Monese Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Monese Reviews

Updated 4 Mar 2020

To filter reviews, or .
4.3
78%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
Approve of CEO
Monese Founder and CEO Norris Koppel
Norris Koppel
25 Ratings
  1. "Great crowd, interesting work, fast sector."

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

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

    Pros

    Unique attitude to the FinTech sector which will truly prioritise your personal growth.

    Cons

    Transitioning to corporate means formality grows.

    Continue reading
    Monese2020-02-23
  2. "An ambitious, globally minded, inspiring company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England

    I worked at Monese full-time

    Pros

    An inspiring CEO, and just really good people. They also provided me with an invaluable opportunity to cross-skill. They maintain a wonderful culture across their offices which I will miss. The company is ambitious and goal orientated. Would recommend.

    Cons

    Demonstrable issues in the past with organisational structure, ownership of particular roles across departments, and a slightly haphazard, decentralised approach to resourcing. They appear to be well on their way to rectifying these problem areas - and it's probably to be expected considering their rapid growth.

    Monese2020-02-13
  3. "Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer() in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A good tech stack - Collaborative environment - Nice perks - Stock options are available

    Cons

    - No tangible benefits for the first year - No medical insurance - No bonus structure

    Monese2020-02-12
  4. "Great Company"

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

    Continue reading
    Monese2019-11-23
  5. "Amazing culture and collaborative working"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  7. Helpful (29)

    "Was so promising but then such a letdown"

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

    Continue reading
    Monese2019-06-03
  8. Helpful (16)

    "Poor leadership"

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

    Continue reading
    Monese2019-05-02
  9. "Very good workplace"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious company with clear social vision"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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
Found 35 reviews