Tinder Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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4.1
77%
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Tinder CEO Elie Seidman
Elie Seidman
13 Ratings
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  • "As Tinder as grown from a startup to a mid sized tech company there have been growing pains and turnover in execs(in 5 reviews)

  • "The new CEO spends most of time talking about football(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tinder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO. Catered lunch and dinner. Employee activities. Work environment.

    Cons

    No official WFH policy implemented company wide yet.

  2. "Dating at Tinder."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Founder in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Tinder full-time

    Pros

    Great Management of the company.

    Cons

    Less work provided to the employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Tinder"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tinder full-time

    Pros

    I love working for Tinder. The employees and environment are such a huge plus of working here. It has a startup vibe while benefits are incredibly competitive

    Cons

    Seems some of the teams are not always aligned

  4. "Good way to interact with going professionals"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Software Engineer 

    I worked at Tinder full-time

    Pros

    A good way to get into the world of software engineering

    Cons

    Company message (dating applications) was just not what I want to do long term

  5. "Cool team in the mid-start up phase"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tinder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and engaged team members

    Cons

    Average amount of growing pain

  6. "Fun and Independent Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Brand Manager in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tinder part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fun environment, open to new ideas and willing to listen to employees, great experience for students

    Cons

    Difficult to work remotely, not much input from supervisors

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    "Partial toxic culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tinder

    Pros

    People are interested in product you are developing. Awesome parties and good quality of perk.

    Cons

    So much Chinese in Palo Alto office. They are very exclusive and speaks Chinese all over the place. It even can affect your career development.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Swipe Left"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tinder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some pros, but they are not unique to Tinder (they're fairly common in the tech industry, especially in the Bay Area): free food and snacks; holiday parties; unlimited PTO for salaried employees; half-court basketball court (in LA); and the occasional on-site class (yoga, dance). You'll also work with some people who genuinely care about the work they're doing, and you'll get to work on solving some challenging problems. Compensation is decent, and you may receive some form of stock grant. The company is doing well financially despite the core functionality remaining largely the same for years, so as long as that doesn't change drastically, Tinder will continue to profit.

    Cons

    The most egregious con is the fact that upper management is not held accountable for their poor decision making. In the past two years, a number of C-level execs and VPs that were once lauded as game-changers for the business have been let go by the same execs that hired them, and while the turnover is high beneath the highest level of executive management, the Board and executives at Match do not hold the top execs accountable for their poor judgment in hiring under-performers. This ethos is pervasive across the company. The feedback culture is toxic: there is no guidance on how to deliver effective feedback, and while feedback is encouraged to be given directly to a recipient, it frequently comes via a third party. Annual surveys of HR efficacy show minimal, if any, improvement YOY, yet leadership remains the same, plans to improve are not socialized (or even made transparent), and experienced employees hired from outside rarely last more than a year or two before moving somewhere with a less toxic culture or being managed out. Tinder confuses "culture" with "putting fun events on for employees" and "free lunch." Opportunities for personal and professional growth are entirely at the discretion of management. There is no internal learning platform for skills development, and development of essential employee behaviors, like time management, feedback, and even leadership training, are farmed out to third parties who have no experience in the day-to-day intricacies of life at Tinder and cannot draw from extensive, real-world experience some long-time employees can provide. These "learning sessions" are usually just a few hours long and heavily focus on the theory behind the practice, with little time given to role play scenarios; zero follow-up to gauge individual progress; and no method to evaluate the program efficacy within the business. Finally, most mid and upper management positions are hired externally. There is an internal career ladder, but it's rarely referred to and it isn't referenced as part of yearly feedback. (It's also largely pieced together from other companies' long-published career ladders and has several areas that don't make sense in Tinder's context.) In general, Tinder talks a big game about being values-driven and having a healthy culture, but the frequent management turnover and mediocre employee engagement results say otherwise. Tinder has, for a long time, tried to rebrand itself away from being "the hookup app," but last year leaned into a "single not sorry" campaign that's essentially celebrating hookup culture. That's perfectly fine, but change comes from within: if Tinder has given up trying to change its external reputation, it's obvious that changing the internal culture is not a priority.

  9. "Miserable experience from beginning to end"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tinder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons of free food and great health perks. It sounds like some people were being paid very well but I was making less here than I’ve made in my entire career.

    Cons

    Frat boy/sorority culture, nepotism, got fat from all the free snacks. Way too much of a party culture and immaturity everywhere

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    "Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tinder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Catered food and snacks everyday Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Location is very impractical (West Hollywood HQ) Remote work policy is a mystery Toxic culture ( in my particular team)

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