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OANDA Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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Edmond Eger III
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for family man"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA full-time

    Pros

    Work and Life Balance. 25 vacation days + medical leaves.
    Great Insurance policy for employee and family.

    Cons

    Poor internal training system.
    Great mentors and leaders are missing.

    Advice to Management

    Please review year end evaluation program.
    Don't share with team. It may encourage some but discourage most.


  2. "Nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office environment with very good welfare and challenging management skills development on individual and as a team. Fast paced, fun and supportive role.

    Cons

    Challenging for the individual on personal skills development and management, wide client base that may be a double edge sword. Limitations on role at times.

  3. "Trader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    better than other market makers out there

    Cons

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


  4. "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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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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    • 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.


  7. "Good people, good reputation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OANDA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, health care, professional development support. company all about the people, customer service.

    Cons

    behind in technology and account administration/processing. makes service for clients slow

    Advice to Management

    improve IT

  8. "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.


  9. "Growing in leaps and bounds"

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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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "relationship manager"

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Management doing a great job!!

    OANDA Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – CMO

    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!


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