Klarna Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.4
67%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
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Klarna CEO and Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
165 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced environment, freedom to try different ideas, teams composed of professionals with different skill sets(in 36 reviews)

  • "Killing checkout products and great people to work with(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "the majority of middle management must become YES-people as well (if they have not become already)(in 15 reviews)

  • "the CEO; the Swedish version of Elizabeth Holmes (in some sense)(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Klarna"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Klarna has a great company culture.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add here.

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  2. "Fast moving great opportunities fro growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    International culture, autonomy given, chances to progress

    Cons

    Raid growth means some systems & processes are made up as they go along, which can be fun or frustrating!


  3. Helpful (5)

    "ok"

    4.0
    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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Klarna - Good but also challenging."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. Helpful (17)

    "Won’t advise working here!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. "Exciting Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. "Good employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Agent in Stockholm, Stockholm

    I have been working at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Breakfast - great teamwork - company is engaged for personal development

    Cons

    - Fast pace - low salary for beginners

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Klarna US is a rocket ship!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Org & Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    - Culture - Opportunities - People - Growth - Speed - Brand

    Cons

    -super super fast paced company! Can be hard to figure out how everything happens, but still so exciting

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "High-growth environment in a market with major tailwinds"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - US Domain 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome product, and exciting market to be in with a global, well-funded company. Fintech, the BNPL space, and Klarna is about to experience significant transformation in the years to come. Klarna is well-positioned to win the US market, so it is a great opportunity to join a rocket ship! This new stage of growth will breed a lot of meritocracy. Great environment to be in especially at a company and in market with major tailwinds.

    Cons

    Some primary operations are supported by teams in Europe. We need more key operations stateside.

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  10. "Tech at Klarna"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Communication, events, culture and product

    Cons

    growing too fast and sometimes disorganized

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