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Affirm Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Private
Lending
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Affirm is dedicated to changing the way consumer finance works. We build honest financial products that help people prosper.

Our core product allows people to buy now and pay over time. Because of our technology, we can offer financing to more customers than ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple: Deliver honest financial products that improve lives.

Company Updates

  • 1/18/18 was a very meaningful day at Affirm, Inc. We've followed through with our dedication to transparency and have published our demographic metrics for the very first time. This is a huge milestone for us, and only the beginning of our continuing journey toward building a more inclusive community. Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen!

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    Affirm

    Affirm is the financial company for everyday people. We provide affordable ways to buy online that are more flexible and transparent than any other credit option.

  • We're off to a strong start in 2018: 300 employees, more than 1 million loans issued, and a new office in New York! To support these exciting developments, we're looking to grow out our Talent Team. Check out our open roles below.

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Affirm – Why Work For Us?


Our mission is simple: Deliver honest financial products that improve lives

Affirm is dedicated to changing the way consumer finance works. We build honest financial products that help people prosper.

Our core product allows people to buy now and pay over time. Because of our technology, we can offer financing to more customers than traditional credit, and because of our values, we never charge hidden fees. Consumer finance is still very broken, but we’re only just getting started.


People come first

We consider our impact on people’s lives before we think about our own interests.

No fine print

We are completely transparent and honest—with our customers and with each other.

It’s on us

We take full accountability for our actions, never shirking responsibility or passing the buck.

Simpler is better

We make complex things simple and clear.

Push the envelope

We never stop innovating, taking smart risks, and raising the bar.


Life at Affirm

Make an impact in the world. Work with people who bring out the best in you.

Affirmers believe people come first. We’re passionate about building something that makes a positive change in our customers’ lives.

Success means all hands are on deck—from engineering to sales and operations. We collaborate companywide and challenge each other to bring thoughtful ideas to every project. Even with our growth, Affirm still feels like a tightly-knit team where every perspective counts.

Benefits

Affirm offer generous coverage for health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances for you and your dependents. 

Other benefits include:

  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Affirm product testing stipend
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Cell phone bill reimbursement
  • Lunch and dinner catered onsite daily (Breakfast on Mondays) 
  • Employee referral bonuses

Become an Affirmer 

Affirm is a team that has come together from a diverse set of backgrounds to make financial services more meaningful, honest, and inclusive.

Our team at Affirm is growing! Check out our careers page to see what we're building and how you can be a part of it.

Affirm Reviews

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    I have been working at Affirm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Affirm is great. I have never been surrounded by so many talented and hard-working people. As someone who just left the Military, I was looking for an organization that gave me a sense of purpose similar to what I felt in the military. Affirm has given me purpose, as well as provides me the ability to make a true and meaningful change to the entire company. If you are looking to be challenged, work your butt off, learn something new every day and make an impact on the company you work for, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a simple desk job that is not stressful, this is not the place for you.

    They do performance reviews every six months, and if you are a hard worker, you will be rewarded for sure.

    The work environment is very professional and very open and accepting. I participate in the Diversity and Inclusion Council and feel that company takes it very seriously at all levels.

    Cons

    At times, the work/ life balance can become a challenge. Ensure you set personal limits on your work life balance otherwise; you can quickly find yourself overwhelmed. My manager has come to me to make sure I am using my unlimited PTO. My team tends to smartly use unlimited PTO to take long weekends and the holiday time off, but some people don't use it enough.

    Also, compensation is generous but could be a bit higher to compete with some other larger tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge everyone. Ensure your employees are using the unlimited PTO and enable them to take short days to spend time with their friends and families during the week if workload permits.

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Affirm Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Affirm (San Francisco, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I used to think that there was no way interviewing could be a good experience, but Affirm showed me otherwise— Affirm was definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had.

    The recruiting team is very friendly and highly organized. In each stage of the interview they set expectations, what the next steps were, and let me know when to expect an answer. When time to meet the team came, I let them know I already had an offer from another company, and they were able to expedite the process with my deadline.

    Meeting the team was great! Everyone, from the recruiting team to the hiring team, went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcomed. I was pleased on how candid and open each person I spoke to was, and I was able to get a good understanding how the company works and get excited about present/future projects. Also, they were very prepared for the interview — they knew everything about me and my work. I got to chat with members of different departments, and each conversation felt unique (sometimes these 1:1 sessions can feel very repetitive which was not the case here).

    Overall, the whole experience was just amazing — So many great opportunities with great down to earth people. The one constant thought in my head after I met the team was: I must work with these people.

    Tons of kudos for the recruiting & hiring team! You guys rocked my socks and I'm so excited to be part of the Affirm family!

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Affirm Awards & Accolades

  • One of the World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Wealthfront 2018 Career Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2018
  • CB Insights AI Top 100, CB Insights, 2018
  • Fintech Innovator of the Year, Lendit Fintech, 2018
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