Xero Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 13, 2021

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  • "I can't stress enough how much Xero cares for it's employees(in 92 reviews)

  • "Solid work culture with great work/life balance(in 71 reviews)

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  • "Nothing to complain about the work style in Xero(in 88 reviews)

  • "Middle management aka micro management(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Mar 4, 2021 - Partner Success Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, Salary, WFH, Great Work/Life Balance, Great career progression

      Cons

      None to think of at Xero

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Nice engineers, disappointing management.

      Jun 7, 2021 - Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Engineers are really helpful and awesome. Haven't met one that wasn't super nice and willing to take time out of their day to help you out. Nice friendly culture. Work Life balance is good. Plenty of people working odd hours, picking up kids, start/finish when it suits you. Not too much pressure to deliver, never had a need to work late at night. Remote working is generally the norm since Covid with one office day a week.

      Cons

      The management, HR side, etc seem like they don't fit in much with the rest of Xero's culture, probably due to coming from corporate or contracting firm style backgrounds. Middle management is bloated and lots of focus on BS things. They go on about Xero values all the time but don't seem to live by them. Not too bad if you keep your head down and avoid dealing with that side too much.

      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      True to its values

      Feb 9, 2021 - Operations Manager in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility Great corporate value Work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing to add for now

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      Xero Response

      Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you're enjoying your time at Xero. ^CP

    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Oct 16, 2019 - Software Developer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Xero people are awesome people who are friendly and always helpful - Xero takes very good care of its employees and puts emphasis on work life balance - Lots of room for learning and up-skilling

      Cons

      - Sometimes I feel like the vibe is a little bit complacent

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent place to work

      Sep 19, 2019 - Software Developer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Learning - Knowledge sharing - Health initiatives - Work life balance - Fun events - Flexible Working arrangements - Diversity

      Cons

      Nothing i can find so far

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Slow decision making

      Jun 17, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance

      Cons

      Can spend months and months researching and planning and never get to build anything. If you like delivering then probably not the place to work

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place overall to work for, but need to invest more on managers

      Apr 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great values, especially #human, that the vast majority of the employees, middle managers, leadership team (including the CEO) tend to follow. Wonderful co-workers. Good work/life balance. Interesting challenges, both operational (moving from start-up to mid-size company) and strategic (building new technologies to deliver new experiences). Still small enough for most people to interact with various parts of the company.

      Cons

      Managers, managers, managers: They are the reason people stay and people leave. The new manager training and ongoing support is really not good enough to create a consistent culture of great managers, which results in some poor decisions due to inconsistencies and inexperience. There are some bad apples in senior management who act like the company values and overall good management practices don't apply to them. No career progression for some roles. Once you're "senior", there's nowhere else to go. Different offices have different cultures, and the HQ in NZ does not do a good job of leveraging the best of these differences. NZ teams often have a "my way or the highway" approach.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Exciting company, innovative product, great culture.

      Jan 2, 2018 - Direct Sales in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with a lot of smart, interesting and hard working people. Fantastic product which customers and partners are genuinely enthusiastic about. Good work / life balance. Great future outlook for the company. Good location in Hawthorn, lots of great lunch places around, parks and transport nearby.

      Cons

      Career growth will not be handed to you on a platter, but there are plenty of opportunities for proactive people.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Culture - Great People, Awesome Leadership

      Jun 18, 2017 - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leaders, strong work/life balance

      Cons

      Nothing to really write home about.

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      Xero Response

      Head of People Experience - AU

      Thanks so much for the feedback!

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 4, 2016 - Project Manager in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Xero is a great place to work - the staff are friendly, management listen to you and it has an awesome work life balance.

      Cons

      The rapid growth would be the only con I can think of and that is because its left gaps that need to be filled often faster than they can be worked out. But thats just a time thing and easily sorted as more staff come onboard

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