500 Startups Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2022

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3.9
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500 Startups Managing Partner Christine Tsai (no image)
Christine Tsai
23 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    c

    Jun 24, 2022 - Investment Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun. Fast. Pays Well. Good Management. Good balance

    Cons

    None to speak off. All good

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Toxic Environment

    May 8, 2022 - Data Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Salary, Opportunity to network with founders.

    Cons

    Low increments & bonus, No contractural bonus, Poor collaborative culture.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    the feedback about startups

    Apr 11, 2022 - Junior UX Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    salary is great, you can pay for the bills

    Cons

    too much pressure at peer while you don't like it

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Marketing

    Jan 4, 2022 - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Global team, opportunities to work around the world. Generally, other great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, lack of visibility for general employees. Disorganized.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    The worst culture ever

    Jan 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good exposure to Venture Capital, as well as good network of founders and mentors

    Cons

    The culture is toxic and you have to watch your back 24/7

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    500

    Nov 22, 2021 - Associate in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Team culture is amazing and nothing like the usual.

    Cons

    Can take a toll on your work life balance - they play at a high level.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Na

    Jul 13, 2021 - Marketing Programs Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I love their team mindset and their attitude

    Cons

    I don't think there's any cons.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing company!

    May 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great environment, management, and atmosphere

    Cons

    Tons of work and requires a lot of ownership (not a real con for those who can get stuff done)

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Apr 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    At startup, you can learn much

    Cons

    But earn less since there's no much budget

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Global Operations Manager

    Feb 28, 2021 - Global Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Amazing community - Hardworking and passionate team members

    Cons

    - lack of career upward mobility - below-market pay

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500 Startups Reviews FAQs

500 Startups has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 56 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at 500 Startups to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, 500 Startups employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at 500 Startups. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

75% of 500 Startups employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated 500 Startups 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at 500 Startups to be management, career development, culture and the cons to be compensation, senior leadership.

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