Compare TransferWise vs GoCardless BETASee how GoCardless vs. TransferWise compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than a year
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.
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.
I have been working at GoCardless full-time for more than a year
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.
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.