Flockjay Tuition 101

Flockjay Tuition 101

At Flockjay, our mission has always been to make education more accessible to everyone. So it’s important that we’re able to offer tuition options that are easy to understand, flexible and affordable.

We started by offering deferred tuition repayment via ISA’s, or Income Share Agreements, which let students pay a percentage of their income after graduating and landing a job. However, ISA’s aren’t perfect – either for students or for us. Especially as sales compensation can include bonuses every quarter, we want to ensure every learner has a clear, simple understanding of how much tuition they pay every month.

Effective today, we’re updating our tuition pricing and payment options.  

We believe our tuition remains among the most affordable and accessible of any sales bootcamp or training program. And at the same time our program will continue to deliver the highest value for our students.

It’s important for us to still offer a deferred tuition option where you only pay if you are earning over $40,000/year – so we’re keeping that. However, instead of paying a variable amount each month with the ISA, students will now pay a low, fixed monthly amount of $425.

There are some other important changes as well, which differ depending on where you reside. We don’t like making things more complicated, but unfortunately, we have to follow the regulations and rules set forth by each state.

If You Live Anywhere in the US, Except for California

1) Deferred Tuition – $7,650

With our deferred tuition option, you can join Flockjay for $0 upfront. Once you graduate and are making at least $40,000 per year, which equates to approximately $3,333 per month, you’ll pay a fixed monthly amount of $425 for 18 months.

If you’d rather finish paying for our program in 12 months, you can pay us a fixed monthly amount of $640 for 12 months.

Our deferred tuition option makes it easier for you to break into tech and helps align our incentives with yours — we only win when you win.

Please note that our deferred tuition plans are only available to students residing in the United States. 

2) Upfront Tuition – $6,000

You’ll receive a discount of $1,650 (~20%) when you choose our upfront tuition option. Payment is due before the start of class.

Alternatively, you may also choose to split the $6,000 tuition into two payments of $3,000 each. The first installment must be paid at the beginning of the program and the second installment is due in the middle of the program.

Flockjay’s Tuition Options (Excluding California)
Tuition Option  Payment Schedule Total Price 
Deferred Tuition $0 upfront + $425/month x 18 months after graduation & making $40,000+ per year $7,650
Upfront Tuition One payment of $6,000 upfront or two payments of $3,000 paid after Week 1 and Week 6 $6,000

If You Live in California

For residents of California, we are unable to offer a discount for upfront tuition. This is due to state regulations which we must abide by. Regardless if you choose deferred tuition or upfront tuition, the cost is $7,650.

1) Deferred Tuition – $7,650

With our deferred tuition option, you can join Flockjay for $0 upfront. Once you graduate and are making at least $40,000, which equates to approximately $3,333 per month, you’ll pay a fixed monthly fee of $425 for 18 months.

If you’d rather finish paying for our program in 12 months rather than 18 months, you can pay us a fixed monthly fee of $640 for 12 months.

Our deferred tuition option makes it easier for you to break into tech and helps align our incentives with yours — we only win when you win.

2) Upfront Tuition – $7,650

With our upfront tuition option, you’ll pay the full $7,650 before the start of class.

You may also choose to split the $7,650 into two payments of $3,825. The first installment must be paid at the beginning of the program and the second installment is due in the middle of the program.

Flockjay’s Tuition Options for California
Tuition Option  Payment Schedule Total Price 
Deferred Tuition $0 upfront + $425/month x 18 months after graduation & making $40,000+ per year $7,650
Upfront Tuition One payment of $7,650 upfront or two payments of $3,825 paid after Week 1 and Week 6 $7,650

FAQs

Why are you making this change?

There are several reasons for our tuition update.

  1. We needed to update our tuition to be in alignment with local regulations in the state of California.
  2. Affordable, fixed payments eliminate ambiguity for students trying to plan their finances. This tuition plan should also reduce the amount of administrative work on all sides compared to the ISA.
  3. The tuition changes allow Flockjay to be a more financially sound company. Training students for $0 upfront is expensive, and this change lets us support more people breaking into tech.

