I worked at Wonga.com full-time (More than 3 years)
I spent almost three years at Wonga, during its transitioned from a start-up to an FCA registered firm.
I massively enjoyed the work culture and the learning opportunities Wonga afforded me. During my time at Wonga the management team changed a number of times, but with every change came more experience and passion to make Wonga a respectable regulated Fintech business. I think the management team reflects a board with desires to grow the business substantially. The executive committee has experience far beyond a business of Wonga current size.
Andy Haste, a former FTSE 100 CEO; Tara Kneafsey, former CEO of a large insurance business, and David Power a former Accenture partner and founder of technology focused consultancy which he grew from a start-up to a 120 employee business with operations across the world.
I worked closely with David Power. David’s knowledge and experience across technology always impressed me. He was always keen to help employees grow and progress. He encouraged the development of a fun work environment, while balancing the regulatory requirements of developing financial products.
The lifts in the office where slow and often broken but, they have recently moved office and I believe it is a much better work environment.
In 2016, I applied for this position and was shortlisted for an interview after a telephone one. Thereupon, I was informed the recruitment process was postponed and would restart after Christmas. To my shock, I was told afterwards my application was rejected! Despite politely asking for some feedback, they kept me in the dark by stubbornly withholding this. They wasted my time and energy preparing for the interview, yet would never want to be treated that way, highlighting their double standards and the fact they are not worth working for.
Their response to this many months later was that the vacancy was withdrawn, but this is not what the agency said. Early in the year, the agency submitted my application a second time days before my application was rejected. There was no mention from the agency the vacancy was withdrawn, ergo, Wonga are wrong.
In case you don't know, they are notorious for their recent data breach, affecting THOUSANDS of innocent customers. What did they do to deserve this? Would you trust them with your data? Is this an employer you would seriously want to work for especially when there are better ones?
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