Employee Review

  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Work with incredible people: A+ / Career advancement for women: D-

    Mar 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coinbase hires some of the most intelligent, talented, motivated, and fun people. Your coworkers can easily become your best friends, and you can constantly learn new and interesting things from your peers inside or out of the office.

    Cons

    The unconscious pro-male bias is out of control. If you're a woman, here are things that do not matter to Coinbase: related career experience, time with the company, being the best at what you do despite being challenged and undermined by others with more "seniority", or doing work that directly brings the company huge cost savings. You'll get paid less than your male colleagues, passed over for promotions, feedback that amounts to "you should just be nicer", and eventually, after learning HR's involvement only makes your situation worse, you'll leave.

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    39 people found this review helpful
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fast paced, high impact

    Oct 7, 2021 - FP&A in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great pay -Very intelligent colleagues across Finance/Accounting -Create new processes and improve current state of planning -Work on projects that drive change across business -No micromanaging

    Cons

    Long hours Systems could be better

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Very cool work

    Aug 6, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Very interesting technical challenges - A LOT of autonomy (could be a con) - Amazing perks (WFH stipend, random gifts all the time) - Very smart colleagues - Great communication all around the company - Exciting - Brilliant CEO and engineering execs - A lot of useful education and automation regarding processes

    Cons

    - There is a lot of autonomy so if you're the kind of person who needs the work to be handed to you, you'll have to adjust - Since crypto is a very fast paced field, you will often have multiple projects on the go at the same time so work-life balance is usually relatively bad, although the company does offer re-charge days (and weeks) so that we can all take time off. - This is the biggest con: you get assessed if you're "on-track" or "off-track" every quarter, if you're "off-track", you have 60 days to fix it. Quite an aggressive stance, similar to Amazon's PIP program which is notoriously toxic.

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    58 people found this review helpful

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