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Updated 19 July 2018
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  • "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 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Social, disruptive, great employees, great management

    Cons

    Benefits package, salary can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees with monetary incentives


  2. "I love working at Zopa!"

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    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 Zopa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere and energy in the office is infectious

    Cons

    It can be a bit hectic sometimes!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some good, smart and passionate people.
    - Nice office.
    - Friendly and social.

    Cons

    - Really poor management in some teams.
    - Nothing is ever done quite right.
    - Lots of subpar security and coding practices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, especially those that have been there the longest.

    Our team structure was modified often on the recommendation of new hires/uninformed consultants that didn't know the pain points.

    Any success within the team was credited to the new changes, whilst any failure was thought to be issues with the last person in charge of the problematic issue. Nobody spoke to the people actually doing the work, only ever the person with new brightest idea on how to rearrange a team.


  4. "Administrator"

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

    I worked at Zopa full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The salary, lack of training, guidance and development by management. Lack of appreciation for the job carried out.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training your managers so they can help the teams. Many people lack motivation as they feel undervalued and moral can be low.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, open and supportive place to work.

    Cons

    I do not have any downsides to working here. I’ve been with Zopa for over 2 years and wouldn’t change anything.


  6. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zopa full-time

    Pros

    It is really nice to work at Zopa since I can really learn something useful by finishing interesting tasks. Plus, working with friendly people is really a pleasure. The HR team are really helpful especially Claire.

    Cons

    Everything is good for now. Nothing unsatisfied found yet.


  7. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zopa full-time

    Pros

    Lovely place to work and learn. Brilliant culture with a start-up feel.

    Cons

    Salary isn't very competitive

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Smart people, good employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are intelligent, friendly, helpful and easy to approach. Interesting and ambitious software development projects using the latest technologies. Good work/life balance. Management at all levels is fairly decent.

    Cons

    Salaries are higher elsewhere (but not by enough to temp me away). Quite tight with 'perks' - free alcohol is only Friday after 4.45pm, and it's a limited supply. Free fruit is very limited in supply. Developer laptops low spec and only running Windows 8.1. Difficult to get IT requests fulfilled, especially with the new 'ZOOM' system.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure developers don't get weighed down with processes. Be a bit more generous with perks and salaries. Find a way to make working with the Barcelona teams easier and more productive.


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Client Development Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -employees are passionate about what they do
    -loads of social activities to help you meet people
    -opportunities for further learning
    -shadow other departments to learn more about the business

    Cons

    -because the minimum investment at Zopa is £1000, I am currently unable to invest despite wanting to
    -the pay is a little low by London standards

    Advice to Management

    I have not been at Zopa long enough to have advice for management on what to change


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • 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 Zopa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - People here are intelligent and ready to share knowledge
    - Loads of opportunities to learn
    - Career progression opportunities
    - Great work/life balance
    - Management are open to taken on board new ideas or new tool suggestions
    - Genuinely care about customers and employees
    - Exciting projects to work on

    Cons

    - Communication among teams could be improved (pretty standard issue in most work places)
    - Salary's could be better although its not terrible
    - Benefits are not bad but could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary and improve benefits.
    keep up the good work


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