Green Dot

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mix of people, disorganized vision

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Green Dot full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- friendly office culture
- catered food
- flexible work hours & location
- some smart, hard-working co-workers
- positive attitudes

Cons

- political
- disorganized
- some of the leadership is in over their head, keep getting promoted even though they cant do their job
- unclear vision (never fully explained and constantly changes)
- teams seem imbalanced
- some employees do not feel accountable for their work
- lots of miscommunications between teams
- not great for career development
- benefits get taken away to boost stock price

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far, so good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits -- good pricing of health benefits. New executive management team has potential. Good atmosphere to work in -- building is nice and space is pleasing to work in.

    Cons

    Bring back the 401k match! Better communication -- celebrate successes. Employees should be finding out from company not reading about it in a press release.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that change isn't easy but it's inevitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    hopeful

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    Current Employee - Product in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Product in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is the kind of place where- if you want it to happen you can make it happen. Easy to make friends here. High energy. Most of the negative types have left- so it does not feel heavy here anymore.

    Cons

    A lot LOT of changes this year. Performance-based layoffs which impacted morale- but the teams have been rebuilt and are larger in most cases so the bandwidth is there. Challenging to have one huge customer who can call the shots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internal vibe here - people laughing in the lunchroom, new agile teams racing around together to solve problems, seeing the CEO dressed up as a pilgrim reciting poems on thanskgiving - does not match the negative vibe expressed on this site. I know we trimmed the bottom performers on every team this year - maybe they are all here. We don't miss you guys. Stock is up over 100% since last year and revenue is up noticeably and partners have stopped griping about outages that crippled them last year- yes we are doing terribly without you.

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