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TransferWise Reviews

Updated 20 Aug 2019

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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
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102 Ratings
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  • "If you don't like working in autonomous teams you won't like it here(in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great oportunities to grow within the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise

    Pros

    Young Start-up Good environment Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Decision making is not shared

    TransferWise2018-10-15
  2. "I love it here"

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    Current Employee - EDD Specialist 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time

    Pros

    Empathy, caring about everyone, feeling of knowing your role in the mission

    Cons

    You might now want to work for any other company in the future.

    TransferWise2019-08-14
  3. "Creative Place"

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    Current Employee - Head of Biz Dev in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, Innovative, I am not sure what else to say

    Cons

    Disorganised, No clear leadership, I am not sure what else to say

    Advice to Management

    Trust the CEO

    TransferWise2019-08-14
  4. "TransferWise makes surviving Estonian winters completely worth it."

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Associate in Tallinn
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment and a very multicultural one. There's lots of learning opportunities for the infinitely curious ones. The office space is beautiful, clean and there's everything you need! The company provides a budget for team events and offers nice benefits overall.

    Cons

    The amount of information you need to keep track of can get crazy and overwhelming at times. While the open floor space is gorgeous, it does get noisy. The salary is capped per position and most people in the same position have the same salary.

    Advice to Management

    Stay Mission-driven.

    TransferWise2019-08-20
  5. "An exciting place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - People Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's been a great experience so far to work in an environment so driven by its mission, with such talented people on that journey. As a result, there's a deeply rewarding culture here, underpinned by strong values that people really care about. It's definitely a challenging start here when there's so much to take in and learn, but there's plenty of support around you to enjoy the ride and really give your career a...

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    Cons

    Nothing for me to report :)

    TransferWise2019-08-05
  6. "Awesome place to work and Grow"

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    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

    TransferWise lets you grow in field that interests you. The work culture is amazing and the people are very supportive.

    Cons

    The compensation is less than expected.

    Advice to Management

    TransferWise is growing by leaps and bounds and its amazing to work here :)

    TransferWise2019-08-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with loads of opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    I’ve worked for TransferWise for a year and so far my experience has been amazing. The people who come here from other corporate jobs know how lucky they are to have found TransferWise. It’s unlike any other company in the Tampa area. The office is beautiful and there are plenty of drinks, snacks, and coffee provided daily. We have weekly team lunches on Thursdays. You can bring your dog to work any time you like. It’s...

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    Cons

    There is a lot of competition for roles, and many roles are filled externally rather than hiring from within. There is a need for better training of associates who wish to develop their skills and talents. There seems to be a lot more travel opportunities for the foreign offices and not so much for Tampa unless you are a lead. Even then there isn’t much travel. More often it’s that’s people from the other offices are...

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    TransferWise2019-07-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible schedule for those that study or have side activities but the salary is quite low"

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    Current Employee - KYC Verification Agent in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My schedule is quite flexible, I can study and work with not big problems. The people is nice and I never had any conflicts, I would saw that the overall atmosphere of the company is very positive and young

    Cons

    The salaries is a big downside of the company, at least for the operational tasks is lower than the average market salaries. As a verification agent I make 1270 monthly before taxes. Depending on the team you work your responsibilities are way more than just verify ID, address proofs and Selfies but the payment is the same. We have stock options but it`s quite hard to count with a money that you haven`t seem yet so...

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    Advice to Management

    Review the salaries. Don`t count too much on cool things in the office, summer days and stock options to motivate people. I would easily exchange all this for a more competitive salary.

    TransferWise2019-08-03
  9. "Amazing startup-like culture for 1700 people"

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    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture Flexibility in every sense (work from home, another office or country, work on you own ideas) Great collegues Supportive management Clear vision

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable finding out yourself what to work, it might be hard

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture!!

    TransferWise2019-07-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people, product brings great value, product is good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - freedom of choice of what to work on - involvement in product thinking & evolvement - multinational company with a great culture, opportunity to work with smart & interesting people - the product is in exciting and hype domain (finance) - the product brings value to the people around the world

    Cons

    - sometimes too much of freedom which kinda create a lack of ownership and management

    Advice to Management

    - I would hire less but really great people from more exciting, ~stronger and bigger companies than TransferWise (e.g Google, Apple, Github, StackOverflow, Airbnb, Intercom, Spotify etc.).

    TransferWise2019-07-29
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