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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, product design, data analytics, digital marketing, and product management. 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...
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  • Alexander
    Alexander
    Freelancer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Sep 13, 2016
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    Work hard

    I did some research before choosing Careerfoundry, and i liked how they were very helpfull, telling me about the course and how it worked. I then decided to start the web developer course, i had some experience from before so the front end went really fast. The ruby on rails part there was some ups and down, i wasnt so lucky to get a good mentor, was almost never online and i had to rely on myself to find all the answers.

    I managed to finish this course in 3 months even though c...

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  • Laura Theis
    Laura Theis
    Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Aug 23, 2016
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    An affordable framework for learning to be a developer

    After much research, I decided the length of the course and the affordability of the CareerFoundry Web Developer course fit well for me. The course is a great guided framework of the tools, language and methodology of the development world. If you're looking for a fully-guided fully immersed course, this is not the one for you. I found that it required quite a bit of outisde learning with all the other great web developmer courses suchs Ruby the Hard Way, Ruby Koans, etc. to supplement thi...

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  • Aswar
    Aswar
    Student • UX Designer • Online
    Aug 11, 2016
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    Good Course! Takes care of/responsibility for students

    I didn't have a good opinion of CareerFoundry at first (my mentor in the course went AWOL for weeks) and things had been going well until then. The site is very easy to use, the way it's set up motivates you to get work done. So when the mentor issue came up (I think he had some major life event) I was actually really upset, because I was enjoying the course!

    I brought it to CF and they took a few days and very sincerely apologized and returned my tuition. I'm plannin...

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  • Ana Afonso
    Ana Afonso
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Aug 10, 2016
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    Great way to get you started in the industry

    I found Careerfoundry while searching for online programming related courses and decided to apply for the Web Development course and give it a try. It was one of the cheapest and most interesting courses I found online and besides that I would be able to work with a tutor and a mentor. It was the best decision I could have ever made.

    I started with little knowledge of programming but after 6 months of the course I am now able to do anything from static websites to consumer web a...

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  • Kamila
    Kamila
    Student • Online
    Aug 04, 2016
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    UI Design

    I find Careerfoundry a great place to start if you want to change your career. They introduse you to everything you need to know in one place, so you don't have to jump from one website to another. It guides you through and introduces to numerous great tools that make your life as a designer easier. I have a design background but I still took the UI course to systematize the knowledge necessary to work in Tech Industry where I want to be now (I was in Advertising before). It did the job. <...

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  • Claudine
    Claudine
    Graphic and industrial designer • Graduate • UX Designer • Online
    Aug 03, 2016
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    UX Design

    The course is good, you learn the stuff you need to know and the best thing is that you end up with something to show in your portfolio. The match with the right mentor is really important and I got the support I needed from the school to make it happen. I agree that the the first modules are far easier than the last ones so make sure you manage your time well. 

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  • Christina
    Christina
    Graduate • UX Designer • Online
    Jul 19, 2016
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    UX Design Course

    I recently graduated from CareerFoundry's UX Design course. The course was well crafted and my mentor was of great support. CareerFoundry also provides a power team behind the course and establishes a framework to make sure you stay in touch, on track with your goals. They ensure continuity and quality along your journey—it's a distant learning experience that feels very personal and thorough. 

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  • Julie
    Julie
    Art Director • Student • UX Designer • Online
    Jun 28, 2016
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    Career Foundry UX Course

    I love this course so much and have convinced 3 other people to take it. It is one of the lowest prices out there for one, and you still get an amazing course. The lessons teach you so much and personally my mentor I think is the best one out there. She was always pushing me (which aside from offering up more information then what was even in the course through books or confernece suggestions, she also had me fix almost every homework assignment). I do think your mentor makes the course. I...

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  • William Webb
    William Webb
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    May 15, 2016
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    Great course with well written course content

    CareerFoundry is exactly the type of online coding school I was looking for to learn Web development. Firstly, the total cost of the course and the flexible payment option were a plus and suited my financial situation. Secondly, the way the course is written and broken down into a front-end course and back-end course enhanced my ability to learn the material in a thorough and timely manner. The course really focuses on self-learning, but you are never alone. As a CF student you have a dedi...

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  • Philip Tuan
    Philip Tuan
    Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    May 09, 2016
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    Looking for an online bootcamp that can teach you the skills you need? Look no further!

    When I first signed up for CareerFoundry Full Stack Web Developer Course, I was expecting the course to be like other online courses I had taken before. I will watch a lot of videos which will be follow by small exercises that help me learn the concepts in the videos. What I didn't expect from taking this course, was exercises that actually teach you and give you a hands-on approach to learning web development. Not only do you get a wonderful mentor that can help you when you get stuck on ...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Apr 15, 2016
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    Good Course Material. Mentorship Needs Work.

    I took the web developer course with CF.  Well written material overall, and it directs you to start building a profile page a small portfolio that you can leverage when you're finished the course.  I finished the course material in 3 months, and spent the next 2 and half months rebuilding my own project.  Course material is good and understandable.

