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Credit Karma Reviews

Updated 12 April 2019
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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 13 reviews)

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

  • "Maybe I was spoiled at my last job where I could work from home whenever I wanted" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "I'm so lucky getting a job here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The work is always super interesting!
    - The perks are awesome!
    - Leadership is very transparent and looks out for both employees and users.
    - Pay is pretty good
    - Office is great!

    Cons

    Data analytics has room for improvement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company with a great mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time (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!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Weak Engineering talent"

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

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time (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 the post-startup growth stage very well. I know at least couple of other people who left because of how badly the data team was managed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company Now"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Karma full-time (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.


  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture with lots of growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    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).


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    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

  8. "Startup at scale"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. Helpful (11)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Karma full-time (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 transparency and outlining their plan for the future of CK. It makes sense, and if executed definitely leaves me feeling positive about the company.

    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 steady work life, while there are some floors where you consistently see people sitting at their desk at 8pm or later. While PTO, office closures, and certain benefits aimed at providing employees the r&r they need are great, I think there needs to be more done to drive consistency across the company. Overall it’s not terrible, and changes like the winter break are in the right direction, but a clear and enforced WFH policy would keep progressing on this front as an example.

    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).


  10. "Great place, buzzing with Energy!"

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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 Credit Karma full-time

    Pros

    1. Company has a lot of growth opportunity
    2. Benefits and 401K match is pretty sweet
    3. A lot of challenging problems to work on

    Cons

    1. Well the usual stuff which you might have at any job
    2. Things move too fast sometimes, so might be overwhelming for some people

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the mission.