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TransferWise Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
People on every continent are choosing TransferWise to help them live, travel and work internationally. We’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

Built by and for people who live global lives, we make sending money abroad ... Read more

Mission: Money without borders - instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free. We’re powering money for people and businesses in their increasingly global lives - to pay, to get paid, to spend, in any currency, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

Company Updates

  • Our Tax Team is hiring �� Meet Ken, Olivia, Greta and Kate (who’s missing in the photo as she’s currently spending a few weeks back home in New Zealand ����). The team spends their time figuring out complex problems - whether it’s launching a new route for our customers, diving into business contracts, managing the tax impact of Brexit or making sure our compliance is slick and efficient.

    This global team has grown from 0 to 4 in just over a year - and now they’re looking for a new talented problem solver. So if you fancy joining them in our London HQ, apply now ��

    Tax Manager - London

    TransferWise is one of Europe's fastest growing companies. We move billions of GBP of customer money in over 70 countries and now we're looking for an awesome new Tax Manager to come on board in London and help us on our high speed growth journey!

  • Last year we more than doubled in size. Half of our employees have been with us less than a year - and a third, less than six months �� But with fast growth also come challenges. And we have our growing pains. Like a fast-growing city we inevitably need to build structure to help us scale, but how do we do this without losing the magic that is our culture?

    Mallory and Jihan from our People Team listened to hundreds of our employees to figure out where their frustrations are coming from and how we can work together to build TransferWise for the future. Watch their talk from the link below ��


    It's no secret that our growth over the past few years has been fast. Very fast! Last year alone we more than doubled in size. This means that half of our employees have been with us less than a...

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TransferWise – Why Work For Us?

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

We’re not done yet

Today, customers have paid over £1 billion into their borderless accounts and are transferring more than £2 billion overseas every month with TransferWise, saving themselves £60 million every month. Yet we’re moving less than 1% of the world’s money. The scope of what we want to achieve and how much opportunity there is to grow is immense.

The same opportunity is true of a career here. There’s new problems to solve, challenges to overcome and opportunities to impact our customers every single day.

Read more about our story:

From 2 founders to 1000 employees - how a small-scale start-up grew into a global community

TransferWise Mission

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At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. Our strategy doesn’t emerge from the top-down, with a corporate hierarchy and a small group of people making decisions on behalf of everyone.

Instead, it emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams make their own decisions. They stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time. This means they can move fast and run multiple projects at the same time.

So how does this work?

Well, each team picks a problem they want to solve. This could be adding a new currency route,  implementing a price drop or even figuring out what skills we need to grow our business. Whatever the problem, our teams talk to our customers, study data, get creative and decide themselves how to work together to make it happen.

Teams always seek feedback and anyone can challenge a team on what they’re doing. So they must be able to explain how their focus benefits our customers.

We hire smart people and we trust them

We give a lot of trust to our teams and they need to be comfortable with that freedom. It’s not just about coming up with bold ideas, it’s about delivering them and being accountable for the outcome.

With so many big, impactful projects to get your hands on and no complicated approvals or buy-in processes that take months, a career at TransferWise will give you radical levels of ownership and empowerment. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

Read what it’s like to work here from our employees:

Product Design and Autonomy at TransferWise

What it's like to be an engineer at TransferWise in the Budapest office

We know everyone needs a little something different to do their best work. That’s why we offer all our employees:

Sharing our success

One of the ways we attract mission-driven people to our organisation is by offering all our employees a competitive salary along with stock options. This is because we’re all creating TransferWise together and we want to share the value of our success as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies.

Flexibility and trust

When it comes to things like time off for children, working from home, school plays, volunteering and more, our belief in flexible working largely renders a ‘company policy’ irrelevant. We believe in a culture of trust and assess performance on impact, not how much time is spent in the office.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

We know working at TransferWise is challenging and all our people go above and beyond for our customers. Because of this, after 4 years at TransferWise, you’ll have the option to take a paid sabbatical -  6 weeks paid time off and £1,000 financial support in addition to your annual leave. This is intended to reward the time and effort that you’ve put into TransferWise and give you a long enough period to fully switch off and reflect back on your journey.

A home away from home

We’ve created office environments where people enjoy coming in and where everyone can do their best work. All our offices are pet-friendly and true to our Estonian roots, almost all our offices have a sauna! We also enjoy daily free breakfast and weekly team lunches and subsidise your activity club if you have a specific interest or hobby in mind.

Work hard, play harder.

