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Codecool

Bucharest, Budapest, Kraków, Miskolc, Online, Warsaw

Codecool

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Codecool is a full-time, 12-month coding course in Hungary, Poland, and Romania with a job guarantee. The developer program is like an apprenticeship, where students will learn Linux, Python, JavaScript, HTML, Java, C# and more. Codecool focuses on the following principles: craftsmanship, growth mindset, teamwork, self-study, interactive events, and a tailored curriculum. Students are guided by mentors who directly support the development of individual students and continuously align the curriculum with the student’s interest.

 Codecool does not require any prior knowledge in programming, math, or physics. Applicants should think logically, and have the passion and desire to acquire knowledge. To enroll, applicants take a short survey, pass an English test and logic test, and then interview with the Codecool team. Courses are taught in English and in local languages as well.

 By the end of the training, students will be confident in applying knowledge for any junior programmer position. With job search help and career services, Codecool helps students build electronic profiles to show future employers exactly what skills they have and what projects they worked on. Codecool is also constantly expanding its corporate partner network to provide the best placements for students.

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  • Front End Developer / Web Developer Course

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    User Experience Design, React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, Express.js, CSS
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost2,460
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    As a front end developer, you may end up working on a web based application visited by thousands or even millions of people looking for important information, doing their groceries or just having fun. Or you’ll be designing an accessible app making life easier for a person with a disability. Or creating innovative tools for the next crowd-sourcing platform. The possibilities are endless. By the end of the course you will be able to develop an application by yourself. You need zero tech background or special skills to become a front end developer. We will start from the basics and get you to a new career in months. Our mentors will guide you through this life-changing journey. You just need to be over 18, speak good English (level B2 or above), play a cool online logic game and pass an interview to start with us. Plus, you should have perseverance and curiosity.
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    Minimum Skill LevelYou don't need any previous knowledge to start our courses.
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  • Full Stack Developer Weekend course

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost5,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Kraków, Warsaw, Budapest
    As a developer, you may end up working on some next generation technology building a breakthrough treatment of a major disease. Or designing an accessible app making life easier for a person with a disability. Or creating innovative tools for the next crowd-sourcing platform. The possibilities are endless. The IT industry is growing and will continue to grow in the next 10 years. Remote work is on the rise and seems to be a fully viable option for the future. Overseas companies already opening up their positions globally. There’s likely a job waiting for you wherever you want to live as a developer. You need zero tech background or special skills to do this. We will teach you from the basics and get you to a new career in an intensive 1 year. You just need to be over 18, speak good English (level B2 or above) and pass some basic online tests and an interview to start with us. Plus, you should have perseverance and curiosity.
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    Tuition PlansPayment in installments is possible.
    Refund / GuaranteeFor our students who reach a minimum quiality and would need Codecool's help in lending a job, we offer a job guarantee and a refund.
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    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate level of English
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  • Dissapointment
    - 9/2/2021
    Andreea Grosu  User Photo
    Andreea Grosu • Junior Java Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Am amanat mult scrierea acestui review, ma gandeam cum sa fiu mai concisa, mai obiectiva si cum sa includ tot. Dar mi-am dat seama ca poate niciodata nu o sa reusesc. Drumul meu cu Codecool a fost lung, a insemnat multe si a avut un impact puternic (atat pozitiv cat si negativ).

    Am mai scris un review pentru Codecool la sfarsitul anului trecut pe Google, nu mai tin minte cuvant cu cuvant ce am scris dar era numai de bine. Am scris ca a fost cea mai buna decizie, aceea de a face acest curs, am scris ca metoda e geniala si ca oamenii sunt foarte faini (mentori, staff, colegi). Dupa o jumatate de an l-am sters deoarece nu mai simteam ca pot lasa un review pozitiv de 5 stele pentru Codecool.

    Insa tot ce am scris, desi era ceea ce simteam la acel moment inca sta in picioare. Chiar daca cu ce stiu acum nu as mai aplica pentru acest curs, la momentul la care am aplicat am luat cea mai buna decizie cu informatiile pe care le-am avut atunci. Ce nu mai sta in picioare este numarul de stele care trebuie sa se potriveasca cu intreaga experienta.

