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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 (2)

    "Great company with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your engineering team.

    TransferWise2018-09-21
  3. 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
  4. "Product Manager"

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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

    TransferWise2018-08-14
  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Advice to Management

    More structure and direction.

    TransferWise2016-08-12
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    "Great and exciting company to work for, good people, nice environment. Time to improve remuneration and benefits though"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    TransferWise has seen a very exciting growth over the past few years and the addition of a very excited pool of talent who are evangelical about the organisation. From a small startup 5 years ago, it has grown to 550+ people in Europe and the US with additional international locations and coverage being added. The company offers a very pleasant work environment with modern offices and "fun" facilities including relaxation...

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    Cons

    The company still behaves like a small startup in many ways. Although this has a positive impact on the ability of the company to move fast forward and empowers staff to be independent thinkers and free to decide on their own KPIs, there are some teething problems encountered in the process such as the lack of central direction, interdepartmental communication and consistency. Furthermore the company has recently...

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    TransferWise2016-02-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing opportunities"

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

    I have been working at TransferWise

    Pros

    + Truly autonomous work environment, with the freedom and flexibility to pick your own challenges to work on, proactively identify and execute new projects, and be trusted to make your own decisions. + Free breakfast + Company holidays + Amazing colleagues who are more than happy to share their experience and teach you new things + A real sense of company pride and common values + Every day is different + Very flexible...

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    Cons

    - Lots of meetings, especially via Skype with remote offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing now even as the company continues growing.

    TransferWise2015-06-09
  8. "Amazing company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people working for the mission, cool events, autonomous teams so you can make your own decisions, very chill and casual working environment.

    Cons

    There are some people who seem to think that they are better than others, because of their role or office location.

    TransferWise2019-04-21
  9. "positive feedback"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a place to grow giving a positive attitude to work. With the work environment, you will always want to learn and bring out the best in you in terms of performance and speed.

    Cons

    High volume of information to process at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Opening of more payment routes to other countries.

    TransferWise2019-04-13
  10. "An incredible place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to change and improve the product. Great support network, and an amazing working environment. The career opportunities within TransferWise are endless.

    Cons

    If you don't like working in autonomous teams you won't like it here

    TransferWise2019-03-24
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