Green Dot Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2020

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3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
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Dan Henry
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People but the good and smart people are leaving(in 19 reviews)

  • "Collaborative, welcoming work environment, with good benefits(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management reporting from sales to C level very challenging(in 9 reviews)

  • "High turnover, penny-pinch to the extreme(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Software QA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer 

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work, Helpful Managers

    Cons

    No downsides as far i have seen

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good company for a technology guy. You are treated like dirt here."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *Got to work on some pretty good payment solutions *Great technology team * The idea of BaaS platform is a great idea. Disbursement platform is a money earner *The organisation has been through worse phases earlier and come out good

    Cons

    *Product team rules are the roost. They treat technology team like dirt. *Recent change in leadership. They are just focused on getting brownie points of wall street. Laid off huge workforce in US. And moving jobs to Shanghai , China *They do not value the quality of work. The top management does not understand the ground realities. * WLB is bad for technology teams. Unrealistic deadlines. Too much interference from Product teams.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great while it lasted"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All the cross-functional teams I've worked with are all awesome and smart

    Cons

    It appears like it's easier to have career growth if you are in Pasadena since all important teams are there

  4. Helpful (1)

    "No Focus"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of movement and new technologies

    Cons

    Disorganized. Too many projects and priority swapping. Software design not taken seriously and done on the fly.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits , healthcare plan , 401 plan

    Cons

    frequent changes in management & people

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Worst management and very high pressure work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Lead 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No Pros at all - if you really want growth in your career specifically tech guys, never stay here! Better join company where your skills and knowledge is appreciated and worthwhile!

    Cons

    They let people go without any warnings! Too much politics - I have seen some of brightest minds who were in company since 9-10 years, being laid off without any notice, warnings! Now people are struggling - and system is collapsing! CEO already announced no bonuses / no hikes while they expect you to work like one man army! Every developer I know have been working like a task force and doing job for at least 2 - 3 people! Highly insecure and pressurized job! No technology growth or innovation! No matter how much company makes or how many new partners it gets, appreciation never goes to employees - only goes to management!

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Revolving door for Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are some good people there.

    Cons

    So many SVPs last about a year and then move on. It's hard to complete longer-term projects since the next SVP often will scrap current projects and build their own department (with new employees) to stake their claim. Shifting priorities make for a frustrating job experience.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Gain Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to learn about a lot of different areas in Banking, Finance, and Accounting Great Community Bank Customer Base Small Business feel with Big Business Pay

    Cons

    Red Tape for nearly every activity or change. Can take a while to get a project done form start to finish.

  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (8)

    "Working in Fear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    If they fire you, there would prob be no warning. We get that the new leadership (CEO) care about performance. That’s why suddenly a lot of people got fired with no warning. Then we learned that more firings might happen and we’re constantly evaluated for our performance. In my personal opinion, I feel threatened that if I’m not careful I’ll get fired. Our evaluation is heavily based on our direct manager. If you don’t please your manager, feels like you’ll lose your job. Just like that. No warning. Seems like they’re firing people in waves. My speculation. Sorry but this is the kind of pressure that’s not necessary when we are already stressed during this pandemic. While other companies are assuring employees that they’re trying the best to pay every employee, Green Dot is here stressing people out with mass performance based firings. They have stressed that those were not cost saving layoffs. They’re also hiring replacements. Time to peace out. ✌️ Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and does not reflect company values.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic teams, room to learn and grow

    Cons

    Too many reorgs, benefits could be better

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