When do the changes go into effect?

The new tuition options are in effect immediately. This impacts students enrolling in our March 15 class and beyond.

What if I previously withdrew but want to re-enroll in an upcoming class – what do I pay?

Please contact your admissions advisor. We’re here to address the specifics of your situation and work with you on an individual basis.

Why are students in California ineligible for a tuition discount?

While we would like to do so, California state regulations prevents us from offering a tuition discount.

Do you have a refund policy?

Students who withdraw from class before week 7 are entitled to a prorated refund. Additionally, students who withdraw before week 2 may receive a full refund.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not currently offer scholarships but are hoping to be able to offer this in the near future. Stay tuned!

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From Shelter-In-Place to Movement: Charting Our Path Forward in the Workplace

From Shelter-In-Place to Movement: Charting Our Path Forward in the Workplace

If 2020 was the year of shelter-in-place, then 2021 is destined to be the year of movement. The global pandemic froze us in our homes glued to webcams and Netflix, while rapidly thawing the shaky glaciers of how we live, work, and connect with each other.

As we look past COVID-19, how might we move from a world of escalating isolation and polarization to a better, more generous world, where everyone has access to the skills, networks, and job opportunities needed to achieve the promise of upward mobility? How might businesses rebuild in a world fueled by technological change, expanding their idea of value to include economic and social justice?

There are many paths forward, but the pandemic’s gall has laid bare one historically reliable salve: the value of a college degree. Not only do students leave with $30,000 of debt, but nearly half also graduate underemployed. If they do land a job, they soon discover the value of that degree rapidly diminishes, as businesses continuously demand new skills to confront a remote-enabled, tech-fueled world.

If we are to move into a more equitable world from today’s crisis, then it will require rewiring the labor market to benefit both employers and jobseekers. This means a conscious shift from exclusively rewarding static degrees that weakly predict on-the-job success, to encouraging dynamic credentials and continuous upskilling within our companies, empowering all of us to build back better.

Flockjay Raises Series A Funding

Flockjay’s mission is to accelerate this system-level change. Today, we are proudly announcing our $11m Series A, led by e.ventures, and with participation from Lightspeed, Salesforce Ventures, Impact America, Cleo Capital, Gabrielle Union, and other lighthouses for economic and social justice. We are also announcing our shared goal with Opportunity@Work to enable 1+ million STARs (workers “skilled through alternative routes” who lack a 4-year degree) to translate learning into $20B in higher earnings by 2030.

Thanks to our employees, Flockjay is a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2021!

How We’re Doing This

We are actively building an ecosystem where companies move from degree-based talent assessment to skill-based talent assessment. Many companies like Apple and Facebook have already announced relaxing degree requirements for open roles, and we believe more will follow suit. In fact, of the hundreds of Flockjay graduates since we started in 2019, over 40% did not have a college degree – yet those very graduates are attaining their sales quota twice as fast as their non-Flockjay peers at companies like Salesforce, Zoom, Slack, and Gong.

Moreover, many of our hiring partner companies have now hired multiple Flockjay graduates, creating amazing opportunities for real people who hail from historically excluded backgrounds, all while gaining DEI momentum to build a stronger foundation that better supports an increasingly diverse customer base.

“We have such high confidence in Flockjay grads we hire at Airtable. There is consistently a strong work ethic, natural team leadership and collaboration skills, as well as an eagerness to learn.” shared Liat Bycel, VP of Customer Engagement who oversees the Sales org. “We have seen a significant difference in ramp time and consistently strong performance.” 

This level of performance was one of the driving reasons behind the broad coalition of investors in the round. “We heard from almost every hiring company we spoke to that SDRs hired through Flockjay are high performing,” said Jackson Cummings from Salesforce Ventures.

What’s Next

Changing how we identify and support potential hires, with or without a college degree, is the first step in building toward companies’ future success in a post-pandemic world. To create more opportunities for candidates like Lawrence, a Flockjay alumni and top performer at Airtable, to shine, employers must rewire their values to be more inclusive and build systems of support and mentorship from within.