    Am facut parte din prima generatie Codecool, am urmat intregul curs, o perioada lung de Job Hunt, un internship de 3 luni si acum sunt Junior la o companie de care sunt foarte multumita. De dinainte de a incepe scoala mi-am dorit sa invat Java si sa lucrez apoi tot cu Java, iar pe parcursul cursului am continuat sa imi doresc acest lucru si sa fiu inclinata mai degraba catre backend decat frontend. Iar acum lucreaz in principal cu Java, alaturi de multe alte tehnologii.

    Pro:

    - 4.5 spre 5 stele pentru modelul Codecool (si aici ma refer la Codecool ca si startup, desi review-ul este pentru Codecool Bucuresti): metoda de invatare flipped classroom/ self mastering este geniala, fiecare invata in ritmul lui urmand pasii din curricula, iar la fiecare doua saptamani se lucreaza pe un mini proiect in echipa in metoda Agile. Acest lucru simuleaza un mediu de lucru real si te ajuta sa obtii o multime de aptitudini cautate in industie. Cu mentiunea ca nu e perfect pregatit inca, si intr-un fel e normal, ca e oarecum la inceput si unele lucruri se invata din experienta.
    - curricula este organizata in asa fel incat poti acumula gradual multe cunostinte din multe tehnologii (o sa mentionez asta si la negative), partea pozitiva fiind faptul ca obtii o imagine mai bogata de ansamblu si mai multa incredere in abordarea de noi tehnologii
    - 5 stele ++ pentru M. de la HR care din punctul meu de vedere este o femeie 100% profesionista si experimentata care mi-a dat doar sfaturi bune, cat de multe informatii a putut, a ascultat si incercat sa inteleaga ce ar putea fi facut mai bine, desi nu cred ca a avut cadrul de a schimba prea mult, a fost onesta, transparenta si ne-a tratat cu respect. As spune ca astfel de atitudine si fel de a lucra sunt normale, insa simt ca ea a mers chiar mai sus de atat. (mai ales in contrast cu alte persone)
    - 3 spre 4 stele pentru mentorii cu care am lucrat eu, dar mai ales pentru atitudine si soft skills. Aproape toti mentorii din Codecool mi s-au parut oameni faini, experimentati, relaxati, cu foarte multa rabdare si cu dorinta de a ne ajuta sa intram in industia IT.
    - 5 stelute ++ pentru un anume aspect, acel extra mile pe care unii mentori l-au parcurs, de a-mi oferi ajutorul in timpul lor liber. Asta e mult peste asteptari si am apreciat fiecare secunda
    - atmosfera din campus era foarte faina, mi-au placut workshopurile din primele luni, secret Santa, petrecerea de Craciun, faptul ca aveam o gramada de board games si puteam ramane vinerea dupa scoala sa ne jucam si socializam.

    Cons:

