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Progreso Financiero – Why Work For Us?

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Oportun was formerly known as Progreso Financiero. Only the name has changed. We continue commited to our mission: provide credit-building, affordable loans that help the Hispanic community build a better future.

  • We are in the top 11% of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. 
  • Oportun is ranked 29th among a direct peer group of 367 companies with revenue between $50 million and $100 million 

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Background

Oportun, formerly Progreso Financiero, was founded in 2005 with the goal of empowering the 23 million Hispanic individuals and entrepreneurs with limited or no credit history to reach their full potential through access to credit-building loans at responsible and affordable rates.

Our unique technology platform scores applicants, even those who do not have credit, and enables Oportun to provide a highly personal experience with back-office efficiency. The customer experience is designed with our Hispanic customer in mind and delivered through a network of more than 140 stores in 3 states, open at convenient hours in neighborhoods where customers live and work, and three professional call centers. Our service staff speak Spanish and understand our customers’ needs.

In recognition of Oportun’s goals of increasing economic opportunity for its clients, promoting community development, and serving low-income or underserved communities, Oportun, formerly Progreso Financiero, was certified by the United States Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution in November 2009 and re-certified in October 2013.

Oportun is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

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    People are so nice in the company and very friendly environment. Very good and helpful team. I really enjoyed working in the QA Team. Even when there's work pressure sometimes, I saw people don't carry it because of the environment and people around. Very helpful and understanding Manager indeed.

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    Salary is little less compared to bay area standard.


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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Progreso Financiero.

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    There is something shady about this company. The interview process was in two phases: one, a remote interview; two, an in person interview. The remote interview was done via Google Hangout. In the in person interview, I was asked a number of coding questions - pretty standard. I solved every single coding question. I was also asked questions around Quality Assurance principles. I answered every single one of these questions. I must mention that I am a very well qualified, very experienced candidate, but still some of the questions were non-trivial. Still I was very pleased that I answered everything. After the interview, I was told that I did not know basic QA principles and fundamentals. Being a person with integrity, I expected my interviewing company to have the same. I asked them how they came up with this feedback. Even after 10 days, they had absolutely nothing to say to me as to how this feedback came to be given to me. I was lucky that I had the hiring manager's email ID. Otherwise, I would have been at a loss telling the recruiters how this type of feedback could have been given. This seems to be some type of political game being played by Progreso Financiero I can't prove this but many of the people on the interviewing committee seemed to be not very smart. But to say that somebody does not understand principles and fundamentals is unfair. We wrote an email to the manager of the QA team telling her that this feedback made no sense. We went through a recruiting company and the recruiting company's manager was also Cc:d. It is clear that there is something not quite right with this company. I never like to comment on a company's integrity. But in this case, I will make an exception. Let me put in exactly so many words: If you care about your integrity, do not interview with the QA team in this company. | If you care about integrity, do not interview with the QA team in this company. Sorry, folks, you can't screw me over. Buenos dias!

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Additional Info

Website www.progressfin.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

Oportun, formerly known as Progreso Financiero, empowers Hispanic individuals with limited or no credit history by offering credit-building loans at responsible and affordable rates. Oportun leverages its unique technology platform to run automated risk scoring and achieve back-office productivity. The customer experience is designed with the Hispanic customer in mind and ... More

Mission: We provide credit-building, affordable loans that help the Hispanic community build a better future.

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