Wise Employee Reviews about "great people"

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  • "Autonomous teams/complex structure can make things tricky to navigate(in 43 reviews)

  • "TransferWise is constantly changing and evolving to get better and you need to be constantly on high alert(in 42 reviews)

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    If you make 70k and your wife/husband makes 90k (pre tax), and you split all the bills/expenses evenly, but when it comes to rent/mortgage you want to split it based upon income %, would you do it or do you still keep everything 50/50? If split 50/50 then after all the expenses both people have, the one making 70k only has a few hundred dollars a month for spending money. If split % wise, then both partners have decent amount of spending money. Would like to hear everyone’s opinions, thanks!

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A good place to be

      Nov 13, 2020 - Business Psychologist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mission, great people, lots of autonomy, lots of opportunity to play to your strengths.

      Cons

      None that I can think of at the moment

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Feb 4, 2021 - HRIS Coordinator in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great culture - Great people - Quick decision making

      Cons

      - Have some dated process

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Working at TransferWise

      Nov 5, 2019 - Compliance Specialist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, collegiate team, work ownership, great remuneration, team support, great work/ life balance.

      Cons

      I don't have any cons!

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Time to start acting like a real company

      Aug 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great people who are passionate about the mission - lovely offices - trusted to get your job done with flexible working conditionds - freedom to get the job done

      Cons

      - lack of any strategy or decision making by the 'leadership' team is starting to slow us down and - benefits and pay not keeping up with rest of London - no real chance to progress at careers, all about short term delivery as the only priority.

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      14 people found this review helpful

      Wise Response

      Marketing Manager

      Hi thank you for your honest feedback, we're always keen to make sure our people can talk to us about opportunities for improvement and acknowledge the things that work well. Looking at your points under cons, it would be great if you felt comfortable to have a conversation with myself or one of our people ops team where we can discuss this further. It might be that we can bring clarity to things we have in place in these areas, discuss room for improvement specific to your experience or actually take tangible feedback and actions forward as needed. If you're unsure who to go to, the people team page on Confluence will help you. Best, Kate D.

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to unleash potential

      Apr 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic young, flexible culture to really help you develop (especially coming from a large financial organisation where I was previously) - Fast-paced, quick moving environment which keeps you on your feet with plenty to do. - Lots of opportunity to travel (within reason), which coming from an organisation which used to have travel bans, is so refreshing. - Great opportunity make an impact to actual customers. The customer is always the mission - and this focus never changes. You feel like you can actually transform a product to help customers. - Really good environment to work in. The office is great, people are super friendly and Friday lunch + drinks in London is great.

      Cons

      - Very young culture (perhaps if you are older - you may struggle to fit in culturally) - If you like structure, and process - this place isn't for you - No real clarity on career development. Not a deal breaker if you are new, but if you are the type of person who likes to have a long term career plan mapped out, you may struggle.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great culture, meaningful work

      Oct 7, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture is what makes TransferWise. Great people who truly believe in the mission and a team that's enabled to execute with very few barriers (what we call autonomous teams). The business's ambition + the ability to impact give a strong sense of empowerment and the engagement levels are unmatched. Your career at TransferWise is truly what you make of it, the culture and structure within the business enable this to an extent that I have not seen elsewhere.

      Cons

      It can be overwhelming and chaotic at times, but what do you expect from a (very) fast growing business? There's a lack of process in some areas and your impact can be determined by your ability to understand how things get done within this environment. However this also gives a lot of flexibility/autonomy once you've figured this out.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Software Developer

      Jul 8, 2015 - Senior Software Developer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Workplace, great people, awesome culture. In the interview process 90% you will be interviewed by the VPs and at least one of the founders. Don't get scared, be honest, direct, simply put: be yourself. The guys here are one of the most open environments i've been. As an employee you are highly autonomous and the people you work with are just great.

      Cons

      - the interview process was long - the

      18 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      A great company to work for

      Feb 22, 2015 - Intern in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, goal oriented, customer focused, free lunch on Fridays

      Cons

      In my opinion, not much really

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome place!

      Jun 13, 2021 - Customer Support Associate in Budapest
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, cool office, opportunities to grow, feedback culture, work from home possibility, flexible scheduling, diversity.

      Cons

      Continuously changing environment which can be challenging to some.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people, good values

      Jun 1, 2021 - KYC Analyst in Tallinn
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people work here, and they really care about each other. It feels like a huge family sometimes! The values are solid and the mission is worthwhile.

      Cons

      As the company grows it feels increasingly more corporate and less like a start up, harder to grow within the company.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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