2U Uses WorkTango to Maintain Culture Amid Rapid Growth

2U Uses WorkTango to Maintain Culture Amid Rapid Growth

Company Profile


1,000+ employees

Support Hybrid/Remote Work
Build Healthier Workplaces

Recognition & Rewards


2U had difficulty engaging a rapidly growing, dispersed workforce. 

Rapid global growth limited executive visibility within the company and strained 2U’s culture. Compounding the issue? 2U’s employee reward system was inconsistent and not strategic, limited by the timing and tax implications of rewards.


2U used Kazoo [now WorkTango’s] Recognition & Rewards platform to offer customized, meaningful rewards at a low cost.

Kazoo [now WorkTango’s] platform enabled 2U to connect its employees through real-time, globally visible, peer-to-peer recognition and rewards that reflected its core values — strengthening employees’ bonds with the company and with each other. 


2U was better able to engage employees — and manage its rewards budget — with Recognition & Rewards. 

2U employees became more connected than ever: Over 50,000 pieces of recognition were sent on the platform in the first 15 months. This gave executives better visibility into the company’s day-to-day operations, with an average of half of the executive team reading recognition posts daily. Plus, rewards were more affordable and tied directly to the company culture, reducing overhead and boosting engagement.

“In a feedback survey, one employee said, ‘I no longer feel like I’m on an island because of Kazoo [now WorkTango].”
— Erin Newbill,  Total Rewards Director

Key Results:


pieces of recognition sent in 15 months


Health and Wellness Actions tracked through Behavior Bonus redemptions

Easy rewards budget management

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