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Credit Karma Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Finance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
With over 60 million members, Credit Karma is working to make financial progress possible for everyone. Since 2007, we have been knocking down barriers that block the path to financial health, helping our members make informed choices and feel confident about their ... Read more

Mission: At Credit Karma, we believe everyone should be empowered by their finances, not confused by them. Our goal is to continue offering valuable financial tools and resources at no cost to consumers.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#27)

Company Updates

  • We’re planning to hire hundreds of engineering and financial services talent in Charlotte in the next few years. Our CEO, Ken Lin, explains why: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQvXE

    Credit Karma CEO on fighting for tech talent in San Francisco, 'It's hard here' - San Francisco Business Times

    San Francsico-based Credit Karma says there are several reasons the company is expanding beyond the Bay Area. The hunt for talent is a key driver in the fintech's decision late last year to expand in Charlotte, N.C. and Venice in west Los Angeles.

  • Learning and development is important to us here at Credit Karma. That's why we created our internal learning program, CKU, taught by employees. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQP5J

    Learning for Employees by Employees

    Credit Karma Talent Development Coordinator Nazhat Salim talked to employees about what they wanted to learn and discovered that the best instructors were already in the building.

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Credit Karma – Why Work For Us?


We want to help our members take control of their finances. We start by giving them free access to their credit information so they know where they stand. Then we offer up tools, education and useful offers to help them understand their options and gain the confidence to better their financial lives.

We love working with data and building our technology to match new challenges. But above all, we’re working to make finance more human and accessible for everyone.

Our passion, creativity and optimism compel us to do what’s right for our members. And true to the name Karma, we only succeed when our members make financial progress, like getting approved for a credit card or refinancing a student loan.

Success requires action, so we don’t go through layers of bureaucracy. We put ideas out there and then challenge each other to make them better. And even as we grow, we still get together to share what we’ve done and where we’re headed.


We’ve grown a lot over the years, but we still bring the same energy that we did as a small, scrappy startup. Our product- and engineering-driven company culture is all about collaboration. We fight for what’s best for our members – and that starts with solving problems together.

To help us get where we want to go, Credit Karma needs a healthy and happy team. That’s why we believe in creating a fun and optimistic atmosphere, combining all the awesome perks of a tech company with a healthy work-life balance. Our office is stacked with free snacks (and on-site baristas), and we plan all sorts of team events and outings. But we don’t expect you to burn the midnight oil -- we have lives outside of work too!   


Meet our senior team


Want to meet more of the Credit Karma team?

Check out our engineering blog to find out more!

Credit Karma Reviews

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    "One of the best late stage startups"

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    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    - People are passionate, focused, and hungry to learn and do more
    - Eng. and product teams have done a great job hiring great leaders; you can clearly see the leadership difference compared to previous years
    - Business is doing great!
    - Great work/life balance
    - Onsite barista and lunch
    - Politics compared to some other companies is non-existent; if you think otherwise, then you haven't been around
    - Lots of interesting challenges
    - Executive team (VPs and above) are very approachable

    Cons

    - A fast-growing company that is experiencing growing pains, so you need to be patient
    - Lack of experienced leaders or no leaders in some teams are causing scaling challenges
    - A better company gym program or gym reimbursement program

    Advice to Management

    - Invest much more time and effort in finding top talent in key areas.
    - Do a better job with managing out the low performers

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Credit Karma Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Credit Karma (San Francisco, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Telephonic interview is good they ask about actual things they do. Not the hypothetical question like moon shot ;)

    First Onsite interview was started good.person trying to understand what you have done and your programming skills took one hour. It went really well.

    For the second interview it looks like the person in the whole hour 1 and 15 minute trying to prove that he is more smart. many time he interrupted me in between. the moment I start talking he start looking at his phone :) . whole hour I felt very disrespectful.
    He gave me programming problem I asked what are the datatype he said I am your boss are you going to ask me this question ? the way he was talking was like he is the one going to decide my future in the company. Rude

    Other two people for onsite were nice but up to that point I lost my interest in the company.

    Advice to management
    Pick right people for the interview these people show the culture of the company.

    Advice to candidate.
    as other people suggested if you are senior and employed Dont apply for a job here

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Credit Karma Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2016, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Tech & Innovation Award, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • Bay Area Healthiest Employers, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (Large Companies), San Francisco Business Times, 2015
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Northern California Region (Kenneth Lin - CEO & Founder), Ernst & Young, 2015
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