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So so

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Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at OANDA

Pros

Flexible environment. Free lunches. Good location.

Cons

No raise. Management is disorganized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do what you preach

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    Great people, management not great in some places

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free drinks and lunches and snacks. The people are great and historically, OANDA has been really good at keeping talent and treating their people well.

    Cons

    A significant amount of volatility in the company and almost no career growth opportunity within the customer service department. There is definitely a cultural divide and this causes many misunderstandings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out who the valuable people are and trust them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Complete Chaos!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company's industry reputation is the only thing it has going for it though that's disappearing fast.

    Cons

    K. Duker was an incompetent CEO and needs to be terminated now that he lost that role. He failed miserably as the Managing Director of Singapore (turned a profitable division red) and was rewarded with taking Michael Stumms place. Whoever on the board that made that decision, should also be removed from decision making duties. Under K's "leadership", OANDA increased the cost of trading to their clients by implementing variable spreads, alienated their top traders with pointless requests, terminated most of the senior executive talent and purchased a near bankrupt firm named Currensee. These actions drove their revenue line straight into the ground. Now they’re in a panic and asking the work force to double their efforts and goals while slashing budgets. This is a recipe for failure. Good luck cleaning up K's mess Mr. Eger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the Toronto operations facility and move it to the US to be near the new executive team. As long as OANDA remains in Toronto, the corporate culture of "acceptable incompetence" will also remain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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