Upstart Overview

  • www.upstart.com
  • San Mateo, CA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2012
  • Company - Public (UPST)
  • Lending
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks and credit unions to expand access to affordable credit. As we transitioned to being a public company, we’re now poised to leverage our domain expertise and revolutionize every aspect of lending and credit risk ...
Mission: Most Upstarters join us because they connect with our mission of enabling access to effortless credit based on true risk. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we would love to hear from you!

Company Updates

November 21, 2021
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"Artificial intelligence is perhaps the most transformational technology the world has yet to see, and Upstart is at the forefront of applying AI to the multi-trillion dollar financial services industry." — Dave Girouard, Upstart Co-Founder and CEO On the blog—get a full read of CEO Dave Girouard's thoughts during the quarterly earnings call about the last year as a public company, as well as a look to the future.
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Upstart CEO reflects on one year as a public company during Q3'21 earnings call - Upstart Blog
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June 28, 2021
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Upstart is now a "digital first" company, where most employees can live and work anywhere in the country. Here's what "digital first" means to us:
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Upstart Post-COVID - Digital First - Upstart Blog
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Upstart Reviews

4.1
81%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
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Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Solid company with incredible growth potential"

Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

Upstart is turning the personal loans and auto loan space on its head using AI and Machine Learning. Great company, great product, great people, great perks. Employee match 401k, employee stock

Cons

None. It was my first virtual onboarding experience and while it’s a small but mighty company, onboarding was impressively smooth and welcoming.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Upstart

4.3
(38 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We are committed to building a sense of community for everyone. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and interest groups include:

Uplift - A group for allies to discuss topics related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Uplift is a safe, open forum for everyone to learn,

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How is diversity at Upstart?

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Upstart Interviews

Experience
Positive62%
Negative27%
Neutral11%
Getting an Interview
Applied online57%
Recruiter23%
Employee Referral11%
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  1. Featured Interview

    Software Engineering Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Upstart (United States)

    Interview

    I had a fantastic experience interviewing at Upstart.
    I was doing a time-sensitive search due to the H1b grace period, which I communicated to the recruiter during the screening call.
    The recruiters and the interview panel agreed to expedite the interview process without compromising the quality of the interview structure.
    The lead technical recruiter set the expectations about the role, job description and defined what success means for this role. The expectations remained consistent throughout the interview process (I received the same explanation from the folks in the panel and the hiring manager).
    The manager interview process was very well constructed - The hiring manager round, three technical chats, cross-functional, leadership, background behavioral/culture fit rounds split over two days, and I had sufficient time to ask questions as well.
    There was a direct line of communication with the recruiter, and I received the feedback, offer, instructions for the next steps (HR Ops) within seven business days as desired.
    An engineering manager is evaluated both as a software engineer and as a leader, so preparation is critical.
    Overall, this was a very well constructed and transparent interview, and I enjoyed talking to the team about the vision, product, and opportunities one has in this role. As a result, I have accepted the offer and looking forward to making an impact.
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    The hiring manager round, three technical chats, cross-functional, leadership, background behavioral/culture fit rounds.

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Upstart Awards & Accolades

  • Inc Magazine Best WorkplacesInc. Magazine2020
  • 2020 Forbes America's Best Startup EmployersForbes2020
  • Forbes FinTech 50Forbes2020
  • Forbes AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence CompaniesForbes2019
  • Wonderful Workplaces for Young ProfessionalsColumbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club)2019

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What are perks and other benefits like at Upstart?

...No benefits, push for productivity without caring about the fact that people are still new and getting used to every aspect of the job....

September 11, 2021

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