OANDA Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Very positive work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CMO in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CMO in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great business opportunity. Shared goals

    Cons

    Very global & distributed which makes teamwork a bit more challenging due to time zones and distances

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on focus. Great progress over the past year!

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    :)


  2. Helpful (4)

    Been with OANDA many year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Tons of smart, quirky, fun people. Reasonable hours. Committed to going agile. Company takes integrity seriously.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to communicate with many global offices. Could arguably make a larger, positive global impact elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should set a more clear, consistent, and aligned path forward (this is getting better)

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    Thanks for the review. We [senior management] are working very hard to set clearer, more aligned goals. Glad you feel this is getting better. It's a continual work in progress.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A Great Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Nice workplace, good people, good management, strong executive team and board, compelling strategy and vision. Exciting but not crazy, professional yet fun, challenging but not overwhelming. I like working here and feel like my contributions are meaningful, valued and recognized.

    Cons

    It can be a bit disorganized at times, and having multiple offices in various time zones introduces communication challenges. Communications equipment needs improvements, especially in light of how critical it is since we rely on remote communication so much.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the communications equipment issues. More generally, let's get rid of the minor impediments and annoyances that conflate together to cause major issues and frustration.

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    Thanks for the feedback. Totally agree on communication challenges. We've been working hard on improving that. We've partnered with Starleaf for video and Slack for messaging. Hopefully you're ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Strong Historical Performer; Future Growth Unlimited

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership. Great employees. Amazing atmosphere. Open and communicative.

    Cons

    Future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    Thanks for the review. We agree the future is bright!


  6. Helpful (1)

    relationship manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and flexible work environment. Room to grow at OANDA.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Management doing a great job!!

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    Thanks for the fantastic review! Glad you think management is doing a great job. It's the great people we manage that drives the business forward!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Interesting Business Model; Technology-Driven Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Continuous Learning and Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hard working environment good rewards/pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forex Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Forex Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small intricate office, less office politics. Every department works with each other to achieve the final goal of IPO in the future. Lunch on a friday courtesy of the company is always a bonus. Remuneration package has its benefits, as well as private health care.

    Cons

    Office is not great...but plans of moving soon coming to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    Heading in the right direction, focus on the small wins


  10. Excellent Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting company to work for. The Organization is a learning Organization. Team members are always will to help each other. Entire Management team is open and approachable. People are encouraged to take a risk and to be innovative. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. People are happy to come into the office. Excellent exposure to variety of people and technologies. You are challenged to think "outside of the box". A company where you can talk to the CEO, CFO, CMO or any Exec.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much of an Open Concept. If you are looking for your own office or a dedicated private office. This is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Maintain the"Grit". Keep on being approachable and Open.


  11. Potential to Significantly Disrupt a Historically Closed Market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic brand and reputation with clients. A genuine drive internally to do right by the client. Limitless potential to truly democratize the currency markets and change how people think about foreign exchange.

    Cons

    Globally dispersed nature makes communication/coordination sometimes difficult. We are also stretching ourselves by thin by entering a lot of different markets and business lines.

    Advice to Management

    We have now focused the company by organizing and prioritizing critical initiatives, but we must take care not to stifle ideas that have the potential to disrupt the industry. We need to relentlessly, at all levels, make the client's problem our problem



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