OANDA Reviews

Updated Dec 29, 2020

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2.7
33%
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OANDA CEO Gavin Bambury (no image)
Gavin Bambury
9 Ratings
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  • "Status is more important to senior management than the team working for them(in 6 reviews)

  • "Whoever on the board that made that decision, should also be removed from decision making duties(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forex Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I earn boatloads as a self-employed forex trader.

    Cons

    There are no cons--except trading can be stressful.

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "Ghost ship"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You know that saying, "tell your boss what he loves to hear and you won't work a day in your life." Or something like that anyways.

    Cons

    Your boss is an unqualified careerist who "made it" and your primary responsibility is to justify his inflated salary. Pay attention to how one-sided your contract is, it's not some perfunctory legal process the actual HR/management philosophy here is to push all risk and accountability off to employees and traders. Don't expect any real support either.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "From bad to worse"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free beer and snacks, and hours are ok

    Cons

    pretty much everything else, especially HR and management

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  4. Helpful (12)

    "Poor Performer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Positive on the work life balance front.

    Cons

    Poor strategic direction from the top down.

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  5. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Love working for OANDA. Still a bright future for anyone who has aspirations.

    Cons

    Long term strategic vision is unclear, at this point.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Trader"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at OANDA

    Pros

    better than other market makers out there

    Cons

    Market Maker, under the impression that sometimes they might trade against you.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "relationship manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA

    Pros

    Great and flexible work environment. Room to grow at OANDA.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

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    OANDA Response

    September 3, 2015CMO

    Thanks for the fantastic review! Glad you think management is doing a great job. It's the great people we manage that drives the business forward!

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Been with OANDA many year"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Tons of smart, quirky, fun people. Reasonable hours. Committed to going agile. Company takes integrity seriously.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to communicate with many global offices. Could arguably make a larger, positive global impact elsewhere.

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    OANDA Response

    September 3, 2015CMO

    Thanks for the review. We [senior management] are working very hard to set clearer, more aligned goals. Glad you feel this is getting better. It's a continual work in progress.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "A Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Nice workplace, good people, good management, strong executive team and board, compelling strategy and vision. Exciting but not crazy, professional yet fun, challenging but not overwhelming. I like working here and feel like my contributions are meaningful, valued and recognized.

    Cons

    It can be a bit disorganized at times, and having multiple offices in various time zones introduces communication challenges. Communications equipment needs improvements, especially in light of how critical it is since we rely on remote communication so much.

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    OANDA Response

    September 3, 2015CMO

    Thanks for the feedback. Totally agree on communication challenges. We've been working hard on improving that. We've partnered with Starleaf for video and Slack for messaging. Hopefully you're seeing an improvement. Starleaf is best when there's an 'install' like we have in San Francisco. We're working to get native installs in every office so this communication issue is reduced. Now if we can just solve that pesky time-zone thing... ;)

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Historical Performer; Future Growth Unlimited"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OANDA

    Pros

    Great leadership. Great employees. Amazing atmosphere. Open and communicative.

    Cons

    Future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!

    OANDA Response

    September 3, 2015CMO

    Thanks for the review. We agree the future is bright!

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