Credit Karma

Credit Karma – Why Work For Us?


A History of Success

Credit Karma was founded in 2007 on the simple idea that consumers should have free access to their credit and financial data. More than 20 million members later, Credit Karma has become a go-to resource for free credit scores and credit monitoring as well as data-driven recommendations. With the addition of account monitoring, Credit Karma helps its members track their credit and finances all in one place. And because we believe that “free” should really mean free, we never charge our members.

A Common Goal

We all believe and are working toward a common goal of giving consumers free access to their credit information and empowering them to take control of their financial lives. Great ideas come from all over, and we encourage our team members to share their feedback and initiate real change. Once we have a new idea, we work quickly to test and implement it.

A Friendly and Energetic Team

It’s not all work at Credit Karma. We enjoy regular team activities like Smash Bros competitions, game nights, after-hours karaoke, ping-pong tournaments, happy hour events, holiday parties and more. Our kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods, snacks, fresh fruit, yogurt, sodas, sparkling water, beer, and lots more to keep our team well fed.

A Disruptive Financial Services Tech Startup 

At Credit Karma, we're working hard to provide a valuable service through disruptive innovation in the financial services tech startup space. We continue to grow rapidly as we aim to become the one-stop-shop for consumers to check their credit, debt and account balances as well as research and apply for new financial products. We’re looking for hardworking, energetic members to join our thriving team in the heart of San Francisco. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you!

Meet our senior team

Want to meet more of the Credit Karma team?

Check out our blog series The Nerds Behind Credit Karma.

Credit Karma Reviews

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Credit Karma Founder and CEO Ken Lin
Ken Lin
17 Ratings

    Great Company, great people, exciting environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Credit Karma


    Fun working environment, lots of different things going on, and you have the opportunity to get involved in nearly any project that interests you. Management is amazingly good for a company that is growing as fast as it is. They haven't fallen prey to some of the ego centric issues that tend to surface in a highly successful startup. Excellent downtown San Francisco location. They make a product to be proud of. The company recognizes and rewards exceptional efforts. Looking for a raise or promotion, it's all about what you do and not who you know.


    Growth is so fast that the company can't keep up with office space, meaning you move quite a bit from desk to desk, floor to floor, office to office. Working area is quite loud, be prepared to wear noise blocking headphones/earphones.

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    Keep up the executive management accessibility to the general employee, most may not take advantage of it, but it's a moral booster to know you can go straight to the CEO if you have to. Don't be stingy on the in-office refreshments, it really does matter!

    Positive Outlook
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Credit Karma Interviews

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Credit Karma.

    Interview Details

    Interview was mostly coding on the board .. similar to any tech company in bay-area. The offer wasn't good enough to even remotely consider - at least for me. The stock options offered weren't inline with the industry. The hiring manager tried to show upside of the stock by quoting price of preferential stock even though I was getting common stocks. I got blamed for not being passionate about Credit Karma when I tried to negotiate on stocks. The negotiation was so unreasonable that it totally ticked me off. I believe Credit Karma is not really a tech company and doesn't value hiring great engineering talent.

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Credit Karma Awards & Accolades

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Healthiest Employer Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2014
Recent Updates
  • Credit Karma update
    30+ days ago

    Credit Karma's CEO, Ken Lin, was named one of GrowthCap's top 25 CEOs in financial technology!


Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance provides more than 30 million consumers financial peace of mind by tracking their credit and finances all in one place for free. Credit Karma's goal is to help its members make the most of their credit and finances by offering insightful savings recommendations based on unique data comparisons. It also provides financial education and access to free tools which... More

Mission: At Credit Karma, we believe everyone should be empowered by their finances, not confused by them. Our goal is to continue offering valuable financial tools and resources... More

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