Xero Overview

  • www.xero.com
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2006
  • Company - Public (XRO)
  • Computer Hardware Development
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

The first line of code for what would become the Xero software was written in a small Wellington apartment in 2006. Our founder, Rod Drury, knew there had to be a better solution for small business owners so he set out to create beautiful software that delivered real-time data ...
Mission: Xero exists to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world by rewiring the world of small business by making it seamless, simpler, and smarter.

Company Updates

September 10, 2020
Meet Ruth James, Tech Outreach & Engage Coordinator here at Xero. We asked Ruth what diversity and inclusion means to her. Here’s what she had to say: “For me, the ultimate goal is to enable and support others to flourish and be accepted for who they are regardless of their background, race, culture, and religion. As a Kiwi, I look at what’s happening currently in the U.S. as an example of what happens when there are systemic issues around race. I’ve also had many conversations with friends and family who’ve told me of their own experiences of exclusion and aggression and it serves as a wake-up call that racism, homophobia, sexism, and islamophobia are still very prevalent. It’s really made me aware of my privilege and the responsibility I have to be an ally.” Learn more about Xero’s social and environmental impact, including diversity and inclusion → https://bit.ly/xerosocialimpact
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August 26, 2020
For Xero, our focus is to build a scalable and sustainable business, and that includes taking responsibility for our environmental impact. Hear from Ryan Ghisi, GM - Global People Programmes about what respecting the planet's resources means to him: "Each of us have a responsibility to positively impact the environment through our actions and choices. Whether its how much water we use, the food we eat, or how we travel, we all can make a difference. I care deeply about both the beautiful country I live in and the wider world, so want to ensure that I do my part to leave an impact." Learn more about Xero's social and environmental initiatives at the link below:
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Xero Reviews

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"Amazing culture"

Feb 27, 2022 - Principal Product Designer
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Staff are well looked after, lots of healthy teams to be a part of. Very challenging work with lots of interesting and complex problems to solve.


Can be slow moving and often takes a while to see the results of your work in the hands of customers.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Xero

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Does there seem to be diversity at Xero?

...Great inclusive culture which promotes working from home and supporting your personal life much more than your work....Read More

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Xero Interviews

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Applied online77%
Employee Referral7%

  1. Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Australia
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Xero (Australia)


    Terrible and almost stereotyped.

    Heard so much about Xero's human centered practices experienced ZERO. The HR who scheduled the interview didn't show up for the first call and sent some junior to "fill in". I heard fill in like 10 times in 20 mins of initial screening call when I asked questions about which role I am being considered, what is the team like, who is my reporting, what is the salary etc.!!!!

    Imagine my predicament. I still managed to hang on thinking this is an exceptional interview! But no.

    Had to followup for next steps when I get some other senior folk in hiring to tell me how badly overworked they are, lol!

    Then next interview is setup with a hiring manager who hasn't held a product management role before yet is a product manager here for like less than a year (yes I do my research).

    After 60 mins of conversation the hiring manager realizes that I have significant experience and skin in the game. I was assured I have some strong stakeholder management experience.

    Surprise surprise! After a week I hear nothing. Then after some followups I get a humanized email saying oh you are a brilliant fit at Xero but you are not so senior for the role!

    Guess what, I was stereotyped (guess why?) and from the email felt I was not given a chance because of someone went insecure.

    Xero is not the Xero we know anymore. It's going to Zero. Avoid interviewing and not wasting ur weeks.

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Xero Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Places to Work in ColoradoBuilt In Colorado2019
  • Top Workplaces of 2019The Denver Post2019
  • Best Accounting SoftwareCanstar Blue2017
  • Global Marketer of the YearAMS2017
  • Technology Provider of the YearBritish Accountancy Awards2016

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Does Xero offer massages?

...Lots of free stuff, free food, free drinks etc etc. Tonnes of fun stuff to do at work, which means a lot of work doesn't get done....

October 19, 2021

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