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TransferWise Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
Kristo Käärman
94 Ratings
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  • "If you don't like working in autonomous teams you won't like it here(in 19 reviews)

  • "Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with loads of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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...

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    Cons

    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...

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    TransferWise2019-07-17
  2. "One of the best startups in Tallinn"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Associate in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Values - Culture - Work environment - Benefits - Amazing colleagues

    Cons

    - Non competitive salaries - Data driven with focus on quantity over quality

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the quality of work and the personalities of the employees.

    TransferWise2019-07-09
  3. "Rear example of mission driven company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - deep care about customers - dedication to transparency and fairness - high level of trust and autonomy for employees - great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Should be ready that it's not a simple job, as company growth very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fast flag high

    TransferWise2019-07-10
  4. "Great people, great product, great culture..."

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

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

    Pros

    You work with some seriously smart people here. I constantly feel driven and challenged to think differently all the time. We are scaling quickly, so really this is an environment for people that can handle a fast paced, but inclusive environment. I also have two kids, one of the biggest things for me is that no-one batters an eye at the time i come in late or leave early... Or that i work from home one day a week....

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    Cons

    Nothing... I love this company!

    TransferWise2019-07-08
  5. "Great people, needs structure"

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    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

    TransferWise2019-07-08
  6. "Rewarding place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees really care about the work they do and the impact they have. Supportive teams looking to build you up in your career, share their expertise with you, and help you get better. Fun, social office.

    Cons

    Can be a chaotic environment with so many teams working on so many different things. It's hard to keep up with who's doing what.

    TransferWise2019-07-08
  7. "Amazing culture and colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people here are the friendliest and willing to help you out. Everyone takes their responsibility seriously and shows great initiative. Feedback is encouraged -received and given. Having the autonomy to work on projects can be empowering.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    TransferWise2019-06-24
  8. "Great environment, benefits and responsibility"

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    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! :)

    TransferWise2019-06-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's going down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working and nice offices, good benefits, nice colleagues and a good product.

    Cons

    TransferWise advertises 'autonomous teams', but they clearly don't work anymore at this stage. Leadership is non existing and those people who are in leadership roles aren't qualified. There is barely any development or room to grow with those leads in place. A lot of people who have been with the company for a while left recently. There is no succession planning, so it's getting more and more chaotic. It's all very...

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    TransferWise2019-06-24

    TransferWise Response

    June 25, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your review. With our open feedback culture, we hope you felt able to share this feedback with your team lead or a member of the People Team when you were with us. Any other thoughts you'd like to share with us on your time at TransferWise and autonomous teams can help ...

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  10. "Big opportunities, Customer-first Environment, Good Mission"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - awesome mission: the success of the company is heavily aligned with doing right by the customer. if the company is successful, they will keep a lot more money in people's pockets worldwide and help people reduce stress when moving money - you get to work on problems with huge impact and scale, which allows you to really grow - they have managed to hire some world class engineers - product culture is infectious, there's...

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    Cons

    - for smaller offices, sometimes the communication overhead is difficult - there is a lot of cross-team coordination involved

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the mission forward, don't think too short term

    TransferWise2019-06-24
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