    - am aplicat la o scoala care te informeaza pe site ca are 150 de companii partenere si ca in 12 luni aduce de la zero la hero. Am terminat o scoala cu doar cateva companii partenere, si in consecinta am stat aproape 6 luni in Job Hunt pana cand am avut primul interviu pentru un post de Java la o companie partenera. Ma simt pacalita comparand ce am citit pe site cu ce am primit. In Job Hunt m-am declarat deschisa oricarei tehnologii si oricarei locatii din tara si din lume si cred eu, am irosit timp invatand si alte tehnologii pentru a fi pregatita oricarei oportunitati. Insa, partial din cauza pandemiei, dar cred eu mai mult din cauza modelului de business al scolii, companiile nu se grabeau sa devina partenere. Cele 6 luni neasteptate m-au afectat financiar si mi-au adus foarte mult stres.
    - contractul este scris vag si cu viclenie, dar nu pot detalia
    - cand am aplicat am fost informata ca exista o varianta de finantare cu un credit fara dobanda pentru reconversie profesionala. Ca sa aflu mai tarziu ca scoala inca nu e acreditata si nu pot beneficia. Pana a fost scoala acreditata guvernul a sistat acele credituri ca a venit pandemia. 
    - atitudinea managerei mi se pare nu numai neprofesionista ci si incorecta, jignitoare, aroganta, total nepotrivita (am fost amenintati ca ni se va face factura pentru 10k euro cu motivul de rea vointa atunci cand nu am vrut sa aplicam la un job care nu era de programator, job care mai tarziu a fost oricum scos, am avut colegi luati de sus si certati pentru ca aplicatia lor nu arata bine, desi ei muncisera foarte mult la backend)
    - eu sunt un client al acestei scoli care a cumparat un curs scump, insa am fost tratata cu aroganta de parca mi s-a facut un favor in aceasta scoala
    - mi s-a spus ca datorita scolii am ajuns unde am ajuns. E ca si cum primesti o bicicleta stricata dupa ce ti s-a promis una electrica, si nu te lasi si dai tot ce ai mai bun sa ajungi unde ti-ai propus, iti ia mult mai mult timp si la sfarsit incerci sa te plangi de produsul primit si ti se spune "nu te mai plange, bicicleta asta te-a dus unde voiai sa ajungi". Cu intelegerea de acum as spune ca mai bine mergeam singura pe jos. Era mai ieftin si mai putin stresant.
    - simt ca modelul Codecool nu a fost aplicat cum trebuie in Bucuresti. Fiecare lucru care "a mers si asa" a fost facut. Lucrurile puteau fi mult mai profesioniste
    - cateva persone din scoala pur si simplu nu vor sa auda feedback negativ si daca totusi il aud au o atitudine urata
    - la cat costa cursul ma asteptam la o curricula pusa la punct, nu la linkuri catre alte surse de informatii. Unele module au fost mai complete, altele foarte aiurea. Super, vrei sa ma inveti sa caut singura pe net si sa ma descurs, pot sa accept si asta, dar nu la curs de 10000euro. Pentru acesti bani ma infurii cand ma gandesc ca exista oameni care au platit bani buni pe cursuri de pe udemy, coursera, sau si-au luat meditatori pentru a suplini un lips al scolii. 
    - mentoratul este un alt aspect care nu se potriveste cu pretul cursului. Si nu din cauza unui mentor anume, si mai degraba a managementului cred. Sunt putini mentori la multi studenti, este cel putin un mentor care nu reuseste sa transmita informatia, sunt multi mentori care au venit si au plecat dupa doar cateva luni, nu primesti un mentorat de la o persoana cu experienta in tehnologia pe care o studiezi, aici ma refer mai ales la Spring, nu am primit code review si poate asta din cauza ca erau depasiti. Din punctul meu de vedere code review-ul este principal in evolutia unui student de programare. Am dus cateva greseli si lipsuri intr-un proiect timp de luni de zile fara ca cineva sa se uite pe codul meu. Pana cand m-am lovit de aceste lipsuri la un interviu.
    - mi se pare foarte superficial ca se insista atat de tare pe prezentarile de vineri, ca o aplicatie sa arate frumos, dar nu se insista pe corectitudinea codului din spate
    - spuneam la pozitive ca se studiaza multe tehnologii si ca e si pozitiv si negativ. Partea negativa este ca la final poti sa joci scrabble cu cate cuvinte din programare si tehnologii cunosti, insa nu stii nimic in profunzime
    - mi se pare ca a lipsit transparenta si onestitatea in scoala, si ca mai degraba o atitudine orientata numai spre afacere a fost mascata de o falsa onestitate
    - simt ca la nivel managerial si financiar am fost doar un numar care trebuia sa aduca profit. Stiu ca e business pana la urma, insa am fost lasata gresit sa cred ca insemnam ceva ca si oameni si ca staff-ul isi doreste sa ne ajute sa reusim. 
    - au fost momente in care m-am simtit lasata de izbeliste si mi-a lipsit un anume ghidaj, din nou, cred ca din vina faptului ca sunt prea putini mentori la prea multe persone
    - lunile in care am facut eu modulul de Job Hunt nu exista absolut nici o structura, nici o curricula, foarte putin ghidaj si doar daca ceri tu.
    - review-urile pozitive de pe Google sunt date nu numai de studenti (care au fost rugati sa lase review), insa si de mentori, staff si rudele lor. Mi se pare o distorsionare voita a realitatii.

    Doua stele din urmatoarele motive: scoala nu ofera ce promite, ma simt pacalita cu minciuna celor 150 de companii (ele exista, dar nu in Romania), simt ca modelul genial propus de Codecool nu a fost implementat cum trebuie in Romania, mentoratul este un pilon al acestui model insa nu a fost deajuns in Bucuresti, atitudinea anumitor persoane, pretul de 10000euro este disproportionat fata de ceea ce primesti in timpul cursului si mai ales, fata de salariul de la internship.

