At ValuePenguin, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 26 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.39. It was published on Feb 7, 2018. 2676 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
People avoid politicking and backstabbing as ways to get things done.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked ValuePenguin to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

ValuePenguin is a successful New York-based personal finance website that draws more than 10 million unique visitors annually. Our website educates consumers on financial decisions, from the impact of a daily Starbucks habit to the choice of a new credit card.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10017 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 28 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2014

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Perks and Programs

We asked ValuePenguin to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Open Door Policy: At ValuePenguin we have an open door policy which gives every employee access to upper management so they can bring ideas to the table, ask questions, raise concerns or just chat!
  • Company Retreat to Park City: For the past three years we have taken a company trip to Park City, Utah where the team has a blast skiing & snowboarding.
  • Nets Tickets: ValuePenguin has season tickets to the Nets, with access to court-side seats and amazing food. Every employee gets a chance to attend a game - our newest employees get to choose what game they want to attend first.
  • Equinox Gym Membership: We offer a paid for gym membership to the Equinox right by our office. This is a good way for our team to bond outside of work and stay healthy!
  • Unlimited Time Off: Unlimited Vacation to use responsibly :). We believe taking vacation is healthy for everyone.
  • Daily Catered Lunch: We provide lunch every day from local chefs and restaurants in NYC. Lunch is a time for everyone to take a break, enjoy delicious food and conversation.


3% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
Annual Ski Trip


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Six Flags Trip


Courtside Season Tickets to the Nets

How to Get Hired

We asked ValuePenguin for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for candidates who are extremely conscientious and who have demonstrated taking initiative in past experiences. We also look for people who are passionate about learning, intellectually curious and motivated for the specific role they are interviewing for. Team players are a must, since a lot of the work we do is collaborative in nature, but it's also vital that you can work independently. It's important that you are able to take and give feedback readily, as we have a very transparent environment and value open discussion and feedback. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates should be able to convince us that they are truly interested in the role they are interviewing for. We value candidates taking the time to do research on our company and asking thoughtful questions during the interview process.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Right now we are focused on growing our Editorial and Product teams, which involves hiring Staff Writers and Research Analysts. We are also adding to our international team, expanding into new markets beyond the US, Singapore and Korea. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To understand and learn more about the type of work we do check out our website We also have several Glassdoor reviews up that you can read to get an idea of what it's like to work with us. 

hiring Outlook

10 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 188 Average applicants per opening
1,501 Total job applicants 2% New hires by employee referrals
2 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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