Frequently Asked Questions


1Why CodeBreakers?
Here is a shortlist of the reasons to join CodeBreakers.
- Increased Pay: Our median graduate receives 145k in total compensation after CodeBreakers.
- 1-1 Mentorship: You get to work 1-1 with an experienced software engineer from a FAANG company to make sure you get a great job.
- Mock-interviews with coaches that interview at their own FAANG company. Companies typically have a cooldown period of 1-year before you can interview again. Doing mock interviews with CodeBreakers identifies weaknesses so you can solidify them before the real interview.
- Referral Network: The CodeBreakers referral network spans across 20 tech companies which ensure you are able to get the interview once you’re interview-ready.
2When can I join?
CodeBreakers is a 100% online program that starts once you enroll. You can complete it at your own pace, working through the program as quickly or as slowly as you choose.
3How much does CodeBreakers cost?
Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are a form of deferred payment, allowing students to focus on learning — and not on financing. With our ISA, you pay nothing until after you start working a job that earns at least your target minimum salary.

After a 2-week trial of the program, there is an initial deposit of $997 due. If you follow the program, then this deposit is entirely repaid if you don’t get a job within 6 months.

Our ISA is always based on a percentage of the total compensation for any job you receive through completing the CodeBreakers program. You will pay 15% of your 1.5 years’ salary to CodeBreakers if you are getting your first job in software engineering that pays you a minimum of $100,000. If you already have some work experience, check out the FAQ on experienced hires.

For example, if you get a job paying $120,000, you would pay $1,500 monthly for 18 months (15% of your 18 months salary).

We find that by tying our success to yours, we’re forced to evolve our product to ensure that you are getting job offers that you want and are excited about as fast as possible.
4I can't afford the deposit. Are there any options for me?
We understand that due to COVID-19 that many have lost their current jobs and can’t afford the $997 deposit.

Please still apply via the links on this page and do let us know of your situation and we will be happy to discuss alternatives. If you can demonstrate commitment throughout the first few weeks in the program, we may be able to decrease or waive the initial deposit.
5I already have a job. Is CodeBreakers for me?
We’ve worked with candidates with 20+ years of experience to get roles paying $400k and new graduates getting their first tech job and we understand there is no Income Share Agreement that will work for everyone.

If you already have done internships or have work experience, we can work together to find income share terms that work for you.

Schedule a consultation to get a quote for the percentages we can offer.

6How much of a time commitment is CodeBreakers?
The program in total takes ~300 hours. Typically our students commit around 30-hours per week to finish the program within 3 months.

This is not a hard rule and we do not drop students. We understand that things come up and our coaches will adapt to your situation as needed.
7Where is CodeBreakers?
All lessons and resources provided are fully online. No relocation or commute required.
8I'm graduating soon (2021 or 2022). What are my options?
For college students (masters or undergrad) graduating in 2022, we would want you to join before July 1st. You work with us over the summer of 2021 and interview in the fall (~August) for positions that start in 2022 after you graduate.
9How do I apply?
There are 2 ways to apply.

1. Email apply@codebreakersacademy.com with the following information. CodeBreakers will follow up with the next steps within 1 week.

- Your Name
- LinkedIn Profile
- Copy of your Resume
- Brief description of your programming background

2. Sign up for a free consultation. Over that consultation, you’ll share your background and get a quote for an ISA that CodeBreakers can work with you.
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