    Si varianta mult mai lunga si mai subiectiva, fiind experienta mea personala: https://chasingsunshineroundtheworld.com/2021/07/12/my-journey-with-codecool/
     
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    Fologea Mihai • Applicant • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The first attempt to enroll in Codecool Romania Bootcamp was last summer. For two months, since being accepted as a student, I asked for a contract almost every two weeks or so but every time they postponed sending one. Just a week before the Bootcamp should have started, they emailed me a copy. The excuse they used for the delay was totally unprofessional: "We did not receive the contract from the law firm". I received this excuse on the 9th of September, the day that should have been the first day of the Bootcamp, the start being postponed by a week with no answer to the why question. I told myself at the time that the Romania branch is not experienced enough and they still have some things to learn. Being a person who dislikes the experiments of others at my expense I decided not to continue the collaboration with Codecool Romania.

    After a couple of months, on the 4th of April, I decided to participate in a live online presentation that made me believe that things have changed for the better in Codecool Romania. I resumed discussions with the Bucharest Office Manager (BOM) and registered for the Bootcamp again, the start date being the 5th of May. One week before the start date, I received an e-mail stating that due to the Easter holidays and the 1st of May (Labor Day in Romania) the start of the Bootcamp will be postponed by two weeks. In the current state of quarantine caused by the covid-19 pandemic, I consider this excuse to be disrespectful. I expressed my concerns to the Romania Country Manager (RCM) hoping to get a clarification on the message. From the RCM I found out that the start of the Bootcamp can be postponed if the minimum of 12 students is not met and that it is in the "students best interest" not to start with a lesser number despite the fact that I saw on the Codecool Discord server the students from Romania channels work in teams of 2 or 3. Furthermore this information is not mentioned anywhere neither in the contract nor on their website (at the date of writing this). The RCM even tried to convince me that I am the problem, that I'm not patient enough and that I am a frustrated person. I asked what will they do if the minimum of 12 students is not met again in 2 weeks and and how will they deal with a possible high number of dropouts and how the remaining one will learn, questions on witch RCM refused to answer and If I want more information I should contact the BOM. I asked the same questions to the BOM but I only received evasive answers.

    I have to mention that there are some issues with the contract they expect you to sign. To put it short, it's the kind that asks everything from you but offer almost nothing in return and you have to take their word for it. They offer only vague information about what you will learn during the one year Bootcamp.
    Also I strongly believe that the "guaranteed job after you graduate the Bootcamp" it's a scam, as they do not guarantee this by contract. They repeatedly say this in their ads but everything in the contract about this subject it's surrounded by uncertainty. 
    This last part is my opinion and I hope that, for the sake of the students enrolled in Codecool Romania Bootcamp, I'm wrong.
  • Great School
    - 9/19/2019
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    Kovács Benjamin • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I used to go to Eötvös Lóránd University Computer Science division for 3 semesters before CodeCool. What I learned there during that time was taught to me and every other student in the first 3 months in CodeCool. As opposed to university, in CodeCool you are not required to spend your valuable time learning unnecessary, useless information, but only the things you actually need to know for you to become a software developer. You will be forced to work in teams of 2 - 5 people therefore making you improve your softskills such as teamwork, communication, resolving conflicts, etc. You will be introduced to widely spread technologies that almost every company uses, and expects their programmers to know. They have a great curriculum with useful tips, links, amazing explanations and examples that would take you a huge amount of time to gather on your own if you even could. They have several senior programmers there to help you whenever you need it.

    If during the first 3 months you decide that this course is not for you, it only costs you 20000 HUF, or about 60 EUR.

    You will need to spend about 40 hours per week on studying the material, doing the homework and working on a team project that you will be required to present to both students and teachers at the end of each week. Therefore you WON'T be able to work while doing this course, at least not a full time job anyways. You will have to find a way to finance the full 12 months you spend here.

    All you need for this course are:

    • Determination
    • Hard Work
    • Some logic skills
    • Money for 12 months of rent, utilities and food so you can dedicate your time to this course.

    Once I finished with the course I was showered with job opportunities within the first week, and I was hired by the end of the second week.

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    Mark Kovacs • Fullstack Java Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Take one year of your life and gain sufficient knowledge and skill-set to be efficient as a junior software developer. What is most important, you will get tools and experience in how to acquire more knowledge on your own later on, simply through the internet, to further improve yourself if need be. You will also learn how to work on specific projects in teams of 4-5 people, as this is a practice oriented course. You are also provided with the essentials and help from mentors to master theoretical background for the relevant technologies.

