Pluralsight: Knowledge is Power
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 05, 2019

Pluralsight: Knowledge is Power

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pluralsight

Pluralsight is being used to allow our technical staff to explore new skills and build on existing skills. While the whole organization has access, it's primarily used by software engineers and data team members. We want to give our staff the tools to continue their education and training, but with budget and time constraints, more formal education offerings just aren't possible at this time. Pluralsight has been a good alternative.
  • Allows users to proceed at their own pace. They aren't confined to any time or deadline restraints after starting a course.
  • There are a wide variety of disciplines to explore.
  • Easily accessible across devices.
  • There are occasional issues with video and/or audio quality.
  • There is room for improvement in accessing content offline.
  • One positive impact is it has kept our employees engaged in the material they work with every day. Instead of becoming stagnant and complacent, they are actively searching out ways to develop skills and do more with the tools available to them.
  • It saves money when it comes to offering training and development opportunities company-wide. It would be much more costly to invest in specialized training for that number of employees.
  • One potential negative is the amount of company time spent on coursework over work responsibilities. A balance must be struck and individuals should be encouraged to explore the training on their own time.
Pluralsight is simply more robust and makes more sense for an organization like ours where we want our employees to have the freedom to explore a wide variety of disciplines, and the adaptability to start/stop courses at any skill level. On a trial basis, the feedback from our team was nothing but positive, and had a major impact in our selecting Pluralsight over other alternatives.
Pluralsight is very well-suited for individuals that want to learn new skills or build on an existing foundation. You don't have to jump in at the beginner level if you already have foundational knowledge of a certain subject, and Pluralsight makes it easy to start at a level that makes sense for you without having to waste time with content you already know. On the other hand, content is offered for beginners of any subject as well, so it's very adaptable to each situation. Continuing education and training is never a bad thing, so I don't really think there are situations where it's not appropriate to use.

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