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Green Dot Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Management reporting from sales to C level very challenging (in 8 reviews)

  • Terrible executive leadership who have no idea what it takes to successfully run a company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Transformed to worst work environment recently"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard to find except perks

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership and his goons (who can only survive in their closed group) from a closed down business doing politics top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the house


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development team, hard working and dedicated. C-level management honest and transparent with the team. Steve Streit has been a true inspiration to everyone, one of the best CEOs of our times.

    Cons

    Very long hours, weekly releases requiring all night after-hours work on the day of the release, burning out the dev team.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees who have been loyal and work hard. Help improve work-life balance for the dev team.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Company acquired"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits - medical, ESOP, etc

    Cons

    - Combine the worst attributes of a start-up with a bank. Incredibly bureaucratic and lots of changes in direction.
    - I worked for an acquisition. The process of integration was glacial.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Ever changing work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some managers and employees are great people. Depending on location and team, you could have a very flexible work schedule/environment, I love my team. Jira and the VPN work well.

    Cons

    Lack of foresight and clear vision of the future. Oracle HR is horrible, the yearly review process is slow and corporate busywork, Perforce (no Git), too much bureaucracy, and too much restructuring currently.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees churn out the best work, therefore a positive work environment is critical. Recent changes in workflow and structure have been affecting the environment too much.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior (Senior) Quality Assurance Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior (Senior) Quality Assurance Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers in both Tampa and Pasadena. Thank goodness for linked-in and cell phones. Why does this have to be 20 words? ;-)

    Cons

    At one time the company was growing in different locations including Tampa. When the layoffs came, they were swift and the replacements were pitiful and lacking. For the few that weren't let go, they were forced out by either a lack of work or an overload of work. It seemed that the CA management team was instituting the good ole boys club and got rid of anyone they didn't have a say in hiring. Who does that, you have to question their maturity level as well as the leadership that continues to allow that type of behavior.

    I gave a neutral rating because the problems began in my last 6 months. There are still a lot of great people that still work there.

    Advice to Management

    It is important that the employees understand a clear path to success and they're not just cogs in a machine. Listen to your employees, they're the first line of defense when it comes to success.


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Green Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive and challenging work
    Friendly and open culture
    Free food trucks and events every month

    Cons

    Less competitive Salary
    No team outings

    Advice to Management

    good going.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Erratic direction"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Green Dot full-time

    Pros

    The work environment and facility are nice. I also like the perks like subsidized lunch on Tuesdays and food trucks on some Fridays. My co-workers are really great, and for the most part, hard working and honorable. Because of the fast-paced environment, there are opportunities to learn new things or hone skills. I feel that I've grown professionally since I've been here.

    Cons

    The company seems to change direction on a whim. I can be working furiously on a project under tight deadlines with tremendous pressure and then I'm told that we've decided to put the project on hold. But then there's another to take its place, with equally tight deadlines and intense pressure. Because we change focus so frequently and the deadlines are often unattainable, there's no real roadmap for the coming months/quarters.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead for large projects with ample time for analysis. Don't commit to features until it's determined that we can technically deliver on them. Be realistic about what can be accomplished with the time and resources allotted.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Once great company, now void of leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Dot (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Five words are required here.

    Cons

    In the absence of executive leadership, politically-motivated fiefdoms have sprung up with little concern for helping the company. Primary motivation is to make one's self look better by dragging others down.

    Advice to Management

    Manage.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Retail and Shopper Insights Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Retail Marketing in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Director Retail Marketing in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to various elements of financial service products in Walmart

    Cons

    Green Dot is run as if it is still a small private company with the President still signing all checks and contracts for dollar amounts 5000 and greater. Company is hampered by the President and CEO need to try to make all decisions and surrounding himself in leadership with yes people and no individual thinkers.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your CEO and President and the yes people in senior management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Trainer"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Master. Nothing else

    Cons

    Very erractic atmosphere. No vision

    Advice to Management

    Look at the larger picture not just ur dept goals


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