TransferWise - More of a cult than a company. Overrated. | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "More of a cult than a company. Overrated."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TL;DR This is still a good company to work for, but don't just go with the hype or believe these reviews. They are a reflection of what TransferWise does best: indoctrination. If you have a similar offer from somewhere else you should definitely consider it. Other upsides: - Freedom - People can have a say (comes with a price) - It's a quite transparent company everyone is always been told what's going on -...

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    Cons

    Hyper growth is challenging. When you have a company with over a thousand people too much freedom can lead to chaos. Also, the fact that autonomy is one of the core values of the company has turned teams quite selfish about their own goals. Cross team collaboration is almost impossible. It's so hard that ends up discouraging people from seeking to fix or do any task that involves other teams. It's like living in...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced people. When you get this big you need more than youth.

    TransferWise2019-03-21
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    "I love TransferWise! Exceptional culture and a mission that makes a difference!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Team in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'll start by saying that I love working at TransferWise! It's been about 5 months and I really enjoy my job, but I absolutely love the office and company culture, as well as the values which are actually lived, and not just marketing fluff. So my pros are: - Super friendly/welcoming atmosphere & in-office camaraderie from day 1 - Great mission that is actually helping everyday people. How many companies have...

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    Cons

    I personally don't have any cons, but I'll share some fair comments and also some things that other people may consider cons. - You're not going to get rich at TransferWise. We pay median salaries which are fair, but not outstanding. We can't compete with Google or Facebook & we don't try to. We now advertise salaries for all roles in Tampa, so you know what you're getting into & that's on you - If you...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay mission focused, keep customers first & Wiser's a very close second, & don't lose lose focus on our culture & values as while we scale. Keep up the great work!

    TransferWise2019-01-31
  2. "nice"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at TransferWise full-time

      Pros

      not your average soul sucking 9-5, this one is actually flexible, great team and quite fun

      Cons

      didn't know there was a thing as too much feedback

      TransferWise2019-02-08

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