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Funding Circle Reviews

Updated April 3, 2018
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Pros
  • Things move at a crazy pace at Funding Circle (in 20 reviews)

  • Great culture, great people lots of work to do and heading in the right direction (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The glamour of a startup doesn't exist at Funding Circle (in 5 reviews)

  • Bad pay, long hours, minimal career progression, subservience to the stratosphere of management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "FC Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, mission, resilience are all great.

    Cons

    Can be a bit hierarchical at times.


  2. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, office location, friendly people

    Cons

    Compensation, hierarchical, do not take care of top performers or loyal employees, some people do a lot while others coast.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in those that have proven themselves

  3. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Good culture in the company and strives for improvement of said culture and employee happiness. There is also always a big drive for trying to build the best products we can.

    Cons

    Strategy tends to leave not a lot of room for improvement in the projects worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and leave more time for the ability to improve skills and the older projects which have become more outdated.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Good Culture, Poor Management, No Career Trajectory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    - The culture at FC is amazing. The people you’ll meet at this company are great!

    - They take the quarterly culture survey feedback and make the effort in ensuring employees happiness

    - Really lives by the values and the co-founder really emphasizes on it

    - Finally going the right direction with hiring executives and people with the proper expertise for company growth

    Cons

    - Lots of growing pains & even though it’s slowly improving, employees are still burnt out and management is overwhelmed

    - Employee satisfaction really varied in the different departments because some departments are happy while other departments are hostile

    - High turnover which isn’t good for a growing start up company

    - Takes advantage of the people and talent that already exists and doesn't promote from within

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to pay attention to the people who aren’t happy and figure out the outlying problems

    - Make sure management is clear when giving employees the right guidance, opportunities, and career trajectory

    - Find out what is causing employee turnover and stay competitive in the market for employees

    - Long time employees are valuable because of their historical knowledge. So, pay your employees at least market rate and value their work

    **Advice to employees / candidates**
    - Make sure you’re valued for the work you do because you’re better than that my friend

    - Don’t let management bring you down and tell you you’re not worth the work you've done. Know your value!

    - Make sure you know what you’re getting into. Evaluate your managers and colleagues carefully during the interview.

    Funding Circle Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Technical Recruiter

    We really appreciate your feedback and advice. We are in the midst of our employees taking the Q4'17 culture survey and will absolutely analyze the results. Fortunately, we had a 90% participation... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "FC USA"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    The actual work is very doable
    Kitchen
    Benefits

    Cons

    No career progression
    Poor manager
    Salary not enough for San Francisco
    Unprofessional environment (even for a "startup culture")
    Hostility when interacting between teams, doesn't feel like everyone is working towards the same goal

    Advice to Management

    Provide mentoring
    Create a Socratic environment don't just talk at employees.
    Hire managers that know how to manage and communicate in person. You will never get as much done over a computer as you will in person.
    Build up don't tear down

    Funding Circle Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – Technical Recruiter

    Thanks for taking the time to provide this review. We value your feedback and would like to address your concerns.

    We are committed to providing a positive environment and know we don’t always get... More


  6. "Great people and mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Many companies claim to be mission-driven but Funding Circle actually walks the walk. Great group of bright people working together to actually do something cool.

    Cons

    Fast growing company so some processes and policies are still being worked out.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong vision: Building a better financial world. Living the values: be open, stand together, live the adventure, make it happen, think smart

    Cons

    The industry might not sound attractive at first, as business lending is not new, but Funding Circle is pioneering innovation around the application process and borrower experience.

    Advice to Management

    The great company culture is an asset that you can really only see once you are inside. We need to share this better in our recruiting.

    Funding Circle Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Technical Recruiter

    It is really great to see such passion for Funding Circle's product, mission, and culture. Thank you for your 3 years of contribution and for living our values!

  8. "Gets you out of your shell!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Funding Circle part-time

    Pros

    Great and hardworking people. A lot of room for growth, you just have to take initiative.

    Cons

    Could get repetitive from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity.


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Open culture, chance for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is a little below SF standards

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more, nothing else


  10. "1 yr in, engineering - still quite happy"

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

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, good C suite leaders, focus on diversity and empowerment.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, unimpressive office space, hard to feel passionate about mission of company because engineering team feels a bit disconnected from the purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. 401k matching would be wonderful.


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