TransferWise - friendly and welcoming culture with modern tech challenges you've always dreamed of | Glassdoor
  1. "friendly and welcoming culture with modern tech challenges you've always dreamed of"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You work on things at scale. Many of the challenges that smaller companies are afraid of wasting their time, over-optimizing for, are crucial here. You're trusted to do your work independently and given support when you ask for it. Engineers (and all team members!) are completely involved and relied upon during project planning - so you always have a say in what your team will work on. Flexible remote working policy (e.g. expecting a delivery at home today, traveling, etc.) Travel opportunities to work with teammates or cross-teammates from other offices

    Cons

    There is a chance some of your work will be on legacy code (Java 8, groovy, grails, angular 1.x), but this is quickly changing and as of late 2019 many services have upgraded to a newer Java (11+) and/or latest frameworks (React, Spring). Fragmented frontend code. TW has taken a "microservices for frontend" approach which is more difficult to work with (versus the ease of developing a true SPA). Team structure happens organically which makes sense to those involved but looks quite strange from anyone trying to understand where to go for specific help. Some times it's very obvious and other times it's not. Too much information. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of nontrivial initiatives going on at once and keeping abreast is challenging but somewhat expected of you (to a degree).

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    TransferWise2019-10-09
  1. "Compliance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong compliance program, collaborative work environment, high opportunity for self- and career development, smart coworkers with great personalities

    Cons

    Not really a con, but I'm required. Environment is fast-paced--mastering work requires subject matter expertise, good problem-solving skills, great communication skills, instinct for process development, and facility for relationship building. Challenging, but very engaging and fun.

    TransferWise2020-01-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, but don't motivate their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compusa in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransferWise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance, stocks, PTOs, free food (snacks and lunch - once a week)

    Cons

    Bad salaries, horrible management, full and noisy office

    TransferWise2020-02-03

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