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Jon Stein
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Betterment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great team - truly a group of helpful, friendly, hard-working and intelligent colleagues. - The work is fun - you'll get to do a lot of things that help real people improve their finances and reach their personal financial goals. - Never a dull moment - as with any startup, you're always on your toes. - Mission-driven - it's rare to find a finance company that really wants to help its customers' lives better. Betterment...

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    Cons

    - Workload - rarely is there ever time to take a breather. - Communication - we could do a better job of communicating among the teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being as transparent as you are. Helps us all get on the same page.

    Betterment2019-03-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Betterment full-time

    Pros

    The quality of Betterment's team and culture is unparalleled. These are some of the smartest and hardest working people I've ever had the pleasure to work with. The team moves fast, so expectations are high for execution, collaboration and proactiveness. More than anything, Betterment is a community and an extended family. The team inherently has something in common because we're all here for the mission. Everyone...

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    Cons

    No real cons. You must excel at working in a fast-paced environment and be independent and proactive to succeed. Just like any other fast-moving startup

    Betterment2019-02-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Quite happy here"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Betterment full-time

      Pros

      A really great place to work.

      Cons

      Trying to think of some Cons. None really!

      Betterment2019-01-13
    • Helpful (6)

      "Thoughtful Management and Access to Professional and Personal Development"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Betterment full-time

        Pros

        Management is thoughtful and invested in individuals’ success. There are many checkpoints built in, keeping lines of communication open and allowing for organic goal-setting. Work is often cross-functional, leaving ample opportunity to lean in to projects or company initiatives that pique your interest. Company culture is exemplary. I have never operated in an environment where staff and senior leadership are...

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        Cons

        Change is frequent, so you need to stay nimble. Having said that, there are resources to ensure success is continuous, helping individuals avoid derailment by a singular change.

        Betterment2018-10-15
      • Helpful (3)

        "Awesome place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Betterment full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        I worked at Betterment for almost 3 years, and I still feel a strong connection with the company, the team, and the work we do. * Feel-good mission. Really cares about customers and trying to help all of us be better off financially; worked on some great projects * Engaged and fun team. People really care to know each other. Things like team lunches, happy hours, summer/winter retreats build out the team. You...

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        Cons

        * Like any start up, strategies and approaches change quickly - though the mission does not. If you can't handle a fast-paced environment that shifts courses with new info, this won't be the place for you.

        Betterment2018-09-14
      • Helpful (9)

        "Lack of product/data driven decision making"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Betterment full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        - Effort is put into maintaining a friendly office culture through regular company outings, flex vacation policy, weekly catered lunches, dogs in office etc.

        Cons

        - Betterment has found it difficult to become a product-driven company. Most of the companies of Betterment's size are able to accelerate growth by letting employees step back and understand how to best make a product that increases user happiness, generates revenue, and ships. At Betterment, this is not the case where short-term gains such as PR buzz are prioritized over long-term growth. - Betterment has no culture...

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        Advice to Management

        Invest in a strong product and analytics team, embrace strategies from successful tech companies.

        Betterment2018-10-24
      • Helpful (1)

        "Best place to work ever"

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        Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Betterment full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Smart team, friendly environment, good food (chef in office), great CEO, great leadership.

        Cons

        Must thrive working at a fast paced company.

        Betterment2018-06-27
      • Helpful (2)

        "Help build something people will/do love"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Betterment full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Work with some of the brightest people in an office you are excited to spend your work days. Every team is constantly looking to improve on how they execute on responsibilities. Lots of autonomy and collaboration. A socially responsible beautiful public facing application with a mission that is easy to get behind.

        Cons

        Encourage employees to use the unlimited vacation policy more often. Some people are less inclined to use it if it is unlimited.

        Advice to Management

        Keep changing for the better. Continue to gather feedback from employees and stay focused on diversity and inclusion efforts that are started to show positive results.

        Betterment2018-06-04
      • Helpful (3)

        "There's no stopping the fun at work. Intensely driven by the mission."

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        Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Betterment full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Betterment has incredibly smart, deep-thinking people in every corner, from the lowest paid to the highest. It feels like everybody is intensely driven by the mission. We're transforming the financial industry together and that just feels good. There's a ton of heat in robo-advice today, and that competitive vibe is not going away anytime soon. Many of us at the company are motivated by that, excited even. It's...

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        Cons

        Betterment isn't yet the most diverse place, but we're working so hard on that issue. There are diversity and inclusion initiatives, and it feels like nearly everybody is working on figuring out how to build a more inclusive, caring, and loving environment.

        Advice to Management

        Management at Betterment is becoming more intentional in their approach, more focused on how to motivate and mobilize people than ever before. The progress is exceptional, and that's what gives me promise. The leaders have always loved fun; now they're learning to love inclusivity, diversity of perspectives and people, and building convergent thought.

        Betterment2018-05-25
      • Helpful (10)

        "Best place to work"

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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Betterment full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Executive team that cares, incredible career growth opportunities, exceptional benefits including unlimited paid vacations, ability to work from home, 401(k), healthcare plans, open floor concept office, can bring dog to work, happy hours, etc.

        Cons

        Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment (not necessarily a con)

        Betterment2017-08-21
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