TransferWise Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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4.5
88%
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93%
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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
Kristo Käärman
267 Ratings
Pros
  • "TransferWise provides staff with a very conducive work environment where team work excels(in 51 reviews)

  • "Great people that you get to work with(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Autonomous teams means that often you need to "lobby" with other teams to get things done(in 33 reviews)

  • "Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience working with TransferWise"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to learn more, helping hands will be available

    Cons

    I don't think there is any downside

  2. "Couldn't recommend it enough"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - KYC Agent in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - They are so forthcoming with everything, really make you feel appreciated and valued. - So many opportunities to progress and make a difference, pursue the path you are interested in with side projects. - Free food and company events! - Working from home if you wish to.

    Cons

    - As they're still a relatively new company, not everything is set in stone which is a good thing if you're keen to make a difference and help progress and grow the company. It can also sometimes be frustrating if you like structure.

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  3. "Awesome company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are empowered to work independently and to be creative in their problem solving. There's no such thing as 'we've always done it like this'. Ideas get challenged continuously, meaning that innovation happens constantly. Credit is given where it is due, as well as helpful and constructive feedback where needed.

    Cons

    Due to the very autonomous / decentralized way of work, sometimes teams work on overlapping projects without knowing it. This is not necessarily negative, but it can be frustrating sometimes.

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  4. "Opportunities for the right people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    This is a really good workplace, plenty of opportunities and challenges to keep people interested and engaged.

    Cons

    Not suitable for anyone looking to coast, but also not suitable for anyone looking out for themselves and not their teammates or the mission.

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  5. "Awesome Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat Structure, Making an actual change, Awesome Team

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

  6. "A company with a mission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Associate in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and flexible place to work Strong value-based mission Small teams, more autonomy chances of growth

    Cons

    Not really a con, but work life is fast paced

  7. "best company to a quick growth"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are aiming for a quick growth, then this is the best one to join in. No pressure and can lead a peaceful life.

    Cons

    Less work. But can be huge sometimes

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  8. "Fair and supportive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Associate in Budapest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    The reason why I'm enjoying my time at TransferWise is because I believe I can make a career here and everyone is supportive about that.

    Cons

    The communication between the different teams could be nicer and more effective.

  9. COVID-19

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist) in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with - Great company culture - Autonomous teams, which means that teams can decide what they really need to work on - Flexible working (can work from home if needed), mostly wfh during Covid - Employees are given stock options - Team lunches - Great offices - Dogs are allowed in offices - Summer Days

    Cons

    - Salaries are okay, but could be better, especially when comparing to other companies in the market - It's a very fast-paced company, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but can get very stressful at times

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Many opportunities, but chaotic. Tension between Tallinn and London."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Office 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, fast paced, flat structure

    Cons

    Chaotic, some elements of toxic culture

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