OANDA Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Continuous Learning and Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at OANDA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities available, Employee welfare, Continuous learning, Good Exposure and Experience

    Cons

    Head office is in Toronto, 12 hours time difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting Business Model; Technology-Driven Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment. Tremendous reputation in the industry. Lots of really gifted people, especially developers. Freedom to work in your own style. No silly rules about dress code or face time.

    Cons

    There have been major changes in senior management since I left so this may not still be true, but there was a lack of transparency, communication and process that could make it a frustrating place to work. They tend to be stingy and inconsistent with compensation. Half the company is developers so the whole place is very engineering-focused. It can feel like the tail wagging the dog sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OANDA

    Pros

    Full of smart developers and great people to hang out with.

    Cons

    A couple of their applications have old codebases that are a pain to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good people and enjoyable working environment but lack of quality assurance from top to bottom

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OANDA

    Pros

    Relaxed, laid back style of headquarters for a brokerage firm. More of a tech company than brokerage.

    Cons

    Lack of infrastructure in relative terms but inability to change and adapt to keep up with competition but seems its reputation continues to hold up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reputation management is key and with one that is already regarded highly, all necessary growth may be reliant for company to create the infrastructue and communication lines on both horizontal and vertical levels

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. RE: The Truth from a Marketing Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OANDA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    • Some of the smartest people I ever met.
    • Correction (There is no lunch twice a week for quite some time now.)
    • Breakfast Mondays, Dinner Tuesdays, Lunch Wednesdays
    • A lot of perks, you can view them in our recruitment site.

    Cons

    It's too bad some people feel so negatively about management in the marketing team. I can understand some individuals are frustrated about their managers, however there are no perfect work environments.

    Just a note to the individual who claims to be a current employee. There are a few points you have mentioned in your review that tell me that you have not worked here within the last 6 months. Please do not post that you are a current employee. It makes the current team look bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently our managers do work to get the best experience for us to the best of their ability while also managing their everyday responsibilities.

    It is unfair to the managers and to the reader to be misinformed. Our managers ARE able perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Intern decent perks, fun people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OANDA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    for the most part people are friendly and open.

    Cons

    recent layoffs, perks diminishing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Software Developer

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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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work.. People are treated well

    Cons

    You need to be proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to introduce more structure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    FX Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OANDA

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment
    Family oriented culture
    Great place to learn

    Cons

    Low bonuses, no commissions, Difficult for career advancement

  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Fun and rewarding place to work

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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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The developers there are smart, relaxed and fun to work with. It is an enjoyable work environment with a lot of interesting projects going on.

    Cons

    The management is reorganizing and the work environment is shifting. Things seem to be going downhill a bit but they may stabilize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep in mind that developers work best in relaxed environments where they can enjoy what they do, feel rewarded by their hard work and don't have to worry about management too much.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    I love my coworkers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OANDA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - flexibility
    - opportunities
    - fun

    Working at OANDA is a lot of fun, because in general the people you get to work with are awesome. Fun-loving and creative people who have a lot of (typically at least) energy to do their jobs, and do it right.

    Cons

    - lots of legacy systems/etc to wade through

    We've built up quite a legacy of product and code and sometimes it can be daunting to wade through when things need to change, but there's lots of momentum and incentive to fix these things now, so it's exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current change we're undergoing is worth it, and is seeing positive results. I think our future looks awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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