TransferWise Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 11 Sep 2020

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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
Kristo Käärman
291 Ratings
Pros
  • "TransferWise provides staff with a very conducive work environment where team work excels(in 52 reviews)

  • "Great people that you get to work with(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Autonomous teams means that often you need to "lobby" with other teams to get things done(in 35 reviews)

  • "Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Very good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous work environment, people who more often than not share a common goal and to get to be part of building a product that most costumers absolutely love and that genuinely help people around the world save lots of money

    Cons

    The very high level of autonomy can lead to teams at times acting selfishly. As long this is managed properly, there are ways to make it work but working this way is not for everyone

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  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge levels of trust for employees Great career opportunities A lovely work environment with a nice working culture Well thought out feedback culture that works

    Cons

    Autonomous teams can be a challenge in regards to siloing. Channels of communication can be a barrier to good project management. Hiring replacements after a resignation can be overly drawnout


  3. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Comprehensive onboarding - Flexible work environment - Freedom to do what you can do best - Overall team is full of humble people who believe in the company's mission

    Cons

    - Some fluctuation as its normal in start-ups

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, needs structure"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People really care about customers and the product - Very diverse range of people - Really positive work environment - Very flat structure and good support

    Cons

    - Little financial expertise - Quite an immature work environment - Different teams working on competing goals/tasks

  5. "Great environment, benefits and responsibility"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    * Amazing people * Great working environment and lots of flexibility * Perks and Friday lunch are great * Everyone genuinely cares about your ideas and thoughts * Love the autonomous team culture * Travel opportunities * Variety of products to disrupt different markets * Opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    Cannot think of any - Keep the great work! :)

  6. "A great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for less 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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Amazing working environment. TransferWise has by far the best corporate culture you'll ever find. * Great mission and great attention to customer. * Just such a great working environment. Super nice people everywhere * Business is going great and sky rocketing

    Cons

    * Company going through some growing pains * Autonomous teams do more harm than good * TONS of engineering dept. Actually makes the company very, very slow at moving. Lots of outages all the time.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Have impact at a company that cares"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Product Manager"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with smart peoppl

    Cons

    Work hours can be unreasonable at times

  10. Helpful (2)

    "A great company to work for knowing you are building something that people love"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a mission driven company, and you can hear that listening to the founders words on a daily basis. Great working environment, flat hierarchy, talented colleagues, travel opportunities. It's also a great name to have on your CV.

    Cons

    You need to know what you're doing from day one, receiving little guidance in the process. The flat hierarchy and autonomous team can result in a lack of clarity and vision.

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