Currencycloud Reviews

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46 Ratings
  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Aspiring culture of a Fintech, real culture of a boiler room FX brokerage

    2 Jun 2020 - Project Manager 
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    Pros

    - C-Suite - Well Funded - Salary Package - Office Location

    Cons

    - Toxic Culture - No clear lines of authority - Belittling behaviour - Few people with voices

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    3 people found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Lots of potential but management do not value staff

    31 Oct 2019 - Compliance Analyst in London, England, England
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    Pros

    - Friday all hands event is a good way for employees to understand what is going on in the business. - Tuesday Football, great way to keep staff fit. - CEO and CFO seem friendly. -Audit manager and senior pass on good knowledge to the team to enhance understanding in the field. - Ex DMLRO was amazing, she always made time for analysts if they required support.

    Cons

    - Compliance analysts constantly feel overwhelmed because of the atmosphere and the way they are treated by management. - The compliance work is not stimulating. - Career progression is slow with no clear development plans. - No regular catch ups with management to discuss strengths and weaknesses. - Flexible working is encouraged by office managers and HR but Compliance managers do not authorise it. - Constant negative feeling towards the workplace due to management styles from compliance and compliance operations. - No clear direction.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Top cross-border payments company

    16 Sep 2019 - Sales Consultant in London, England, England
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    Pros

    One of the best fintechs on the scene at the moment, a very bright team, well funded and good salaries

    Cons

    There is a lot of great practice in place to make the company transparent and collaborative but still there is a lot that falls between the cracks as management decides which direction they want to take the company in

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun but rubbish

    5 Feb 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Laid-back culture (to the extreme. Don't work here if you want to actually work) Well respected name in the industry Good senior management team If you want to be paid to socialise, look no further

    Cons

    Nothing works. The tech is always broken, nobody knows what's going on, nothing ever gets fixed and nobody cares about it Senior management team is hamstrung between an ineffective lower-level management team that has been promoted on tenure rather than ability; and an exec team that has absolutely no idea what is going on Exec team cannot ever agree on the direction of the company, are often moving in different directions Office is a cesspit A genuinely rubbish work culture- don't expect to be inspired by colleagues' work ethics or abilities. Expect to be constantly fixing issues If you want to learn or further your career, run a mile

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    9 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company with lots potential

    22 Aug 2019 - Sales Manager 
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    Pros

    Great client book and lots of potential

    Cons

    Limited products and slow on improvement

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good job

    12 Aug 2019 - AML Compliance Analyst in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Fun working ambience. Helpful colleages.

    Cons

    hectic schedule and tiresome sometimes. comes with the role, tho.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great prospect and people, Diabolical tech direction

    21 Sep 2018 - Manager in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Great peers, there are many very clever people that work here. Lots of fun with a strong social element to the team. Made the cons not so bad for quite some time. Amazing HR function who really make sure that staff are looked after. Recognition for efforts is shown in most areas of the business. (So long as you dont work under the bad one)

    Cons

    The CTO is by far the worst manager I have ever had the misfortune to work for. I directly reported to him, Although in 1:1's or meetings he seemed to listen and take points on board they were never actually actioned and almost always forgotten about. On several occasions he has told staff to shut up in meetings. These examples give a bit of insight into the environment he has started to bring in to the company. All of the tech culture and direction got lost to a corporate big business like mentality which will mean a lot of good people will leave too.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company and mix of people

    27 Oct 2016 - Lead Software Engineer in London, England, England
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    Pros

    - Continuously improving the platform and workflows of the business - High focus on delivering quality - Great customer service team - Relation managers go the extra mile for clients - Employees of the company genuinely care about the values and goals set by the company

    Cons

    - Technical debt still exists from when the company first formed, this is being reduced month by month. - Test suite takes a long time to run which can be incredibly frustrating for a developer as they require quick feedback on whether their new code has introduced any regression bugs. - Test suite doesn't quite cover the full scope of each part of the system making it tough for QA to pick up on potential issues before releases. This slows down the release process significantly. - Local, Test, Demonstration and Production environments all differ slightly making it difficult to have full confidence in what is being delivered. This has significantly improved since when I first started 6 years ago and is still improving. - A little behind the curve with the technology used but are currently in the process of revamp.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Potential but rotten leadership

    22 May 2018 - Developer 
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    Pros

    Currencycloud are an exciting fintech with lots of opportunity to grow as a company.

    Cons

    Currenycloud tries to promote an engineering culture where everyone can make a difference. But this is ruined by the CTO who doesn’t believe in this culture, who has been caught lying on several occassions, and is frequently telling team members not to contradict him infront of others. There are some very important leaders with good ideas in the business, but they are being wasted due to the CTO’s ego and old fashioned (corporate), blame-driven micro-management style. Currencycloud has quickly become a dysfunctional organisation where people are more interested in protecting themselves rather than doing the right thing. There needs to be a significant change at the top so that Currencycloud doesn’t become just another finance company with a ineffective IT department drowning in red tape.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company to work for

    23 Sep 2016 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Senior Management is working hard to ensure business is successful. All teams work extremely hard and are proud of the work they do. The company culture is spot on and management care about staff and their development. It is a fun place to work as there are many company outings throughout the year to bond with the different teams. Mike is a great CEO to work for and is supported by a fantastic Board.

    Cons

    Priorities can shift at the last minute which can be chaotic at times. Then again, that is to be expected when working for a start-up/growth stage company.

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