    The mentorship piece is where everything falls apart.  Obviously your mentor's will not know everything and part of code is learning...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Apr 12, 2016
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    Good Idea, Bad Execution

    I enrolled in CF for two reasons: it was cheap, and it allowed me to still work. I was assigned to a mentor, who was alright, to be fair. The lessons felt like they were made by a good front-end developer who worked as (or maybe related to a teacher) a teaching assistant, and a back-end developer who really sucked at teaching. The Web Development course is designed that you make an app but the overall impression I had was that it is not something you showcase in a portfolio--- it lacks the...

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    Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry

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    Oct 26, 2016

    Dear Anonymous

    Many thanks for writing a review of your time studying CareerFoundry’s Web Development Course. We really value the feedback of our students, it helps us to learn and grow as a company, understand what went right or wrong and see what we can do now so you leave us with a positive experience.  

    In your review you mention two essential parts of the CareerFoundry learning experience: first that it was an opportunity for you to study flexibly, around your job. Secondly, you mention your mentor. 

    Our mentors are fundamental to everything we do here at CareerFoundry. Chosen for their sharply-honed skills, industry experience, passion for technology and teaching expertise, we couldn’t be prouder of the work they do here, shaping the new careers of so many of our students. We’re pleased to read that your interactions with your mentor were satisfying. We were also happy to read that you found the front-end course material actionable and easy to understand. 

    You wrote in your review: 

     “The lessons felt like they were made by a good front-end developer who worked as (or maybe related to a teacher) a teaching assistant, and a back-end developer who really sucked at teaching.”

    We were sorry to read you that you were disappointed with the course materials for the back-end part of the course.  

    We work on our course materials not just with technical experts, but also with in-house curriculum and educational specialists who spend a great deal of their time working on making both the copy and exercises digestible and relevant to our students. We also offer students the opportunity to give feedback on the course materials after every single lesson so that we can continue to learn and improve on what we can offer. Did you take the opportunity to leave us your feedback at the time? 

    If you chose not to leave feedback on the course, did you bring up your frustrations with either your mentor, or our Student Advisors? When we are alerted to these problems both our Student Advisors and our mentors work quickly to get students back on track as soon as possible. Web development does not come naturally to everybody, but it is something that anybody can learn. Our mentors are there to help our students through the tougher parts of the course, so they can move on to their next task and stay on track with as little disruption as possible; learning and growing all the time. 

    You wrote in your review: “The Web Development course is designed that you make an app but the overall impression I had was that it is not something you showcase in a portfolio--- it lacks the wow factor to get you hired that you might have better chances if you say you have not built anything but you are very trainable.” 

    As you have chosen to remain anonymous in your review, it is hard for us to comment directly on your personal portfolio. However, we would love to hear more details on exactly what it was that gave you “the impression” the app you developed wasn’t right for a portfolio. We can vouch for hundreds of students who have gone through the very same course and have built show-stopping portfolios using the skills they have learned with us, many of whom have gone on to land their first junior positions in the field shortly after graduation. In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of our students’ work that if a student doesn’t find a job they love within six months of completing their course with us we give them all of their tuition fees back, guaranteed.   

    This point also leads into the next part of your review: “I learned things--- but boy, it was not worth the money.”

    As I said, we offer a full money back guarantee to anyone who does not get a job they love (not just any job!) within six months of graduating from any of our courses. And we don’t expect you to do it alone, either. Our Placement Team work tirelessly to get all of our graduates interview-ready and connected to employers in their area, to increase their chances of getting that job they always wanted. And if they don’t? Yep, they get their money back. 

    You wrote in your review: “I get the frustration when your program fails to work, but the reason it fails is that it you were not taught properly how to do it right in the first place.”

    From your report of your mentor, you appear to have been satisfied with his or her interactions with you on the course, so I am unclear exactly what you mean when you say you were “not taught properly”. However I have left my personal email address at the end of this response so if you would like to tell us more about your experience with us I would strongly encourage you to do so. 

    What I can say is that if you had reported your frustrations to us sooner - as we encourage our students to do - we would have done everything within our power to ensure your mentor was guiding you in your learning and aiding you with any obstacles. 

    I hope that my response has helped to clarify a few things, and if you would like to write to me personally to discuss your experience further I would welcome that decision.

    Best,

    Rosie Allabarton

    rosie@careerfoundry.com

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Based on 1,400+ CareerFoundry reviews on Course Report, alumni appreciate the practical, skill-building approach of the bootcamps, particularly highlighting the mentorship, structured and engaging curriculum, and the flexibility to learn at their own pace​​​​​​​​. One student remarked, "The support and feedback from the Tutor and Mentor are what keeps me motivated, energized and confident about the skill I’m learning."​ However, some noted that learning online can feel lonely, especially for tasks typically done in teams​​.
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How much does CareerFoundry cost?

CareerFoundry costs around $7,900. On the lower end, some CareerFoundry courses like Data Analytics Program cost $6,900.

What courses does CareerFoundry teach?

CareerFoundry offers courses like Data Analytics Program, Digital Marketing Program, Full-Stack Web Development Program, Product Design Program and 3 more.

Where does CareerFoundry have campuses?

CareerFoundry teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is CareerFoundry worth it?

CareerFoundry hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 1,481 CareerFoundry alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed CareerFoundry on Course Report - you should start there!

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