Robinhood culture

Microsoft Nygard
Jan 7 108 Comments

In process with Robinhood. Their product is doing pretty well. How is the workculture?

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  • New / R&D
    JohnMcPop'

    New R&D

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    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
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    sex on the beach
    JohnMcPop'more
    Toxic - friend who works there
    Jan 7 13
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      New R&D

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      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      Hey wtf don't hate the player, hate the game
      Jan 8
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      Indeed Other

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      A little more than “toxic” is probably helpful to OP.
      Jan 8
    • eBay / Eng
      mDBW53

      eBay Eng

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      NVIDIA
      mDBW53more
      Lots of team building activities in the forest though.
      Jan 8
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      Indeed Other

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      😂😂😂
      Jan 8
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      New R&D

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      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      *very toxic
      Jan 8
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      Indeed Other

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      That’s better 👌
      Jan 8
    • BlackBerry
      GrumpYVet

      BlackBerry

      BIO
      Putin is my bitch
      GrumpYVetmore
      @JohnMcPop’: What game?
      Without details on why you or your friend thinks it’s toxic, it’s not much to go by
      Jan 8
    • Leanplum Boolsak
      Because you didn't listen?
      Jan 8
    • Workday / Admin 1thought
      Next... Anyone else with actual info who isn't high?
      Jan 9
    • Yes, toxic.
      Jan 11
  • Spotify TkhS66
    Really worried about their ability to make sound product decisions after that banking fiasco.
    Jan 7 15
    • Microsoft warlock
      Given they’re fin tech, they should have finance experts on retainer to mitigate such issues.

      I’ve encountered engineers/PM’s who didn’t know about price discrimination laws and wanted to price all along the demand curve, so to speak.

      So when products are developed by technical folks in isolation, issues will arise.
      Jan 8
    • Google thinknot
      Yeah, pretty big failure if it launched without legal review. Wouldn't trust their structure or oversight if they could make that big of a mistake.
      Jan 8
    • Apple fu manchu
      That whole fiasco showed just how much regulatory leverage Wall Street has on the regulators. The banking industry wanted it dead.
      Jan 8
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      Indeed Other

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      Rofl banking system wanted it dead 💀 😂😂😂 dude they have essentially no guarantor behind your cash. SIPC doesn’t back dollar for dollar since it’s technically an “investment account”. There’s Regulatory leverage to protect clearly inexperienced investors such as yourself. SEC definitely did the right thing.
      Jan 8
    • Apple fu manchu
      Lol. Where did you read they promising dollar for dollar protection of your money? They were quite clear that SPIC doesn’t protect your money like a bank does.

      And of course the banking industry wanted it dead.
      Jan 8
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      Amateurs :)
      Jan 8
    • BlackBerry
      GrumpYVet

      BlackBerry

      BIO
      Putin is my bitch
      GrumpYVetmore
      Most technical folks don’t have much idea about legal pitfalls when it comes to product.
      We always get our products vetted by the legal team
      Jan 8
    • Indeed / Other
      TC1Billi

      Indeed Other

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      Lyft
      TC1Billimore
      Quite clear after that marketed the product. Foh 😂😂 . Yeah sure maybe the big banks want em dead but I’m sure they’ll kill themselves before that happens lol.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon / Other Your momma
      Companies make mistakes, even when it’s obvious on how those mistakes could have been prevented. Robinhood is looking to change the financial sector and pushing the limits, for example on its original/core product, and reduce fees that banks have been stiffing customers with for decades. I’m sure Robinhood learned from this mistake and it will help them moving forward.

