontend development skills in a no-nonsense, streamlined approach and ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. We’ll pair you with a web development professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics Course

    Apply
    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to gain a solid understanding of key data analysis skills, processes, and principles. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether data analysis is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an end-to-end analysis for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use and analyze data to make better decisions. *The Intro to Data Course constitutes the first module of the full Data Analytics Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Frontend Development Course

    Apply
    HTML, CSS
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental frontend development languages (HTML and CSS); and apply core web development skills. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether web development is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build a portfolio site coded from scratch using HTML and CSS, (uploaded to GitHub) for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to Frontend Development Course constitutes the first module of the full Full Stack Web Development Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to Frontend Development course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UI Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn how to build a design from the ground up, exploring the basics of design tools as you progress through the course. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UI design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you recreate screens for an app for your course project to ensure that you’ve mastered an industry-standard design tool and have experience designing an app from the ground up. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to UI Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UI Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UI Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UX Design Course

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn about every phase of the UX design process, gain an understanding of the industry as a whole, and discover how UXers think. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UX design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX design professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an app for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use UX design to make better decisions. *The Intro to UX Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UX Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UX Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UI designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UI professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UI Design, UI Immersion, your choice of one specialization (Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UI Design with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UI designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with design leader, InVision, this fast-track course ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch to include in your design portfolio.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ you’ll have mastered​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it! We’ll pair you with a UI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX Design Program.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must basic have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design Program

    Apply
    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UX designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UX Design, UX Immersion, your choice of one specialization (User Interface Design for UX Designers, Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UX with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio of real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UX designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice User Interface Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with the pioneer in voice design, Amazon Alexa, our comprehensive course in Voice User Interface Design walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ We’ll pair you with a VUI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Program

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a web developer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two web development professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three four parts: Intro to Frontend Development, Full-Stack Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in web development with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified web developer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Designer Course
    - 2/29/2016
    Anonymous • Student
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    I am finishing up the UX course now and overall I think it was a decent experience. I am the type of person who can easily commit to self-learning, but I like the structure of a lesson plan, so CareerFoundry was perfect for me. You do a series of lessons online over the course of 3-6 months that eventually compile into a portfolio. A portfolio is key to landing a UX job, so I thought CF would be a good fit for my goals.

    The curriculum was generally good but not without its flaws. I am transitioning into UX from a related role, and I think certain parts of the course would have been a huge struggle without my previous experience to fall back on. Some lessons were pretty hit or miss at times or seemed vague in their instruction or strangely ordered. For those reasons, I would probably recommend this class to someone either with at least some previous tech experience or a little self study under their belt. I think someone completely new to tech might struggle a little bit. That being said, CF does seem to do a good job of giving you an overview of the various responsibilities a UX designer may have, which allows you to get your feet wet and figure out what type of role you want out of your next job. 

    My mentor was very nice and was somewhat available. I can't speak for all the CF mentors, but I know my mentor was very new to the UX field (less than 6 months). If you're expecting to have direct access to a senior UXer as your mentor, you might be pretty disappointed. I haven't checked back on this, but I could have sworn that CF promised their mentors had at least 2-3 years of field experience, which is clearly false. However, it is a self-learning class, so as long as your mentor is knowledgable enough to help you where you need it and you don't have tons of deep industry questions, the mentorship should be sufficient.

    CF doesn't offer any job placement, which you might not really expect for the price anyway. It is much much more affordable than something like General Assembly, which at press time is charging $11.5k for their UX class. Even with all the flaws of CF, I can't imagine General Assembly being over 6x better. For what its worth, I know many people who have gone through the GA courses only to seriously struggle to find work... CF certainly won't make you immune to those obstacles, what with so many industry newbies flooding the market with only bootcamp experience, but if you are resolved to take this route, you might be pretty happy to have that extra $10k in your pocket while you look for work...

    Overall if you're looking for a way into UX, CareerFoundry is a decent option that doesn't require you to quit your job or take out a second mortgage against your house. Obviously or not so obviously to some people, tech bootcamps are not some magic way into a perfect, high salaried tech job, but CF is a less risky option due to its pricing and flexibility. I would say its a good investment for the money and would be especially useful for current tech workers looking to expand their skillset or transition their career if UX is a lateral move.

