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Xero Overview

Wellington (New Zealand)
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (XRO)
Information Technology
$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, LA, Seattle), United Kingdom ... 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

Company Updates

  • How Xero uses tech to make accounting beautiful (yes, beautiful) http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQesU

    Eye of the beholder: How Xero uses tech to make accounting beautiful (yes, beautiful)

    When was the last time you described a financial solution as "beautiful?" Never? Fair enough, but cloud-accounting tech firm Xero sees it differently. In fact, #dobeautifulwork is a sort of mantra around the Denver office, which a year ago was just a small outpost. Today, it's home to Xero's U.S.

  • Xero now one of Australasia's top listed technology companies http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlb1

    Xero now one of Australasia's top listed technology companies - Xero Blog

    The market is recognising the speed at which we are scaling as we become one of the top technology companies and few global platforms listed on the ASX and NZX, as shown above by Clare Capital. Ten years since listing, Xero has quickly risen to be grouped with the larger listed technology businesses by revenue but with a faster growth rate.

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Xero – Why Work For Us?


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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 1500 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!



Xero - Beautiful accounting software for small business from Xero Limited on Vimeo.

#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


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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



Environment

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.

Diversity

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.

Medical

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 10 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.

Anyperk

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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    Pros

    Amazing culture and people, as well as comparative benefits. This is by far the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    You have to be at the top of your game to work at this company. It's challenging, but you'll grow.

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Xero Photos

Xero photo of: Stunning view from our US HQ!
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Xero Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Xero (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Process was a phone screen then a live chat session. The process then dragged on for weeks, I was hired long before being told they moved onto more experienced applicants. Quote I'll never forget "I have a good history of working with large teams in big companies you should check my LinkedIn page and see". This came from a middle aged women out of LA who almost sounded like she had a clue but not really. You should never share financing info with prospects during a first phone screen. Run from these people, I know their trying to figure it out and think cash flow positive really means something, the new US teams are lost and Management is made of big box people with no true experience in a real saas startup,

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Xero Awards & Accolades

  • Best Accounting Software, Canstar Blue, 2017
  • Global Marketer of the Year, AMS, 2017
  • Technology Provider of the Year, British Accountancy Awards, 2016
  • #1 innovative Growth Company, Forbes, 2016
  • Worlds Most Innovative Growth Company(1), Forbes, 2015
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