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Klarna Overview

Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
PayPal
About Klarna

Klarna is one of Europe’s leading payments providers and fully licensed bank, which wants to revolutionise the payment experience for shoppers and merchants alike. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005, we offer a simple, safe and ... Read more

Mission: Our goal is to become market leaders within online payments worldwide. This means developing sophisticated technology and expanding to new markets. We strive for the day when people and companies across the world will trade safely with the trust Klarna offers to both ... Read more

Klarna Reviews

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Klarna CEO and Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
134 Ratings
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    "Swedish people are cool"

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    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Columbus, OH
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    I worked at Klarna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Klarna is an exceptional company to work for. It is completely unlike any company I've ever worked for especially in Columbus, OH. I really miss the atmosphere, the environment, and the culture. As a data person, it was very convenient to be able to reach out to various engineers to get things accomplished right away. Klarna has a lot of talented, intelligent people on the cutting edge of newest technologies and approaches to data. I am now at a large company that's been around for decades and we are just now moving in the same direction of Klarna in terms of improving our data infrastructure with speed and efficiency in mind. Working at Klarna was very challenging but it was really fun. I felt like I was going into work everyday trying to solve really cool puzzles. I traveled to Sweden and the country and people are just best in the world. There were several other perks as well. I enjoyed the job and the company very much.

    Cons

    Klarna has made a niche in the Nordics and other European markets and they are very aggressive in the U.S. Given their infancy into the U.S. market, it was very difficult gauge the success of the company. I dealt with fraud prevention strategies and it seems like the move to put chips in cards made the online space a haven for fraudsters which is difficult for companies like Klarna. This made the job very challenging especially if there were limited data points to work with. Despite this, I really miss the company and I feel like it was the best experience of my career.

    Advice to Management

    Kick the sales team in gear to show the world what Klarna has to offer!

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Klarna Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Klarna (San Francisco, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    A tech recruiter from another company working in part with Klarna contacted me first. Convinced me to apply for the position. First got a logical test to be done on computer in 15 minutes, and then I did a interview via Skype.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave your country or last job?   1 Answer
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Klarna Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Company, GP Bullhound, 2013
  • Sweden’s 55 Fastest Growing Companies, Snabbväxarna, 2013
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