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Updated Oct 3, 2022

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Klarna CEO and Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
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Hi everyone, Got a few offers that I would love some input on. Have offers from Visa, PayPal, Affirm, and Wisetack (series B start-up). Visa is in office while the other three are remote friendly, which is important to me. Visa comp is also about 30k lower than the other offers (tc from the other three companies are at around170, yoe 2.5). Normally I’d go with Wisetack or Affirm for the growth potential but given what happened to Klarna, I’m a bit hesitant. Which option would you go with

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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Interesting, but not very nice

    Dec 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I've worked for Klarna for more than 3 years now and seen several departments. A lot can be said about the company and I've tried my best to summarize it here Pros: * Cool technology * Interesting work * Successful company * The sky is the limit mentality

    Cons

    * Too little team work and collaboration. Most people do their own thing and report up to their manager, but there is very little information spread among colleagues * Poor management skills in low or intermediate levels. It appears that managers are selected based on their knowledge of the business, not on their ability to manage. I want my manager to know what the business is about and what I'm doing, but more importantly I want my manager to see me, to help me grow, to clear away any obstacles that prevents me from performing my best, to work with long term strategies, to build a team spirit, to help the team grow etc. This is not in focus at Klarna. You do your thing and that's it * Terrible project management skills. Unclear project goals, no process of determining which projects to start, poor follow-up, common scope changes etc * No long term perspective on personell. You are only measured by the value you bring to the company. If you do a great thing in a not so important project, no one cares. If you perform poorly but still profitable on an important project, you are a hero. This leads to the position being more important than your performance, which in turn leads to a not so sharing environment * Very hierarchical (for a Swedish company) * Very little feedback is given. If you've done something that you're proud of wou don't always get to show it or get cred for it

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    65 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fun company with great learning potential

    Jan 24, 2021 - Director in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very cool company Great and smart colleagues Fast paced learning

    Cons

    You can soar high or be forgotten about. The operating model is unique and can make processing past a manager level difficult. Excellent for learning, but many people feel they are not cared for.

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  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

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    Nov 11, 2019 - Customer Service Associate in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flex time events Multiculturell Different languages Young people

    Cons

    Manager very poor Faking their kindness and making false promises Very bad paid Too much unnecessary meetings

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    12 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Difficult Relationship

    Jul 30, 2022 - Anony