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Affirm Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 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.<br/><br/>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: Affirm is dedicated to changing the way consumer finance works. We build honest financial products that help people prosper.<br/><br/>Our core product allows people to buy now and pay over time. Because of our technology, we can offer financing to more customers than

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Affirm – Why Work With 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.


Why Pittsburgh?

The Pittsburgh office will be our second flagship office! We chose Pittsburgh for its long-term ability to recruit talent, provide high-skilled labor, and its growing tech culture.

Pittsburgh is leading a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable.


(Check out our team on their first trip to Pittsburgh!)

What does Affirm offer?

Our office is located in the North Shore, right next to PNC Park & Heinz Stadium, and for those non-sports lovers, the Andy Warhol museum!

Employees are offered amazing benefits & perks such as:
- Catered daily lunches + a fully stocked kitchen
- Fitness reimbursement
- Transportation subsidy (parking/public transportation)
- Cell phone bill reimbursement
-...and more great benefits!


(Celebrating Women's Day at our Pittsburgh Office!)

What are we looking for? 

You!

We're adding 100 talented Affirmers by the end of 2019 in our Pittsburgh office, with a focus on growing out our Customer Operations Team.

As of June 2019, we're 34 Affirmers strong in Pittsburgh, and we're only continuing to grow! We're looking for everything from entry level Operation Specialists, to a Site Lead, and we would love to hear from you!

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

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Really good company with promising future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affirm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally, people really do care about the mission and use it to guide difficult decisions. There's of course a spectrum, as with the employees of any company, but I found that it's less of a talking point and more of a priority at Affirm.

    Affirm was the best learning experience I've had by far. The people at Affirm are smart and motivated, and being surrounded by people like this force you to become a better version of yourself. There are good opportunities within Engineering to expand and try new things. There's an emphasis on personal development as long as you can align that with company goals.

    I'm generally quite bullish on Affirm and its success moving forward. There are definitely risks, but it's positioned itself well to succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes aggressive business / product goals can be unrealistic, and it means that engineers end up working extra hard in order to get things done. Decisions and scoping is always done jointly between product and eng, but people generally expect that you'll stick to loose deadlines you've set for yourself, so it's important to scope appropriately.

    As with most tech companies, people sometimes get recognized for high visibility projects more than projects that are equally important but less well known.

    These are the main things that I can think of -- Overall, my time at Affirm was quite good; I ended up leaving because of personal reasons and not because of any issues with Affirm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and engage with employees as the company grows. Particularly as the number of people increases, it's so important to find ways to ensure people feel heard and appreciated.

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Affirm Photos

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Affirm photo of: Volunteering day
Affirm photo of: Our Talent Team celebrating 600 employees
Affirm photo of: Our Diversity & Inclusion Council, and CEO - Max
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Affirm Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Affirm (San Francisco, CA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I had a great experience during my interview process. A recruiter approached me, but at the time, I didn't think it was the right opportunity. The company offered to connect me with a manager who gave me insight into the company, the opportunities available, and answered a ton of questions.

    The next step was a take-home assignment; it was Android-specific. The task itself was straightforward and comparable to those given by other companies.

    After the assignment, they invited me for an onsite (pre-COVID-19 😢) interview. I interviewed with three engineers, a director, and the hiring manager, and the recruiter. I also had lunch with another manager.

    They gave me a verbal yes the same day of the interview, and an official offer the week after. The entire process ~6 weeks, but I was also taking it slow.

    Interview Questions

    • - Design a server-driven UI experience for applying to a loan.   Answer Question
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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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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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