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Monese Reviews

Updated 7 Jan 2020

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4.3
82%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Monese Founder and CEO Norris Koppel
Norris Koppel
22 Ratings
  1. "Amazing culture and collaborative working"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative culture empowering people to drive the company forward

    Cons

    Teams could be more synchronised in terms of projects

    Monese2019-09-10
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - AML in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, really helpful team leader

    Cons

    Salary can be higher, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Organize more training and concentrate more on quality then the growth

    Monese2019-11-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Greater London in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monese full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great product and room for growth

    Cons

    Poor Management, lost of company culture, failure to take on board employee comments

    Monese2019-09-11
  4. Helpful (27)

    "Was so promising but then such a letdown"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monese full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, free snacks and beer.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, especially when giving feedback to staff. People dismissed in a very underhand way; whole marketing team were told at 4pm, another person was dismissed at 5pm after being given one warning 2 weeks prior. Technically, just about legal but VERY CUTTHROAT. Favoritism of one particular staff member who would complain to HR about other colleagues because she thought they were giving her dirty looks or they didn't like someone using a harsh tone to them even after they apologised to her. In any other company the HR process would be seen as a shambles.

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    Advice to Management

    You talk about improving people's lives through banking for the underrepresented yet are quite happy to squeeze out people when they fall out of favour not exactly as caring as your mission statement. The people who help you create this vision are as important as your mission and you try and represent that.

    Monese2019-06-03
  5. Helpful (15)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monese full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good product and strong growth. Great exposure due to the current obsession around “FinTech”

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. Lacking experience and quality in key positions. The results are quickly evident. Obvious lack of culture and identity struggling to distinguish itself from competitors. A technology enabled business rather than actually creating something new.

    Advice to Management

    Seek help from those who know what they are doing. Hire experienced leaders who have seen and done it all before. Making it up as you go along will be cost you can’t afford.

    Monese2019-05-02
  6. "Very good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Monese full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is down to earth, easy going and motivated

    Cons

    Processes can change quicker than expected

    Monese2019-02-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious company with clear social vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere in Monese - fast paced and exciting. It's a wonderful place for ambitious, creative people because the leadership team gives you ample room to make decisions and get things out the door. Monese also has a very clear social mission, and it makes a huge difference feeling that we are working towards something meaningful.

    Cons

    A lack of structure holds us back sometimes, but that's being worked on.

    Monese2018-12-07
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Fast pacing and exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Things happen, no day is the same day, the company is moving fast - Exciting customer growth, the product is getting very fast adoption - People are the best, from design to engineering and product, everybody is a real superstar - Cool office location in Central London, tons of snacks available - Frequent company socials

    Cons

    A small lack of processes, but the company is getting there

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do, bright future ahead

    Monese2018-08-24
  9. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - People Partner in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team - friendly and open Work really hard and you'll easily get promoted Work environment is very calm and fun at the same time

    Cons

    Communication can be very bad sometimes.

    Monese2020-01-07
  10. "Hard working"

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    Current Employee - Animator in Kano, Kano
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monese full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Loyal peace and honesty and so on

    Cons

    to good working and understand many

    Advice to Management

    I advice the management to be good on his work.and help your nervous

    Monese2020-01-05
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