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TransferWise Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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4.6
91%
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94%
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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
Kristo Käärman
181 Ratings
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  • "autonomous teams can be frustrating(in 22 reviews)

  • "Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - EDD Team Lead in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lot's of amazing people (you learn a lot from everyone) - chances to learn a variety of things - opportunities to grow to different directions depending on your skills and personality - transparency and feedback culture

    Cons

    - cross-team/cross-regional communication might be challenging sometimes

    TransferWise2019-11-12
  2. "First time I've been truly happy in a job and woke up everyday happy to be going to work!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You're treated like an adult & trusted to do your job without being micromanaged -Work/life balance is the best I've had and that's down to the flexibility -Your opinions and ideas matter and they're listened to -Encouraged to get involved in things that really interest you or speak up if you believe something can be done better -You're given the opportunities to grow and take on new challenges -No two... days are ever the same, you're always faced with new challenges and things to get stuck into -Brilliant offices with everything you could need (and more!) -Possibility of travelling to our other offices -SummerDays yearly all-company event -Everyone is so friendly -None of that 'I'm-a-newbie' awkwardness, you become part of the team instantly

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    Cons

    -The autonomous environment can be frustrating at times -With so many people in the business, it's impossible to know everybody (or even half!) -As we're growing so quickly things change quickly meaning something that's a priority today might not be tomorrow -If you don't like constant change or enjoy being kept on your toes, this is not the place for you!

    TransferWise2019-11-12
  3. "Working at TransferWise"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, collegiate team, work ownership, great remuneration, team support, great work/ life balance.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons!

    TransferWise2019-11-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains still, weak tech leadership."

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, driven environment, very challenging.

    Cons

    Inconsistency, some leads are resting and vesting. Some new people are political and will gain more power because they look for it. Some old timers are not suited to their role anymore and the role outgrew them.

    Advice to Management

    - don't get political - stop rewarding the opinionated engineers that have short success only to let other engineers clean the mess later

    TransferWise2019-11-07
  5. "Customer support portuguese"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s an amazing company, it gives you the flexibility you need and the culture and values are awesome. You really feel like part of a big family.

    Cons

    TransferWise might not be a good fit for you if you can’t be your own boss. You won’t have people above you telling you what to do.

    TransferWise2019-10-25
  6. "Amazing Work Culture and great leaders"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Agent in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at TransferWise has been sooooooooo much better than any other job I've had. They actually care about their employees, and I feel a part of a big team. You have a good amount of freedom when it comes to scheduling and the benefits are priced well. Everyone here is very open minded to improving and growing as a company and as a culture. Team leaders are extremely helpful, receptive, and they really do listen... to what you have to say. Everyone is empowered to change things i n the company which I really love. This job is all about problem solving and days are not boring at all. It's got the young start-up mentality of a tech place in California, but its in Tampa!

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    Cons

    It can sometimes be very busy, which at times can be stressful, but no where near the stress at other jobs. Scheduling time off needs to be done 30-45 days ahead of time, but there are sick days as well if needed. The pros far outweigh the cons. The pay is enough to live on, but can be a little tight. Not sure what the pay is for promotions but hopefully can get a bit higher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    TransferWise2019-10-24
  7. "Happy to work here"

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    Current Employee - Kyc Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits - Flexibility - Great people

    Cons

    - Not all office locations have the same career opportunities available as the bigger offices - Pay is not competitive compared to others in the industry

    Advice to Management

    - Grow the Tampa office and be open to more remote work flexibility

    TransferWise2019-10-22
  8. "Good place to start the career but not the best in the long term"

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    Current Employee - KYC Agent in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company, in general, is made of young professionals, so there's enough room for flexibility in your schedule and all the "cool" things that modern companies, especially the ones made for millennials or gen Z have. If you're studying or working on a side project you most probably will find it not that difficult to combine both. The company offers a nice office full of different events and attractions to make... it "cool" as well you don't need to think too much about clothes, some people dress up as kids or homeless in the office and no one care about it. Remote work is quite common in the company so even you need to travel or do anything that prevents you to be in the office you can handle doing some days during the month working remotely. It's a good place to have your first professional experience, as it's a well-known company and the environment is not so strict. Just don't expect to grow super fast or double your salary anytime soon.

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    Cons

    All this flexibility and youth bring some downsides, some team members behave in a very childish way in stressful situations and overall it feels that the company lacks when it comes to have a "professional" atmosphere. If you never worked in a corporation you will not feel it but if you come from a company that was traditional you will definitely miss having a more professional atmosphere and colleagues. The... storytelling of the company definitely brainwashes many of its employees. Especially the recently joiners or the ones that are there since the first years. The truth of the matter is that overall the salaries there are lower than the market average and that's one of the reasons why you will most probably not find the best professionals in the market working there but most younger professionals at the begging of their career. Sometimes the company feels more like a school or university where people are more interested in the lifestyle or impress someone else than actually doing work and growing financially and professionally. Gossips and people complaining about irrelevant things all the time is very common. People from more traditional or conservative backgrounds will most probably find the company culture and colleagues a bit too liberal sometimes. I wouldn't trust most of the reviews here, as most of them come from people that are having their first jobs in the company and don't have previous work experiences to benchmark with. Also, some people are completely brainwashed by the storytelling and lifestyle. Keep in mind that TransferWise is just another money transfer company and there's nothing crazy or super new about it anymore. If you have other offers from fintechs or banks consider their offer too, don't listen only to people working in TransferWise as the storytelling there really brainwashed some people working there, do your own research.

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    TransferWise2019-11-05
  9. "Join if you want to b e a part of the revolution"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the fastest moving FinTechs to work for. Lot to learn and expand horizons in directions. Very nice people to work with and learn from Quality work to keep you motivated Extremely supportive team Flexibility of work

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot to do at ones

    TransferWise2019-10-21
  10. "CS in Tallinn"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good environment, people, development opportunity

    Cons

    Salary is lower than in other startups

    Advice to Management

    Better structure in CS

    TransferWise2019-11-03
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