N26 Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2021

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3.2
55%
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42%
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N26 CEO Valentin Stalf
Valentin Stalf
235 Ratings
Pros
  • "personal development budget & subway ticket)(in 17 reviews)

  • "Benefits - Pre-Covid times there were OK benefits like subsidised train tickets, gym memberships, free lunch once a week(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "A lot of the early stage people are now on C-level(in 14 reviews)

  • "during hyper growth the communication was difficult between teams and new managers(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work with (if you don't have to deal with leadership)

      Jun 19, 2021 - Product Designer in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I really enjoyed working at N26 for my time there. The direct team is often great, as well as the direct managers, that are often very talented and with a lot to learn from. Despite the negative sides I would still recommend it as a place to work, given that they fixed the low salaries for the design positions.

      Cons

      The main issues at N26 are imho from the upper management. The direction of the company is very much top-down and -though they have been trying to change that- the individual teams/segments have not enough ownership to drive the initiatives that they believe would have the most impact. As a result, processes become sluggish, people sometimes become less motivated because to achieve anything you need to go through endless loops. Furthermore the employees have little trust of the leadership team. From my experience, after a while I stop caring on what the leadership was saying and focused on my work and team (which was great). There's no point watching the founders Q&A sessions if all you get out of it is inconclusive, ready-made answers.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Learn software development at scale

      Jul 20, 2021 - Software Engineering in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is still a startup. A successful one, in later stages of growth (after hypergrowth phase), on the way to IPO. Requires real hard work and bigger-scale experience. If you look for a happy 20 ppl everyone-knows-everyone setup this is not for you. If you want to learn how engineering org with 300 ppl, tens of microservices with modern Ci/CD pipeline work while keeping compliance, reliability and automomy in place you should join. A lot to learn (also some bad examples :). Great engineers and friends.

      Cons

      Founders should trust their management team and be less hands-on and top-down. The company approach to remote work after covid is absurd, the teams are super productive while working remotely.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company! Amazing people!

      Aug 2, 2021 - Junior Data Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are lots of opportunities to grow, learn and connect with other people. Also what can be cooler than working for one of the best mobile banks?

      Cons

      There’s always a lot going on, which to some extent can seem like a challenge, but also it’s an opportunity to grow!

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Intense, high-impact, a lot of unexpected learnings

      Jun 26, 2021 - Tech Lead in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Great product * Great people - co-workers * One can pick an initiative and take it from start to finish. Persistence required but eventually I can make things happen. * Tech side of things is modern with strong emphasis on quality, security * I also really like the attention to detail in design so we make a product with focus on customer use cases * Compensation got much better lately

      Cons

      * Many big shifts in priority in the past * I hope we won't repeat the issues of the past with hypergrowth. At least onboarding is definitely getting better with time

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      N26 has money to burn, but my year there was a baffling series of changing priorities and empty assurances.

      May 6, 2021 - Customer Service Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      (At the time) competitive pay and benefits for a entry-level CS position. A fast-growing company where, for better and worse, things change fast. I still use the prodcut to this day, despite the chip on my shoulder.

      Cons

      There were madenning layers of obfuscation between the day-to-day job and the goals of management. A depressing lack of information was shared with CS staff, which made it impossible to be a genuinely enthusiastic ambassador for the product. An unfortunate reality of being a CS specialist is that your job often isn't to solve the customer's problem, but to sandbag the customer until they either give up or the issue solves itself. The most serious and most frequent issues were often to do with each supported country's own unique banking laws, and the many legal grey areas e-banking start-ups base their business on. I could have written these problems off as the price of working at a company breaking new ground, but at no point was customer support given reason to have faith in management's vision for the company, because it was never shared with us.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Forget about boring banks - the bank (and workplace) you're going to love.

      Jul 21, 2021 - Global social community manager in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - creative - challenging - support from all teams

      Cons

      It might be chaotic sometimes and not everyone is able to deal with it. I personally love it.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment

      Jul 30, 2021 - AFC in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, Groupwork and projects and environment

      Cons

      Maybe the tasks can be scheduled better

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very nice company

      Jul 27, 2021 - Complaint Associate in Berlin
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      Pros

      Many advantages that are constantly changing like a budget to study

      Cons

      Some depending on the position and department

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Unexperienced middle management with no product direction

      Apr 2, 2021 - Product Management in Barcelona
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      Pros

      Smart and great people on lower levels.

      Cons

      There is a strong decline in how the quality of product management has been practised in the last 2 years. 2019 a lot of experienced people were hired but they never got the trust to actually do the best work of their lives. The CEO is clearly not capable of the position he is having and since he's the CPO as well almost all good product managers have left the company. When talking about Valentin, a lot of people referred to him as a child that wants his will and nothing else. Proper product strategy papers have been declined by him based on his own ideas. There is no clear and stable focus or direction for the company and nobody knows who is responsible for what. On top of this, the experienced Head of Products have either been fired or were kept super busy with responsibilities for multiple groups. In a series of bad hires and promotions, there is now a mixture of product directors / product people in charge that either have no idea about building a tech business with these dimensions or they are super early in their careers. A lot of project managers turning into Senior Product Managers and alike. Product Management is equal to doing project management for the ideas of the CEO/CPO. If you are a product person who loves the craft, don't go there.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place where to build a career path

      Jul 11, 2021 - Manager/In 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      learning experience, working environment, company communication

      Cons

      turnover, management experience, salary and benefits

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