How This Company Is Leveling the Playing Field in the Financial Industry and Their Work Culture

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May 27, 2024 at 9:52AM UTC

Robinhood is on a mission to democratize finance for all — offering everyday investors access to tools to start saving for their financial futures and learn about investing through easy-to-understand educational content . Best known for pioneering commission-free trades (other fees may apply) of stocks, as well as exchange-traded funds and cryptocurrencies, Robinhood aims to build the most trusted, lowest cost, and most culturally relevant money app worldwide Robinhood was founded on a simple idea — that all financial markets should be accessible to all. In an industry where barriers have prevailed for too long, this hasn’t always been easy. They have leveled the playing field by making trading more intuitive, more affordable and more inclusive to help ensure that everyone, regardless of wealth or industry knowledge, feels empowered to participate in the financial system.

The number of users grew from half a million in 2013 up to 22.4 million in 2021. And it’s no wonder why. Beyond the ability to trade commission-free, the app is redefining what it means to learn about finance with modern-day educational resources that make getting started simple. 

As a result of their efforts, Robinhood has been awarded time and time again for their efforts to shake up the world of investing. Robinhood was recognized on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list in 2021 and was named a TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021 and Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021. Moreover, the company appears on both Fortune Best Workplaces in the Bay Area™ 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021.

Relying on diversity and inclusion to shape an industry.

Robinhood is a leader in the fintech space, paving the path for a more inclusive industry. After all, the company understands that the real people behind their product must be reflective of their end users — those leveraging their financial services. 

Attracting, motivating and retaining diverse talent is critical to delivering on the company’s mission. And offering users financial benefits without offering team members the same opportunities wouldn’t make sense.

That’s why Robinhood strives for diversity, and it’s why the company provides their people with the resources they need to come to work every day and deliver the financial resources that the greater population needs.

“Inclusion is our purpose at Robinhood — from extending access to financial opportunities to the teams we build,” Cindy Owyoung, Vice President of inclusion, Equity and Belonging, says.

One way that Robinhood builds inclusion is through their employee resource groups (ERGs), of which 60% of Robinhood employees are members. The company’s identity- or experience-based groups are led by members and allies. Their ERGs include:

  • Asianhood

  • Black Excellence

  • Brain Body Heart

  • Divergent, Latinhood

  • Parenthood

  • Rainbowhood

  • Robinhood Veterans

  • Sisterhood

  • Women in Tech

“The talent that we hire today will build the products of tomorrow and will further drive us to fulfill our mission.” — Vlad Tenev, co-founder and CEO

Robinhood also offers a robust benefits package, including premium medical, dental and vision insurance; parental leave; personal prosperity benefits; the flexibility to work from home; a health and wellness stipend; catered meals and a fully stocked kitchen at the office; commuter benefits; education and training; community events; career mentorships; and more.

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