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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Business Model; Technology-Driven Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment. Tremendous reputation in the industry. Lots of really gifted people, especially developers. Freedom to work in your own style. No silly rules about dress code or face time.

    Cons

    There have been major changes in senior management since I left so this may not still be true, but there was a lack of transparency, communication and process that could make it a frustrating place to work. They tend to be stingy and inconsistent with compensation. Half the company is developers so the whole place is very engineering-focused. It can feel like the tail wagging the dog sometimes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great job & people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fun and rewarding place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The developers there are smart, relaxed and fun to work with. It is an enjoyable work environment with a lot of interesting projects going on.

    Cons

    The management is reorganizing and the work environment is shifting. Things seem to be going downhill a bit but they may stabilize

    Advice to Management

    Please keep in mind that developers work best in relaxed environments where they can enjoy what they do, feel rewarded by their hard work and don't have to worry about management too much.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.. People are treated well

    Cons

    You need to be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Need to introduce more structure


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern decent perks, fun people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    for the most part people are friendly and open.

    Cons

    recent layoffs, perks diminishing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "RE: The Truth from a Marketing Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Some of the smartest people I ever met.
    • Correction (There is no lunch twice a week for quite some time now.)
    • Breakfast Mondays, Dinner Tuesdays, Lunch Wednesdays
    • A lot of perks, you can view them in our recruitment site.

    Cons

    It's too bad some people feel so negatively about management in the marketing team. I can understand some individuals are frustrated about their managers, however there are no perfect work environments.

    Just a note to the individual who claims to be a current employee. There are a few points you have mentioned in your review that tell me that you have not worked here within the last 6 months. Please do not post that you are a current employee. It makes the current team look bad.

    Advice to Management

    Currently our managers do work to get the best experience for us to the best of their ability while also managing their everyday responsibilities.

    It is unfair to the managers and to the reader to be misinformed. Our managers ARE able perform.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full of smart developers and great people to hang out with.

    Cons

    A couple of their applications have old codebases that are a pain to work on.


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