Think Finance Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
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  1. This was a great challenging company. I learned the most in my career under the brilliant minds here.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Think Finance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This job was very rewarding. I was surrounded by brilliant minds and was forced to challenge myself with cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    There were some politics at the end. There were many layoffs. I jumped ship to avoid being next although I was assured by management that my job was safe. I believe it was housecleaning not and cutting the fat.

    Advice to Management

    Stay Agile

  2. If you are creative and nimble you'll love it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Think Finance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Creative, Nimble and driven to succeed

    Cons

    Chaos, change, short term goals

  3. Helpful (2)

    Company has no direction; big hopes; lack of plan and thus poor talent and execution

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Relaxed attire
    - Easy commute
    - Easy to outperform
    - Nice people
    - Great for those who want the day-in-day-out-just-give-me-a-paycheck kinda job

    Cons

    - Adverse to change and improvement
    - Inexperienced middle management lacking in business acumen
    - difficult to develop and move up if you're an experienced professional with a tenured supervisor; constant battle with those who were promoted due to their years of service, lack broad diverse business knowledge
    - Company caters to whiners, i.e. those that threaten to leave if they don't get their way. Company caves in because people who have worked at Think for a number of years knows the company nuances...indicator that company is adverse to change and thus progression; sometimes you just have to cut the umbilical cord and start breathing a little!!
    - low caliber talent
    - Gender inequity (dept. specific)

    Advice to Management

    - identify core business
    - develop and execute plan
    - need to hire more externally; need to recruit better talent

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  5. Helpful (2)

    This company could use better direction...

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Think Finance full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work to go around
    Compensation

    Cons

    Leadership Attitude
    Condescending Office Culture
    Communication Break-downs
    Break-neck Speed
    Lack of Effective Processes
    Lack of Training

    Advice to Management

    You reap what you sow

  6. Helpful (2)

    Highly toxic political environment

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Think Finance full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are reasonably competitive. It's also one of the few places with a large IT staff in DFW outside of north Dallas.

    Cons

    It's conceivable this is out of date as Ken Rees was CEO when I was at Think Finance. But, at the time, day to day activities were characterized by political squabbling and blame storming on the part of middle and upper management, with non-management employees just trying to stay out of it enough to actually be able to get their jobs done. I can't recall even one time when I or anyone I knew at the company was rewarded for-or even given a meaningful incentive to-solve problems or perform well at their job. Instead, people were rewarded for chancing to get hired by the manager with the most political savvy, and for being the most well liked by that manager. Of course none of this should be really surprising as the company's business model is only distinguished from loan sharks by a few minor legal technicalities.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize results over personalities. If a department or employee is constantly getting attention for solving crises, that is not a positive indicator of their capabilities. Rather it suggests that someone, probably them, is not competent enough to prevent these crises from happening in the first place.

  7. Great culture and fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Compliance in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like minded people wanting to get a good product out the door and enjoy working together. There is a strong feeling of "I can get things done". Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    To say that there are any Cons would be hard. There are always gaps in what some people or teams are trying to do in contrast to You or your team. But the company works hard to keep everyone on track and give them the time and ability to be their best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized and hectic with poor managers

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    Former Contractor - SCCM - Level I in Addison, TX
    Former Contractor - SCCM - Level I in Addison, TX

    I worked at Think Finance as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Good location
    - Great café downstairs
    - Some smart helpful people

    Cons

    - Direction and priorities change CONSTANTLY
    - If you're a contractor, you are treated like a 2nd class citizen, despite being required to work like a full-time employee.
    - When brought in, you're told that you'll be 'brought in full-time' if they like you. When that time comes, you get the "well, the budget...." song-and-dance. To that end, I was told by my boss to stay late and get stuff done. When it came time to approve my timesheet (which had 42 hours instead of 40), I was interrogated as to why I had 2 hours of overtime. When I explained HE TOLD ME to stay, the back-pedaling started and I was told to get it approved in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Lose a lot of your middle management

  9. stink finance

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none, company culture seems friendly at first

    Cons

    sweat shop, they pay well, but expect you to work 24x7

  10. Don't waste of your time

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Think Finance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary but you'll get sucked into the Think Finance vortex.

    Cons

    You'll have wasted a couple years of your career with nothing to show for it due to power games between teams. Interviewer kept saying that Think Finance is planning to go for IPO in 2015. well..... Payday lender goes to IPO??

    Advice to Management

    Please DO NOT tell a lie to your employees!!

  11. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual dress code
    Good benefits
    Awesome culture

    Cons

    Rapid growth then layoffs happen

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