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The Data School

4.7
  • < 100 employees

The Data School Reviews

Based on 20 surveyed graduates working at The Data School. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.7
Based on 20 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • You get to help people reach their potential.
  • Support and learning opportunities.
  • Professional development - we are encouraged and given time to learn new things and pursue our passion
  • Where to start! The Data School is truly a company of its time: with a horizontal management structure, a culture rooted in knowledge sharing and learning, and a focus on making each of its employees an evangelist in the tools we use, everybody feels both valued and useful. If I had to pick one, however, I would have to say that the opportunities for growth and the general feeling that the company will do everything it can to prepare you for the future is what makes me love going to work every day.
  • It can feel a bit intense sometimes when there is a lot going on. But that's a tonne better than being bored I guess.
  • I don't get to see my coworkers as often as I would like.
  • Beer culture - drinking occurs every week which might put people that do not consume alcohol off.
  • I have to say that there really isn't much I don't enjoy about the company. There is a natural caveat to having a horizontally organized company, where everybody is a consultant working either from home or directly with clients: you have to put in the time to make sure you meet everyone and build ties with your mentors. However, I have found that I spend far more time with my colleagues relative to my friends who work in more traditional companies - a fact that shows how tightly knit we are.
  • Small growing business so lack of process for certain things.

What Insiders Say

5.6
Career Prospects
5.6
Career Prospects
It is not easy as everyone is equal.
7.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company does numerous projects with charities and government agencies.
9.6
Culture
9.6
Culture
In the office, we are a fun bunch with different interests and backgrounds. Possibly the most varied office I've worked in! It’s also a very flat structure - you're open to learning what you want. Just a great open playground for data analysts.
8.6
Diversity
8.6
Diversity
The recruitment process is consistently evaluated to see if the company is adequately representative. We also hold events to target the area we feel we are lacking, for example, we recently held a data and women event in our offices. Yes, by not requiring CV's the company does not discriminate on an applicants background.
9.1
Satisfaction
9.1
Satisfaction
After the four months at the Data School, you are sent to a client where you will be an expert in Alteryx or Tableau or both. Your responsibilities will go from building dashboards, Alteryx workflows, teaching etc. Depending on your placements.
8.4
Management
8.4
Management
People are really approachable so it's easy to find a person with more expertise and that you can have a good relationship with to ask for help and mentoring. Internal communications are very open and everyone is listening even if you just join the company.
8.4
Office Work Environment
8.4
Office Work Environment
In general, we're out at clients, so it's not a big thing. The dress code is reasonably informal.
9.6
Recruitment
9.6
Recruitment
Skills-based assessment using the tool you will be trained on. Proves dedication and interest level. Why are you interested in analytics. Be yourself, be enthusiastic.
7.5
Salary
7.5
Salary
Not enough base salary. However, there is a lot of budget for staff entertaining.
9.8
Training
9.8
Training
9.4
Work Hours
9.4
Work Hours
Very reasonable hours. Management does their best to step in if there are unreasonable demands from the client.
6.9
Sustainability
6.9
Sustainability
We're not doing much here yet.