      Disclaimer: I don’t have or like the Robinhood trading app compared to others.
      Jan 8
    • Where was Josh Elman on this matter? He went radio silent and one would think he left his VC job to take on product leadership there precisely to mitigate something like this. He tweeted this product offering, when someone @ him about specifics of the product, he just pointed to the FAQs without much substance/commentary, then quietly removed the tweets once it blew up.
      Jan 11
  • Google LxQu36
    Expect to work 60+ hour weeks
    Jan 8 25
    • Oracle zyxw
      What’s SJW?
      Jan 8
    • New TaaT11
      If you don't know, then you're one
      Jan 8
    • Roku Mixi
      I work about 35 hours/week
      Jan 8
    • Oracle zyxw
      No really .. what is it?
      Jan 8
    • New TaaT11
      @roku: yeah I can't be sorry for you for being grossly underpaid
      Jan 8
    • Roku Mixi
      I get paid 450k/year given current stock prices. I feel I’m paid appropriately.
      Jan 8
    • New TaaT11
      Wow! Are you guys hiring? Shall I email you my resume? I can start this week if this is true company wide
      Jan 8
    • Roku Mixi
      Not true company wide. And no don’t send me your resume
      Jan 9
    • New TaaT11
      Did you mean like 450 Yen, cuz that seems more believable
      Jan 9
    • Roku Mixi
      Believe what you want.
      Jan 9
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    Their CEO said they had been working on it for 2 years. No idea how that slips through everyone...terrible product launch
    Jan 8 0
  • Capital One / Eng
    fxfO48

    Capital One Eng

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    nThrive
    fxfO48more
    No one from RH here?
    Jan 8 4
    • Red Hat Red Hat.
      Does Red Hat count as RH?
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft curioususr
      For now, in the midnight your badge transforms into IBM
      Jan 8
    • BlackBerry
      GrumpYVet

      BlackBerry

      BIO
      Putin is my bitch
      GrumpYVetmore
      Robinhood is one word
      Jan 8
    • New TaaT11
      Red Hat nerds getting bullied as always
      Jan 8
  • Snapchat 🦄Unicorn
    Toxic
    Jan 8 1
    • New TaaT11
      Hey! We never asked what the culture at Snap looks like
      Jan 8
  • Robinhood jlIq18
    Culture is good. People are nice and talented/senior engineers have been joining the company. They are helping building the product and business, but also scaling the team. Building up an even better culture is part of that. Robinhood is still a startup, so work hours can get longer, specially once it gets closer to a product launch. But so it has in any other company I have worked for before. Also, having worked for companies that are well known for their good culture, I’m happy with the culture at Robinhood.
    Jan 13 0
  • New TaaT11
    Summary of this thread: People making assumptions about Robinhood and giving their toxic opinions and Robinhood employees having 🍿🍿
    Jan 8 2
    • New TaaT11
      That must be the the internal tag line at Apple I'm sure
      Jan 8
    • Robinhood jlIq18
      +1. Funny to see people giving toxic opinions about something they don’t know. This post is a perfect example of this.
      Jan 13
  • Robinhood JkXG30
    It's pretty good!
    Jan 9 1
    • New TaaT11
      Only right answer
      Jan 9
  • Amazon TCSlave
    They will get crushed eventually. The brokerage industry doesn't need them. They are all about user acquisition before IPO/buy ou
    Jan 9 8
    • SAP / IT gwEX64
      Nah they're getting bigger and bigger. A 4 billion dollar evaluations is thought to topple
      Jan 9
    • Amazon TCSlave
      Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Etrade, Fidelity etc. They all have better execution and better platform
      Jan 9
    • SAP / IT gwEX64
      They been around for decades. RobinHood is the disruptor. The biggest attraction is the no commission. Which is massive.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon TCSlave
      There is a commission, its called a shitty execution. Millenials don't care cause they don't think it's costing them. Any brokers could do it right now, but with a way better platform. Better handling of tax lots, better access to worldwide markets etc.. RobinHood is there to get acquired eventually. If you don't understand that, you don't understand why they tried to quickly launch a loss leader bank account.

      Do you think it's magical that they offer 3% where everybody else offers 2.25 at best? Its called dumping money for acquiring customers.

      They are doomed to fail.
      Jan 10
    • Reddit y34bas
      Can’t believe people actually think there is really no commission. You get will get front run on every single trade and end up paying more, paying $4-$10 dollars per trade with a normal broker is probably cheaper 90% of the time.
      Jan 12
    • CrowdStrike WWzj13
      Front running is illegal outside of crypto exchanges.