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Flockjay, right down to our name itself: we fly farther and faster, together. With the new funding, we will be further strengthening our ability to provide Flockjay graduates with not only world-class sales training led by top-performing sales leaders, but continuous upskilling and support from a diverse community network, with hands-on coaching from alumni and real industry professionals to support lifelong learning and upward mobility.

As an example, we recently teamed up with our partners at Gong to build out a mentorship program matching Gong sales professionals with Flockjay graduates. In addition, all Flockjay students now have access to Gong’s revenue intelligence software and are trained on how to use it as they advance through our program. Sandi Kochhar, Chief People Officer at Gong, shared that:

“It’s a meaningful partnership between two companies whose commitment to diversity is more than platitudes and aspirations. It’s shaping people’s lives. Two of our Gong hires in the US last quarter came through Flockjay and that number will continue to rapidly grow.” 

Transparency around Internal Diversity & Leadership

We believe in living the values we want to see in the world. In our rapidly growing Flockjay team, here’s how we stand:

  • Race/Ethnicity (75% BIPOC, 25% White)
  • Gender (51% Female, 46% Male, 2% Non-binary) 
  • 48% of Flockjay staff are First Gen or Immigrant
  • 12% of Flockjay staff are Alumni who went through our program
  • 20% Identify as LGBTQ+

Welcome Pablo Pollard, Flockjay Chief Strategy Officer

We have also expanded our leadership team by welcoming Pablo Pollard as our Chief Strategy Officer. Pablo brings on two decades of sales, leadership and sales training experience from his past roles across both early-stage startups, like 6sense, and industry-leaders, like Facebook, Salesforce, and Oracle.

Pablo started his tech career as an SDR, the very role our Tech Fellows are seeking to launch their careers. With this, he brings a personal perspective from his own lived experiences as a cis-gendered gay, white man in tech. Pablo will focus on our strategic vision and go to market approach, strengthening our foundational ability to set our Tech Fellows and Hiring Partners up for long-term success in a new remote era. 

Join Flockjay in Empowering Upward Mobility through Education and Access

Where we truly go from here depends on the willingness of the industry to adapt for the greater good. 

Consider Raven Winchester, a former custodian who lost her job then more than doubled her salary by transitioning into sales at LaunchDarkly (the very place she used to work as a janitor). SF Chronicle highlighted Raven’s success story, where she shared that, “Coming from where I come from and being able to position myself into this kind of career, it really meant a lot to me.”

We are incredibly grateful for our students, team, partners, and investors for continuously supporting and trusting us on our journey to empower upward mobility through education and access. We’d like to sincerely thank each of you for the critical role you play in helping us build the vocational school of the future while prioritizing DEI and deep, impactful industry change.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, how to support our mission, or how to connect with our diverse pool of elite SDRs, please reach out to us at hello@flockjay.com.

Read more on Flockjay’s Series A funding at Tech Crunch 

Read more on Flockjay’s previous funding at Fast Company

See career opportunities at https://jobs.lever.co/flockjay 

Apply to join our next class at https://flockjay.com

Get details on hiring from us at https://flockjay.com/companies

Read more incredible student stories on our company blog

See our post about reskilling & rehiring on Crunchbase’s blog 

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram

Check out our reviews on Glassdoor & CourseReport 

flockjay is a glassdoor best place to work 2021

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Flockjay is a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2021

Flockjay is a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2021

Flockjay is pleased to announce we are among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2021.

Unlike other awards, there is no self-nomination or application process. Instead, it’s entirely based on the feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. To determine the winners of the awards, Glassdoor evaluates all company reviews shared by employees over the past year.

This year, we are proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work among U.S. companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Flockjay ranks #21 out of 50 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work US Small and Medium companies list!

Flockjay’s Future is Bright, Thanks to Our Community

A huge thank you goes out to all our employees who took the time to share their perspective on what it’s like to work here and be a member of our growing Flockjay community. We appreciate all the valuable feedback as it only helps us improve. We are proud to be on this journey with you and endlessly grateful for your collective support of our mission and commitment to diversity and inclusionCheers to continuing to build the future of tech together!

