Wise Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Wise employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Wise has a work life balance rating of 4.5.

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13 June 2021

What is working from home like at Wise?

Pros

Great people, cool office, opportunities to grow, feedback culture, work from home possibility, flexible scheduling, diversity.

Cons

Continuously changing environment which can be challenging to some.

Great people, cool office, opportunities to grow, feedback culture, work from home possibility, flexible scheduling, diversity.

13 June 2021

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20 September 2019

How is the work/life balance at Wise?

Pros

Awesome medical benefits, tight knit work culture, indepence to make your own decisions and path, yearly travel for all positions, free lunch and office foods, dog friendly, great office location with lots of after work life, super work life balance. If you can handle a bit of chaos and misorganization, you will really thrive here, especially if you are a young professional or just out of school.

Cons

Because of the "autonomous teams" concept, there is a lot of inconsistency between teams on internal processes.. "well, that's how that team does it, but we do it THIS way", it provides an inconsistent experience for customers and employees. There is a pay cap after a certain amount of time working here. You are not rewarded for side projects or extra responsibilities, you will get paid the same as another person on your team with zero side projects. The pay is lower than the market average. There is absolutely no overarching framework for handling performance or team issues. There is no office wide QA system or preformance methods, basically youre at the mercy of what the leads determine is important for your team. There are no checks on how leads operate and it feels like there is no one to go to with those concerns. People get fired, and people get afraid. There is no way to know what steps were taken to make that firing decision because it can vary so wildly from lead to lead. I understand that it's a "right to work" state, but there should be some foundation laid down by HR, something like a verbal warning, written warning, improvement plan, then firing if all else fails unless it is some UNFORGIVABLE offense.

Advice to Management

Right now, the people who truly care about this company feel a sense of powerlessness in their position, and have lost the confidence to drive the independent decisions that built this company from the ground up. Now that we have grown so large, give that power back to them and quell their fears by creating a standardized performance process for each department. We spend a lot of time and energy finding the right people to hire, innovators, creators, and people who can handle the chaos if this type of "revolution". But if you don't lay down some sort of groundwork people can have confidence in, those smart, innovate people are afraid to act, and it ends of just being a waste for everyone involved Pay people what they are worth, young people have a tendency of accepting lower pay for a great opportunity, but that will not last forever and will sincerely damage your retention rates

Awesome medical benefits, tight knit work culture, indepence to make your own decisions and path, yearly travel for all positions, free lunch and office foods, dog friendly, great office location with lots of after work life, super work life balance.

20 September 2019

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21 September 2020

What is overtime like at Wise?

Pros

Great office and perks. Colleagues are very bright and driven people.

Cons

Most perks were taken away due to Covid. Also, not the best work life balance and no overtime pay.

Advice to Management

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Also, not the best work life balance and no overtime pay.

21 September 2020

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23 January 2021

Does Wise reimburse for mileage?

Pros

Smart, cool teammates. In the beginning (when we didn't scale as much) it was much more friendly working environment, people were actually motivated to come to the office and contribute to the values and the mission

Cons

-Management -Compensation -No perks or benefits (they'll say you work for the mission but mission doesn't pay the bills); they'll say you get competitive stock options (maybe head of departments and senior leadership), they'll say it's temporary thing because of the pandemic, but we're all working form home, using up much more electricity and gas for almost a year now; spending much more on utilities than while we worked from the office. - it's not a temporary thing (providing us with a chair to reimburse up to 70 EUR doesn't compensate almost 70 EUR monthly gas bills which they basically doubled since working from home) - Budapest is by far the worst paid office when compared to the market - It's all about new strict KPIs that even if you meet them; your compensation for hard work, participating in side projects, exceeding expectations will make your salary raise in equivalent of 30-40 eur net which is a joke and makes people demotivated and eventually leaving

Advice to Management

Be brutally honest with yourself about what's working and what isn't and don't sugar coat negative things you have to present or implement because with that you're insulting your employees.

No perks or benefits (they'll say you work for the mission but mission doesn't pay the bills); they'll say you get competitive stock options (maybe head of departments and senior leadership), they'll say it's temporary thing because of the pandemic, but we're all working form home, using up much more electricity and gas for almost a year now; spending much more on utilities than while we worked from the office.

23 January 2021

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13 June 2021

How are flexible working hours at Wise?

Pros

Great people, cool office, opportunities to grow, feedback culture, work from home possibility, flexible scheduling, diversity.

Cons

Continuously changing environment which can be challenging to some.

Great people, cool office, opportunities to grow, feedback culture, work from home possibility, flexible scheduling, diversity.

13 June 2021

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