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Klarna Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2019

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Found 220 reviews

3.6
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67%
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63%
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Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
134 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced, room to progress for the willing(in 30 reviews)

  • "Killing checkout products and great people to work with(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Extremely bad and inexperienced middle management(in 13 reviews)

  • "If you are not Swedish you can get stuck in your career path(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, room to progress for the willing.

    Cons

    Things move so quick it's hard to keep up with the latest.

    Klarna2018-10-23
  2. "ok"

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Klarna full-time

      Pros

      free breakfast, good kick off, work from home

      Cons

      low salary in comparison to market in SE

      Klarna2019-05-21
    • "Klarna - Good but also challenging."

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      Current Employee - Sales in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fast paced, quick decision making, exciting product, market leading.

      Cons

      Chaotic, inexperienced leadership team, quite political.

      Advice to Management

      Less micro management, trust your teams more to do the job they are paid to do. Build up the experience within the leadership team, hire some more experienced leaders.

      Klarna2019-04-03
    • Helpful (9)

      "Won’t advise working here!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Klarna full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company image and marketing Talented people Cool Product

      Cons

      Poor management 0 Leadership from C-Level and mid management Conflicting priorities from C-Level New operating model that doesn’t work Poor HR support and practices Poor work-life balance

      Advice to Management

      Replace most of the CxOs including CEO

      Klarna2019-01-31
    • "Great, mature, fast-growing international company"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Klarna full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      International community, community oriented, investing in long term teams and contracts

      Cons

      Very fast growing, a little chaotic

      Klarna2019-05-21
    • "Awesome people and nice work environment"

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      Current Employee - Data Scientist in Stockholm, Stockholm
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Klarna full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Technology and software used is a pro (very forward looking in terms of technology) Great team of data scientists with very good knowledge and experience. Office environment is awesome!

      Cons

      Team setup can get quite chaotic. One can expect to move between teams often for no clear reason. Can end up in team with no clear career development.

      Klarna2019-05-28
    • "Amazing company to work at"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Klarna full-time

      Pros

      Great team members Challenging tasks Ability to grow

      Cons

      Detailed orientated team, one must always be up to all details

      Klarna2019-05-12
    • Helpful (4)

      "Fear driven corrupted culture, politics and lack of common sense in middle management"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at Klarna full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Good atmosphere, office, people, location, highly professional approach to product development

        Cons

        Toxic culture in middle and top management

        Advice to Management

        Look for bottom-up integration, feedback loops etc. Currently important organisational signals are simply being disbanded because of the middle management protecting their own interests and playing politics.

        Klarna2019-05-12
      • Helpful (6)

        "Worst Job I Have Ever Had"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
        Doesn't Recommend
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Klarna full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        None at all. Worst job I've ever had.

        Cons

        Rotten company culture. It felt like high school, but for autistic kids. People stabbing each other in the backs over minimum wage data entry positions, people socially snubbing each other, etc. All that nastiness when the stakes are so low. The company really tries hard to be cool and hip but it's just awful.

        Klarna2019-06-01
      • "Good for career start"

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        Former Employee - Business Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm
        Recommends
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Klarna full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Fast pace and you learning quickly

        Cons

        To much work and no salary growth

        Advice to Management

        Look after you employees. Otherwise you loose all the experience people

        Klarna2019-05-15
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