A word from Flockjay Founder and CEO, Shaan Hatharamani:

“It’s very important to us that our team members and our community members feel valued and supported, and it’s encouraging to see signs that we’re on the right track. We’re here to build a generational company, and it starts with investing in our people.”

Below are just a few words one employee shared on Glassdoor that contributed to the award and made us feel incredibly honored:

Excellent training, awesome team, friendly atmosphere, and there’s opportunity to grow.

Follow Flockjay’s Upward Journey: Now Hiring

Flockjay is growing fast! We are so excited to continue working in support of our mission to empower upward mobility through education and access and would love to hear from anyone who wants to join us.

See Flockjay’s current job listings and apply today.

For more information about Flockjay, read our Glassdoor reviews, CourseReport reviews, Flockjay FAQ, and find us @flockjay on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

To learn more about our students, read How Clovette Pivoted into Tech Sales with Flockjay or learn about Raven Winchester, who more than doubled her salary after reskilling with Flockjay. Read our company blog for more success stories that make our jobs so rewarding.

Email partners@flockjay.com if your team is growing and you’d like to connect with elite SDRs.

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Techlash Is a New Podcast Sponsored by Flockjay

Techlash Is a New Podcast Sponsored by Flockjay

Subscribe to Techlash on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Learn more at Hit Start Media.

In 2019, Flockjay Founder & CEO Shaan Hathiramani heard that an early employee from Carta was doing a series of interviews about the future of work for Forbes. Shaan read a handful of the articles and then emailed the author, Theo Miller. Without knowing that, Theo also cold emailed Flockjay the exact same week. That’s how aligned they were on the direction of the industry and the role Flockjay would play in the culture of tech.

Theo was the fifth employee at Carta, a late-stage fintech company in San Francisco that pioneered digital cap table management. Theo left Carta after four years to found a podcast company called Hit Start Media. Over the ensuing months, Shaan and Theo developed a show concept that ultimately went on hold due to the pandemic. But when Theo circled back with a new podcast series he had been developing, Shaan jumped at the opportunity to be the launch sponsor. Now, you can hear him share knowledge in the first episode! 

 

What is the Techlash Podcast About?

Techlash is a podcast about elevating consciousness in tech. The word gained prominence due to the rage many of us felt in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook, interference with the 2016 election, and other violations of the public trust that were perpetrated by large tech companies that we had come to idealize since the advent of the iPhone.

The series is co-hosted by Theo and his former co-worker at Carta, Zibbie Nwokah, who started shortly after him and was instrumental in building the business through law firm partnerships. Zibbie has also been a fireside chat guest speaker here at Flockjay. Together, they analyze interviews with early-stage founders and influencers that are doing good in tech, not those who just hold aspirations of changing the world; we’re talking about progressive founders that are having an impact right now.

There are a handful of recurring themes you’ll hear about on Techlash from week-to-week. Socioeconomic diversity in the tech industry, building for underserved groups, providing access to the industry, user privacy, income share agreements, and creating a better safety net are just some of the topics that will be explored in the coming months.

Supporting Techlash and Flockjay

If Techlash sounds like something that you would enjoy or find informative, we strongly recommend you download the first episode featuring our CEO, Shaan. You can stream Techlash on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or learn more about the series on the Hit Start website.

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Meet SDR for Hire Kirsten Koppe

Meet SDR for Hire Kirsten Koppe

Our diverse community of students comes together from various non-traditional backgrounds to learn, reskill, and unite around a shared goal to break into tech sales as an SDR. It is with the utmost pride that we share their stories with incoming Tech Fellows, in addition to our mission-aligned hiring partners seeking to strengthen and diversify their sales teams with elite candidates.

