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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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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • UX Design • Online
    May 10, 2018
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    Cannot say enough great things about the CareerFoundry

    I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon the CareerFoundry during my research for a career change. I studied Psychology in college and had worked in tech for some time so I wanted to make a shift into a career that would make use of my degree while being relevant in today's workforce. 

    The coursework is extremely well curated and includes outside links to articles and videos that can help further explain the lesson. All homework tasks have a relation to a real work environment, from...

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  • Livia
    Anonymous
    Graduate • UX Designer • Online
    Nov 07, 2017
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    UX design course - Recommended for sure

    I would recommend the UX design course, it gives you the basics, you get a holistic overview after the course and you'll know where and how to develop your skills afterwards. Don't expect to be an experienced top-notch designer at the end of the course, but it definitely helps in your career. I got even two job offers within a month after I finished the course but I also have to admit, that the challenges were higher at my new workplace than expected. Creating wireframes for an MVP (for a ...

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  • Anjali Sharma
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Jul 21, 2017
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    Web Development-Online

    CareerFoundry was a decent bootcamp. The staff is great,very helpful and supportive. I just finished and still looking for job. Hoping CF will be able to place me somehwere :)).

    I want to say one thing here. Maybe its just me, but my experience with my tutor and mentor has not been very good. I was not getting response for questions from my mentor and only got a response when I submitted an achievement. I was told that for day to day queries I should talk to my tutor but my tutor...

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  • Roxwel Ruiz
    Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Apr 14, 2017
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    Web Dev Course

    The web development course at CareerFoundry is a good way to dive into the world of web programming if you are a beginner or would like to brush up on your skills after a long time of not keeping up. The curriculum is easy to follow and it provides the student with lots of resources. The tutors and mentors are very helpful.

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  • Valeska Bührer
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    Graduate • Berlin
    Mar 23, 2017
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    Glad to have taken that path...

    I am almost done with my UX course and had a very intense time, though I am very happy as I can see the results and am invited for a job interview even before finishing the course!

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  • SASHA R BENNET
    Anonymous
    Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Dec 01, 2016
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    Cannot recommend

    I signed up for the web developer course due to the more affordable cost compared to some bootcamps. I ended up leaving after one month. To the company's credit, they did offer me a full refund due to my dissatisfaction. Below are the reasons I left.

    -- Their curriculum is confusing and not clearly written. I understand they are a German company, but that's no excuse to have unclear, run-on sentences and poorly explained directions. I spent hours just trying to decipher what they...

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    Anais Bourg of CareerFoundry

    Community Manager

    Dec 06, 2016

    Hi,

    I want to thank you for leaving us so much feedback on how your experience with CareerFoundry could have been improved. You are absolutely right that every student should make an informed decision before buying a course!

    The feedback you gave us at the time of your course cancellation was actually extremely useful, as it confirmed what we thought were priorities for improvements to the course. We continuously work on designing the best experience for our students, and your comments helped us identify priorities to continue doing just that.

    Both the curriculum and the mentorship model have gone through iteration since and we are still working on more improvements for the following weeks.

    If there is anything we can do to help you at this point, than please let me know! I would be more than happy to listen to your ideas and see what we can do.

    Thanks and have a lovely evening!
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    Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Nov 02, 2016
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    Needs a lot of improvement

    I am writing this review because I think that CF is perhaps heading in the wrong direction and needs to fix some things to be truly great. I sent this feedback to them so they know what I think, but I don't know how seriously they have taken my concerns and I think potential and new students need to know what they are getting into. I started the Web Development course in March and finished in September. 

    The main issues I think need to be addressed: 

    1. The new ...

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  • Gennie Wedekind
    Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Nov 01, 2016
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    Why I Hate CareerFoundry

    TL:DR

    This course says its written for beginners, but its not. The lessons are written by something other than a human being, and you will spend a lot of time asking other students to help you understand the instructions needed to complete an assignment. This course will make you feel dumb and confused. Also, you don’t really learn much – this course consists of a lot of “copying & pasting”.

     

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    Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry

    Blog Editor

    Nov 08, 2016

    Dear Anonymous

    Thank you for writing a review of your time with CareerFoundry. We really appreciate you taking the time and going into the details of your experience with us. Reviews really help us to know how we can work even harder to improve upon our students’ experiences and our offering as a company. 

    You mention you are still studying with us; we would LOVE to turn your experience around and get you back on track and enjoying your course again. As you have chosen to remain anonymous in this review, please use the email address I have provided at the end of this response to contact me personally so we can resolve this situation asap!

    I’d like to take this opportunity to address a number of points you raised in your review.

    You wrote in your review: “You don’t really learn anything” and that the course consists of a lot of “copying and pasting” from other sources. 

    We are sorry to read that you feel you are not learning anything with us on your Web Development Course. This is obviously the opposite of the outcome we would hope for from one of our students! What I can say is we are not hiding the fact that you can find the same content on the internet or in books if you just search hard enough. There are lots of really good tutorials and free resources on web development out there. 

    But that's the same with many topics. 

    When you learn something in university you also use many books and external resources. What makes us different is that you are not simply trying to understand these different resources alone. We offer a set curriculum so that you know which things to learn in which order and we have mentors, tutors, student advisors and a whole community of students to help you along the way, as well as placement specialists to help you find a job when you’ve finished. 

    If your sole focus is content you could go much, much cheaper by just buying a couple of really good books. And we can definitely make some recommendations. 

    But the thing is, CareerFoundry is about much more than just content. It’s about teaching, guiding, inspiring and motivating our students through what can be, for some people, challenging content. This is why we have such fantastic mentors and tutors on hand for our students as and when they need them.

