Hello, we're RedShelf

Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective by replacing yesterday’s print publications with today’s more dynamic and far less expensive digital content.

Why Work with Us?

We’re not out to disrupt the industry; our goal has always been to work with it to create lasting change. Since 2012, RedShelf has been helping make education more affordable and more accessible for millions of students nationwide. Our team is made up of passionate, hard-working individuals who are on a mission to help improve higher ed.
We are

Passionate,

Collaborative &

Visionary

"Education is everything": RedShelf makes it more accessible and affordable
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An Insider's view of RedShelf

What are some social events your company does?

Our development team gets together outside the office once per quarter with things like bowling nights, baseball games and water taxi trips to Chinatown. I try to host dinner parties every few months -- sometimes just for my immediate team, and sometimes a cross-team dinner to mix things up. Hoping for a company-wide Segway tour sometime soon!

Howie

Senior Front-End Software Developer

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve been working on our Content Delivery System and have had the opportunity to work with stakeholders I wouldn’t normally interact with. The new system is a completely new set of workflows that we had to take a unique approach to developing, so it’s been a perfect combination of cool and challenging.

Clayton

Full Stack Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As a UX/UI designer, I’ve had the ability to have my hands in the production process from start to finish. The RedShelf team is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable and motivate me to design better creative solutions every day.

Maxi

UX/UI Designer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

It's critical that you encourage an environment of experimentation. People should never be punished for taking risks or making mistakes as long as they're learning and growing. As a product-focused company, the creativity for new ideas exists when your team is comfortable with failure and understands that success can be measured by what we learned.

Scott

Chief Technology Officer

How does your team reward individual success?

Redshelf isn't an ego-driven or "ninja"/"Superstar"-focused team culture, and that's one of the things I appreciate most about the company. We succeed and fail as a team and collaborate to accomplish shared goals. Leaders at RedShelf hold themselves accountable for team performance, too.

Oksana

Associate Product Manager

Where we are

Beautiful and convenient River North office located minutes from Magnificent Mile and the Loop with one of the best rooftops in the neighborhood.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open door policy
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
  • The office environment at RedShelf is a perfect balance of working hard and having fun. I've never been around a group of people that have pushed me to work harder and expand my comfort zone in the workplace.
    Mike
    Account Manager
  • One thing that sets us apart is our dedication to ensuring success, both internally and externally. We go above and beyond for our partners by asking them what they need, not telling them what we think they need or want to hear.
    Erin
    Director of Digital Accessibility
  • The level of experience and knowledge that everyone brings to the table, ranging from our youngest team member to our most experienced veteran, is something that we pride and value in this company.
    Jasmine
    Senior Account Manager
  • RedShelf is a high-growth company, but we're still at the size where everyone has the opportunity to improve and change things every day. In a matter of months after joining the team, I was able to quickly see the results of my ideas and feedback.
    Ryan
    Director of Customer Experience
Jobs at RedShelf6 open jobs
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
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    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • CraftCMS
    • BaseCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Articles we're in38 articles

Our funding history

  • $2M in Funding
    Investors: National Association of College Stores
  • $5M in Funding
    Investors: Rick Patterson, National Association of College Stores
  • $0.1M in Funding
  • $1M in Funding
  • $25M in Funding
    Investors: Lead by DNS Capital
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