Klarna Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.3
61%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
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. "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

  2. "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.

  3. "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.

  4. "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

  5. "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

  6. 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

  7. "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

    Continue reading
  8. 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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Relaxed but not very challenging"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    + You work with smart people + Klarna invests in talent + Extremely relaxed work life balance. + They have a fancy new office in Berlin

    Cons

    - It's extremely important to know in which domain (department) you will work, some are much better organized and staffed with better talent than others. - Many employees at Klarna (especially the ones who are with Klarna forever and haven't seen other startups) keep saying how fast they move but it didn't feel this way for me at all. So many pointless meetings and it was completely accepted that any deadline is not taken seriously. - Engineering focus: In the domain I worked there were a lot of teams migrating databases and code, different teams working on the same topic etc. However, there was a clear lack of product vision and why all these things were actually done. - Leadership: There are many mid level managers who work at Klarna for a long time and therefore got this position although they might not have the profile for it. They then lead people who are very talented but leave the company quickly again in frustration.

Found 258 reviews