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I have been working at Wonga.com full-time (more than a year)Pros
The people are great. There is not a single person I have worked with at Wonga who I would not like to remain friends with in the future. Additionally, there are a number of people who I have worked with who are incredibly talented developers. In my 1.5 years at the company I have learned a great deal.
The way developers are managed by the business has not always been great historically, but the new management structure that has been put in place has already made a huge difference to the general morale. There is a constant drive to improve the way Software Development is being done, and in my time here, I have seen drastic improvements.
The salary and benefits package is competitive. There is also great potential for growth within the business, I received a very generous pay increase within my first year.
The main thing I have appreciated while working here has been the opportunity to learn an incredible amount. I was given the opportunity to learn new programming languages, work with cutting edge technology and learn from some of the best developers I've ever met.Cons
The office is really noisy. This is a big problem. I tried really hard to get facilities to do something about it (we had some meetings) but no matter what was said, I really don't think they fully grasp the importance of quiet in an office mostly filled with Software Developers. I hope something does change in the future as I suspect productivity is reduce by at least 30% because of constant interruption.
The business moves really fast, and often this results in hard work going unnoticed, and very often results in effort being wasted (and later discarded). This can be demotivating - it happened to me a lot. I had 4 projects canned in my time at Wonga and this was the reason I ultimately decided to leave.
Moving from a "startup" style business to a corporate can be a painful experience for the staff at times. I am not sure if Wonga have handled it better or worse than other companies because I've never been part of that experience before.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Give more control to Software Development Managers and Tech Leads to control the speed and direction of Tech. Think about the individuals and how business decisions will affect them. I think this has started to happen already, and the difference is already noticeable.
Sort out the noise in the office. Putting developers in a cramped, noisy, open plan office is false economy.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Wonga.com.Interview Details
After being approached by the company to interview, I spoke with the hiring manager for some time over the phone and then arranged to go in to the offices for further discussion.
All felt quite relaxed and positive, although I didn't hear back from them later that week as arranged. Or the following week. Or receive a response to my email directly to the hiring manager. Or from their HR team.Interview Questions
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Wonga is a digital finance company based in London. We launched our first website in 2007 and rapidly became one of the world's most innovative credit providers.
We’re shaking up the old world of high street banks and traditional lenders with a range of simple, transparent and flexible services, and we’re making them available not just in the UK, but in countries across Europe, in Canada and South Africa.