    If you ever seriously thought of working as a developer but never really dared to start, this is the right place for you. One year of hard work that pays off multifold.

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    All the needed knowledge and skills in a friendly and motivating environment. Thanks to the concept of mastery based learning your progression is flexible and give chance to work in your own pace. Transparency, courage, fun and quality are real core values that you can experience every day.
     
    If your financial state worries you it's a perfect choice, because you've got the 1/4 of the time for trying out the school only for 20 000 HUF and if you like the school and fit to the requirements you've got to pay the rest of the fee in 18 months only after you get a job with a guaranteed salary. As far as I know, it's unique among competitors in Hungary.
  • Outstanding!
    - 11/5/2018
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    Daniel Koperecz • Junior Full-stack Developer • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    Codecool is a fantastic place to start to learn the basics and the intermediate level of programming. During the course, I learnt a lot about different languages like python and java, had to use some of the best tools for application development, and they gave me confidence to share my ideas with a team, or to speak in front of audience. When we are graduated in the school, we are almost immediately started to work for a company with two of my former classmates. Before Codecool I worked in catering industry, and I would never imagine that I could work in an office instead. Real life changing experience. I spent the best year of my life in this school.
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    If you want a real practice oriented course during which everyone is commited to improve your soft skills (communication, presentation, conflict handling, teamwork etc) as well, choose Codecool. During my studies I not only developped programming skills but also became more confident and determined about my professional life. It gives a relavant, up to date knowledge and all the support (hr, network, interview preparations) to help you to get a software developer job. It really was a lifechanging experience for me. 😊
  • Life-changing
    - 3/31/2021
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    I had my doubts before enrolling to Codecool as I was not familiar with this kind of modern education. But man, is it life-changing! 
    It's professional, hands-on and effective, I really feel that I got an entirelly new carrier in just a year. They also found me a job without a problem, exactly what I needed.
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    I've started Codecool after 2 university degree's (BA and MA in psychology) and the strangest thing I realized is that Codecool offered me more during 1 year than 5-6 years of university. Just to name a few: a lot of practical experience in realistic projects; information about the opportunities in the job market, tons of problem solving and soft skills.
     

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    The environment is great, pleasant and very friendly. I liked the non-frontal approach to education, it was very effective. Apart from hard skills, I think the most important parts were the soft-skill sessions. It helped a lot, not just to be a better worker, but to be a better person. This school has really all the elements, what needed to start a good carrier as a programmer.

  • Best decision!
    - 11/6/2018
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    TL;DR: you want to be a software engineer / developer but also want to improve your soft skills, meanwhile at the same time you want to have fun? -> you are looking for Codecool!

    If you want to learn software engineering this is the best place you can choose! The course starts at a beginner level -as no developer background is necessary- and you make your progress to advanced levels of programming and not to mention that you make friends meanwhile.

    The atmosphere is fantastic, the people you work with everyday are very friendly, helpful, open-minded and you can find a lot in common with them. I have to mention that this is a practice-oriented course, which means that there is an A and B week. On the A week, you are home - yeah, I mean really, you stay at home, but you are always welcome in the office - learning and progressing with the curriculum and put it in practice with a fun little practice task. On week B you are in the office with your team working on a larger project (usually a few weeks long) in sprints. You work in a team of 4 which is changed every 6 weeks or so to make you adopt to the changing situation and to experience what it's like to work with others. On every friday you present what you have acomplished during the week to the others and the mentors.

    The mentors are always there if you need any help! They are very experienced and wise people, who always try their best. Mentors try not to tell you the answers directly but make you realize what the problem is, where it is coming from and what could be possible answers. They sit down with you, help you with the research and solving the problem.

    About my background: I changed to Codecool from a university because I wanted a more practical knowledge, made this step and I did not regret it, not even once! I would recommend Codecool over any university in Hungary if you had enough with theoretical knowledge and want to put your skills into practice.

    Oh about skills, have I mentioned that at Codecool they placed great emphasis on soft skills also? Growth mindset, transparent communication, feedback sharing, you name it, they got us covered.

    I'm very well satisfied with Codecool.

    RECOMMENDED ~1662.0 hrs on record, 10/10

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