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Credit Karma Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2019

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3.9
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88%
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Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin
Kenneth Lin
130 Ratings
Pros
  • "Generally a very good work-life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "Coffee bar, events squad, and workplace services in general all do a fantastic job(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are a few typical growing pains of a rapid growth company(in 14 reviews)

  • "Not a big deal, but the company is growing fast so space is an issue(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (19)

    "More Wall Street than Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Brilliant and nice people -Decent perks -Rising Star in the Fin-Tech sector

    Cons

    -Politics -Focus on short term profits and exit -Cutthroat nature

    Advice to Management

    I have mixed feelings about Credit Karma. Brought on during a time of rapid growth and transition, from what I could deduce, Credit Karma had all the positive hallmarks and epitomized all the great things about startup culture in the Valley. Namely: Camaraderie, Teamwork, No-Red Tape, A Fail Fast/Learn Fast culture. As success brought the ever expanding growth of the company, I believe Credit Karma tried very...

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    Credit Karma2015-08-07

    Credit Karma Response

    August 18, 2015VP of Talent Operations

    Thank you for your thoughtful and candid feedback. Credit Karma's culture has naturally evolved throughout our growth. Our employees are working very hard at preserving the values that we have always embodied and that continue to define our success. They do it on their own accord ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing company with a great mission"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Profitable - Mission driven - Data driven - Uses cutting edge tech

    Cons

    - Lots of growth can be tough - Space at HQ is getting tight

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we are doing. I really like it here. About to hit my 3 year mark!

    Credit Karma2019-04-13
  3. Helpful (4)

    "fintech company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are nice, and WLB is good

    Cons

    tech is week, and leadership teams has little tech background/insight

    Advice to Management

    bring more tech talent into eng leadership team

    Credit Karma2019-04-22
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Weak Engineering talent"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office space is great. The pay wasn’t bad and the benefits are decent. It has a brand name that is highly recognized and it has lot of potential for growth.

    Cons

    I was excited to be involved with the data engineering and data science teams. But the more involved I got the more I realized that it’s mix of shockingly average to bad engineers and data scientists. I think it all starts with the hiring process. The bad ones who got in early continued working to higher positions and the people they hired continued the tradition of bad engineers. I also don’t think they are handling...

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    Credit Karma2019-04-12
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Big Company Now"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salaries are EXTREMELY high now that bonus is rolled into base. Very little is expected of you in terms of work output or production. Very easy to slack off and hang out at the coffee bar.

    Cons

    Equity is a joke because the IPO is near.

    Advice to Management

    Just take the company public or sell it. Most of you are in over your heads, accept that and stop rolling the dice thinking you're smart enough to expand into other markets as successfully as you did with credit cards.

    Credit Karma2019-04-02
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture with lots of growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been fortunate enough to see mostly the good sides of CK since joining around a year ago. Managers that really care and co-workers that are super helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are slow-moving and there is a general lack of documentation (growing pains).

    Credit Karma2019-01-31
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, but communication is a pain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool project, good place to work, smart people

    Cons

    Not all teams are great, and sometimes the team you think should be reliable like data pipeline, infrastructure is the unreliable piece. Definitely stress out because you have to fix other people stuff.

    Credit Karma2019-02-04
  8. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    Awesome culture and growth potential

    Cons

    We’re outgrowing the building and it’s getting hard to find conference rooms

    Credit Karma2019-01-31
  9. "Startup at scale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring CEO, upward mobility, autonomy, emerging technologies, best practices

    Cons

    Growing pains, highly competitive, a bit top-heavy

    Credit Karma2018-12-17
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Company is setting a firm growth plan and investing in its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros: -Recent comp changes have made a career at CK extremely competitive, and the pay is very good across the whole company -The company spends a lot on employees, from office events to outside of work activities, the perks seriously add value in the office (although sometimes I feel like there are some people whose actual title here is Sr Manager of Ping Pong...) -Leadership has made a constructive effort at addressing...

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    Cons

    Cons: We’re still growing, but there needs to be more senior/leadership accountability unless we want to continue sweeping failure under the rug. As we scale, we won’t grow unless we address what’s not working. -Work life balance can be extremely varied at best. Some people seem to go to work to play ping pong (seriously I’ve never seen so many serious ping pong duals in the middle of the day), some actually have a...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and delivering your message, but provide accountability across the company - also continue to invest in making sure some teams aren’t burning out while others are working an actual workweek and going home (or playing ping pong).

    Credit Karma2018-10-16
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