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Updated Dec 15, 2018

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Sr Loan Processor

    Dec 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great location a few blocks from bart

    Cons

    Wish not to share at this time

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fast Pace Work Environment and HUGE Growth Opportunities

    Jan 31, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    The team is passionate and selfless. CEO is mission driven and surrounds himself with likeminded individuals which truly want to build a better wat to get a mortgage.

    Cons

    Can have longer hours. Sometimes there are "all hands on deck" situations which require working odd hours, though that's the nature of a startup.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Let's Change the Industry

    Jun 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    One of the primary reasons you jump into a startup is to build something awesome. You are empowered at Lenda to think beyond your role and are given the support, education, and opportunity to develop and execute your ideas. Everyone's opinion matters here. No one is beyond criticism and we are all willing to dish it out with the understanding that we care about our mission and its success. THAT is why working here is awesome. No, it's not easy. You don't come here for a job. You come here to hustle. You reap what you sow and that's the way it should always be.

    Cons

    It's a grind, for sure. That can be a pro for a lot folks. There are no guarantees. How many startups are successful? You can't help but keep that near in your mind. At times, we can be a bit conservative with our decision-making. The mission is clear but the path isn't.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fun, hard-working, industry-changing, so much potential!

    Jun 13, 2017 -  in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Phenomenal people. We have people who are both great people and great at their jobs. The most supportive, all-in-this-together work environment I've had. Clear vision for the company and industry the whole team has adopted. Everyone takes ownership for their work and making the company the best it can be. LOs who are there for their Operations team. Most banks don't have that. Well-funded with a path to additional VC investment. Impressively skilled management team in their areas of expertise. Good benefits, including unlimited PTO!

    Cons

    Unclear work streams across the team. Clear vision for the company, but little planning on how to get from "today" to "there" Too many meetings & distracting office environment.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Operations

    Jun 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Once I learned the company is trying to fix the soooo-broker mortgage industry, I decided to give it a try~~ . Just like every Start-up company, it's very challenging and a bit chaotic but it never lacks great ideas, and solutions.... Lenda will fix the broken mortgage finance industry.

    Cons

    None other than .....I sit in the corner.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    CREATIVE VISION from a GREAT COMPANY with an AMAZING TEAM

    Jun 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    I really like the open-door policy and transparency here. Everyone has the same goal and works hard to get there. There are no egos with an amazing team-first environment. There is unlimited potential for growth with many opportunities to expand your role and impact.

    Cons

    Parking is horrible in downtown San Francisco

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Ambitious company with an excellent team

    Jan 23, 2017 - Operations in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    - Company is seeking a new approach to a traditional financial industry- this is a good place to work if you're excited about changing the way things are done and seeking escape from stagnation. - Ambitious and competent co-workers. Everyone pulls their weight and pitches in wherever and however needed. - Positive work environment- co-workers support one another in myriad ways. Very little negativity in the office and in daily operations. Focus is always on "What can we do to fix it" rather than "Who's to blame?" - Company encourages growth and ambition in those who are driven to seek out and pursue their personal/career development. - Startup culture. Not only is the company itself a startup, but currently the office is located in a startup "incubator" alongside several other startups. - Management always tries to keep "the big picture" in mind, both financially and culturally, in order to not lose our identity as a company in our growth

    Cons

    - People who are not able to self-start, and who are not able to take control of and be accountable for their own role at a company tend not to perform well here. Those who want to sit back be told what to do and how to do it at all times, and don't advocate for themselves and/or seek out guidance tend not to do well. - As a young startup there is still a lot of movement in determining management/internal structure, and we sometimes experience the confusion that can result from that. Internal organization and procedure have progressed dramatically over the past 6+ months and are an ongoing process.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Unlimited Potential

    Jan 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Solid product, innovative, and incredibly hard working team

    Cons

    Need more structure but this will come with experience and maturity

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing culture and quality of life

    Jan 17, 2017 - Full Stack Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Flexible-yet-professional environment, emphasis on transparency (internal and external) fosters positive attitudes, amazing office space and location.

    Cons

    I'm ruined for all other places of employment?

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Dont Believe the HYPE

    Aug 28, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    "Some" of the people here are great. Startup idea is grand.

    Cons

    Took remote working after it was perk to accept job, unlimited pto is in question, doesn't stick to word, not transparent as they "say"

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Lenda has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 12 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Lenda to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Lenda employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Lenda. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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