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4 English reviews out of 4

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20 March 2019

Pros

No micro management, no hierarchy shift, awesome environment, flexibility, Pizza, Sauna

Cons

Couldn't think of any till now!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing

No micro management, no hierarchy shift, awesome environment, flexibility, Pizza, Sauna

20 March 2019

Reviewed by: BIZ Onboarding in Tallinn (Current Employee)

18 March 2019

Pros

I am constantly amazed by how nice it is to work for TransferWise. They really believe in treating their employees with respect and dignity--for instance we get 28 paid holiday days a year, and it is strongly encouraged that we take a 2 week consecutive break and also a 1 week break. They have cereal and porridge and fruit every single morning for free to eat. If you work the night shift they pay for a taxi, both ways. It's a super fast growing company, and they want you to grow alongside it. The only way you can get stuck in a role is if you don't take initiative to grow. I am really impressed with working here. Plus it is a dog friendly office, so if you get too overwhelmed there's always a sweet puppy to go snuggle for a few minutes!

Cons

Open floor plan, no cubicles, so it gets quite loud when there are a lot of people on the phones. It can be quite daunting having a horizontal structure to the company-- so as a newbie it is kind of hard to know exactly what to do when, but that lack of structure is also very liberating once you get used to it. we're also open 24/7 so you do have to work nights and weekends on occasion, and the schedules change on a monthly basis which is kind of a pro and a con because if you have shifts you don't like it changes quickly but in the same vein it's hard to get a set schedule.

Advice to Management

It's all very daunting when you start, so even just having set amounts of things to have accomplished by a certain time would be nice. The freedom we get here is amazing, but as a newbie it is easy to become overwhelmed and not really know where to go/what to do when. I'm getting there though!

If you work the night shift they pay for a taxi, both ways.

18 March 2019

Reviewed by: Customer Support Representative in Tallinn (Current Employee)

18 March 2019

Pros

I am constantly amazed by how nice it is to work for TransferWise. They really believe in treating their employees with respect and dignity--for instance we get 28 paid holiday days a year, and it is strongly encouraged that we take a 2 week consecutive break and also a 1 week break. They have cereal and porridge and fruit every single morning for free to eat. If you work the night shift they pay for a taxi, both ways. It's a super fast growing company, and they want you to grow alongside it. The only way you can get stuck in a role is if you don't take initiative to grow. I am really impressed with working here. Plus it is a dog friendly office, so if you get too overwhelmed there's always a sweet puppy to go snuggle for a few minutes!

Cons

Open floor plan, no cubicles, so it gets quite loud when there are a lot of people on the phones. It can be quite daunting having a horizontal structure to the company-- so as a newbie it is kind of hard to know exactly what to do when, but that lack of structure is also very liberating once you get used to it. we're also open 24/7 so you do have to work nights and weekends on occasion, and the schedules change on a monthly basis which is kind of a pro and a con because if you have shifts you don't like it changes quickly but in the same vein it's hard to get a set schedule.

Advice to Management

It's all very daunting when you start, so even just having set amounts of things to have accomplished by a certain time would be nice. The freedom we get here is amazing, but as a newbie it is easy to become overwhelmed and not really know where to go/what to do when. I'm getting there though!

we're also open 24/7 so you do have to work nights and weekends on occasion, and the schedules change on a monthly basis which is kind of a pro and a con because if you have shifts you don't like it changes quickly but in the same vein it's hard to get a set schedule.

18 March 2019

Reviewed by: Customer Support Representative in Tallinn (Current Employee)

29 May 2020

Pros

I worked at Transferwise full-time for more than a year. Lots of nice people, bossy people too. We had individual responsibility and great autonomy to get things done! Shifts were ok, good balance between morning/evening/night schedules.

Cons

Crazy fast environment with constant changes that people need to keep up. Not so remote anymore. I saw people getting promoted because of friendships inside the company. There’s a lot more like this behind the curtain. Not so much transparency as they claim to have as a company.

Shifts were ok, good balance between morning/evening/night schedules.

29 May 2020

Reviewed by: Customer Support Specialist in Tallinn (Former Employee)

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