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Funding Options Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Lending
£1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

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Funding Options is the UK's leading online marketplace for business finance, delivering tens of millions of pounds in vital funding to firms each year. We work with dozens of lenders, from the largest banks to the most innovative online ... Read more

Mission: We started life in 2012 as a scrappy little startup with a simple but powerful idea — what if instead of going to the bank, businesses could search for finance online just like individuals do for car insurance or hotels?

We now match UK businesses ... Read more

Funding Options Reviews

  • "Funding Options is building momentum!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The environment and energy in the office
    - Colleagues are always willing to help where they can
    - The culture is easy to fit into and growing in diversity
    - There is a renewed sense of motivation since Simon took over
    - Smashing targets like there's no tomorrow!

    Cons

    - It would be great to see more flexible working for sales
    - We don't do enough all together as a business. The offsite was great, but more fixed events would be amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Many respect and admire what you are doing. Keep showing us you care as future leaders will follow.

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Funding Options Interviews

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Funding Options (London, England).

    Interview

    After a successful interview over the phone from abroad, the company invited me to visit their London office at my own expense. They confirmed the date but never gave me a time, as they said they were still figuring out what worked best for everyone. As the day came nearer I grew worried, and the day before the interview they suddenly claimed they had not confirmed with me yet. Did they expect me to book a trip on the day?
    The day of the interview itself, I was told someone was off sick, and that was the reason for cancelling the interview that day. My interview got rescheduled to next week, and this person was not even involved in any of the interviews, and he knew nothing about being sick when I asked him how he was feeling. I suspect the company Christmas party was the real reason for rescheduling my interview on the day it was supposed to take place.

    The interviews themselves were pleasant, the workplace is a big open plan callcenter-esque floor. After the interview, I had to keep chasing them for over two weeks, as they kept saying someone was out of the office and they would like to all get together to discuss. I think they were simply stringing me along to see if someone better or more senior would come along. They claimed they really liked my personality, background, and previous experience, but decided to go with someone more senior instead. This interview was for an entry-level position.

    Overall I liked the interviews themselves, just feel that the company and its HR activities are very unprofessional and poorly organised.

    Interview Questions

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Funding Options Awards & Accolades

  • Best use of IT for lending, Banking Technology, 2016
  • Finalist, 2015 UK IT Industry Awards, Computing Magazine, 2015
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