      I hope Intuit buys Robinhood.
      Jan 15
    • Amazon / IT
      shalom

      Amazon IT

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      Google, Amazon, Microsoft
      shalommore
      There is no commission dumbasses
      Feb 1
    • Amazon TCSlave
      Obviously you never worked in Finance. Having a bad execution costs more than a comission. I would rather pay 5 bucks to get a small spread. It all depends on your lot size. Add to that than most of the Robinhood customers use market orderd and not limit orders (see their financials) this is a recipe to get fucked. You're the dumbass. Do your homework
      Feb 1
  • Pandora UnhI48
    Considered applying there till I realized that their brokerage is written python .... lmaoooooo
    Jan 9 4
    • Snapchat anymooose
      Ouch. Who tf writes a clearing service in 2018 using a dynamically typed language?
      Jan 9
    • New / Eng michalumni
      Robinhood.
      Jan 9
    • Can someone at Robinhood confirm your? Sounds too bad to be true
      Jan 13
    • Airbnb / Other Red socks
      What’s wrong with that?
      Jan 13
  • Twitter / Eng
    TWT

    Twitter Eng

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    Microsoft, LinkedIn
    TWTmore
    It’s awesome - don’t listen to the armchair company experts on this thread. Have 3 friends that went to Robinhood and they all love it. It’s > 50 hours a week but the work’s high impact and rewarding.
    Jan 8 3
    • Twitch / Eng daddyb
      lol sounds like they’ve been drinking the koolaid.
      Jan 8
    • Leanplum Boolsak
      50 hours sounds normal for a growth startup
      Jan 8
    • Amazon / IT
      shalom

      Amazon IT

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      Google, Amazon, Microsoft
      shalommore
      Enjoying your job does not equal drinking koolaid
      Feb 1
  • New / Eng LosYork
    My manager said he would smash my phone if I dare to talk shit about them, but how would they evennnnnn &2!;&,@@&!!’bjakxjc chancclvll Llc skvuvjkxocpllk
    Jan 8 1
    • BlackBerry
      GrumpYVet

      BlackBerry

      BIO
      Putin is my bitch
      GrumpYVetmore
      Call that mofo out. I dare you. ‘Be a man. Do the right thing!’ 😉
      Jan 8
  • Capital One / Eng KNABRIAF
    I heard they fucked over the early engineers in terms of equity
    Jan 8 4
    • Lyft / Eng Uhnl6aG
      How much?
      Jan 9
    • Capital One / Eng KNABRIAF
      From what I hear they told the early engineers to either give up the significant equity (that hadn't vested) in their offer letter or be fired.
      Jan 10
    • Airbnb / Other Red socks
      Wait what was this about? Did this happen?
      Jan 13
    • Amazon / IT
      shalom

      Amazon IT

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      Google, Amazon, Microsoft
      shalommore
      Sure thing capital one lmao
      Feb 1
  • Unity newyrnewtc
    Toxic - Brittney
    Jan 8 0
  • Microsoft rvmaestro
    I’ve visited their office. Seems like workload is a little on the high side like your typical startup/small company but looked decent overall.
    Jan 8 0
  • Micron / Consultant HLAn13
    Looks like Robinhood employees are banned from this platform. #workculture
    Jan 8 3
    • MuleSoft 💩 ity
      Whatt??
      Jan 8
    • Micron / Consultant HLAn13
      It’s a joke ! Lol
      Jan 8
    • MuleSoft 💩 ity
      Phew 😅
      Jan 8
  • Facebook ujsX74
    A recruiter reached out to me from there but was so annoying (emailed me aggressively over the holidays and on Christmas Eve night! Wtf) that I told her to stop calling.
    Jan 10 2
    • New
      JaneMcPop

      New

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      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
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      sex on the beach
      JaneMcPopmore
      Rip! Recruiter has no life clearly. I feel sad when recruiters have to go to that extent to achieve their targets
      Jan 10
    • Microsoft Arc345
      Probably has agressive targets as mentioned by @JaneMcPop. Politely let her/him know you're not interested ATM and will reach out to things change.
      Jan 11
  • New / Eng michalumni
    They take money from execs and give it to the janitors!
    Jan 9 0
  • Expedia iamfro
    j
    Jan 8 0
  • SAP / IT gwEX64
    Anyone know if RH is working on DRIP?
    Jan 8 1
    • WP Engine justthisgu
      Not yet as far as I'm aware
      Jan 8

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