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Amazingly refreshing culture. Smart, Real genuine people,loving every minute!!!

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Xero full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Awesome culture, amazing people, great product - were just getting started!!

Cons

None , seriously don't change a thing

Advice to Management

Keep being very selective about who you hire, hire good honest smart people. Love the culture and want to maintain what we have -- Great job so far!!

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    Exceptional journey

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UK Managing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Managing Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Xero (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Xero is a very rare kind of organisation; It's incredibly fast growing and fast paced and on a mission to create a globally significant business as it transforms the prosperity of hundreds of thousands of small businesses. You get to be part of an award winning team with the best product in its category, with natural levels of customer advocacy that are best in class. Xero is a great environment to develop yourself and your skills with ample opportunity for great people to stretch and build their careers. The culture inside Xero is one of it's most attractive traits, and management strives to be open, transparent and mindful of all the stresses and strains being inside such a fast growing and changing environment can bring.

    Cons

    Being inside such a fast moving and changing business isn't for everyone - if you don't like change then you won't like working at Xero. Fast growth also brings with it high expectations and a constant need to build, improve and stretch, so the demands on individuals and teams are certainly above average for a typical UK business which, again, won't suit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Becoming a corporate machine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Developer in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Xero full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free drinks, etc. Work colleagues are great. Video games, and other stuff you'd expect from a modern tech company that is trying to pretend it's still a start up.

    Cons

    Has scaled very poorly in the past few years, and beginning to feel like a poorly managed corporate monster with ever-changing c-team. Non-competitive pay (in NZ). Lack of autonomy and constant meddling by senior execs towards development teams really defeats the purpose of #ownership. CEO constantly makes embarrassing and lout-ish comments. Comes across as very intolerant. Very poor communication between US and NZ team has led to a large amount of animosity and poor development practices.

    Advice to Management

    Let dev teams do their thing, without interrupting and pivoting so much. Don't justify lower pay by claiming perks that don't exist.

    Xero Response

    Jul 13, 2015 – Head of HR New Zealand

    Sorry to hear you feel this way and I absolutely agree any signs of being the corporate monster you describe should be quashed! Given the rate of growth we've experienced it's unavoidable that there ... More


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