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Forward Financing Overview

Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
2012
Private Practice / Firm
Financial Transaction Processing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We are a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible, and reliable working capital to small and medium-size businesses nationwide. By combining proprietary technology with a team of small business financing experts, Forward Financing delivers same day ... Read more

Mission: It is our mission to be a leading provider of technology-enabled alternative financing solutions to under-served small businesses.

Forward Financing – Why Work For Us?


We are a Boston-based fintech company with one main objective — a laser-like focus on helping and empowering our small business clients.

ARE YOU READY TO MOVE YOUR CAREER ?

We’re looking for talented, passionate and driven people who want to help and empower our small business clients. We know that having the right people on our team is the key to creating the foundation for success. Our culture is professional, but we know how to have fun! We take good care of our employees and teamwork is incredibly important to us!

LOCATION

We’re located in the the heart of Boston — two blocks off of the Boston Common and walking distance to the financial district and Faneuil hall. Our office is conveniently located near three T Stations and four different lines.

OFFICE SPACE

We work in a newly renovated, hip loft space in the middle of Downtown Crossing. We have a no doors policy creating a collaborative vibe across the company. Check out our Rec Room which hosts Ping Pong tournaments, birthday parties, our weekly all office huddle and informal gatherings.

GOOD PLACE TO BE

We think positive people rub off on each other and create a happy place to work! Smile, laugh, have fun- the opportunities are endless.

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  •  Sports Teams
  • Summer Fridays
  • Ping Pong Tournaments
  • Teambuilding
  • Weekly Lunches
  • Company Wide Outings
  • Month End Celebrations

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    Pros

    I have been with forward Financing since early 2018. It is a fast paced company with much to offer. The location of the new office on Summer Street is in the heart of the city, and very easy to get to using public transportation. They have successfully created a positive work environment, weekly lunches and monthly company outings help foster a friendly and positive atmosphere. The people here are very welcoming and friendly, I was able get acclimated in a short period of time. In just six months I have been able to witness the growth of the company, from record setting months to multiple new hires, it is obvious that the company is on the way up. It is great to be with a company that is growing rapidly, yet already has such a great foundation and infrastructure. Leadership is excellent, they are transparent in the ongoings of the company and do their best to keep the employees in the loop. I thoroughly enjoy working here and from what I can tell so do my coworkers.

    Cons

    Like any rapidly growing company, priorities and directives are often changing on a time. The company has done a great job of hiring new management in key-roles, thus making this less of an issue in recent months.

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Forward Financing Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forward Financing (Boston, MA) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Interview process lasted 3 rounds over a few days consisting of a phone call and two in person meetings. Had the opportunity to meet and talk with multiple people across the team. Very welcoming and engaging conversations. They made me feel very comfortable and it was definitely one of the most productive interviews I have ever been apart of. Most importantly they listened to what I had to say and I could tell that they were genuine and honest with me from the beginning all the way through the end. Very professional and well organized.

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Forward Financing Awards & Accolades

  • 10 Fastest Growing-Companies in Boston, Inc. Magazine, 2018
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2018
  • Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts, Boston Business Journal Fast50, 2018
  • #2 Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts, Boston Business Journal Fast50, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2017
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