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  1. "A great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and working environment, incredibly smart people to work with and learn from. Support to develop and grow, numerous opportunities to take initiative. Very strong mission that is more just buzzwords.

    Cons

    Due to how fast the company is growing, there are issues with lack of available free (permanent) desks and meeting rooms. Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous.

    TransferWise2019-04-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Have impact at a company that cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    - Open and transparent culture - Lots of opportunity to get involved and try new things - Short turnaround on features means you can have an impact immediately - Prioritisation is based upon data and value, not politics - A company driven by a mission to change things for its customers - Great smart people who care about each other - Great working environment with a lot of benefits

    Cons

    - Autonomous culture will not be a fit for everyone - Base salary is higher at some other places but you are compensated with stock

    TransferWise2018-08-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to challenge yourself"

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    Current Employee - Head of Business in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    TransferWise is unique in the way that it empowers its people to take ownership and get things done, without a single committee or taking decisions for approval. This allows lots of very smart people to work in parallel at a very fast pace, without getting in each others way, providing an incredibly opportunity to learn from your peers who are fighting to ship great products for customers, rather than each other for...

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    Cons

    Without top down direction some people find the ambiguity challenging and you need to be able to define your own role, what impact you want to have, and how you will achieve it, without reference to a corporate strategy or a managers direction.

    Advice to Management

    Great job and keep the culture - its what makes us successful.

    TransferWise2017-08-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hard but good work"

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

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    High level of freedom and the ability to define and deliver your own destiny. Great, smart people. Open and honest culture. The opportunity to work on problems which have never been solved before.

    Cons

    Autonomous teams can sometimes mean lack of direction or inefficient scenarios. Can be overwhelming at times in terms of pressure and working hours. Missing a lot of common/basic benefits like pensions, health/dental care, sick pay, gym membership, death in service etc. I'm young but these are important and as the company now employees 500+ people these should really be provided.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to sort out recruitment. Little direction or support even for strategically critical positions.

    TransferWise2015-11-17
  5. "Best culture best people!"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really Smart people, Smooth interview and relocation process, mix of culture from all around the world, free breakfast

    Cons

    Can't think of anything for now

    Advice to Management

    As the company is expanding rapidly, please raise the bar of hiring process to maintain the quality of talent.

    TransferWise2019-01-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, strong culture .. a bit "noisy" and"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Strong culture of autonomy and independence. Smart people - I especially like the customer- and product-centric attitude in software engineering organisation. Clear mission. Since the product is growing (both in volumes and complexity due to geographic expansion and new features like the borderless account), the team is also growing rapidly and thus career opportunities are good (either for more responsibility or for...

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    Cons

    The independent and autonomous culture can create noise - a lot of opinions and feedback - and this can slow you down or frustrate you, especially if you're a new Product Manafer. Later on, you learn to hear the opinions out and consider them, but ultimately make your own decisions as a product manager. Some growing pains - as the organisation has grown in size, some aspects of leadership have not scaled quickly enough....

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    Advice to Management

    Clearer responsibilities and expectations in the leads-of-leads section.

    TransferWise2018-04-23
  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and lots of smart people to learn from. Really enjoying the empowerment and high trust the company has for each of it employees.

    Cons

    Only for those who like live outside their comfort zone

    TransferWise2017-11-09
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Best thing since sliced bread"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There's a lot of free food. Seriously. And wicked cool colleagues. Lots of hugs and positive vibes. And sooo many smart people. It's inspiring and awe-striking but also intimidating, in the best sense of the meaning. Success has a way of attracting more success.

    Cons

    There's a lot of free food. Seriously.

    TransferWise2016-08-23
  9. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cherkasy, Cherkasy
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise

    Pros

    Transferwise is a great company with the smart people

    Cons

    I don't see transferwise as a company when you can evolve as a developer

    TransferWise2016-08-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "My job makes me smile - every single day!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Team Lead in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Every day I drive to work with a smile on my face, because I get to do one amazingly challenging, and rewarding job, and to be around a bunch of so many inspiring and smart people. You are loved, supported, and heard at all times. It's like a second family you will gain when working here.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing to add here.

    TransferWise2015-10-07
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