  • Frank • Web Design and Development • Graduate
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    The title speaks for itself. I researched many diffrent schools and bootcamps, but having a wife and a baby on the way, I needed somthing I could do from the comfort of my own home. I also wanted someone to keep me accountable, and then I found Career Foundry. With their online course and mentorship program (and don't forget the awesome price!) I decided that it was the program for me. I started my journey into Web Development in July 2015 and completing the course within 6 months, I applied to a company and after 45 mintues of sending out my resume, I got a call to come in for an interview and was hired on the spot! I now work for an amazing company, building fully responsive websites and enjoying every moment of it.
    I definitely would recommend Career Foundry.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I chose the Web Development track for CareerFoundry on the reccomendation of my friend, who took the UX design course (and got an internship, and then 70k a year job shortly after). It's a 6 month track and it took me just over 4 months to do it, even with a full time job. I had been wanting to switch into the Web Dev field for a while and primarily chose CareerFoundry because of its affordability and the fact that I could do it on my time. There aren't a lot of comparable options. Overall, I was satisfied by my experience. I learned a LOT- CareerFoundry gives you all the foundations you need to build a static website and Ruby on Rails application, which in turn gives you the foundation for other frameworks.

    My mentor was available from 7pm-11pm every day, and was incredibly helpful. He gave me a lot of help on his own, sometimes stayed a little later than his shift to help me, and he taught me a lot. However, he also taught me the importance of being resourceful and looking stuff up on my own.

    I'm not sure that "just taking the course" will get you a job- but nonetheless, neither will "going to college." However, without the structure of the course to help me, I don't think I would have been as sucessful with my learning. You essentially build two websites for the course, both of which can be used as "portfolio projects" to apply for a job. The course doesn't focus on javascript and algorithms and things like that as much as it could have, so that's really what my next step has to be.

    Another important aspect to CareerFoundry is the Slack community and the networking opportunity it presents. And when your mentor isn't available and StackOverflow doesn't seem to be able to answer your question, you can likely get an answer on there. Their customer service and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and genuinely want you to succeed. While they don't seem to have the resources to be able to do direct job placement, they do provide other advice to students. Personally, I feel like I could maybe apply for jobs now and be successful, but want to learn a bit more. If I didn't take this course and just tried to learn unguided and compiling other resources together, I'm not sure I would have been as motivated in successful in my endeavors.

    While I have yet to land a job, I believe that this was a great investment of $1,500 and the boost I need- I couldn't quit my job and go do a $15,000 bootcamp. This is affordable, you learn a lot and I would reccomend it to anyone.

    Suggestions: They have a few "optional projects" like a calculator in JavaScript that you can make or a rails "to-do" app and give you suggesions on how to make them. In my opinion, they could add a few more of these, as it wouldn't require much staffing on their part but really help their students.
     

  • Anonymous • Student
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    I'm taking the developer course and I've just about finished the exercises and achievements.

    Pros: The curriculum is setup well and it's easy to track your progress and see where you are going. Having a mentor is a great resource and the Slack community is pretty knowledgeable and accessable. Compared to other bootcamps the price is reasonable too.  

    Cons: This is still self-based learning and if you get stuck on a problem you are encouraged to try and figure out the issue yourself by looking online. Yes, you can ask the community or your mentor, but you will not always get quick responses. Part of being a developer is learning how to google your issues and how to fix things on your own so in a way this is a good thing. I don't believe there is much in the way of job assistance, but if you ask your mentor or the community you can be pointed in the right direction. 

    Overall, I liked my experience and feel I learned a lot about web development, but I've only scratched the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to learn and this course is just the beginning. I think it is possible to get a job after this course, but you must be disciplined and continue building and learning on your own. 

    Response From: Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry
    Title: Blog Editor
    Monday, Oct 31 2016
    Dear Anonymous

    Many thanks for taking the time to review the Web Development Course with CareerFoundry. It’s great to read that the curriculum, community, mentor and price of the course exceeded your expectations and that you felt you learned a lot about web development with us. 

    You wrote in your review: 
    “This is still self-based learning and if you get stuck on a problem you are encouraged to try and figure out the issue yourself by looking online. Yes, you can ask the community or your mentor, but you will not always get quick responses.”

