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Funding Circle Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Things move at a crazy pace at Funding Circle (in 19 reviews)

  • Great culture, great people lots of work to do and heading in the right direction (in 12 reviews)

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

  • none really, good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  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!

  3. "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

    Open culture, chance for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is a little below SF standards

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more, nothing else


  4. "1 yr in, engineering - still quite happy"

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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 (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.


  5. "Manager"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clear vision, mission, and values. Very positive and supportive culture. Dynamic, global business. Lots of autonomy and ability to contribute towards building a lasting company.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains. Need to spruce up SF office space.


  6. "Great Company to Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great mission, good compensation, warm and welcoming culture, reasonable work load ...

    Cons

    Building management bench strength.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Strong mission & values, positive outlook"

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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

    FC's mission & values are front and center of everything we do. Whether on the borrower, investor, product / engineering, etc. side of the business, people at FC want to do the right thing for our customers and for small business. The energy is visible, and it means that people work collaboratively to solve challenging problems.

    Cons

    The industry has been through some tough times; however, I see this as an opportunity for FC. As long as we continue to do the right things, which I believe we're doing, we'll build a strong position for ourselves in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It's a tough market to be operating in and you've done a good job navigating the choppy waters while maintaining transparency with the company.

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    "building a better financial world..."

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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

    Funding Circle has a bold mission, which is inevitably going to take a lot of grind and effort from all of it's employees to bring to fruition, and thus succeed. That being said, you'll be working hard alongside a tremendous group of people who are motivated to win - and win together - while having some fun doing it.

    Cons

    This isn't necessarily a 'con', but given that Funding Circle exists in a rapidly evolving (and thus exciting) space, things can change quickly. That isn't necessarily for everyone, so come prepared and willing to pivot thoughtfully and collaboratively with your teammates and colleagues for the betterment of the business and yourself...

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the envelope and painting the picture of what we're disrupting together. It's unique and powerful, and it always helps to be reminded!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people, very driven culture, great mission, you'll be learning something new every day.

    Cons

    Rough time to be in financial technology lending, there's a lot of big challenges to figure out but that's also what makes it exciting

    Advice to Management

    Keep people at #1, as we grow that will be harder and harder to do


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Smart, hard working culture"

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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

    Smart, mission driven company with talented employee base. Company is attacking a massive market that is ripe for disruption. Massive barriers to entry for the business model if Funding Circle can execute.

    Cons

    Compensation at / below market and risk team has ultimate say on overall direction of the business. Changes can come quickly and without warning which you expect at a complex startup such as Funding Circle.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep dive into performance comp at Funding Circle relative to other bay area companies.


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