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Xero Overview

Denver, CO
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (XRO)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The first line of code for what would become the Xero software was written in a small Wellington apartment in 2006. Our founder, Rod Drury, knew there had to be a better solution for small business owners so he set out to create beautiful software that delivered real-time data ... Read more

Mission: Xero exists to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world by rewiring the world of small business by making it seamless, simpler, and smarter.

Company Updates

  • Courtney Martyn, Head of Service Design here at Xero, wanted a better solution to an old problem so she set out to rediscover the customer journey. Read about what she learned and how her team is adapting a new way of thinking ↓

  • COVID-19

    Our customers are at the heart of everything we do here at Xero. In this uncertain time, we wanted to take a moment to share how Xero is responding. Take a read ↓

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Xero – Why Work With Us?

Xero provides a beautiful and easy-to-use cloud-based accounting software service for small businesses and their advisors around the world. Xero connects more than two million subscribers with an ecosystem of over 800 third-party apps and 200 plus connections to banks and financial service providers. The IDC MarketScape recognised Xero as a Leader in the Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Small Business Finance and Accounting Applications 2020 Vendor Assessment. On the 2020 Financial Times High-Growth Companies Asia Pacific list, Xero was the largest company by revenue to come from New Zealand or Australia. Xero has also been included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

We’ve accomplished a lot so far but it’s only the beginning and we need the best and brightest talent on board. Working at Xero will offer you a diverse and inclusive environment, where you can be challenged, supported and mentored (while having lots of fun). You’ll also be able to enjoy flexible working, extra holidays and all the great benefits that come with joining our team. So if you want to do the best work of your life, get in touch!

Xero is, and has always been a values-driven business. Our values are what create our special culture - they’re part of our DNA. As a rapidly scaling global business, they are personal, a moral compass and what we base our decisions off now and into the future. The Xero Way includes five key values:

Human | Xeros are authentic, inclusive and really care. We are kind and assume best intent. We are inclusive, approachable, and show empathy. We are willing to be vulnerable and share fears, failures, and learnings.

Challenge | Xeros dream big, lead and embrace change. We are curious, think big, and welcome challenging conversations and do it with respect. We lead and embrace change, seeking new and better ways. 

Team | Xeros are great team players. We champion Xero’s purpose and priorities, work together to do what’s best for Xero and our customers, and appreciate and celebrate each other & success.

Ownership | Xeros deliver on our commitments. We do what we say we will do, own our mistakes and take positive action, and move fast to get the right things done.

Beautiful | Xeros create experiences that people love. We create experiences that inspire and delight, do high quality work, and go the extra mile.

Join our team of the world’s best thinkers, creators and educators who are changing the way small business is done globally. Have the freedom to shape your career and be proud of the work you do. To see current vacancies, click the “Jobs” tab above or visit our careers page.

Xero Reviews

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    Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Fullstack Developer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Fullstack Developer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Awesome company full of clever and friendly people. Lots of difficult business problems to solve, lots of interesting and latest tech. Decent pay + long term incentive share scheme. Well-being days (not sick days). Authentic commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.


    We are growing and things are changing, not in a bad way though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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Xero Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Senior Frontend Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Xero (Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand)) in September 2016.


    Got a call from Xero HR. Had a general conversation about previous experience, expectations, etc. After that I received 2 test tasks - build small interface (HTML + CSS skills) and write a merging algorithm (JS skills). This task was discussed on the 2nd interview with 2 senior devs. Then I had 3rd interview with another 2 senior devs with a bunch of technical questions. After that I had 4th interview with a team lead and agile facilitator with soft-skills questions.

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Xero Awards & Accolades

  • Best Client Software, British Accountancy Awards, 2013
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®, Ernst & Young (E&Y), 2013
  • PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, 2013
  • Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, 2013
  • World's Most Innovative Growth Companies, Forbes, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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