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TransferWise Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2011
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
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.

TransferWise Reviews

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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
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82 Ratings
  • "It's a great company and you will be among a company of supportive/friendly people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at TransferWise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Diverse group of people
    - SummerDays
    - Lots of travel opportunity
    - Openness and transparency in culture

    Cons

    - Working with people in diff. timezones
    - Too much travel at times :)

    Advice to Management

    - You guys are doing an amazing job, just continue to make sure each regional office also has one or two people who are good at gauging the satisfaction and happiness levels of people

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TransferWise Photos

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TransferWise Interviews

Experience

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    Customer Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at TransferWise (Tallinn (Estonia)) in March-2016.

    Interview

    CV > Test > Meet 1 HR + 1 future colleague > Hangout with team leader > Background check
    During all these steps interactions were 100% friendly.
    Delays between steps can be loooooong, but you need to resist writing them, they hire so many people, it's hard for them to have enough time.

    tip for customer support applicants in Europe :

    1) Be yourself from start. They want to see the real you. If they see and like > next step. If they don't see > out. If they see and don't like > out. No need to try hide it, they want to make sure you'll blend in the company culture. You're doing yourself a favor
    2) Honesty. As part of feedback culture. Self awareness allows you to progress and they don't want you to feel stuck in your job. Again, do yourself a favor.
    3) English. As we mostly communicate in English, can't afford limited EN proficiency. Think about yourself taking a phone call from a US customers ? A respectable senior British citizen ? Worst, an Irish !
    4) Whatever cool you can do on the side is valued. Even when it is nerdy. Especially when it's nerdy :D

    Recrutements at TransferWise are usually not made in an emergency, which means they can afford turning down applications if they feel not one was there yet !

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine that this piece of paper is both a problem and a solution (and that's all, good luck with that)   1 Answer
    • How would you describe blue to a blind person ?   2 Answers
    • Why TransferWise ?   1 Answer
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TransferWise Awards & Accolades

  • Best European Start Up, The Europas Awards, 2013
  • Boldness in Business(Boldest Smaller Company), Financial Times, 2014
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