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Updated Oct 14, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company!

    Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Excellent work place, great benefits, collaborative teams

    Cons

    Less than average pay for entry level but great experience

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing growing company like no other!

    Oct 2, 2021 - Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    M1 is growing super fast. There is always new people joining. Everyone is really bought into the mission and embody the company values of extreme ownership, team oriented, boldness and have a bias for action. When you join, you get company swag and you really feel like you are an owner. Everyone is really bought into the company motto of “Yours to build”. The technology the company uses is the latest available and there is tons of opportunity to learn new things. The pace of innovation and the rate that teams do their work is really fast. The leadership is transparent and often share new features, strategic directions or financials in monthly demo day. You feel like you know what is going on.

    Cons

    M1 is growing fast so sometimes it hard to keep track of all the changes.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    Sep 27, 2021 - Data Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team spirit and awesome folks to work with

    Cons

    Lack opportunities to grow in terms of career

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic place to work

    Mar 3, 2021 - Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - M1 Finance is full of smart, passionate people working to solve complex challenges. - You get to build your own career path here. There is no shortage of opportunities. - The company is really transparent. The CEO gives a monthly update on the business, so you're not really wondering about financials or goals. - People seem really invested in helping each other. - The product has a lot of potential and clients do love it a lot. - Very mission driven. Strong vision from leadership. - Increasing focus and budget on DEI efforts.

    Cons

    - The culture is heavily synchronous, which can result in lots of meetings and fewer written communication. - Benefits are not on par with organizations of this size. - Sometimes M1 is too slow to hire, and teams are working really long hours. Nobody makes you, but this is what happens with aggressive goals and motivated people who need more help. - WFH policies are up in the air for the future.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Strong Company Culture

    Sep 2, 2021 - Client Success Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    As a growing company all employees feel they are crucial to the growth of the company. Everyone at the company has an equal opportunity to make a positive impact on the operations.

    Cons

    Remote work was not ideal, will change in the future.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    A great place to work

    Sep 2, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time at M1 Finance. Really friendly environment where you can make an impact with your work.

    Cons

    Not much to say about cons.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Talented individuals, supportive work environment, great career growth opportunities

    Jul 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    The work environment is great. It's progressive and constantly improving. Managers are extremely supportive and care about their team. Great career opportunities and recognition of hard work.

    Cons

    The company is growing at an extremely fast pace. It has been difficult to preserve the friendly and supportive culture, especially remotely. However, the talented HR team is working hard to preserve the startup culture many enjoyed in the beginning.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great for beginners, bland for the experienced.

    Mar 1, 2021 - Client Services 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Unlimited PTO WFH office supplies stipend 401k/retirement plan Inclusive culture & environment

    Cons

    M1 is a great place for folks fresh out of college or looking to transition into the finance world. If you have prior experience working with clients more hands-on, this will not be for you. There is little emphasis on client success (read the Reddit reviews) and high emphasis on just having someone to "do the work". I found myself frustrated with the structure of the client services team, i.e. responses only through email tickets or a general call queue. In order to move up at M1, you must pass standardized exams. There is no reward or incentive for being an over-achiever since you are not evaluated quantitatively. Everything you do is evaluated under a microscope, as they use a system to track your entire workday, i.e. how many emails or calls you do in a single hour. It seems that the team is burned out due to monotony and low compensation. Be prepared to work over-time.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Nice place to work

    Jun 25, 2021 - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good culture, people are nice

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but its always growing!

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Yours to Build

    Oct 28, 2020 - Lead DevOps Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Yours to Build: There are plenty of things to do and problems to solve. Surrounded by an incredibly talented team with the opportunity to get exposure to any part of the business you want to develop skills in. - Teamwork: Everyone is willing to jump on every problem. You won't find people unwilling to own work here. - Ownership: Every employee is an owner. - Mutual Respect: M1's team is diverse and incredibly talented. I have never had an interaction with an employee or member of management that wasn't handled professionally even when parties disagreed. Concerns raised to management are taken seriously and usually we see tangible action within weeks. - Flexibility: Unlimited PTO and flexibility around hours worked.

    Cons

    - Benefits: Not on par with larger companies. No surprise. - Fast-paced: Most deadlines are not set in stone like at other companies, however, scope creep is common enough to create a bit of crunch at the end of projects.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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