    We were sorry to read you did not get quick responses from your mentor while you were studying with us. Did you report this problem to our Student Advisors? Whenever we are alerted to a problem one of our students is having with their mentor we work hard to resolve that issue as quickly as possible, and in the few instances where we are unable to resolve a problem we are able to assign that student to a new mentor right away. 

    On a related note, a large part of learning to become a web developer is learning how to find solutions to problems independently. Our philosophy focuses on how over what: mentors aim to teach students how to find out answers on their own, rather than simply handing out the answers to exercises when it gets a little more difficult. 

    The reason for this is that even the most experienced web developers still need to know how to Google for solutions to new problems. The key is knowing how to search for solutions and how to use the results. These are things that all of our students learn on our Web Development Course, with fantastic portfolios and jobs to show for it upon graduation.

    You wrote in your review: “I don't believe there is much in the way of job assistance, but if you ask your mentor or the community you can be pointed in the right direction.”

    We were sorry to read you did not  feel aided in your search to find a job. A huge part of what we do is centered around job placement. Our Placement Team work tirelessly to place graduates into jobs which utilize their new skills upon completion of their courses. And not just any jobs either, but jobs they’ll love. In fact, we’re so confident of what our students can achieve we now offer a money back guarantee to anyone who is not in a job they love within six months of finishing their course with us. 

    Our Job You Love Guarantee is proof of the following:

    1. Our graduates have the skills, knowledge and portfolios to land a fantastic job once they leave us.
    2. Our Placement Team are dedicated to finding jobs for our graduates the world over. 
    3. The technology industry is crying out for skilled individuals right now. 

    As you have chosen to remain anonymous it’s hard for me to comment on your specific situation, but I have included my email address at the end of this response and would love to hear more about your experience with CareerFoundry and where you’re at in your job search. We would love to help in any way we can. 

    Thanks again for taking the time to review CareerFoundry and do reach out to me personally if you’d like to discuss your experience further.

    Best,

    Rosie 

    rosie@careerfoundry.com
  • Web Development
    - 1/27/2016
    Eileen • Student
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    The content was decent, although there were plenty of errors in the lessons, some that would completely throw off your learning until you inquired to your mentor or the community only to find out it's an error in the lesson. I'm not clear on why these things weren't corrected immediately, even after they'd been brought to the attention of CF multiple times.

    My mentor was very little help. This is the worst part since it was the EXACT reason I signed up...for mentor access. He was often not available when he said he would be and often took a week or more to respond to questions or lessons. Also, we are promised 12 skype sessions, I got exactly 0 (it appears they no longer provide that, lol). My guess is this is more mentor specific, as many other students have raved about how responsive and helpful their mentors were. So, you'll want to make sure you get a good mentor and if you don't, ask for a new one.

    Also, there isn't any job assistance whatsoever. The "student success manager" never checked in, although I received a few automated broadcast emails with general advice. I was surprised that after six months, there wasn't one personal check in.

    Because of these issues, I can hardly recommend the course, not for $1900! Maybe $300. I have used Treehouse for more than a year and the content and overall quality is outstanding (unfortunately, there just aren't any mentors...for now).

    Response From: Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry
    Title: Blog Editor
    Wednesday, Nov 02 2016
    Dear Eileen

    Many thanks for taking the time to review your CareerFoundry experience. We take every review extremely seriously and very much appreciate you reporting back on what went well and what didn’t during your course. We can then learn and improve as both a company and a team to ensure we are doing everything we can to maintain a consistently high level of service, not just meeting the expectations of our students but exceeding them. 

    You wrote in your review:
    “The content was decent, although there were plenty of errors in the lessons, some that would completely throw off your learning until you inquired to your mentor or the community only to find out it's an error in the lesson. I'm not clear on why these things weren't corrected immediately, even after they'd been brought to the attention of CF multiple times.” 

    We were naturally concerned to read you were unhappy with your lessons. Our curriculum is written and reviewed by technical and educational experts, who work to continually improve our course content. But we are human, which means occasionally mistakes happen. Thank you for bringing to our attention the error/s you found - this feedback loop is crucial for us to maintain high standards across our platform, for all of courses, which is why we ask our students to leave feedback after every lesson. This feedback goes directly to our Curriculum Team who edit, update and improve our content every single day. 

