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    Lots of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The GoBank team in Palo Alto is great. There is (still) a startup feel and mentality to the office. Recently there have been some turn over in the employees, but this also means there is great potential to advance in this office. Salary, bonus plan, ESPP, stock options are great and the CEO is super inspiring. GoBank as a product has great potential.

    Cons

    HQ is in Pasadena and it has shown to be hard to contribute to company wide changes from a satellite office. The company is trying to change process/policies to be less "banking" and more "software development", and even though the company is much more agile now than 1-2 years ago, there is still ways to go to make development and releases leaner/smoother. Lots of QA and parts of development is being moved to new office in China, which complicates the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reward people taking initiatives to get rid of the cover-your-back mentality. Currently people are reluctant to proactively making improvements to code and/or process because 1) there is lots of red-tape involved, and 2) you will get blamed if something doesn't work.

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Green Dot Interviews

Updated Mar 17, 2015
Updated Mar 17, 2015

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Green Dot.

    Interview Details

    applied online, recruiter contacted me, went in a week later, hired on the spot. Its mostly customer service questions. years of experience, multi tasking, fast paced environment. knowledge of computers, social media, internet, phones, public speaking.

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Green Dot Awards & Accolades

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Best Debit Alternative (1 of 3), CardHub, 2012
Best Alternative Checking Account, Card Hub, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.greendot.com
Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (GDOT)
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

ABOUT US
Green Dot began with a simple idea: everyone should have access to affordable banking options. Since our launch in 1999, we’ve maintained the same leadership that we started with, while partnering with the nation’s top retailers and creating new financial technology that allows people to digitize cash at 90,000 locations nationwide. We’ve also ushered in one of the... More

Mission: MISSION & VISION
At Green Dot, our mission is simple: to reinvent personal banking for the masses. We want to provide modern, honest, and fair banking solutions that... More

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