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Hack Reactor

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Hack Reactor by Galvanize is an educator for rapid career transformation, offering software engineering bootcamps designed so that anyone with motivation can succeed, regardless of education, experience, or background. Hack Reactor by Galvanize bootcamps are challenging and designed to fit a student’s schedule and skill level. Bootcamps include a 19-Week Software Engineering Immersive with JavaScript and Python, designed for beginners, as well as a 12-Week Software En...
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  • Beth
    Software Engineer • Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Dec 21, 2019
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    Great experience!

    Hack Reactor was an exhausting but wonderful three months. I really enjoyed the semi-structured aspect of the sprints (first half) and being able to dig deeper into the things that were interesting to me. The pairing was useful as well - I frequently learned tips from my classmates and was able to reinforce my own understanding by having to talk about code. The second half was much less structured, and while I enjoyed it a little less, it was a great opportunity to practice developing in t...

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  • KD Zheng
    Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Dec 14, 2019
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    3.5 stars; it was once the Ivy League of bootcamps

    I graduated from HRSF in September 2018, right as they were acquired by Galvanize. 3.5 stars. It was an overall rewarding experience and I don't regret it, but my general opinion is that the experience left a lot to be desired. I'll spare you the details of what you hear over and over (hard work, cameraderie, life changer) and provide you with my unabashed opinion on what was once considered SF's premier immersive program.

    My Hack Reactor journey took place over an entire year. I...

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  • Chagil Guiab
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Oct 29, 2019
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    Overhauled my career and life. It works.

    I started the Hack Reactor prep program (then called Structured Study Program) in November of 2018, entered the full-time immersive in February of 2019, graduated that May, stayed on in an associate instructor role until August, and started my position as a full stack engineer in September. I hadn't touched or read about code before November of 2018 (unless a few lines of HTML in middle school counts). If your plan is to put everything else on pause and give the program and job search 100%...

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  • Julia
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Oct 29, 2019
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    Amazing Experience

    I graduated from Hack Reactor in May 2015 from the San Francisco location. At the time, I had just graduated from undergrad with a non-technical major and a CS minor.

     

    Hack Reactor was one of the best decisions I've ever made. In my college CS classes, other students just wanted to get an A whether they understood the material or not. At HR, there are no grades and the students genuinely want to learn and help each other. It's such a collaborative learning experience t...

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  • Camron Stuart
    Camron Stuart
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Oct 28, 2019
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    great program, life changing

    I was a chef with only a hobby level of experience with computers and coding, decided to take the course after hearing about it from a friend. Easily one of the better decisions I've made in my life. I'm now employed as a Software Engineer in New Hampshire making astronomically more money than I ever have in my life and loving my job. Would recommend this course to anyone (which I do just about every time someone brings up hating their job or not making enough money).

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  • Diego
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Oct 23, 2019
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    Great mid-career transition experience

    I finished HR in San Francisco in April 2019. I had heard about it through reading reviews and hearing about other graduates' experiences online, and understood it to be one of the best bootcamps on the market. I chose HR based after speaking with a former colleague who had gone through HR a year before. What they said about the program and how it enabled them to make a transition from finance to software was the most important factor in my choice.
    After over ten years in another indu...

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  • Jarrod M.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Oct 19, 2019
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    Great Culture - You Get What You Pay For

    I’m a software engineer who graduated from Hack Reactor, and then stayed a few extra months to help teach and assist before getting hired as a full-time software developer. My salary as a Software Engineer is average for the town I work in (Austin, TX), and yet it is still twice as much as anything I ever earned while working in hospitality.

    Should you consider this program? Do you really need a program at all? It is a difficult question, esp...

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  • Adam Gipril
    Adam Gipril
    Associate Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Oct 19, 2019
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    Well-polished preparation for a new career

    When I enrolled in Hack Reactor, I had been working as a professional bicycle mechanic full-time for about seven years following a loss of interest in pursuing a career in my electrical engineering degree. Despite being reasonably well-paid for the bike industry, living in a relatively expensive area and making payments toward student loans meant I was still living paycheck-to-paycheck. Hack Reactor's accelerated program was just what I needed to take a minimal loan while pursuing a ...

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  • Louis
    Software Engineer • Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Oct 06, 2019
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    Alumni benefits

    The Hack Reactor community and alumni team provided many resources that made my job search much easier. Connecting with others who went through the program and are at different stages of their careers is a great deal of fun.

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  • David
    David
    Software Engineer • Graduate • San Francisco
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    Oct 01, 2019
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    better than other boot camps as of Q4 2018 - some weaknesses

    TL, DR: Pretty decent curriculum. Could be better, but I would recommend it as it still has solid curriculum that makes you a good candidate during tech interviews. A lot of other boot camps don't put emphasis on group projects - which is critical in technical behavioral interviews at bigger companies.

    I graduated in October 2018 right before Hack Reactor was bought out by Galvanize. Nowadays there are a lot of resources online to teach yourself, and many would be debating if $18...

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  • TL
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Sep 18, 2019
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    Investment that continues to pay back

    Hack Reactor was the best investment I ever made in myself. Excellent all around. Great curriculum focused on the skills you need most to become a Frontend developer, a problem solver, and a JavaScript connoisseur. Prodigious instructors who believed in their students, had high expectations of them, and were very approachable. It was easy to find the motivation to put in the work with the culture of this program.

    Job assistance is outstanding. Yes, is. They don'...

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  • Amogh
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Hack Reactor Remote (Part Time) • Online
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    Aug 27, 2019
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    Alumni Services / Job Search Review

    This review is specifically about the alumni services/job search support. I graduated in August 2018 from the part-time-program. I entered in my second job search in April 2019 feeling uncertain because my first job out of Hack Reactor was not pure software engineering.

    The alumni team was really helpful in ensuring my resume and experience would be enough to interest recruiters, and they connected me with a number of companies off the bat which was hugely hel...

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Hack Reactor Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 300+ Hack Reactor reviews on Course Report, alumni frequently praise the intensive and immersive nature of their programs, particularly the Software Engineering Immersive. Alumni often mention the high level of rigor and the comprehensive curriculum that prepares them for careers in tech. One student shared, "Hack Reactor was amazing! I was able to do the bootcamp fully remote, and received a job offer after less than 3 months searching."​​ However, some reviews highlighted the challenging aspects, such as the demanding workload and the need for total commitment during the program.
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FAQs

How much does Hack Reactor cost?

Hack Reactor costs around $19,480.

What courses does Hack Reactor teach?

Hack Reactor offers courses like 12-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive, 19-Week Software Engineering Immersive with JavaScript & Python.

Where does Hack Reactor have campuses?

Hack Reactor teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Hack Reactor worth it?

Hack Reactor hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 334 Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 334 Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor and rate their overall experience a 4.59 out of 5.

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You can read 334 reviews of Hack Reactor on Course Report! Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor and rate their overall experience a 4.59 out of 5.

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