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Green Dot Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Management reporting from sales to C level very challenging (in 8 reviews)

  • In the absence of executive leadership, politically-motivated fiefdoms have sprung up with little concern for helping the company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities to contribute"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, collaborative, fast-paced, intellectually stimulating, rewarding, never-ending opportunities to contribute on a new product, project, or service.

    Cons

    Nothing outside the standard corporate challenges that exist within any large organization.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "GD Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Green Dot full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good; younger company

    Cons

    Need to be a "yes" man to progress


  3. Helpful (2)

    "National Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great call center. Good sales staff. Could work virtually is was allowed.

    Cons

    Management reporting from sales to C level very challenging. The product development goals constantly change. Commission plan force upon the sale team after hiring, was un winnable.


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  5. Helpful (13)

    "A company that couldn't grow up quickly enough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * People are great, culture is pretty relaxed
    * Insurance is decent and bonuses are good
    * Company is fairly tolerant of family time

    Cons

    * Huge CXO turnover in the last 3-4 years (CFO replaced, CMO replaced, CPO gone)
    * Support and IT Help reduced to bare minimum levels to reduce expenses
    * Any strategic plans get thrown out if they don't product immediateiyl, no patience or integrity to stick to a well-constructed plan
    * Infrastructure is rickety and precarious, Google "Walmart" and "Green Dot" to see the news about the multi-day outage affecting millions of customers
    * Culture at the top levels is poisonous

    Advice to Management

    * Make people at all levels accountable. When things happen, a particular executive calls a meeting to find out what happened and says "no one is going to get into trouble". This isn't kindergarten. And someone does get into trouble, so it's both humiliating and a boldfaced lie.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Non Stop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great office, competitive salary, career growth opportunities with a very diverse staff. You will learn your job along with other skills to advance your overall career. Good health benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    New products are implemented too fast and before all of the kinks are worked out. Very reactive environment and not enough strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and perfect products and services. Completely fix what's broken before moving to the next project. Invest in more qualified staff so the current team is not burned out from being over worked and wearing multiple hats.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Green Dot Corp Clean Up Needed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Green Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Inflated Titles
    Modern Offices
    Fresh Daily Fruit

    Cons

    Untrustworthy Leadership
    Lack of direction
    No career growth

    Advice to Management

    Clean house start with HR & Marketing Leadership


  8. "IT Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time

    Pros

    High compensation
    Office breakfast and lunch
    Company events and social gatherings
    Flexible work schedule
    Open relaxed environment

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Operation processes fragmented
    Inconsistent processes

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in developing senior leadership team


  9. "Corporate Resolutions Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Corporate Resolution Specialist & Recognition Event Coordinator in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Resolution Specialist & Recognition Event Coordinator in Monrovia, CA

    I worked at Green Dot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Assisting customers while providing exceptional customer service.

    Cons

    Knowing that the customers feel that they have been wrong in any way.


  10. "Good company, great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding health benefits and other perks including Stock purchase plan.
    Autonomy, to a degree.

    Cons

    Time Off leaves much to be desired. 2 weeks to start isn't anything to write home about.
    General business direction /organization can be frustrating as project development seems to linger forever without coming to fruition, and then will be tabled for 6 months and suddenly revived out of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Time to look at where things are really headed with Green Dot, which has a promising future if the overall business strategy and plans were ever clarified.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Revolving Door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to wear many hats

    Cons

    Looks like the same issues continue to plague this company: poor senior leadership, politics, personal agendas, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where you can attract top talent; it's a company that breeds mediocrity



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