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  • Communication across the regions with the time zones is challenging (in 3 reviews)

  • There appears to be an need to increase communication across teams (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Software engineer intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OANDA as an intern

    Pros

    Great company with a fairly open culture, tonnes of smart people, and good learning opportunities for an intern. :)

    Cons

    Upper management turnovers and lots of uncertainty in general during my coop term, but it didn't affect me much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on the great engineering team and continue appreciating the employees


  2. "Awesome Culture, Great People, Impactful Work"

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    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and try new things.
    Meaningful projects and work.
    Great company culture.
    Friendly people.
    Lots of autonomy in your work.
    Peer to peer code review.

    Cons

    Lots of old standards and compliance requirements to meet.


  3. "Web Developer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OANDA as an intern

    Pros

    Company keeps up with latest technology and is always willing to adapt to change to latest market trends.

    Cons

    Lack of quality assurance at company meant developer much spend a great deal of time quality assuring their work.
    Team is too bureaucratic, sometimes the team focus too much on the process and not enough on getting actual work done.


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  5. "Friendly company, not a lot of room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People were really nice and friendly, lots of out-of-work activities to enjoy.
    Great salary, great location, perks, and benefits
    Lots of collaboration between teams

    Cons

    Limited room to grow; more of a place for workers looking to settle down rather than work in a fast-paced, growing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate more learning opportunities where people from all disciplines can learn from one another instead of just programmers, engineers and developers.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company does care about its people. Makes effort in recognition and compensation. Doesn't always get it right but they do try at least. I think management does listen to feedback.

    Work life balance is respected. However, that does not mean you can just coast by. While there is a very relax atmosphere, don't be fooled because everyone works hard and produces good work. Your peers keep you honest.

    Very smart people around.

    Cons

    The company is growing and can feel a stretched at times having to cover so much.


  7. "Great job & people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome people. common goals

    Cons

    still a job. I wish I didn't have to work.


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    "Excellent Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting company to work for. The Organization is a learning Organization. Team members are always will to help each other. Entire Management team is open and approachable. People are encouraged to take a risk and to be innovative. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. People are happy to come into the office. Excellent exposure to variety of people and technologies. You are challenged to think "outside of the box". A company where you can talk to the CEO, CFO, CMO or any Exec.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much of an Open Concept. If you are looking for your own office or a dedicated private office. This is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Maintain the"Grit". Keep on being approachable and Open.


  9. "Potential to Significantly Disrupt a Historically Closed Market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic brand and reputation with clients. A genuine drive internally to do right by the client. Limitless potential to truly democratize the currency markets and change how people think about foreign exchange.

    Cons

    Globally dispersed nature makes communication/coordination sometimes difficult. We are also stretching ourselves by thin by entering a lot of different markets and business lines.

    Advice to Management

    We have now focused the company by organizing and prioritizing critical initiatives, but we must take care not to stifle ideas that have the potential to disrupt the industry. We need to relentlessly, at all levels, make the client's problem our problem


  10. "Highly Recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with some of the most intelligent, talented and praise worthy members. Customer focus is the best I've known so far.

    Cons

    Too much underutilized working space.


  11. "Growing in leaps and bounds"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OANDA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OANDA has passionate and innovative teams who are committed to delivering customer value. People are super smart. Our CEO is totally accessible to staff and promotes open communication. He wants to know "what's on your mind?" I enjoy coming to work everyday. I feel I have a voice, add value and influence decisions. I've been given opportunity to learn, gain new skills and take on new projects. The atmosphere is casual and there's good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Corporate culture takes time to change so there have been growing pains as OANDA has moved out of the "start up" mentality. Priorities can shift quickly. Communication across the regions with the time zones is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the brand. Continue to invest in your people.



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