I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at LendingClub in December 2013.
Interview Details – I applied, was called for a 1/2 hour phone interview a few days later. A week later was scheduled for a in-person interview. The interview lasted about 2 hours and was comprised of several short 20-30 minute segments with 4-5 different people. Was told another week later I had the job, total process was about 3 weeks.
Interview Question – What are some difficulties Lending Club faces that a traditional bank does not? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at LendingClub.
Interview Details – First of all, office setup is very nice. Overall, interview takes you about 3 hours and you will meet 5-6 people. 3 of them are credit supervisors, one is the credit manager, and remaining two are from other depts. They will give you real-life documents and test you for the fraud check & income calculations. They will also ask you all different kind of job related questions, so be well-prepared before having an interview.
Interview Question – Document fraud check Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at LendingClub in June 2013.
Interview Details – Don't be discouraged if you don't hear from them in a week, they took 3 wks to get back to me.
Use that time to truly understand the position you're applying for and what it entails. Know the company thoroughly by the time you get that call from them.
I went through several one-on-ones for this position, one with direct super, another with his boss, another with 2nd tier mgmt from a diff dep. Two with senior credit specialists who've moved out of the role I'm interviewing for, and one with HR.
Everyone is great, bring your A game and remember, this job is about.....volume!
Interview Question – Prepare thoroughly so you don't have any unexpected questions. Its a mix of standard intv questions and specific job-related inquiries. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It is negotiable, but I took the first offer as salary is re-negotiable at end of year. This is also an entry-level type position into the credit side, so if you're expecting to push the envelope, just know there's only about a 5k range in salary offering. Benefits package was awesome and will become better next Jan.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at LendingClub.
Interview Details – Started with a recruiter and then got the one on one interview with the in house staffing manager for the company. Interviewer was direct and to the point, very strong individual which I admired but I was a bit intimidated. She was very positive about working with the company and the companies future. Seems like a GREAT company to work for.
Interview Question – Went over mostly my employment history, no hard questions just spoke about my qualifications Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at LendingClub in May 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on a Monday night, and the next day around 11am, I received a call from the Director of Support. I was so excited about her call, that I immediately returned her phone call (while I was at work) and was a bit unprepared. I had found the job posting on Craigslist, and hadn't done much research on the company previous to calling her back.
This phone call was basically a phone interview, and I thought I ruined it when she said, "I always recommend everyone researches a company before applying".
I must have made up for my mishap because I was invited to an interview that Thursday at the office.
Great office, and great interview experience. I sat down with 4 people, the last being the director. They were timely, great conversation and no weird interview questions. I enjoyed my 2 hour experience. I also filled out a paper allowing them to do a background check (criminal and credit). The director did ask if I had anything on either record (like a DUI) that I wanted to tell her about beforehand. I had nothing.
A few business days later, I received a call from her saying that I was a stellar candidate, but unfortunately due to some recent delinquencies on my credit report, she couldn't offer me the job. She did encourage me to keep them in mind in the future once some of it has 'rolled off'. The next day I received an email with a copy of my background check. Basically, a mishap in a student loan switch of companies that led to a few months of being delinquent was all that was wrong. It is a financial institution, so I understand they have to be strict about that kind of stuff.
The pay was going to be a pay cut as well. It is a non-negotiable starting salary of $45,000 with 500 shares of equity. They pay full medical and offer a gym membership.
Overall, I would have taken the pay cut for this job, but it just wasn't the right time. I also have been in the interview process with another larger startup at the same time, and Lending Club is at least quick with it all.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected, just basic conversation based on the resume and cover letter. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at LendingClub in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through LinkedIn. Recruiter called the next day. He was very friendly and easy to work with. They immediately scheduled 2 phone screens one with Director and another with VP of engineer. Phone screens were fairly technical although at somewhat high level.
Next step was onsite interviews, I met 2 VPs of engineering, a developer and CTO.
The position was for backend java engineer but the developer spent most of the time on SQL queries. Was not impressed by his interviewing skills although VP and CTO were good.
I was asked to solved a data structure related problem on white board which was not too difficult.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult but spending 45 mins on sql queries for java engineer position was unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – didn't negotiate
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at LendingClub in January 2013.
Interview Details – Java interview
1. phone discussion with recruiter and hiring manager.
2. In person visit to the HQ
3. Great office set up i must say
4. VP of technology talked to me a brief me about the position and tried to understand about my past experience
5. one engineer and one project manager talked to me for Java.
6. CTO talked about the company and plans for the team
I really enjoyed talking to the senior people except the Engineer.All great people. With Engineer I think he is really rude. 0 interviewing skills. on the whole discussion trying to convey me that he is more technically sound than me instead of trying to judge what i could do for the ream and company. After talking to him I realized that it is not a company where I want to see my self.
Note to hiring manager People in the interview team are responsible for picturing culture in front of the candidate.
Interview Question – very basic question with some unnecessary tweaks. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at LendingClub in November 2012.
Interview Details – The process was pretty much the standard process, an initial problem set, then a phone screen and then a half day onsite set of one-on-one interviews with question and white boarding, etc... The initial problem set was basically a collection of things that you can do with Java, but really should not.
The questions were not particular difficult, but they were very much contrived and some what nonsensical. The interviewers tended to myopically focused upon a single solution, whether they make sense or not. It was not an interactive experience, not at all.
In addition, the executives (CTO & VP) that I met with did not come across as being plugged into reality. They seemed to not understand the realities of working and doing business in the Silicon Valley, and carried around of unrealistic ideas and expectations. Essentially a Wall Street meets the Silicon Valley kind of thing.
There was a definite sense of arrogance with everyone I met with. They were polite, but it was clear they thought they were better than everyone else at everything. There was also a very heavy undertone of being a sweatshop kind of place to work.
Interview Question – None were really difficult. The most difficult part of it was try to understand why someone might do something so silly... Answer Question
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –