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4.2
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94%
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Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana
Jaidev Janardana
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Both are supportive and really care about work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "It’s a place where great people do some super cool great things, it’s a place that you can be proud to work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poorly defined levels/hierarchy and career progression(in 3 reviews)

  • "Like any growing company there are sometimes systems issues/kinks to iron out but the people are great and everyone works together to get the job done(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Great people, great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Been here for around a year and a half now and seen the company grow lots! +We make sure we hire the right people that follow our values and who are truly interested in our product. It makes all the difference. +I have all the tools needed to do my job. +Flexible working (working from home days and relaxed hours) +Senior management are all approachable, friendly and help get things over the line when needed. +Nice...

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    Cons

    - squads/tribes model isn't attractive to some - sometimes hesitant to use new tech (Slack, etc)

    Advice to Management

    You've created an awesome place to work and it will only keep improving. The people here are the best thing about it. Let's do our best to keep everyone we can and recruit the best talent. moving forward.

    Zopa2018-09-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here was nothing short of fabulous, Zopa is filled to the brim with brilliant people, and I truly feel I’ve WON AT LIFE having worked at Zopa. It was a journey of which I learnt a lot and wouldn’t be where I am in my career if it was’nt for Zopa. It’s genuinely a great place to work!

    Cons

    Normal teething pains for a high growth company but all being addressed.

    Zopa2019-04-15

    Zopa Response

    April 18, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thank you for much for your great review. We are so happy to hear you had the best time whilst working at Zopa. We wish you all the best in your new role 😊

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zopa full-time

    Pros

    I look forward to coming in to work at Zopa more than any place I've worked before. - The culture is pretty unique: fun but focused on results, you get treated like an adult and given independence to follow things that you're passionate about while being supported to get there. Perks: - Friday drinks and social events, free fruit and breakfast, good gym in the building - Nice office with a range of spaces...

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    Cons

    We get so much done but sometimes need to stop and reflect on success before moving on the next new idea!

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Zopa’s culture as it grows. I have had fantastic managers at Zopa but I wonder if this is true for everyone, my advice to management would be to role model those managers’ successes across the business to ensure consistency. Keep up the good work and special culture, induct newbies carefully to give them the best possible introduction to what is a very special company and make sure Zopa keeps developing in...

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    Zopa2019-04-03

    Zopa Response

    April 16, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Hello. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We have recently revamped our induction programme so all newbies have the best introduction into Zopa. I too love the Friday drinks and socials so see you at the company meeting on ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place for developers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zopa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office is in a nice location

    Cons

    - The compensation is low - The .NET tech stack is being rewritten in Java/Kotlin, meaning a lot of .NET devs experienced with the domain have left recently - Lots of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Don’t hire any more .NET devs now as it is unfair when they arrive and find a legacy tech stack that is being migrated away from

    Zopa2019-03-08

    Zopa Response

    March 15, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we really value all feedback. We agree we have great office locations in both London and Barcelona. Last year, we completed a compensation review and as a result made adjustments to ensure our salaries are competitive. As ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Agent"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun,interactive,Insightful, forward thinking finance company with attractive salaries

    Cons

    travelling distance for me is quite far

    Zopa2019-03-05

    Zopa Response

    March 8, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. I am so happy to hear you had a great experience at Zopa, I too find it a fun and interactive place to work! We wish you all the best for the future.

  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zopa full-time

    Pros

    High energy and leading edge technology

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Zopa2019-02-20

    Zopa Response

    February 22, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thanks for your great review. Happy to hear things are going well for you at Zopa!

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Making great progress"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cross team collaboration and overall focus on getting things done - Great tech team building leading edge finance systems, all teams get to play a role in building a leading bank - Good working environment, office on the Thames, company meetings every Friday with drinks, free breakfast

    Cons

    - Lots to get done so jobs are very busy

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work, prioritise a bit better so everyone is 100% clear on top things to do.

    Zopa2019-02-06

    Zopa Response

    February 11, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Hey, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Cross team collaboration is one of the many things I love about Zopa too! See you at the bar fridge on Friday!

  8. "Looking for something refreshing ? This is the place to be !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zopa aims to employ likeminded people that really care about what they do and the difference they can make. If you want to get recognised and be involved in making a true difference within the future of banking then this is the place to be! Everyone is actively encouraged to “be yourself”. It’s a hugely refreshing working environment with a culture to match. The values aren’t just ‘words on a wall’, employees really...

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    Cons

    Honestly, I can’t think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Raise our profile, Zopa is one of the best kept secrets!

    Zopa2019-02-12

    Zopa Response

    February 22, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your 5-star review. I agree it is so great to see our values bring lived and breathed across the whole business! We love receiving such positive feedback.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of good promises, not always following through"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zopa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, smart people Ethos is spot on with trying to do something good Enthusiasm for what they want to achieve

    Cons

    Lack of follow through with professional development Flat structure causes a lot of miscommunication Management not always aware what projects are happening and crossing over Employees who pick up slack are not always the ones rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to your ethos of training internal and giving people the skills for new roles rather than bringing in new people. Review flat structure as the company grows, is it really working? Where are you spending money - is it on half baked ideas or on giving the people that keep your company going the salary increases they deserve. Invest in your people as much as you say you do and you won't have so many people leaving....

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    Zopa2019-01-29

    Zopa Response

    February 1, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Hey there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback. Our collaborative culture is important to us and we’re so happy to hear that this is felt by all our Zopians, it is one of the many things I love about Zopa! We have recently invested more in our learning and ...

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  10. "A bit of a joke."

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

    I worked at Zopa

    Pros

    There was breakfast but wasn't the best quality.

    Cons

    Insecure and inexperienced management .

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let people who know what they are doing come to the forefront

    Zopa2019-02-13

    Zopa Response

    February 21, 2019Bron - Zopa

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with your experience with us! We take great pride in our employee engagement and welcome confidential feedback from all staff at any stage throughout your career with us. We would be ...

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