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TransferWise Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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4.6
91%
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94%
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TransferWise CEO Kristo Käärman
Kristo Käärman
223 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced work environment teaches skills that may otherwise take much longer(in 50 reviews)

  • "Great people that you get to work with(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Autonomous teams can be a challenge in regards to siloing(in 28 reviews)

  • "Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly, inspiring atmosphere, smooth onboarding and training, flexibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Associate in Budapest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace to use and develop language skills, meet people from all around the world and work for a nice company that provides a nice service for nice customers.

    Cons

    Occasional early or night shifts might not suit everybody.

    TransferWise2020-03-26
  2. "Love this company!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TransferWise truly cares about it's people, and makes such an effort to make us all feel included, accepted, and valued. Getting started in the company was made simple and the transition in came with ease. It is truly a wonderful place to grow, learn new things, meet people from all over the world, and find out not only more about who you are professionally, but who you are as a person.

    Cons

    I really have not found any so far.

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    TransferWise2020-03-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good intentions, bad outcomes and experiences"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in Budapest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, huge effort on employment branding

    Cons

    The approach how employees are evaluated (and valued) have dramatically changed. The company still try emphasise its values however they are mainly just written on the wall when you see the management is going the opposite (probably it is only in Customer Support but I heard similar things from different teams). Decisions are made fast without involving those people who would be able to give insight of a certain problem, then agents and some team leads feel limited and out of control. Flat hierarchy is not a thing anymore and I also think feedback is not welcomed by management at all, however when you don't give feedback to your coworkers you are challenged why. I experience a lot of supression and lack of honesty these days.

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    TransferWise2020-03-22
  4. "Great place to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lovely work environment with a nice working culture Great people that you get to work with

    Cons

    Cross-team efforts are not so easy to coordinate as all teams are autonomous

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    TransferWise2020-03-09
  5. "Good company, great values"

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    Current Employee - Growth Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A value and mission driven business. Transferwise strives to live up to its ideals. - Great company culture, coworkers are friendly and supportive. - Smart and driven colleagues . - You are given the opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    - The open space can get noisy at times

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    TransferWise2020-03-05
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In Transferwise you feel that you are making the difference, your opinions are listened to and you have quite a lot of freedom on what you work on (the freedom can be even a bit scary at the start especially when coming from a more top-down business). The company and product are evolving very fast, in 6 months a lot has changed. Being part of a product that is used around the world and that solves a real problem feels great :) Plus the people and culture is awesome

    Cons

    There can be some confusion and chaos but you will get used to it. The perks compared to other tech companies are subpar: smaller salaries, no bonuses, less free food, no electric desks etc.

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    TransferWise2020-02-29
  7. "Excellent company"

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    CSA - Customer Service Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransferWise

    Pros

    Freedom in the day-to-day operations Culture Cause Intellectual level Growth

    Cons

    Medium salary Nothing more to add

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    TransferWise2020-03-01
  8. "Cool"

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

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

    Pros

    Good vibes within the company. People are generally kind and everyone wants to protect this culture It is possible to work remotely The continuous growth of the company means opportunities are always available to try a different role within the company All ideas are welcome, and yours could be the one executed irrespective of your position

    Cons

    Lack of structure within some teams that have not evolved No defined career path, you can get stuck in a position if you are not self motivated

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    TransferWise2020-02-28
  9. "It's great"

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    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office, Great environment, Lots of opportunities, Good benefits & Inclusion

    Cons

    Salary, although reviewed yearly, is still low

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    TransferWise2020-03-10
  10. "Great place to work. Fast-paced and dynamic."

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Everyone is friendly and supportive. Great feedback culture. Flexible working, employees are trusted. You get to work on a product that solves an actual problem and saves people money. Highly autonomous teams - you get to have more impact faster.

    Cons

    Hot-desking because there's never enough office space to accommodate intense hiring. Your growth and development is in your own hands, no clear career opportunities. Salaries are often lower than in other similar companies. Leadership struggles with ownership and accountability.

    TransferWise2020-03-09
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