Compare NerdWallet vs Skillz BETA

See how working at NerdWallet vs. Skillz compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at NerdWallet vs. Skillz. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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NerdWallet

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Skillz

Employee Ratings

  • NerdWallet scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Skillz scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 120 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 176 reviews)
Skillz employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
4.2
Skillz employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
NerdWallet employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Skillz employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
NerdWallet employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Skillz employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.8
Skillz employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.0
Skillz employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NerdWallet Ceo Tim Chen
59%
59%Tim Chen
CEO Approval
Skillz Ceo Andrew Paradise
78%
78%Andrew Paradise
Skillz employees rated their CEO Approval 19% higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Skillz employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 22% higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Skillz employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 35% higher than NerdWallet employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • NerdWallet had 3 more reviews than Skillz that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Skillz had 10 more reviews than NerdWallet that mentioned "Growing pains" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 21 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 18 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 10 reviews)
"Rounds of layoffs"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 20 reviews)
"Office location"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Employee

I worked at NerdWallet full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great benefits (competitive pay, 410k match, generous PTO, all the food, drinks, and snacks you can enjoy), some really smart and nice people, interesting industry to be solving problems in.

Cons

The quality of your experience depends primarily on which team you end up on, as there is no consistency when it comes to process, output, vision, talent, and most importantly - professionalism and... communication. Some teams are great, and some will have you frantically trying to get out of an unhealthy work environment. The company's vision is so incredibly vague, and constantly changing. Despite this being a concern brought up repeatedly by employees, no progress has been made on defining company goals or roadmaps.  Leadership is consistently battling in a turf war, and the rest of the company bear the brunt of this constant conflict. High performing employees get pushed out for questionable reasons - too many for it to just be an anomaly. It reflects a pattern for how leadership deals with their own shortcomings. There is a crazy amount of turnover because of this, which means making progress on project work or career growth can be close to impossible, as teammates and managers are constantly leaving. Harassment is rampant (both verbal and physical) and HR doesn't take any action to address it other than silencing people. It's a good reminder that the department is there to protect the company, and not individual employees. While the company does indeed provide many avenues to voice concerns, you often get reprimanded for speaking up.  Overall, NerdWallet treats their employees like they are completely disposable, and many people live in constant fear of being fired or pushed out.

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Skillz full-time

Pros

Hard work but super rewarding. Everyone is striving towards the same mission and lots of career growth.

Cons

Can be hard work with long hours but very rewarding and impactful.

Job Postings

Skillz has 58 more recently posted open jobs than NerdWallet.