Klarna Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.3
61%
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45%
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Klarna CEO and Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
159 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced environment, freedom to try different ideas, teams composed of professionals with different skill sets(in 36 reviews)

  • "Killing checkout products and great people to work with(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor middle management with low understanding of issues(in 15 reviews)

  • "the CEO; the Swedish version of Elizabeth Holmes (in some sense)(in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "No time to get bored!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Things are changing so fast, which is why you learn a lot all the time. One year at Klarna feels like 5 years at another company when it comes to experience you gain.

    Cons

    Not good for people who want clear instructions and rigid structure

  2. "very good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    many nice colleagues in a multicultural environment

    Cons

    too stressful, I had very little time for myself

  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many internal events. Many good people working there.

    Cons

    Some problems like any company that is growing fast. People not so good being promoted.

  4. "Great workplace"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace with a fun environment to work in with with great colleagues

    Cons

    The pace is really high and does require you to put in a lot of effort.

  5. "Okay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Service Agent 

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Office location was really great

    Cons

    Salary was not so great

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Great employer that always challenge you

    Cons

    Sometimes messy as the company is growing

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall ok"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst 

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Nice office in central stockholm and possibility to transfer to other offices worldwide

    Cons

    Salary level not really that great

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No one really knows..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A successful core offering - Good tech stack - On a growth trajectory

    Cons

    - No clarity on roles and what they want to achieve - Everyone is super busy, but not much really gets done - Always stressful/fire fighting mode - Sycophancy is the way to succeed, and it is obscenely visible at all levels - Shallow management practices, they don't really care but try to show they do - No long term career path, most (70%) people leave within 1-2 years anyway - No work-life balance - Not enough diversity in Age, Nationality

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-Paced & Intense"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot in a short period of time

    Cons

    Very masculine culture which dictates recognition criteria, performance evaluation and general company-values.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Just don't do it."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Good fruit. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Bro culture. Gender discrimination. Toxic communication. Abuse by CEO and other C Levels. Predatory credit practices.

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