Credit Karma Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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Credit Karma CEO and Founder Kenneth Lin
Kenneth Lin
141 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes things are slow-moving and there is a general lack of documentation (growing pains)(in 16 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be extremely varied at best(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Best tech company in the Bay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Product in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - So much opportunity for growth. - Transparency is alive and well. - Everyone here is genuine and kind. That's a true rarity in tech!

    Cons

    Growing pains exist, but these are good challenges to overcome.

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  2. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    Complex challenges, rigidity, priority, same,same,same

    Cons

    Autonomy, team building, process, same, same,same

  3. "Just like all the other FinTech companies"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The kind people at CK. Usually not the ones getting recognition.

    Cons

    The sniveling, groveling, and slimy individuals found in middle management. The chief people officer, Karen re-incarnate Colleen. The chief jester Joe and the untalented minstrel Greg. A CEO either completely deluded or outright nasty. Its future in social credit scoring. The dishonesty in the products. Looking closely, you will find out using CK products may not benefit the users at all. A company depending on people already in debt, finding ways for them to get even deeper into debt, just to profit of them may not be the place to be trusted. And this is just their basic business model. Don't get me wrong. Other companies aren't any better. CK may show a prettier facade, but it also paves the way for people's complete financial demise. In the years I worked there, I have failed to find a valid reason for this company to exist.

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  4. "Good people, interesting work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people who want to do good

    Cons

    Poor middle management and unclear career ladders

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What you see is what you get. Great people, great leadership, great workplace, great comp.

    Cons

    not a public company yet

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Politics, favorites and other BS"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very cushy perks and a good salary for recruiting and retention.

    Cons

    You better be a suck-up to your manager's manager's manager. Don't try to meet expectations for the next level, that's a complete waste of time. The engineering ladder is toilet paper here. Only favorites are promoted unless the ill-equiped are taking over for their manager having just left. Too many are promoted without fulfilling the role they even have now, let alone the role they're expected to fulfill when promoted. Too many are already doing the job of the next level and not being promoted because they were too busy doing their jobs to invest in sucking-up to the VPs and SVPs.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    nice place to work at

    Cons

    slow company to work at

  8. "GREAT Place To Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I don't even know where to start...Credit Karma treats their employees extremely well, and it goes far beyond the pay. The work-life balance, the in-office amenities, the culture as a whole - even the work - are all so gratifying. I've never been at a place where I've actually enjoyed coming to work every day. Everyone is friendly and seems to genuinely enjoy what they do and where they do it. Developing products that help people take control of their financial well-being - what's not to love?

    Cons

    I genuinely can't think of any significant cons. The Charlotte office is still growing, and there can be some minor pains with that (booking a conference room for a meeting, maybe?). But there seriously isn't anything to complain about here.

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "Needs an intervention"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma

    Pros

    - Snacks - Nice office - Fully stocked bar - Great events Credit Karma was a fun place for everything except work. And work occasionally was pretty fun too.

    Cons

    - Politics - Bad leaders The below are my individual experiences working on an engineering team. I never had input into team’s priorities There was poorly suited code being copy and pasted left and right, and colleagues who cannot get code to compile despite years working in the language Aggressive, unclear OKR’s All code subject to a company wide code review panel Engineering design decisions were lead by consensus and emotion, with a strong resistance to change. Asking for details or demonstrating edge cases lead to anger, not analysis. A projects value was seemingly measured in the number of meetings it caused Agile process was cargo culted without understanding of value or any iteration on it. Note to reader: If you are an IC who wants to be challenged daily, takes a lot of initiative, and wants to make a big impact, this probably isn’t the place for you. Secondarily, coaching I have been privy to is downright incorrect and manipulative, unless you get really lucky with the right team.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bunch of 30yr olds acting like teenagers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
     
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma

    Pros

    You learn a lot cause they have a very different process as compared to other companies

    Cons

    Competition. Not sense of unity within teams. People will only look for ways to sabotage your presence. Office politics at its best

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