    Your wrote in your review:
    “My mentor was very little help. This is the worst part since it was the EXACT reason I signed up...for mentor access.”

    Again, we are very sorry to read you had a bad experience with your CareerFoundry mentor. Our mentors are hired for their high levels of technical knowledge, strong desire to teach and vast industry experience. If a student of ours alerts us to a problem with their mentor we act quickly to resolve it as soon as possible. 

    Without your full name, I can’t comment on your specific case, but I can say that when we are informed of a situation between a student and a mentor we do everything within our power to find a solution, and when a solution is not possible, we assign our student to a new mentor straight away so they lose no time on their course. 

    If you would like to contact me personally about what happened with your mentor, I have included my personal email at the end of this response and would very much like to hear from you.

    You wrote in your review:
    “Also, there isn't any job assistance whatsoever. The "student success manager" never checked in, although I received a few automated broadcast emails with general advice. I was surprised that after six months, there wasn't one personal check in.”

    We are surprised and sorry that this was your experience with us when it came to looking for a job. Without your details I can’t say what happened in your case. However, our Placement Team works tirelessly with each of our graduates to place them in a job as quickly as possible, with fantastic results to show for it. 

    We don’t promise our students any job either, but a job they’ll love. Our Job You Love Guarantee ensures that if a student isn’t in a job they love within six months of finishing their course with us then they’ll get all of their money back, no questions asked. 

    This guarantee demonstrates three things:

    1. The quality of CareerFoundry graduates and our confidence in their skills 
    2. The work of our Placement Team
    3. The need for skilled individuals in the tech industry right now

     
    Again, I’d love to hear more about your time studying with us, so that we can do everything we can to leave you with a more positive impression of the company and our team. Our students’ career success is at the centre of everything we do, and we are grateful to you for sharing your experience with us, so that we have the chance to respond to your feedback and see what might have been done better.

    Best wishes,

    Rosie Allabarton

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    I started the Web Developer course as a complete newbie and in the beginning felt the learning was well supported. As time went on, my mentor was little help, the course materials were lacking in places and my experience hasn't been enough to get an internship, let alone an actual job. When I got stuck in places, it was up to Google and Stack Overflow to save me. The feedback I received was minimal and if not for the online community, I never would have finished.

    I do think they provide a lot of great resources and teach you the basics. It just isn't enough to get a job as advertised. 

  • UX Designer
    - 1/20/2016
    Tara York • Student • Student
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    I loved my time with CareerFoundry.  I found my mentor to be extremely knowledgeable and encouraging. The mentor was probably my favorite part of the course.  I also liked the format of the course material.  The assignments were clear and easy to understand.  They don't unlock the next section until you finished the previous one.  This made it easier for me to stay focused and on track.  My experience  was a very positive one. I will be continuing my education with them later this month by taking the Web Developer Course.

  • course choice
    - 1/15/2016
    sandra loer • Applicant
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    I was Just wondering, why I would have to chooes between the two courses? If its from home or mobile, is there a way to be able to attend both classes?

    -Sandra D Loer

    my rating below can be changed. I have no desire to waist anymore time trying to get this right. I am also intrested in the scholorship while I wait to go back to college. This scholorship would be very use full to fullfill any requirments that may be needed.

  • Awesome Course
    - 1/15/2016
    Frank W • Graduate
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    I completed the course a few months ago and I'd say it's definatly worth it, I learned alot of stuff and my mentor was very helpful. The course metairial is very good and detailed.
    Overall I'd say it was a very good investment. 

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    I took the UX Course on the six month track. Looking back, I would say I learned a lot and was challenged. It is a lot of work, but I managed to stay ahead while working a full time job as well. 

    My mentor was fabulous and very responsive - always providing interesting perspectives and insights. 

    Overall a very good experience!

  • Brilliant Course!
    - 12/17/2015
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    I have just finished the UX design course through Careerfoundry and I loved every minute. The course is laid out really well and is very easy to follow.  

    My mentor was marvelous and always there to answer my questions. 

    I would highly recommend this course

  • Dennis • Student
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    I just finished the UX Design course and I really liked it. I learned the basics and fundamentals of UX. A great starting point to jump into this business.

    I also had a great mentor, the questions I had got answered very quick from the careerfoundry team.

    Overall a very good experience!

Thanks!