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Helpful (4)

"opportunity at a price"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Green Dot full-time

Pros

This is a company with a good balance sheet and a large customer base. The people at the company on the whole are the best part of working there. Employees want to work hard and be successful. There is definitely opportunity if you are motivated and driven.

Cons

Since the IPO, majority of the senior leadership that got the company to where it is have departed. There have been a lot of growing pains. Some large projects started and then stopped. Company culture is fear-based. A lot of turnover; esp. talented people have left. Morale is low. Hiring is erratic.

Advice to Management

Many employees are loyal and work hard but are not valued as they should be. Retention is an issue. Management and leadership need to improve.

Other Employee Reviews for Green Dot

  1. Helpful (1)

    "learned alot"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are great, facility is nice

    Cons

    work life balance is a challenge


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Green Dot was the place to be"

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    Former Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries (I was always fairly paid), Reasonable work/life balance for the most part, Modern office space (beautiful, lots of light, very convenient for Pasadena folks), Overall smart people (which kept me working there for 5+ years).

    Cons

    Unstable company (has had several rounds of layoffs and is under great competitive pressure), Inconsistent leadership (much of the C-level has changed within the past 1.5 years as well as SOME leadership has minimal experience for their job title), Reduced benefits for managers and support staff (not matching 401K, reduced company events or even work lunches (also within past year).

    Advice to Management

    While the CEO is passionate about the company, this passion tends to stiffen creativity within the teams. Most people want to work on his projects only because budgets and resources are pulled for everything else (unless it's Walmart). While Green Dot would like to be seen as an entrepreneurial tech company, it needs to have a more mature outlook of what can grow its business.

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