Meet Kirsten Koppe, a Flockjay Tech Fellow from our seventh class and current SDR for hire. She shared a few details about her journey with us below. Her sales trainers had this to share:

“Kirsten stays calm under pressure and builds trust quickly with her professionalism and industry savvy. She is sharp, a quick learner, and loves a challenge. Kirsten is a sales professional who’s ready to make an impact on Day 1.”

What did life look like before you found Flockjay?

I’m a Southern California native and went to UCLA. After graduating, I decided to follow my passion and pursue a career as a professional dancer.  This unconventional path was full of ups and downs, but it taught me how to push past rejection and how to use little wins as motivation to keep going and to work harder every day.  Finally, my perseverance paid off and I got in front of the right people and made the right connections to launch a successful career in the dance industry.

As a dancer, health and fitness had always been a huge part of my life, so I transitioned into the wellness industry and became an instructor at SoulCycle. For six years, I led the pack in both Los Angeles and Chicago and played an integral role in expanding both markets from the ground up.

I had wanted to get into tech sales for a while and leverage those business development skills I had honed, but I didn’t know how to make the jump without having traditional sales experience. Simultaneously, COVID-19 hit, negatively impacting the fitness industry, and I found Flockjay. It truly felt like the stars had aligned for me and I found my answer!

What accomplishments are you most proud of? 

My road to success as a professional dancer was not an easy one. I faced a lot of “no’s” before I finally got the biggest “yes” I could have ever imagined when I landed a role as a dancer for Katy Perry.  This huge win jump-started my career, and I went on to appear in numerous films, TV shows, and several national commercial campaigns.  

At SoulCycle, I was given an opportunity for advancement to relocate to Chicago to open the very first SoulCycle market in the Midwest. I knew I would have to start from scratch and build a whole new book of business in a city in which I knew no one, but I was up for the challenge.

My Chicago team and I developed creative strategies to prospect new customers and to build a robust client network in our new city. We worked relentlessly to meet our quotas and it paid off.

In just two and a half years, Chicago became the third-highest volume market behind New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area as a direct result of my hard work.

What most excites you about a future SDR role?

To be honest, I’m most excited about having a job where my compensation directly reflects my hard work. My favorite part about being an instructor at SoulCycle was the competition aspect and the performance-based compensation structure, but unfortunately, the ceiling was very low and there was no opportunity for growth. I’m really excited to get into an SDR role where I will have more opportunities financially and professionally.

Advice for someone who wants to break into tech?

It’s all about that growth mindset!  You’re either winning or you’re learning, so my advice to anyone who wants to break into tech, especially if you don’t have traditional sales experience, is to look at setbacks as gifts and use them as learning opportunities to keep getting better.

Follow Her Journey from Tech Fellow to Elite SDR

We encourage you to connect with Kirsten on LinkedIn to follow her upward journey. While you’re there, follow Flockjay for more Tech Fellow spotlights and success stories.

Are you a sales leader who is growing your team? If you’d like to connect with more quality SDRs for hire like Kirsten, please email partners@flockjay.com or get more info right now.

👉🏽  Seeking a career opportunity? Read our FAQ and apply for our next class – it begins 1/11/21!

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3 Lessons on Managing a Diverse Remote Sales Team

3 Lessons on Managing a Diverse Remote Sales Team

The last six months have been humbling as a sales manager. Overnight, I transitioned from being a 100% IRL manager to being 100% remote. Initially, I was overly confident, thinking how hard can this really be!? Got this in the bag. 🏆  But I quickly realized that managing a team of remote salespeople presented some unique challenges. 

Managing sales teams remotely is different than managing any other team for a few reasons:

  1. Sales reps hold extra stress from carrying quota (especially in a volatile market)
  2. Sales reps no longer have the opportunity for real-time social learning
  3. Sales reps miss the motivation of friendly competition

As a sales professional in this new remote world, I realized that I needed to invest in learning how to manage a diverse, measured, social team if I wanted to maintain a high performing team. 

These are some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. If we make it a point to do a better job of understanding and supporting each other within a remote framework, our teams have the freedom to get better, grow stronger, and thrive onward. Not to mention, reduce attrition and decrease ramp time, which helps us hit our numbers. 

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