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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Wise.

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57 English questions out of 57

11 July 2020

Does Wise offer massages?

Pros

-strong culture and mission -horizontal hierarchy -amazing feedback culture -smart people around -awesome opportunities to self-develop and engage in different projects -awesome employee perks including amazing offices around the world, free food here and there, regular team and company events, and much more

Cons

-not much space for career growth -mid level salaries (however compensated with benefit packs. up for employee to decide if it's sufficient compensation package or not)

awesome employee perks including amazing offices around the world, free food here and there, regular team and company events, and much more

11 July 2020

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4 October 2019

Does Wise offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- Opportunities to work on exciting projects in a rapidly expanding company - Mission driven culture where everyone is working hard - Amazing co-workers (who bring well behaved dogs to work!) who are drama free - No silly rules or mindless bureaucracy that you find at large financial institutions - Leadership and career development opportunities for those that pursue them - Regular open performance feedback - Great benefits package and stock options - Generous leave and holiday policies - Zero deductible health insurance option in the US - Work travel (depending on your role)

Cons

- Salary compensation is not competitive for many roles - Feedback heavy culture requires a growth mindset and isn't for the thin-skinned

Advice to Management

Raising compensation levels would make TransferWise a more competitive employer for talent. Benefits and culture only go so far to attract and retain talent.

Great benefits package and stock options

4 October 2019

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18 October 2019

Does Wise have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

Flexible work environment Loads of paid time off (5 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick) Paid sabbatical (after 4 years of service) Paid Parental Leave (after one year of service) 401k Match NSO Stock options Freedom, ability to make an impact, drive change- Friendly environment Opportunities to participate or lead projects to move the business forward - sometimes even world-wide opportunities Diverse culture - speak 5+ foreign languages Working with people from different cultures Competitive benefits package Pet-friendly office Ability for some remote work (after 90 days) Weekly team lunches Monthly team activities / fun events

Cons

Work is very fast paced; and sometimes not for everyone Autonomous work can have it's pro's & con's; One has to be a self-motivated and driven individual to succeed. When considering internal promotions, many roles are based outside of the Americas. When considering salaries, base compensation is a factor, not overall compensation. Ensure we remain competitive in the markets.

Advice to Management

Continue the efforts of improving transparency Over-communicate to Wisers when possible Increased transparency with wages, market analysis, etc. Continue to share knowledge regarding career paths, other potential, etc.

Paid sabbatical (after 4 years of service)

18 October 2019

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27 January 2020

Does Wise offer dental insurance?

Pros

Health and dental benefits International travel to Estonia

Cons

Has become more corporate with hierarchy like any other company and offering less flexibility, but with low to average compensation in the industry

Advice to Management

Compensation needs to be more competitive to retain top talent. Grow the Tampa office to provide more career opportunities.

Health and dental benefits

27 January 2020

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20 September 2019

Does Wise offer parental leave?

Pros

Best work environment ever! The people here are real and everyone is passionate about our mission and helping customers! The benefits are better than any other job. Lunch every week, breakfast provided every day, long maternity leave 100% paid, PTO/sick time, freedom and the trust to do your job without being micro-managed.

Cons

This place will make you never want to go back to a corporate environment job.

Lunch every week, breakfast provided every day, long maternity leave 100% paid, PTO/sick time, freedom and the trust to do your job without being micro

20 September 2019

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