Compare TransferWise vs GoCardless BETA

See how GoCardless vs. TransferWise compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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TransferWise

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GoCardless

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 389 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 51 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.6
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
TransferWise Ceo Kristo Käärman
94%
94%Kristo Käärman
CEO Approval
GoCardless Ceo Hiroki Takeuchi
88%
88%Hiroki Takeuchi
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Positive Business Outlook
69%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer9 Salaries
£52,584/yr
Product Designer2 Salaries
£49,231/yr
London2 Salaries
£62,150/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer10 Salaries
£61,222/yr
Product Designer1 Salaries
£64,901/yr
London1 Salaries
£71,454/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 50 reviews)
"Great people"(in 21 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
"Great team"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Autonomous teams"(in 28 reviews)
"Cross team"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 3 reviews)
"Management team"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Copywriter

I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than a year

Pros

I've worked in at many companies, in many different industries. This is far and away the best place I've worked. We provide a legitimately helpful, beneficial service to our clients, with no downside... to anyone. My colleagues are some of the most intelligent, dynamic, kind people I've ever met. The culture is open, inclusive, not rigid at all.

Cons

Every medium-large company has a certain amount of bureaucracy. TransferWise is no different. But it has less of it than I've experienced before. People who need a ton of structure — who... need to be told what to do to do their job — might struggle here. Being a self-starter is rewarded. Also there is not necessarily a steady, prescribed path to moving up. You move up if you do good work, but there's no formula (years + KPIs, for instance) that guarantees it. At least not that I've seen. I actually like that. I understand why some may not.

Advice to Management

Try to keep doing what you're doing.

Current Employee - Partnership Manager

I have been working at GoCardless full-time for more than a year

Pros

GoCardless is a company which is considered by many to have long been a leading player in the London fintech scene. You might then expect the working environment to be one of steady development and... well-practiced routine. From the inside however, there's a semi-mad scramble to outperform even the largest and best competitors and pioneer a new global payments platform. There are high expectations but teams have responsibility for devising strategy. The autonomy and collaboration this brings keeps the business feeling nimble even as it scales into the hundreds of employees.

Cons

Internationalisation and scaling teams naturally brings growing pains. It's not the sort of place to find rigid guidelines and you need to be able to adapt to changing organisational aims. To do well... you need to be able to thrive in uncertainty and creatively marshal resources.

Advice to Management

Disseminating information quickly, maintaining the accessibility of management and engagement with employees. Anticipating and eliminating organisational roadblocks so teams can get on with executing... strategies.

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