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Updated Nov 25, 2021

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3.3
45%
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Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg
Renate Nyborg
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Tinder provides catered lunch AND dinner(in 5 reviews)

  • "Nice work life balance and a great opportunity to learn a lot about product(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      It's great

      Aug 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      I really do love working here, and I'm well past the "honeymoon phase." No workplace is perfect but I feel Tinder is great- lots of communication, very much a knowledge sharing environment, and a ton of autonomy and trust to do our jobs, which is exceedingly rare. You can really feel the impact of your work, and I've never felt like a small fish in a big pond here, despite Tinder growing quickly. Leadership handled covid really well and treated us like humans, not just employees. Feedback is taken seriously here. ERGs are great and huge kudos to the workplace experience team, who do stellar events and have managed to keep everyone engaged and having fun throughout the virtual rollercoaster of 2020-2021. The perks are great, the 401K match is unheard of, and the Mentorship program, learning & development stipend, and Udemy perks prove how much development and growth is valued here.

      Cons

      The lack of equity for many roles is... inequitable and a bit odd. Maybe some growing pains of being in a hyper growth company, but nothing compared to a startup environment or anything.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible working environment

      Nov 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great collaboration and work culture. Strong engineering team with a lot of talented individuals.

      Cons

      Direction of projects can be unclear sometimes, and structure of the company can be pretty loose.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Some Diamonds, Mostly Rough

      Nov 24, 2021 - Software Engineer (IC3) 
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      Pros

      A small minority of people in upper engineering leadership are very wise: they're willing to each and treat engineers like humans instead of code monkeys. I learned a great deal from these unfortunately rare individuals.

      Cons

      The vast majority of engineering leadership only seem to care about what you did for them today. Success is seldom celebrated and dissenting opinions are often chastised. Getting almost anything of significance done is more of a political struggle than a technical one. The operations team, in particular, has management comprised of robots bereft of human emotion, seemingly only concerned with finding who they can say "no" to next.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Employee surveys not anonymous, poor leadership

      Nov 11, 2021 - Product Manager in West Hollywood, CA
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      Pros

      Pros - Global brand - Leader in the space - Some talented (but dwindling) coworkers - Snacks in office and catered meals

      Cons

      - Non-competitive comp relying on equity growth (which has been flat for over a year) - New executive leadership every year - Toxic culture that pretends to foster collaboration and transparency - Incompetent management masquerading as transparent and vulnerable - Parent company leadership extremely out of touch with the app. clearly does not use it and focuses too heavily on revenue and shipping products quickly - "Moving quickly" often leads to poorly executed ideas that never gain momentum - Employee pulse surveys are not always anonymous and rarely addressed meaningfully - Poor comp leads to difficulty in hiring top talent and a progressively lower hiring bar - Extremely forced diversity due to poor comp and being unable to attract diverse top talent

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Smart collaborative teammates

      Nov 16, 2021 - Data Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong data team Fun creative projects abound Org leadership invested in growth of ICs collaborative teammates

      Cons

      Occasional meddling from parent company

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great culture, but lacking in professional development

      Nov 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Has a great culture and amazing people. Highly collaborative environment where you feel your voice is heard. Awesome benefits and perks.

      Cons

      Weak management and not a lot focus on professional development. Frequently heard positive feedback about performance, while simultaneously feeling stunted. Very confusing. Lots of executive-level change, but that didn't necessarily impact day-to-day, so it was ok.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An experience, but fading

      Oct 27, 2021 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      Tinder has become a popular app and because of that you get to work on a product that many people use. There are high volume and fast paced projects where you work with other people around the company so there are opportunities to learn. There is a moderate amount of flexibility in work but that can depend a lot on your team culture or manager. Basically, if you want a chance to work for a name brand in the social space it might be good for a time, but probably not somewhere where you will spend years. As a programmer, I've definitely learned things from fellow colleagues and unique projects. However, I don't see myself here for years into the future.

      Cons

      Tinder is one of the most poorly managed companies I’ve ever personally experienced. It’s a product with limitless potentially but is habitually dragged down by poor choice of leaders and misaligned principles. The former CEO was a bad choice and really damaged the company culture. Frequently posting pictures of his exotic and disconnected lifestyle via internal channels. He left on a whim after barely one year. The new CEO seems to care but apparently fired an entire unit of the company. There is a lot of turnover at the company. There have been some changes at the senior leadership level. With the rest of the employees, I’d guess that 20-30% of the company left within the last year. It is almost every week that you try to contact someone and they’ve disappeared. HR seems to be inept at retention or simply does not care. I never saw a company that doesn't discuss departures transparently There is significant nepotism and favouritism at the company. New people almost always seem to be friends rather than hired for skills. Promotions happen on occasion, but are mostly to favourites or seem to be for other reasons. There have been several people promoted that leaves people scratching their heads. Office politics seem to be getting worse. I don’t have to deal with this but I’ve noticed the way different departments compete. Over the last years, a strong feeling of apathy and superficiality has developed. Most of the team care little about the end user experience. People who care are fewer each month. Most people left or been fired. Most teams are understaffed which leads to long hours for busy weeks. Though there is flexibility in the job, you sometimes need to spend extra time on work. Without a change, this will continue to go downwards. Tinder has been lucky to ride on laurels of being first to market but quality of experience is fading into the night. Lastly, as developer you’ll get decent compensation but not much different than you’d get elsewhere.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Corporate

      Nov 2, 2021 - Product Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tinder offers pretty good pay and benefits. It's fun working on something that millions of people use.

      Cons

      It's a very corporate and political environment. The design team is not very respected or listened to. Most product decisions are being made by people that have no experience in the industry and primarily focus on short term financial gain over creating a useful product that actually benefits the user.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It’s fine

      Nov 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Typical tech job. There’s free lunch, snacks, and events.

      Cons

      Employees don’t receive the recognition or pay they deserve, which ends up in high turnover. Upper management is unstable. They pretend to push for transparency, but if you ask them a straightforward question, they will immediately dodge it. Culture has taken a turn.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Oct 23, 2021 - Software Engineer III - Data Engineering 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Latest technology - lot of benefits

      Cons

      - Not very communicative work culture -

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