Udemy, founded in May 2010, is an American online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students. As of January 2020, the platform has more than 50 million students and 57,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages. There have been over 295 million course enrollments. Students and instructors come from 190+ countries and 2/3 of the students are located outside of the U.S.

Students take courses largely as a means of improving job-related skills. Some courses generate credit toward technical certification. Udemy has made a special effort to attract corporate trainers seeking to create coursework for employees of their company. As of 2020, there are more than 150,000 courses on the website.

The headquarters of Udemy is located in San Francisco, CA with satellite offices in Denver, CO; Dublin, IE; Ankara, TR; Sao Paulo, BR; and Gurgaon, IN.

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3.2 out of 5 stars (based on 134 reviews)
Excellent35%
Very good19%
Average11%
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Terrible31%

Incredible shady pricing and discounting – they will penalise you for repeat custom

2.0 rating
July 8, 2020

The courses are very good but pricing practices are terribly shady and they penalise existing customers for their custom. I added a course to my Wishlist that was list price £34.99 – it seemed reasonable for a 3 hour course. After it being in my Wishlist I was informed that it was on special offer with 94% off but when I went to check the list price had changed to £199.99 – for a 3 hour course! Their pricing structure means absolutely nothing. If I am not logged in to my Udemy account I see £199.99 courses for £34.99. When I contacted Udemy to ask what was going on I was told that they run promotions – however if they just make up prices then promotions are of little consequence.
Whatever you do do not put stuff on your Wishlist and think twice about giving them repeat custom – they obviously don’t reward it with anything but an expectation that they can fleece you.

Max W

Long history of learning with these guys

4.0 rating
July 7, 2020

So, hm. Yeah, of course there are some junk courses on Udemy. But all and all it’s been a complete blessing. I’ve spent over $2,000 over the last 10 years on $10 Udemy courses. That’s less than the cost on a single college class at RIT, which luckily the Army paid for 🙂
In MBA school they didn’t teach us the important stuff to run a business. Stuff like Linux, LLC formation, profit and loss statements, risk evaluations, taxes, investment or intellectual property.
All that I learned on Udemy. Pick your courses well, anyways you can refund junk ones, and go to town. $10 is nothing to learn some of the crazy helpful things I’ve learned on their platform. Highly recommended.
Pro tip: Check out Chris Haroun. That guys is a God send.

Michael

Decent platform to learn fundamentals…

5.0 rating
July 7, 2020

Decent platform to learn fundamentals in programming languages but only when they have discounts

Ted

Great content, great prices

5.0 rating
July 7, 2020

Lots of lockdown discounts on great courses. Signed up to a few and really gaining a lot.
Can’t fault it.

Chris