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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, strong culture .. a bit "noisy" and"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong culture of autonomy and independence. Smart people - I especially like the customer- and product-centric attitude in software engineering organisation. Clear mission. Since the product is growing (both in volumes and complexity due to geographic expansion and new features like the borderless account), the team is also growing rapidly and thus career opportunities are good (either for more responsibility or for leading people). While there is a lot of challenging and feedback, it's mostly constructive and warmly presented. It's certainly the best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    The independent and autonomous culture can create noise - a lot of opinions and feedback - and this can slow you down or frustrate you, especially if you're a new Product Manafer. Later on, you learn to hear the opinions out and consider them, but ultimately make your own decisions as a product manager. Some growing pains - as the organisation has grown in size, some aspects of leadership have not scaled quickly enough. This can feel like there's a lack of direction (lack of roadmap that is, the mission is quite clear and reminded often) or lack of clarity in some roles and responsibilities. Work-life balance can be difficult, since in an independent and autonomous team you're kind of master of your own fate and are expected to create a product much better than the alternatives.

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    TransferWise2018-04-23
  1. "Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong compliance program, collaborative work environment, high opportunity for self- and career development, smart coworkers with great personalities

    Cons

    Not really a con, but I'm required. Environment is fast-paced--mastering work requires subject matter expertise, good problem-solving skills, great communication skills, instinct for process development, and facility for relationship building. Challenging, but very engaging and fun.

    TransferWise2020-01-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, but don't motivate their employees"

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    Current Employee - Compusa in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance, stocks, PTOs, free food (snacks and lunch - once a week)

    Cons

    Bad salaries, horrible management, full and noisy office

    TransferWise2020-02-03

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