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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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  • Corey
    Corey
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Apr 11, 2016
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    Excellent Course Materials

    This course presents a highly-detailed, well-structured and comprehensive introduction to web development. I've completed a range of free web development tutorials online in the past, but always felt that there was a lack of structure in what I was learning, and I never felt like I was truly understanding the mechanics of what I was doing as a I followed along those other tutorials. By contrast, the CareerFoundry materials are exceptionally well written and organised. The course provides g...

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  • Jose Ramos
    Jose Ramos
    Self-employed • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Mar 28, 2016
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    Highly Recommend!

    I've been using Online learning platforms for many years, and can honestly say it is my main source of continued education. I'm a Lynda.com subscriber and I myself am a course developer and author for Video2brain in Spanish. For many years I struggled to learn coding from the said resources, mainly because they lacked the needed structure that "makes you" finish assignments on a timely basis. But I think that the worse part of typical online learning is that when you get stuck, there's no ...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Mar 21, 2016
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    The best online program for web development

    Career Foundry has been the perfect fit for me.  I wanted to learn web development, but I have a full-time day job and need the flexibility that online education provides.  Prior to enrolling in Career Foundry, I tried to learn web development on my own with online resources such as Codecademy.  Unfortunately, without someone to bounce questions or guidance off of, I found myself hitting the wall too many times. Career Foundry was the answer as I have as my mentor who has been a excellent ...

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  • Amal Habashy
    Amal Habashy
    Senior Graphic Designer • UX Designer • Online
    Mar 14, 2016
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    UX design Course

    Studying online was suitable for me, turned out easier than I thought!! all it takes is some time managment! having a mentor was really helpful to explain and clarify any misunderstood concepts. I'm so glad I did the course, I hope I can find a UX design job soon!

     

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  • Marco
    Marco
    Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Mar 10, 2016
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    Great way to get deeper into Web Developem

    After trying several free and paid courses on HTML and CSS I stumbled upon CareerFoundry's course offer. The curriculum and the fact that you get your own mentor to guide you throughout the entire course got me to give it a go. I didn't regret it for a second. 

    I was happy to have done some HTML and CSS before twhich helped me a lot to get through those tasks. When I started with Ruby things got more tricky for mr initially. Luckily I had a great and very responsive mentor who he...

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  • Hunter
    Hunter
    QA Engineer / Tech Support • Student • Online
    Mar 03, 2016
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    A great decision.

    A very close friend of mine has been teaching me to code and program, he had suggested we take a course together and that is how we sumbled upon CareerFoundry. It has been single handedly the best thing I have ever payed for.

    The curriculum is on point and and broken down very well.

    My Instructor (Ryan Smith) has been excellent and very helpful, with fast responses and very productive crticism and help.

    At no point during this course did I feel alone or unable...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • UX Designer • Online
    Mar 01, 2016
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    UX Designer Course

    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....

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  • Frank
    Frank
    Web Design and Development • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Feb 13, 2016
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    Got a job after 6 months!!

    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 appli...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Feb 02, 2016
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    Satisfied Web Dev Graduate

    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...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Feb 02, 2016
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    A good investment

    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 is...

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    Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry

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    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
  • Eileen
    Eileen
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Jan 27, 2016
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    Web Development

    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...

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    Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry

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    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

  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Jan 26, 2016
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    Learned A Lot But...

    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 ...

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CareerFoundry Alumni Reviews Summary

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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We let alumni answer that question. 1,481 CareerFoundry alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed CareerFoundry and rate their overall experience a 4.67 out of 5.

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You can read 1,481 reviews of CareerFoundry on Course Report! CareerFoundry alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed CareerFoundry and rate their overall experience a 4.67 out of 5.

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