Motif Investing Reviews

Updated 13 Sep 2020

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Motif Investing Founder and CEO Hardeep Walia (no image)
Hardeep Walia
23 Ratings
  1. "HR Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place for opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance could be better.

  2. "Great innovation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The technology used is pretty new, a fast-growing fintech overall.

    Cons

    Sad to see the company doesn't exist anymore.


  3. "Small company with talented developers"

    2.0
     

    I have been working at Motif Investing

    Pros

    Learn from good developers. Flexible timings. Courteous and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Constantly changing goals. Top management not very responsive to feedback. Throws out ideas prematurely. Small company so limited career growth options.

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  4. "Fascinating product"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very few fintech companies have built truly innovative products like Motif. I feel like Motif was a bit ahead of its times for a world that's still enamored by commission-free trading of single stocks (Robinhood)! I still can't find a product that translates ideas to investments seamlessly, it's a pity that Motif didn't have the impact on the investing world that it should have.

    Cons

    Was chaotic, it felt like a no-brainer that this product would be great for retail investors but building brand and trust in the finserv world is not easy and that led to a lot of failed experiments.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "financially unstable"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have not seen any pros of working here

    Cons

    very uncertain, every 1-2 years they will be layoffs

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Yet another Theranos startup"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time

    Pros

    Met some really smart and hard-working co-workers

    Cons

    CEO is not trustworthy, constantly lies to employees about business outlook. Salaries are pretty low compared to current bay area standards. Visa processing are done haphazardly in the last minute

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  7. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motif Investing full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great product, and awesome location. Given the size of the company, everyone works on a lot of different things. Outlook of the company is strong!

    Cons

    Every company has ups and downs, Motif is no exception. The company has a lot of different offerings to maintain and grow, but it keeps work interesting.

  8. "Customer Relations Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motif Investing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Infrastructure and work environment. Training team is really fast-paced. Everyone are really helpful, from management to the security professional in the company.

    Cons

    Growth can be a little slow, monotonous work and salary growth can be a little issue

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  9. "Manager"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motif Investing full-time

    Pros

    - As a relatively small and nimble company, there is a lot of opportunity to gain experience in different roles and projects, if desired. - Management is always open to new ideas coming from employees, especially those that help drive growth or business - The team itself is seasoned and mature, with many having years of Wall St. & Silicon Valley experience that they'd like shake up - There is no set career path at Motif, you really need to take ownership of your own progress. However, the experience gained at Motif is valuable to leverage for the next role you might be looking at - People who succeed at this company are those who are self-starters, take initiative, and are curious to learn new things (not just the task that is being asked)

    Cons

    - Given that it's a small team, people may be asked to take on a number of different roles as business and product lines evolve - Motif's culture is to build an MVP, test it, make strategic improvements, and learn quickly what works & doesn't work - Not necessarily a negative, but this is very much a founder-led company

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Say Away"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motif Investing

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people. Hard working

    Cons

    Top management lies!!!! Condescending to anyone not in the c-suite

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