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Funding Options Reviews

Updated 12 August 2018
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company for those looking to excel in both sales and finance. The job role provides a great platform for those starting their financial services careers. Culture is great with fun, friendly and welcoming staff. There is a clear progression and promotion plan laid out from day one, along with a competitive commission structure that is achievable from the outset. Would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    No real downsides, as far as jobs go you can do a lot worse than working at funding options

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - hiring the right ambitious people that fit in with the company culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to grow your skills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Funding Options is the best workplace to grow your skills
    - a lot of responsibility very quickly
    - constructive feedback to help you develop in your profession
    - great opportunity to explore your talents and take on other challenges withing the company
    - fantastic team, easy to work with, everyone is highly skilled
    - you can work autonomously, but help is there if needed
    - great vibes, occasional drinks, parties etc.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing quickly, the office is getting too small. Just waiting to move into bigger office space. But that's the only thing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any yet

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture everyone is driven and wants to succeed together but we also have so much fun on a day to day basis and everyone genuinely loves what they do!

    The opportunity to earn is incredible

    Senior management are extremely supportive and will help you develop and pursue the career you want

    Flexible working hours

    Great banter

    Rewarding job

    Great team nights out

    Diverse work force

    Cons

    No cons at the minute and can’t foresee any in the future! Just really important to keep the culture as it is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring awesome people


  4. Helpful (3)

    "We were asked to write positive things on Glassdoor"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Funding Options full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were some positive things

    Cons

    They have high employee turnover


  5. "Engaging, Challenging, Collaborative, Fun, Rewarding,"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing culture and a great group of people
    - It really is a collaborative effort - ideas are explored and tested
    - Knowledgeable people - they really are specialist in the business finance industry
    - An exciting tech driven solution
    - Whole team genuinely cares and is working hard to help our SME customers

    Cons

    So far none and can't foresee any

    Advice to Management

    Keep an as you are


  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Finance Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Finance Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuinely the best cultural experience I've had at a company. Everybody enjoys each other's company and there's absolutely no office politics!

    Funding Options is very quickly stamping their position in the FinTech boom we're currently experiencing and I'm so glad to be a part of that att such an early sage of it's journey.

    Cons

    The occasional lack of cutlery...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of the same! It's clearly working.

    P.s. Maybe purchase some more cutlery 😉


  7. "I love working here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time

    Pros

    You work hard but your efforts are always recognised and rewarded. The people are incredible and inspire me to do a better job everyday! There's always an area where you can make an impact no matter how big or small..love it love it love it!

    Cons

    Just keep doing what you're doing and never change you core principals!

  8. "Booming growth - Great people - Incredible opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Property Finance Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Property Finance Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture.
    - Full of like minded staff.
    - Generous commission structure.
    - They actually care about their staff!
    - A meritocratic & competitive environment with a difference, collaboration and skill sharing is actively encouraged.
    - Nourishing growth & personal development plans for individual staff members & the business as a whole.

    Cons

    - Can be relatively disorganized on a day to day basis, this is largely due to the high growth rate in staff numbers. Operations are constantly growing and hence it can seem a little disorganized however this stems from the astronomical growth which is definitely a good problem to have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Fast growing company, brilliant atmosphere, inspiring group of people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Disrupting business finance one day at a time – great to be a part of something making a tangible difference to businesses across the country
    - Fast paced, meaningful work, total meritocracy
    - Great company culture, loving the quarterly table tennis tournament

    Cons

    - Some growing pains as the business scales - targets and processes are regularly redesigned in order to capitalise on rapidly increasing volumes, but nice problems to have!

    Advice to Management

    - Funding Options is a genuine meritocracy – ensure that this survives the scaling process
    - Time to upgrade the daily fruit and coffee order


  10. "Great company & people to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's full of people that you want to work with and that buy into the mission of the company - everyone is here to change for the better how small businesses access any form of funding, whether business term loans, raising finance for an MBO or refinancing expensive machinery to unlock working capital. Building the market-leading technology as well as the world-class sales team to support this is the reason it's at the forefront of SME finance today.
    The culture is fantastic - it's a results-driven organisation (not about how successful you *were* or how many calls you make in a day), and you'll find everyone mixes in with team members in the different depts (tech, marketing, sales, product, ops) and you'll most likely have a beer or two with the CEO after work on a random Wednesday! It's important as a fast-growing company - that is constantly innovating - that this level of both formal & informal communication between depts exists.
    Helping businesses get £ to realise their plans is also a genuine source of fulfillment personally. We've helped cocktail bars in the capital to crafts manufacturers in the heartland of Lancashire.. I think you've gotta love SMEs to be passionate about what Funding Options is trying to do.

    Cons

    Working in a start-up like FO has daily challenges - dealing with ambiguity, systems that need your direct input to help improve, being involved with hundreds of minor aspects of the company as well as your main function. It's not for everyone because of this. FO is for those who want to roll up their sleeves, get stuck in with the team and move the business rapidly forward. Put simply, it's fast-paced and there's no place to hide!

    Advice to Management

    The company is at a great point in its scale-up right now so being able to maintain the low employee churn rate and continue to hire awesome people that you want to work with and build a company around is going to be harder - best of luck!