OANDA Reviews

Updated Dec 29, 2020

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2.7
33%
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57%
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Gavin Bambury
9 Ratings
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  • "Status is more important to senior management than the team working for them(in 6 reviews)

  • "Whoever on the board that made that decision, should also be removed from decision making duties(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  2. COVID-19

    "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Flexible remote working arrangements Inclusive, open and supportive team environment Leadership strong and continuously improving company culture Offers Covid and work from home stipends Great bonus and profit sharing structure

    Cons

    Not much I can think of


  3. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Invisibility, management, location, complexity, salaries

  4. "Dynamic"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good access to career progression

    Cons

    Like most organisations, HR is the weakest area.

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  5. Helpful (9)

    "People are nice mid management horrible"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free bfast once a week, free snacks, free lunch once a week.

    Cons

    no growth. if you are ambitious just do not work in this company. low pay. and your opinion as an employee do not matter to your boss.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of caring"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance. You can choose between working an extra hour on your project or not, and whatever you do it doesn't make a difference in the outcome so you might as well not work hard.

    Cons

    This company has the least caring upper management I've ever seen. Yes that's a stereotype but the Toronto team at least understands/cares very little about the way their own company/business works and is very out of touch. The place is basically held together with duct tape using cheap/temp coops to hack legal/regulatory knowledge straight into the codebase and filling most leadership positions from outside. The only thing that matters is pushing blame for your failures onto someone else, when everyone plays the game the hot potato just ends up with former employees who aren't around to fight back and nothing gets done. Of course there's little energy or effort to spare for understanding individual skills and interests of current employees or helping them advance towards their goals. If you just need job security where the pay sucks it will work, but long term this kind of disempowering working environment is bad for your career and your health.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Everyone is trying hard to make things better"

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

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

    Pros

    - Many challenges and many problems to be solved in tech. A true engineer's playground. - New leadership team with genuine interest in growing the company - Backing by CVC who are investing in both people and technology - Growing, starting a new office aa well so this is the time to get in

    Cons

    - The scars from tech debt created over the last decade make you wonder if the systems and technology would ever improve. - Engineering is high majority of males - Most of the engineers who built the systems have left so it can be hard to find answers in some cases

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "friendly but low quality"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly work environment. Good office location.

    Cons

    Mostly junior low quality engineers due to unattractive pay. Unrecognized name and lower value on resume.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic for Engineers"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Free breakfast once a week.

    Cons

    This is a company that pretends to embrace many positive values but in practice is a horrible place to work.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible work ethics"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food on Mondays and Wednesdays

    Cons

    you are the robot that supposes to do what you've been told to do - nobody is interested in your opinion or suggestions you won't be included in any meetings, so you won't have any idea of what is going on in the company HR is almost nonexistent - no reviews, no follow-up feedback, and no HR processes were set up If you believe you can get promoted internally - NO, it's not possible Wages are low and annual growth max is around 3%

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