Mission: Our mission is to democratize America’s financial system.
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#26)
Gretchen Howard will be joining us as our Vice President of Operations. We excited for her to help us accelerate our product and business growth. Welcome, Gretchen!
We’re happy to share that Jason Warnick is joining Robinhood as our Chief Financial Officer. Welcome, Jason!
Robinhood’s story begins almost a decade ago at Stanford, where Baiju and Vlad met as roommates and classmates. After graduation they packed their bags for New York and built two finance companies, selling trading software to hedge funds. With their newfound experience in the world of finance, they realized that big Wall Street firms pay effectively nothing to trade stocks, while most Americans are charged up to $10 for every trade.
They soon decided it was more important to build products that would provide everyone with access to the financial markets, not just the wealthy. Two years after heading to New York, they moved back to California and built Robinhood—a company that leverages technology to encourage everyone to participate in our financial system.
Exceptionally engineered systems
We are a team of engineers and designers, and we hold the products we craft to the highest standard. We believe that exceptionally engineered systems — not marble office buildings on Wall St — are the cornerstones of establishing trust.
Today there is a complex system of regulation, financial institutions, and assets that can seem daunting to a newcomer. Making Robinhood simple, focused, and immediately understandable is hard work. But we believe that by sticking to this goal, we can make something really special.
Individual participation in equity markets
The stock market is one of the best available tools for individual wealth creation, generating annual returns of around 10% over the past century. Our mission is to empower this new generation to take greater ownership in their financial future, which we believe can help shrink the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" and lead to a healthier, more robust global economy.
We’re backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, and KPCB, and valued at $5.6 billion.
Robinhood is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with a regional office in Lake Mary, Florida.
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Robinhood Blog: Under The Hood
I have been working at Robinhood full-time (More than a year)
The culture here is nothing like anywhere I have ever worked. I have worked in corporate America for a lot of years with a couple brokerage firms under my belt. Some of the reviews here specific to the Orlando office are written by people who most likely have never worked for an established company that adheres to specific HR guidelines which include not to disclose investigations. Just because someone does not get fired does not mean the company didn't investigate. People are quick to jump to conclusions without having facts they are not entitled to have. There is nothing unsafe about the environment or non-inclusive. Our leaders all the way at the top to the bottom are more transparent then you will ever see a Fidelity, Etrade or Schwab. There are a lot of younger folks here so I give them the benefit of the doubt not knowing how good they have it but this company is incredible. Free Healthcare, dental and vision. Free lunch. Freedom to roam around the office and work in your own personal space. Not to mention the comfort in knowing you can voice your opinion and things actually change. I think they did a great job handling the recent events and were candid about it as much as they could be. I applaud the CO-Ceo for addressing it as well and taking tough questions. It's not easy as a company to address allegations that are based on opinion or rumor. There are zero threats here, it is all inclusive, and people are Happy. I am not writing this to combat my colleagues but simply give another side because I don't think it's fair to be judged off a few people when most of us feel much different about the culture.
Bring reses pieces back
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. We believe in you and appreciate you. We see your efforts and what you are working towards. You handled this much better and with more transparency then any other company that has had these same types of complaints. At the end of the day, people will find something negative to say.
I applied online. I interviewed at Robinhood (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2017.
I applied through a recruiter and had an initial phone interview, covering my previous work experience, skill set, and interest in working at Robinhood. The recruiters also gave me some insight and background information on Robinhood, and the team I would be working with.
Within about a week, I had a phone interview with the hiring manager for the position. This interview was a bit more in depth about my previous work experience, but remained more of a conversation and open discussion. Soon after, I was contacted by the recruiter that they wanted to bring me to an on-site interview. My on-site interview lasted about 5 hours total. I interviewed with 4 people for around 45min each, and had lunch with the team. These interviews were more in-depth and included questions that challenged my though process for carrying out marketing campaigns, how I'd leverage certain data, and what my approach would be to solve specific problems. These felt like they went by VERY quickly, and I didn't feel that they were too intimidating. I actually really enjoyed interviewing with the team, and expressing my ideas and thought process.
24h later, I received an offer (I had other deadlines for existing offers). This just shows how fast the recruiters moved, and how respective they were of my other deadlines!
My offer was presented to me in-person by the recruiter, which I personally really appreciated. Both of the recruiters I worked with were extremely helpful, had excellent communication throughout the entire process, and honestly gave me the best recruiting/interview experience.
Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being