    You wrote in your review: “The course is written by something other than a human being.

    Writing educational content for absolute beginners is very difficult. Every person is different. Everyone has a different learning style. And believe it or not, we have many people telling us that the course as it is helped them understand things they never thought they’d understand.

    Writing content is always about trying to find a balance between people who need a lot of explanation and those who don't. We all have different learning styles and we are very well aware of that. 

    And that's exactly why we have tutors and mentors. They are there to personalize the learning experience for each student so that each student gets exactly as much explanation as they need. We have students who don't use their mentors a lot because the content is all they need. But we also have students who talk to their tutor everyday. 

    You may have noticed that at the end of every lesson you were asked to give feedback on the course material - did you take the opportunity to do this? If you did, we would certainly have taken your comments into account in our content reviews. 

    You wrote in your review: “One of the things I enjoyed was the Mentor/Tutor. The tutor I had was super helpful and the mentor really helped me understand the industry.”

    We were really pleased to read that you’ve had such positive interactions with your tutor and mentor. Was there a reason you chose to give them one star in your Course Report review? Again if you’d like to reach out to me personally, with details of your mentor and tutor, I would love to hear more so we can make your experience even better.

    “As a current student at CareerFoundry, I have struggled imnesly (sic). Every time I start a lesson I immediately get depressed.  I think to myself – “ Here goes another 3-4 hours of wasted time”.”

    It obviously concerns us that you have struggled so much with our course materials, despite the help of your tutor and mentor combined. We would love to help you progress in your course and find you a job you love at the end of it, so please do reach out to me and we can work on a solution for you, together with your mentor and tutor. 

    We really value the feedback you have left us, and would love for you to reach out to us personally so we can help you through the remaining course materials and work with you to find you a job you'll really love. 

    Please do get in touch. 

    Rosie

    rosie@careerfoundry.com

  • Tanja Savanin
    Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Oct 23, 2016
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    Project-based Web-Development Course

    I succeded finishing the web-development course by Careerfoundry and really enjoyed it! The 1-o-1 mentoring is very good concept for online learning courses and the project-based learning was perfect to start off as a developer! After accomplishing I could start off with my own projects right away and felt prepared enough to do so!
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  • Paul
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Oct 18, 2016
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    Web Development

    Having gone through the course, I wanted to leave a review for CareerFoundry, because it really helped me in the beginning reading about other people's experiences.

    For me, I was looking for a career change and just general direction in life when I first started looking into web development programs. For me, there were 3 important criteria that needed to addressed:

    - flexibility

    - cost

    - support/job assistance

    The biggest factor for me was ...

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  • Joe
    Anonymous
    Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Oct 04, 2016
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    Worst.tutor.ever

    If you are looking for guided mentoring, this is not the course for you. Most of the time you're totally in your own and you're lucky if the tutor even looks at your code. I was sold on this mentor/tutor thing as somehow receiving extra care and help, but the reality is that you get more out of udemy and other free resources. In at least one instance, I ended up using the resources of another bootcamp to make sense of their materials. They portray this as a 15 hour/week program, but I fou...
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    Martin of CareerFoundry

    Founder

    Oct 11, 2016

    Dear Anonymous,

    We are building a community of dedicated, passionate and supportive tutors and mentors, so it is deeply alarming to us to hear you have experienced something that does not adhere to these values.

    We are very eager to resolve this and any other issues that might be affecting your course progress and experience. Please contact us directly so that we can act on your feedback and find you the best tutor ever. 

    To address your concerns about the time commitments, with a 6-month course, we recommend about 15-20 hours of course-work per week. This is an average estimation and as such can vary from student to student, as well as due to the individual weekly task load. 

    We would love the opportunity to make things right and help you successfully finish the course. We hope to hear back from you soon! 

    Best,
    Martin 


  • Carl
    Anonymous
    Junior Front End Web Dev • Full Stack Web Development • Online
    Sep 20, 2016
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    Waste of time and money

    tl;dr: spend 3 months teaching yourself with free quality materials, then spend money on a far better course

    This course is an absolute waste of time and even more so, money.

    Basically what you get here is a poorly written Bootstrap tutorial, which can be learned in about 3 or 4 hours for free.

    Next, the Javascript portion of the course is essentially how to copy & paste a Google Map api and some jQuery plugins into your Bootstrap site.

    Next, the...

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    Martin of CareerFoundry

    Founder

    Sep 22, 2016

    Dear Anonymous,

    We’re very sorry you haven’t informed us directly about your bad experiences while studying our course. We always welcome feedback to improve our students’ experience along the way - particularly regarding a negative mentor experience. If we are made aware that you are having difficulties in any area, we can act quickly to resolve the situation.

    Please keep in mind that most of our users are complete beginners. In the web development field, a lot of your early work will be far from perfect and that is completely OK. We’re here with you to help you get through all your problems and things that are hard to grasp at first. But again, if you are concerned about the quality of your work, we encourage you to either speak to your mentor, or come to us, so that we can do something about it.

    Furthermore, we have had over a hundred students become Jr. Web Developers after completing the course. 9 of them got a job through our placement team in the past 3 months. It is our course content and the practical skills learned throughout that prepares them for their first job in web development.

    It’s a shame you decided to pay for the course, complete it and not report on all the faults you  encountered along the way. We feel confident that your experience could have been completely different had we been able to solve these issues for you.

    While we can’t go back and change things, we would love to discuss compensation for your experience. Our students are our top priority and we want to make it up to you. Please get in touch so that we can find a solution together.

    Many thanks,
    Martin

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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!

Is CareerFoundry legit?

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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