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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
Xero has been named for two successive years as Forbes #1 most innovative growth company in the world.

Founded in New Zealand in 2006, Xero is a global company with offices in the United States (San Francisco, Denver, New York), United Kingdom, Australia ... Read more

Mission: Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information and connections. Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right ... Read more

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  • Xero is one of the best cloud computing companies to work for!

    Xero is one of the best cloud computing companies to work for | Xero Blog

    We're thrilled to be named one of the The ranking, compiled by 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For. Glassdoor and Battery Ventures, evaluates the most popular cloud workplaces around the world based on employee satisfaction. We're proud to be at the forefront of delivering technological innovation that is making our small business and accountant customers more successful.

  • How Xero's culture enables engineers to do the best work of their lives

    How Xero's culture enables engineers to do their best work | Xero Blog

    We're pretty fortunate to have a fantastic software engineering team and culture here at Xero. Its not by accident, rather it's cultivated and nurtured. We start with smart people and give them complex challenges to tackle. They have access to the tools and skills they need to grow personally and professionally - we make sure of it.

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Xero – Why Work For Us?

Xero is a dynamic, progressive and expanding global SaaS company with offices in United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. Today weemploy a world-class team of more than 2,000 Xeros in offices in 20 offices around the globe.

Given small business is the heart of the global economy, our purpose is to help millions of small businesses thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. Innovation is in our DNA. We aim to make being a small business more efficient, profitable, and importantly more enjoyable.

Creating and implementing game-changing ideas is what drives and inspires us and it’s not just talk – Xero has been named for two successive years as Forbes #1 most innovative growth company in the world.

We have accomplished a lot so far but it’s only the beginning and we need the best and brightest talent on board. So if you want to love what you do, grow your career, and make a real difference transforming the world of small business please contact us.

Join Xero and help us shape the future!

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#BeautifulEverything we do.  Engage. Delight. Inspire

#Human - Real people with passion and purpose who make a difference

#Champion - Leading the way - creating opportunities for our customers, partners and each other

#Challenge - We dream big, inventing better ways of doing business

#Ownership - Own it, Drive it, Deliver


We often get asked ‘what is it like to work at Xero?'  To answer that question we armed our team from around the world with GoPro's and set them loose so you could see for yourself. What's it like to work at Xero? Well, we think it's pretty bloody awesome to be honest. To start your journey with us check out our careers page: Xero US Careers


Xeros worldwide enjoy a balanced work-life mix and get to work in open-area work environments with a start-up feel. This allows us to enjoy a social and collaborative atmosphere and a friendly game of ping pong to break up the day. We have community meals twice a week and in-office happy hour every Friday.


At Xero we promote diversity within the workplace encouraging equality, respect and openness within our culture. A tangible benefit of having a policy and communicating it is that everyone is clear what our stance on diversity is. We hire for merit, but we take into account the benefits of broadening the diversity within our teams.

Here are some of the Benefits we provide our U.S. employees:

Health and Wellness Plans

Xero offers employees and their families, comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans beginning the first day of the month following date of hire, along with wellness initiatives to keep you at your best.


Xero provides subsidies on all medical plans for employees and their eligible dependents. We offer different medical plans that can work for you, your family and lifestyle. Xero’s medical options include Cigna PPO, Cigna High Deductible HSA and, in California, Kaiser HMO.

Dental & Vision

Dental PPO insurance is offered through Cigna. Xero’s vision benefits are offered through VSP.

Flexible Spending Accounts

FSAs can help you save money on things like co-payments and daycare. Xero offers health and dependent care flexible spending accounts that allow you to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax earnings, so you can cover eligible expenses and reduce your taxable income.

Wellness Reimbursement

At Xero, we like being busy, but we also recognize that it's important to take care of our health and wellbeing. Employees are offered an annual $300 reimbursement toward wellness your way. Whether it’s your gym membership, ski pass, marathon admission or nutrition counseling - we’ve got you covered.

401(k) Plan

We understand the importance of financial security. Whatever your ultimate retirement goals may be, Xero’s 401(k) plan can help you reach them. Xero provides an immediately vested match of up to 4% of included compensation.

Xero Company Equity Stock Program

All full-time employees receive equity grants in Xero as a component of their overall remuneration package. Restricted stock units are granted annually on a three year vesting schedule.

Income Protection

Income protection helps you plan for the unplanned. Benefits are designed to provide for you and your family when you are unable to work. We offer the following at no cost to you - life insurance of up to two times salary, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability.

Commuter, Parking & Bike Benefit

Our transit benefit allows employees who commute to and from work to receive pre-tax funds to pay for their work-related mass transit and parking expenses.  Our bicycle benefit allows employees to receive a subsidy of up to $20 per month which can be used toward expenses related to your bicycle maintenance.

Paid Time Off

Whether for vacations or personal reasons, Xero offers the flexibility to use your time as it fits your life.  Full-time employees get 11 paid holidays and 21 days of vacation per year. We also allow additional paid time off for volunteering (8 hours per year) and for bereavement and compassionate reasons.

Parental Leave

Xero provides enhanced maternity pay of up to eight weeks of base pay continuation plus a bonus on return to work of two weeks’ pay.  Xero also provides two weeks’ of paid paternity leave.


Xero appreciates its employees and offers exclusive access to reduced pricing on over 850 brands in categories like travel, health and wellness, entertainment, shopping and more.

Employee Assistance Program

Xero offers a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program that can help with confidential support including stress, various counseling, parental and child care resources, legal consultation, financial planning and more.  This benefit is available to you and members of your family at no cost.

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  • "Exciting place to work, especially with all the investment in great leadership."

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    Great culture and creative, interesting and dynamic work.


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    Keep communicating the strategy and plans so we can be as engaged with the goals as possible

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Xero Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Xero.


    Phone Call - I got a phone call from someone has no idea about anything, First thing he start asking quickly what do you know about XERO? Instead of this weird lame tactics , give me an introduction about it .
     The he argued with me that they using"Selenium" Tests as unit tests and they need someone with "Unit Testing" experience!

    At that point , I knew no need to argue with such recruiter , I don't need to get in such lame process if the start was like this !
    Functional / UI testing with Selenium is NOT Unit Testing , Next time hire people with good technical background and not too stubborn

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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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