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Updated June 6, 2018
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Robinhood Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt and Vlad Tenev
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Pros
  • "Democratizing the American financial system" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Amazing group of people - smart, driven and always ready to help" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "No 401k matching yet, but hopefully will get it in the future" (in 7 reviews)

  • "No 401K Match, which is a bummer" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work in this industry during this time!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    - Not your typical corporate structure.
    - Great benifits
    - Great culture
    - Everyone from the CEO's to the support staff cares about what they are doing and how they can help make it better

    Cons

    -You really need to be knowledgeable in your field you apply for. I mean like you really need to be the best of the best. Because of how new they are they do not have capacity to teach people how to do the job they need to produce from the begining

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop moving forward. You are doing very well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A special place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    This is the first time in my life I've ever been excited to come to work, and I've worked many different places. Robinhood has built a special culture by bringing on genuinely great people who are incredibly smart, humble, and mission-driven. The new office is beautiful and the company takes care of its employees. Despite growing very quickly, I feel like Robinhood is trying to do this in a thoughtful way that protects the company's culture, which is incredibly important (in my opinion). Talk to anyone here, and they will all say the same thing!

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of much. We have a ton of opportunity as a company, and continuing to be thoughtful of where we expand will be important.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Most impact and freedom I’ve ever had. Loving it here"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I used to work at Google. Robinhood is better.
    - Mission: my coworkers and I really believe in our mission to make the financial system work for the rest of us (not just rich people)
    - Impact: Robinhood is growing so fast that opportunities for growth are all over the place. If you are good at your main job, you’ll be trusted to do more and more. It’s very high growth and high risk/reward here
    - Culture: there’s a warmth and openness that makes this place welcoming every day. On the other hand there’s also a kind of rebelliousness (such as a belief that users deserve things for free that other places charge for) that is awesome fuel to innovate
    - Transparency: founders share extremely sensitive data about our key metrics and strategies every week at all hands. LOVE the transparency at all levels

    Cons

    We have some of the usual growing pains of a unicorn going through explosive growth, but I think our leaders are working through this stuff:
    - Space: it’s packed to the gills! I don’t love completely open office space either. But we are moving to a new, much larger office with outdoor gardens and courtyards in a few weeks. Our new space will have more quiet work areas for introverts like me
    - No hand-holding: for me this is a plus as I like big, undefined problems to tackle to earn my stripes. People who need a ton of predictable structure or who don’t like change or growth won’t thrive here unless they can quickly adapt

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the amazing culture! Keep hiring high growth people who can grow as fast as the company. Keep eyes on the prize (the mission).


  4. Helpful (1)

    "On a mission to democratize America's financial system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    Robinhood is mission driven and focused on helping a larger percentage of the population participate in the financial system. The team is laser focused.

    The team is smart, diverse and laser focused!

    Cons

    The current office is overflowing! New one coming soon.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and keep shipping


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A company with grand visions to improve the financial lives of Americans"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Tremendous mission and vision
    - Engaged founders who are smart, levelheaded, kind, and tenacious
    - Moves fast, makes decisions

    Cons

    - Rapidly outgrowing our space (but moving to a new office soon)
    - Not enough gender or racial diversity
    - Could use a little more process


  6. "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    Great startup great salary. Good team.

    Cons

    Need to work really hard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "An Amazing Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture filled with the most passionate and intelligent people I've ever worked with. This is a fast growing company but remains committed to be transparent.

    Cons

    No 401k matching yet, but hopefully will get it in the future.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Broker Ops"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing mentorship
    -Highly Motivated Humans
    -Extremely transparent
    -Managers, executive team highly approachable

    Democratizing the American financial system

    Cons

    you must enter at least 5 words

    Advice to Management

    Keep disrupting!!!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company I’ve ever worked for!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robinhood full-time

    Pros

    Lunch and snacks provided, benefit package, company culture, wellness, founders are present and available

    Cons

    I can’t think of anything!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture!! Keep the perks!! Means a lot to be different in this industry!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Summary: Talented, hungry, youthful, driven.

    I like working here. You can tell that the founders are passionate about our mission of "democratizing America's financial system"...that's not just a catch-phrase, they really want to remove barriers and cut out middle-men.

    It's got all the good things you expect at a startup with the free food and lol attitude.

    The people are really good; they are friendly and want to help each other succeed. I think Robinhood has tried hard to not hire jerks and so far it's really working.

    I'm 40 years old and have a family so I was concerned at first about the idea of joining a startup and saying goodbye to seeing the family for dinner, but so far that's been manageable. I come in first in the "early" around 8 in the morning and leave "early" between 5 and 6. Some nights I do stay later and I will log in in the evenings sometimes but to be honest it's not much more hours than the fortune 500 job I had before, and the hours are more fun :) My manager has been very understanding on this point; I'm glad I trusted him when we talked about this stuff during the interview process.

    Cons

    Startup mode so three are some folks working pretty long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like upper management is making the right decisions; glad we're pursuing the right opportunities!


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