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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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58 English questions out of 58

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

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18 October 2019

Does Wise offer relocation assistance?

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.

Competitive benefits package

18 October 2019

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15 January 2019

Does Wise have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

TransferWise is a standout company to work for; especially in comparison to may U.S. employers. Not only is it a relaxed working environment with hardworking, smart, and incredibly fun people, but the benefits are amazing. PTO (vacation and sick time) is very generous, maternity leave is actually offered, there are paid travel opportunities, sabbatical after 4 years, medical/dental at great rates, and many other available benefits. Additionally, unlike many places which claim there's room to grow with the company but actually make it very difficult to move about, TransferWise delivers on this promise. If you're interested in a particular project or position, you're supported and encouraged to get involved with a side-projects alongside you current role, or pursue available role(s) that interests you. I've seen many people switch roles within 6 months-1 year, and even seen new positions be born out of someone's success with their side-project.

Cons

Not necessarily a con (in my mind), but something to be aware of that some people may consider a con: this is still very much a startup culture; there's times where processes aren't full fleshed out, and things need to be changed as we grow and adapt to new circumstances. If you're a person who needs strict/unchanging policies and procedures, then this probably isn't the place for you. This isn't your typical corporate environment, so it's best not to come in expecting this. There is room for improvement in starting salaries for most of the lower level positions. However, I definitely respect that they are extremely transparent with starting salaries for most positions on offer.

PTO (vacation and sick time) is very generous, maternity leave is actually offered, there are paid travel opportunities, sabbatical after 4 years, medical/dental at great rates, and many other available benefits.

15 January 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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15 January 2019

Does Wise offer parental leave?

Pros

TransferWise is a standout company to work for; especially in comparison to may U.S. employers. Not only is it a relaxed working environment with hardworking, smart, and incredibly fun people, but the benefits are amazing. PTO (vacation and sick time) is very generous, maternity leave is actually offered, there are paid travel opportunities, sabbatical after 4 years, medical/dental at great rates, and many other available benefits. Additionally, unlike many places which claim there's room to grow with the company but actually make it very difficult to move about, TransferWise delivers on this promise. If you're interested in a particular project or position, you're supported and encouraged to get involved with a side-projects alongside you current role, or pursue available role(s) that interests you. I've seen many people switch roles within 6 months-1 year, and even seen new positions be born out of someone's success with their side-project.

Cons

Not necessarily a con (in my mind), but something to be aware of that some people may consider a con: this is still very much a startup culture; there's times where processes aren't full fleshed out, and things need to be changed as we grow and adapt to new circumstances. If you're a person who needs strict/unchanging policies and procedures, then this probably isn't the place for you. This isn't your typical corporate environment, so it's best not to come in expecting this. There is room for improvement in starting salaries for most of the lower level positions. However, I definitely respect that they are extremely transparent with starting salaries for most positions on offer.

PTO (vacation and sick time) is very generous, maternity leave is actually offered, there are paid travel opportunities, sabbatical after 4 years, medical/dental at great rates, and many other available benefits.

15 January 2019

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