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"A mixed bag of an experience"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at OANDA full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are lots of smart, collaborative employees at OANDA. You are given a lot of autonomy and you can choose how you want to approach problem-solving since there are no prescribed methods. This also means, you are free to learn about and concentrate on subjects that interest you.

Cons

They are extremely disorganized. The management are poor communicators and it seems being aggressive and un-collaborative are prerequisites for becoming a manager. While most employees are great, the management makes it a very bad place to work.

Advice to Management

Lead by example, not with words. No more talk about world-class, just be world-class. Stop putting incompetent, aggressive jerks in management; it ruins the culture and the work environment. People need to have respect for their leaders to do their best work.

Other Employee Reviews for OANDA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Continuous Learning and Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities available, Employee welfare, Continuous learning, Good Exposure and Experience

    Cons

    Head office is in Toronto, 12 hours time difference


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Business Model; Technology-Driven Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment. Tremendous reputation in the industry. Lots of really gifted people, especially developers. Freedom to work in your own style. No silly rules about dress code or face time.

    Cons

    There have been major changes in senior management since I left so this may not still be true, but there was a lack of transparency, communication and process that could make it a frustrating place to work. They tend to be stingy and inconsistent with compensation. Half the company is developers so the whole place is very engineering-focused. It can feel like the tail wagging the dog sometimes.


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