Klarna Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Feb 14, 2019

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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. "great products, fast pace"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced Interesting products Lots of development opportunities if you are willing to work for them Working with great people

    Cons

    things can change a lot and can change fast

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great people and products"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Klarna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Killing checkout products and great people to work with

    Cons

    Low salaries in general with poor soft value focus


  3. Helpful (12)

    "Great colleagues - terrible culture when it comes to management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people working at Klarna and there are many opportunities to advance or change path within the company. They also arrange a lot of events, guest speekers etc. that are really interesting.

    Cons

    The management is not working, at least in the lower levels. Most managers/team leaders are quite inexperienced as managers, they get close to no leadership training and there is a culture of micromanaging. From what I have seen many team leaders seem to point fingers and blame their team whenever something goes wrong, rather that owning up to it themselves and taking actions - something very different from normal Swedish work culture. My team leader treated people in postions below her terribly, really a bully rather than a manager. That said, there are good managers there too, but until the company culture changes and they start valuing good leadership I would advice people who value competent leaders to think twice before joining.

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  4. Helpful (9)

    ""Smoooth" from outside but not inside"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Good HQ location Very fast growing company

    Cons

    Extremely bad and inexperienced middle management Many people work in positions that they are not qualified for Not as transparent as they usually want to present it Salaries and the benefits are not to die for

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  5. Helpful (19)

    "Chaotic and non-transparent"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and great people to work with. Great products. Products you can be proud of and a growing company. Lots of people with good intentions.

    Cons

    Management means well and shows a lot of actions sometimes. CEO said once, he doesn't care how much people say they love you, they have to show it with actions. He was speaking from the heart but unfortunately him and his team says a lot of things and then does the opposite. They fire people and talk to people like everyone is a replaceable robot. Klarna has 9 C-level executives but none for HR. If you google Klarna you can even find an article where the CEO literally said he doesn't believe in work-life balance. Which is easy for him to say as a billionaire.

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  6. "Software Engineer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great people and environment.

    Cons

    The organization is too bearaucratic

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Klarna full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and a great product

    Cons

    Can't really think of something

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in the heart of Stockholm"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office, great people, a lot of internal events (Friday Fika, Klarna Kickoff day), benefits

    Cons

    Changes are implemented always very quickly and are sometimes not thought through, Hard to rise up within the company, the interview process takes ages (and HR talks to two former employees for half an hour - I felt embarassed that they take so much time from them) , American-startup vibe

  9. "High speed and great employees"

    3.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Klarna

    Pros

    Great people work here, nice office.

    Cons

    Unstable leadership and direction. Never know what will happen next.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Vice President in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Great opportunities International Sexy product that will change the world of payments

    Cons

    It's not for everyone. It's fast paced, high ambitions and constant change.

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