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OppLoans Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Private
Lending
Unknown / Non-Applicable
OppLoans is the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender and one of the fastest-growing organizations in the FinTech space today. We are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced company operating in a dynamic environment with a start-up ... Read more

Mission: OppLoans’ mission is to provide financial opportunity to the underbanked population through socially responsible products and an unwavering commitment to our customers.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#6)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#8)

Company Updates

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  • We are SUPREMELY proud to announce that we have been ranked the 6th best place to work nationally by Glassdoor! We want to thank every single person who makes this company the best it can be! #BPTW

    OppLoans Named 6th Best Place to Work in the US by Glassdoor

    The job site's 2018 Best Places to Work rankings also named us the second best workplace in Chicago for a small- to mid-size company. We weren't expecting any gifts for the holiday season, but the good folks at Glassdoor (@Glassdoor), one of the top job sites in the country, decided to give us one anyway.

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OppLoans – Why Work For Us?


OppLoans is the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender and one of the fastest-growing organizations in the FinTech space today. 


We’re rapidly building our team and platform as we expand our portfolio of financial products to the underbanked community. Embracing a character-driven approach to modern finance, we emphatically believe all borrowers deserve a dignified alternative to predatory lending. Currently rated 5/5 stars on Google and LendingTree, OppLoans is redefining online lending through innovative technology, energetic marketing, and caring customer service. 


Why OppLoans:

  • Rapidly growing company
  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment

OppLoans Reviews

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    "Opploans is probably the best career move I’ve ever made."

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    Current Employee - Loan Advocate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Loan Advocate in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at OppLoans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I knew opploans was different on my first day, when someone started clapping and before I knew it, the whole office was clapping. We asked the trainer what was going on, to what she responded “I don’t know what this one is for, but just clap when the time comes”.
    The technology is solid, and the leadership team has been able to create a great experience for both the customers and employees. Everyone has a place here and there’s always time for everything; whether you enjoy working around a lot of people getting stuff done while people are laughing and clapping and giving food away to the first one that responds on slack, or working later hours and weekends taking advantage of the ability to make additional income.
    Our Leadership team understands the value of having a positive culture and it trickles all the way down to our Floor Supervisors. Every one of them is unique in their own way, but at the core they are all willing to help make our days easier and our customers satisfied, which is what really matters.
    The company operates with high levels of integrity, from being 100% transparent with our customers through the application process, to focusing on diversity and promoting from within.
    Compensation package is pretty awesome, with things like having our lunches subsidized and delivered by Fooda, gym and bike parking with tools and an air pump or the random happy hour with our fridges stocked with beer and snacks.
    I also love bagel Saturdays. Pizza Sundays who? Pffft

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing really negative. The company is young, so scaling up is what would seem to be an opportunity, but I feel we’ve got a good handle on it.

    Advice to Management

    We are adding another floor, so keeping everyone engaged in more creative ways will be key to maintaining our awesome culture. We can never have enough swag. Monthly LA top performer bonus/gift?
    Keep doing what you are doing because our customers love us, we are growing really fast and we all love working here.

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OppLoans Photos

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OppLoans Interviews

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    Sr. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at OppLoans (Chicago, IL) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The first step was a technical phone screen, that included hands-on coding with the interviewer (dev manager) observing and asking questions.

    I was brought into the office a few days later for a series of interviews, that went as follows:
    1. Junior engineer did another hands-on coding test, and followed up with a few perfunctory questions about my resume and my experience. Left without giving me an opportunity to ask any questions.
    2. With the development manager, whiteboarded the design of a program to simulate a common board game.
    3. Two senior engineers came in to ask tough questions to determine my language knowledge and experience. One was very distracted, constantly on slack throughout the interview, and even got up to leave for part of it. I again had no opportunity to ask questions.
    4. CTO came in to ask about database design.

    The interviews were scheduled for 1-4, but I did not leave until after 5:30.

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OppLoans Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. 500/5000, 2016
  • #1 Personal Lender for Q2, LendingTree, 2016
  • The Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2016
  • Top 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Chicago, Inc. 5000, 2016
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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

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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