Spotlight: Suzi Park

Suzi Park PictureRole: Accounts Payable Clerk

Hire Date: June 2011

Fun Fact: My nickname is “Grandma” because the latest I go to bed is 9:30 PM.


“Everyone at Chegg is willing to teach, learn, and adapt.”

Why did you decide to come to Chegg?

I used to work at in San Francisco, which Chegg acquired, and it was such a great thing that happened! Chegg is a wonderful company and is a lot bigger than Notehall ever was and I’ve learned a lot.  I think it was the perfect moment for me to help move me forward in my career.

What are you most proud of? 

I’m really proud that I’ve been able to move up into my current role. I moved into Accounting a couple years ago even though I didn’t have an accounting background. It was a learning process for me to get to the point where I understood how accounting works and how it operates within the whole company, so I’m excited to have the potential to give out more innovative ideas. I’m also very fortunate to be able to learn from all of my coworkers, who teach me so much on a daily basis. I’m always learning about the entire operation and am very proud of Chegg since everyone is willing to teach, learn, and adapt.

What have you been working on lately? 

We do this on an ongoing basis, but the biggest thing for us is the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close. We work on accruals and reach out to all of the vendors to make sure numbers are correct and that we accrued the right amount. I’m in Accounts Payable, so we do everything from paying the bills to managing a lot more manual projects that are always thrown at us, especially since we went IPO. I also handle the accounts payable of the warehouse, tax, finance, and legal departments and am helping out right now by learning accounts receivable as well, since we are a small team and everyone pitches in where they can. I love learning about all of this because it allows for me to work with sales people, along with other parts of the company and really helps me see the global picture of how everything affects each other in the company.

Has anything surprised you about working at Chegg?

Nothing’s really surprised me. Up until we went IPO, I’ve never experienced this. It’s shocking to see the big changes that come about once the company goes IPO. Other than that, learning about people and their personalities every day is always surprising.

What advice do you have for someone who is looking to kick off their career at a company like Chegg?

The biggest thing for me is to be personable and it’s such a simple thing, but smile! Say “Hi” to anyone and everyone, whether you know them or not, because this goes a long way for you in the future and you get to start forming relationships. Things like this are what makes this environment a great place for people to work in since it’s a family; you see these people every day. Therefore, you want to be positive, open-minded, and try to learn about other people in different departments as well. Even if you don’t work with these people in the near future, it’s always good to know what they’re doing, so you can understand how the company works as a whole. I would also say work hard and smart and be open to learning from anyone and everyone.

What excites you most about Chegg?

Chegg is here for the long haul! As Dan always says, we are here to change the whole educational platform and I believe that 210%. It’s not going to be easy and it’s not going to be done in the next year or two; it’s might take longer but I have no doubt the future success of this company because I think we only hire the best of the best.  Overall, I think it’s going to be a bright future for Chegg. The reason why I love Chegg the most is because of the environment and the people.  I love this company, the environment, and the fact that the people are just amazingly smart, but are also so humble and down to earth at the same time.

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