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32 English questions out of 32

May 5, 2021

What is health insurance like at OANDA?

Pros

If you are all for getting stuff done this is the company for it

Cons

benefits could be better, health and dental

benefits could be better, health and dental

May 5, 2021

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April 29, 2019

Does OANDA offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

All employees benefits are for companies welfare.

Cons

Same as Pros. All employees benefits are for companies welfare.

Advice to Management

Sack those incompetent and slackers.

All employees benefits are for companies welfare.

April 29, 2019

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August 14, 2021

Does OANDA offer disability insurance?

Pros

1. It’s a global company, you can work with people in different time zones and with different cultures 2. Flexible work hours for most departments 3. In-office perks used to be good, free pops, snacks, meals etc 4. Most co-workers are nice and friendly, but you will also find everyone is super busy

Cons

1. A lot of positive reviews are either fake or written by new employees 2. The management team only cares about short-term benefits because of expectations from the owner. 3. Executives don’t have a vision, strategy and roadmap for the company. Whatever they think that can make money, they’ll do it without any cost/benefit analysis, and it has to be delivered ASAP. 4. Executives and senior leadership pushes very hard to get things delivered, they don’t care about employees mental health and physical health. Don’t expect you will get any support, instead they will push you harder and harder. They may pay you 10-20% more, but workload would be 50% more. Many people I know they work at least 10 hours a day. 5. Executives and most senior leadership don’t care about employees career development. They introduced a mentorship program just to keep some employees happy, but in reality they simply don’t care. 6. There is a blame culture here, what’s even worse is, when you get blamed, your leader won’t defend you. 7. Many teams here are structured so badly, and roles are not defined clearly. As a result, many people wear multiple hats and are responsible for stuff that should belong to other people. Like Project managers here are just meeting scheduling assistants. 8. Many people, especially some senior leaders, are tasked with work that they are not good at, which is one of the main reason for #7 9. The executives keep lying to employees and customers saying they care about their customers, but in fact they don’t. In summary, keep looking unless you desperately need a job.

Advice to Management

Any advices to management are pointless because they don’t care. I feel sorry for this company, Oanda used to be the top player in the industry. However if they still have a tiny bit empathy for the brand, firm and employees, then here’s my advice 1. Have some sort of strategy, even though it’s a short term one 2. Treat your employees like they are human beings, not replaceable tools. 3. Balance short-term and long-term benefits

term benefits because of expectations from the owner.

August 14, 2021

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June 17, 2019

Does OANDA offer vision insurance?

Pros

The overall company culture that is presented is nice. Free beer, free food, very relaxed environment. If you have no ambition and just want to sit at a comfy desk job without doing much and can't get into the government this is the next best thing!

Cons

Poor leadership, nothing gets done at this place and there is no organisation. Some teams don't feel it as much but mostly on the engineering side of things there is poor direction, poor decisions and lack of accountability. OANDA is thick with politics, people who don't do work or have the skill set to be in their current job us politics to maintain their position. You feel the constant drama of things going on, people being upset and blaming others. You go in daily wonder whats the point when half the things you work on get diverted and toss aside and others have no meaning. Employees are seen as disposable bits and are a dime a dozen. Bad behaviour by many are not dealt with and ignored, the CTO doesn't want to run a successful department he just wants to look good, and if this means upsetting everyone for his own gain so be it. In my time here there has been so much turn over, those who have stayed don't really care or produce much. Every new person comes in all excited with ambitions to "fix things up" however after about 1 year they give up and move on. I've had 3 bosses in just over 1.5 years and the last boss wasn't looking too happy when I left. Do yourself a favour walk away if you heading into engineering, there are better places to work, places that will respect you and not just try to buy you off with free food once a week.

Free beer, free food, very relaxed environment.

June 17, 2019

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July 13, 2019

Does OANDA offer massages?

Pros

Get free breakfast and free lunch once a week, flexibility on work hours, great dev teams

Cons

No focus, no strategy and nothing gets delivered. Very high turn over of people who care and with experience. My way or the highway attitude from management, even more frustrating when they have no holistic view on what is going on. Poor management.

Advice to Management

May be too late to recover, but definitely do not see the will to improve. Good luck.

Get free breakfast and free lunch once a week, flexibility on work hours, great dev teams

July 13, 2019

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