Klarna Employee Reviews about "fast paced"

Updated Sep 6, 2020

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3.4
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Klarna CEO and Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
183 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced environment, freedom to try different ideas, teams composed of professionals with different skill sets(in 38 reviews)

  • "Killing checkout products and great people to work with(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor middle management with low understanding of issues(in 15 reviews)

  • "the CEO; the Swedish version of Elizabeth Holmes (in some sense)(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unstructured bootcamp"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learning opportunities - Growth opportunities - Global company - Fast paced and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance The people that shout the loudest in the meeting get their way and this is encouraged Don't practice what they preach

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Everyone is unhappy"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, expanding, exciting, new markets, new products/projects

    Cons

    Micromanaged like never before. You show your designs once every other weeek in a review. A product person approves, sometimes the CXO team. Here they nitpick everything you work on. Normal companies do this way less frequently, but at Klarna this is an opportunity for micromanagement

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  3. Helpful (12)

    "Save yourself and don't work there."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Sold as a fast paced company full of opportunities.

    Cons

    Klarna insanely overworks people and burnout cases are plenty. If you fail, because you've been working at 200% capacity, the management takes it hard on you, without even appreciating your hard work. There is no work-life balance.

  4. "Continuous learning"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and supportive environment, continous learning, and good working atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be a bit challenging sometimes

    Klarna Response

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    Hi, Thank you for sharing! It makes us very happy to see that you enjoy working with us and feel that you're developing. Best regards, Klarna

  5. "Great place to learn."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, freedom to try different ideas, teams composed of professionals with different skill sets

    Cons

    Not so experienced leadership, confused career path

  6. "Would recommend"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Great growth developments. Young, fast paced company

    Cons

    No focus on quality or doing things the right way

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced fun environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Org Development in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues Fast pace Great products Many opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Need more females in management positions! Still a bit unstructured due to fast growth, but getting there.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good for career start"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Klarna full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast pace and you learning quickly

    Cons

    To much work and no salary growth

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Klarna - Good but also challenging."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, quick decision making, exciting product, market leading.

    Cons

    Chaotic, inexperienced leadership team, quite political.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing with awesome new teams"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    dynamic, multi-cultural, fast paced, awesome tech stack

    Cons

    a little of the corporate banking feeling in old systems and procedures

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