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Avant Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Avant is an online lending platform that is lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for consumers. Offering access to unsecured personal loans ranging from $2k-$35k with funding as soon as the next business day, we’ve served more than 600k customers worldwide and ... Read more

Mission: Avant’s mission is to lower the costs and barriers of borrowing for a highly-underserved credit market: middle-income consumers. We do this by using big data and machine-learning algorithms to offer consumers access to highly customized offers and streamlined decisions ... Read more

Avant – Why Work For Us?

The engine that powers Avant is our passionate, driven team of creative problem solvers. Spend some time at our downtown Chicago headquarters and our Knoxville, Tennessee Operations Center and you'll hear laughter, tech chats, and curiosity about how to be better at what we do and how we do it. Sound like you? Join us!

Our Values & Culture

We value, support, and help each other grow and are committed to active inclusion and diversity. Together, we've created a culture where everyone deserves to be heard and the best idea wins. And we believe we succeed when our customers succeed. As Avant grows, we stay connected through regular Town Halls, Demo Days, and team outings.


Enjoy great benefits, like 401k matching, discounted gym membership, flexible work hours, a challenging work environment, and more!

  • Startup culture with access to work directly with senior management
  • Casual dress code
  • Free stocked kitchen and pantry
  • BlueCross/BlueShield Medical & Dental and VSP Vision Insurance
  • 10 paid vacation days plus 5 days of paid sick time
  • Great company events and professional growth training opportunities
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Let’s grow a big business together.

Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics to lower the costs of borrowing. We use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.

Here's some of why you'll love about working at Avant:

Rapidly expanding company with small team focus

Access to an exceptional executive leadership team

Environment emphasizing transparency, community, and education

Highly competitive salary and benefits

Avant Reviews

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Avant Co-founder, Executive Chairman Al Goldstein
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    "I can definitely see myself here for the next few years at least"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Avant full-time


    - Management is genuinely interested in furthering your career, and has offered to pay for classes or conventions to provide opportunities to learn and share the knowledge with the team
    - True flexibility in the unlimited vacation benefits. Obviously it isn't something to abuse, and if there are huge project deadlines, they must be considered, but usually a solution can be worked out if needed
    - Very nice office, and benefits
    - Opportunity to advance, and also move within the company. Management will help you move to other teams i.e. ops to software engineering over time if you are interested and show ambition and that you are capable. They value internal hires into other departments
    - Benefits and comp are good
    - I really enjoy working with everyone I have encountered


    - Honestly can't think of any. As with any start up there are the usual growing pains, but I think management is up for the challenge and HR, diversity, employee resources and learning opportunities have only improved over time.
    - I can see myself staying here for multiple years

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

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Avant Interviews



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    Data Scientist Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Avant in December 2017.


    Amazing experience. I'm a scientist from academia trying to transition into a data science role in industry. The data scientist interviewing me gave extremely good feedback. I received a follow up email with tips for improvement and books to read. Interviewer asked straightforward questions related to the job.

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Avant Awards & Accolades

  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015
  • Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes, 2015
  • Top 25 Coolest New Businesses in Chicago, Business Insider, 2015
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest, Ernst & Young (E&Y), 2015
  • 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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