Every year, we take all our employees on a paid company trip. The goal is to bring everyone together, have fun and celebrate our mission.Despite our rapid growth in size (we almost doubled our size from the year before), it’s truly important to maintain our founding culture and keep people as excited about our mission as they were when we launched.

TransferWise is made of people who care deeply about our mission, get stuff done, put customers first and work to avoid unnecessary drama.

We’re revolutionising an industry. It can be chaotic and challenging. Change is constant. Sometimes we fail, and that’s okay. It’s a great way to learn.

Read about why we’re here, how we act and how we work in our Culture compass guide for new joiners.

Value #1. This isn’t just a job, we’re a revolution.

We’re making a positive, important change in the world.

We can’t do this hanging out in our comfort zones.

No-one can do this alone, we need each other.

Value #2. We get it done.

We break through walls to make amazing things happen.

We take ownership of what we do. This thing belongs to all of us.

We take care of ourselves and each other.

Value #3. Customers > Team > Ego

We’re working to create a better world for our customers - that’s the whole point.

Customer voices should always be the loudest. We listen to and serve them as a team.

Ego? Vanity? No. Stay humble.

Value #4. No drama. Good karma.

We start by assuming everyone has good intentions.

We respect each other’s worldviews and challenge arguments, not individuals.

We’re open and honest - no hidden agendas here.

An internship at TransferWise is your chance to develop your skills within one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. You’ll learn by doing, working directly with our teams to take on real-world projects that impact millions of people around the world.

Product Engineering Bootcamp

Lasting 3 months you can apply to join one of our engineering hubs in Tallinn, London, Budapest, Singapore or Cherkasy. You’ll join one of our teams as a developer and build real-world products that matter. There will be the opportunity to join us in a permanent role at the end of the internship.

Read about Smaranda’s Bootcamp experience

Apply for the internship

Show us your skills at TransferWise Hackathon

Students, hackathon enthusiasts and TransferWise mentors come together once a year in April for 2 intense days of collaboration in our Tallinn office. The goal is to turn big ideas into a working product. It’s an opportunity to experience what it’s really like to work in FinTech product development in a challenging yet fun environment. We also keep our eyes peeled to offer the most brilliant minds the chance to join TransferWise.

Follow our Hackathon Facebook page for updates.

4 reasons why our Hackathon rocks!

TransferWise Reviews

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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
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  • "Great company with loads of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)
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    I’ve worked for TransferWise for a year and so far my experience has been amazing. The people who come here from other corporate jobs know how lucky they are to have found TransferWise. It’s unlike any other company in the Tampa area. The office is beautiful and there are plenty of drinks, snacks, and coffee provided daily. We have weekly team lunches on Thursdays. You can bring your dog to work any time you like. It’s just a really cool place to come to everyday.
    We have the flexibility to work from home but many people enjoy coming into the office because it really does have a good vibe to it. We just enjoy being around each other.
    The benefits are amazing. Lots of PTO, company stock, 401k, sick time off, and on and on. They really do take care of you and the out of pocket costs are minimal as compared to the benefits I’ve had from other jobs.
    There is a lot of opportunity for growth if you want it. People who are driven and self-motivated will succeed. If you need a lot of hand-holding - or being told what to do - this is probably not the place for you. Leads will help point you in the right direction to help you achieve your goals, and if you work hard you can be promoted pretty quickly. There’s flexibility to create your own role. The company is growing fast so new positions are popping up all the time.


    There is a lot of competition for roles, and many roles are filled externally rather than hiring from within. There is a need for better training of associates who wish to develop their skills and talents. There seems to be a lot more travel opportunities for the foreign offices and not so much for Tampa unless you are a lead. Even then there isn’t much travel. More often it’s that’s people from the other offices are visiting us. Autonomous teams means that communication between product and operational teams is strained. It’s getting a lot better and everyone agrees we can work on this, but there is still a bit of a divide.
    Pay is not great. It’s hard to get top talent if you aren’t willing to pay for it.

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TransferWise Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at TransferWise.


    Very interesting and easy-going interview. After submitting the application and a cover letter to TransferWise, I was invited to a video interview with 2 HR recruiters in Estonia. That is the first stage. After getting through, the next stage is going down to the office and the final stage is an interview with senior management.

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TransferWise Awards & Accolades

  • Best European Start Up, The Europas Awards, 2013
  • Boldness in Business(Boldest Smaller Company), Financial Times, 2014
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2015
  • Best Startup Founders, The Europas Awards, 2015
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018, Fast Company, 2018
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