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Funding Circle Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Funding Circle Co-Founder and CEO Samir Desai
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  • "None to write, maybe few opportunities for career progression" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Growing pains trying to implement tech and forgetting people at times" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Funding Circle is a late stage start up going through some really exciting progression and change. Employees get exposure to projects and opportunities they wouldn't necessarily get in a large corporation. The business is doing some genuine good for the economy and this is celebrated globally!

    Cons

    Some growing pains, and perhaps the business isn't the 'sexy start up' it once was.

    Funding Circle Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Senior Talent Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - we hope you continue to enjoy your career at Funding Circle!


  2. "Amazing Company with amazing opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is incredible and will bend over backwards to make sure you are set up for success.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the norm...Relatively new with standard growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Funding Circle Response

    Dec 17, 2018

    Thank you! Appreciate the feedback!

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Global company
    -Good office location
    -Decent mission
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Pay is well below San Francisco market
    -Hard to progress career due to global structure
    -Leadership team is split across countries and CEO is not very present in the U.S.
    -Stock price is low


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Never Transparent"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks and benefits were great

    Cons

    Lied about moving to Denver. The company did not tell their employees until recently that they will be closing down an office.

    Advice to Management

    Have some dignity

    Funding Circle Response

    Dec 6, 2018 – Sr Technology Recruiter

    Thanks for your post. We strive to be as transparent as possible with every Circler, so it’s disappointing to hear that you feel we fell short here. To be clear, we have no plans to close down an... More


  5. "Funding Circle Is A Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    This is the most talented group of people I've ever worked with. The HR department and the company management are responsive and attentive.

    Cons

    It's always a challenge keeping up with the growth.

    Funding Circle Response

    Dec 17, 2018

    Thank you! We really appreciate the feedback!


  6. "Good place to stat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great on the whole and the company does a lot to encourage collaboration and cooperation.

    Great place to start out.

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities and typically lower pay than other companies.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Ops Management"

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

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Good mission, good values, outside of some departments the culture is very welcoming and focused on development of the business and the individual employee.

    Cons

    Funnel operations has increasingly become a sad workplace. Management seems to be keen on thinking about keeping costs low, and neglecting employee development. Poor employee morale can be seen in a recent culture survey which is at all time lows. Employees are leaving or constantly talking about leaving. For a company that values building small businesses, it is disappointing to see the utter disregard for their own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking internally with more scrutiny. Assess the operations department independently. Balance employee day to day work with employee development. Independently listen to your employees concerns, without immediately dismissing their concerns.

    Funding Circle Response

    Oct 25, 2018 – Sr Technology Recruiter

    Thank you for your post and recognition that we do have a welcoming culture focused on development. We are very committed to development through a variety of programs such as Money2DoMore and FC... More

  8. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    The product and mission of this company is fantastic. I think that what the company is set out to do is awesome, and they seem to make decisions that will continually benefit the borrower, rather than simply the bottom line.
    The company is growing pretty quickly, with multiple offices opening up.
    The Office is modern, the amenities provided are great, the snacks and lunch provided is also great.
    The people that work here are also good. Of course not everyone will be the best at their job, but I think that everyone tries to practice what they preach and work hard for the benefit of everyone.
    The benefits are great here. A decent personal development stipend, almost free healthcare, commuter and wellness reimbursement.

    Cons

    The career progression and personal development is a little stagnant. For the baseline positions, there doesn't seem to be any help offered to actually progress, rather than simply move laterally into another role that requires similar mindset/skills.
    Looking to try to advance into another department seems difficult because of the type of silo that exists. Not saying that the company doesn't talk within itself, however certain departments seems to not give the time of day to others.
    Pay is OK, however, being in one of the most expensive cities in the US (San Francisco) there could be a little more focus on the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    When listening to employees, try to actually try to help them. It would be nice to have a little bit more personal attention because sometimes it seems that employees feedback can go in one ear and out the other, however we know that you have a job of your own to get done.
    Continue to strive to improve the status quo, but please do not get into the corporate bureaucratic mentality where important things get put on the back burner, and take way longer than they should to get done.

    Funding Circle Response

    Jul 23, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! We hear you. Career progression is an area that we are working on building better structure around, but it does take time to develop programs/paths that are... More


  9. "Great Place to work"

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

    I worked at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Funding Circle is a great place to work. The company has a great mission and truly helps out small businesses gain access to capital to help grow their companies. FC has an awesome leadership team and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    -Very global which can be challenging sometimes
    -Compensation could be higher
    -No 401k match


  10. "Strategy"

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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

    Great people, culture and leadership

    Cons

    Slightly longer working hours than average