Pleo Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Sold a dream- avoid

    Apr 21, 2020 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Quarterly team camps and nice social activities.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? As others have mentioned in their reviews, you’re sold an absolute dream with Pleo - that’s the best way to put it. They really sell you on autonomy and transparency and how they adhere to the ‘company values’ day in day out, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no transparency, and nothing is communicated with you. It feels so ‘cliquey’, and you quite quickly know if you’re not one of the favourites. During my time, I’ve never felt so under valued and treated so horribly, despite being one of the hardest workers on paper, but apparently that counted for nothing. It was so demotivating, despite what you did you weren’t recognised. Somebody actually got congratulated for making 22 calls in a day during a company meeting - how embarrassing. A prime example was a colleague who hadn’t hit target for 4 months yet still got promoted. Additionally, new starters who had received extremely poor / or no training were put on performance plans in the first 3 months and got fired of their tenure for not hitting targets. All they talk about during the interview process is culture, and I saw the culture absolutely dive bomb into a toxic mess whilst the company tried to rapidly scale, particularly obvious from the VP level management. The processes and CRM were an absolute shambles, yet the management still expect you to hit your targets despite there being such inadequate framework to do so. My 1 to 1s with my manager were abysmal, clearly my manager had no idea how I was doing and wasn’t bothered. I had to effectively structure and fill the 1 to 1s as the manager never prepped for them. HR are unprofessional and in absolute dreamland. They didn’t even bother doing an exit interview with me, despite saying they would. This is a prime example of how they don’t even care and want to try and improve things. Additionally, without naming names, some of the employees, particularly longer standing ones were so so rude, no matter how much effort you made to try and get to know them. It is also hard to trust anyone at the company, considering the people who seem the ‘nicest’ were the ones to turn first and effectively ‘snitch’ on you. Ultimately, they dazzle you with the perks of going to Copenhagen to visit HQ, and these quarterly ‘team camps’, but ultimately the shambolic day to day operations and treatment of staff massively outweigh the perks mentioned above. I’m not the only current / former employee who feels like this, and I understand a lot of people have also left for similar reasons. I would avoid at all cost, there are so many lovely start up companies to work for in London, where you actually get to learn and contribute to the bigger picture.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great, buzzy place to work

    May 5, 2021 - Talent Partner in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -I have found Pleo really lives it’s values, everyone is welcoming , friendly and wants to get to know you -huge potential growth for Pleo as a start up, and also for your career as the company expands.

    Cons

    -none to think of! Keep doing what you’re doing 😊

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    A special place, a great product and an amazing company.

    Mar 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pleo's culture is just hard to explain to people who haven't worked here. It's a diverse combination of very talented and *caring* individuals, coming together as one. It might shine through the brand and the product we are building, taking on one of the most boring industries - "expense reports" and giving it a unique and different "Pleo" spin. The product is the best in class, highest rated, the company is growing tremendously, and yet it still feels like day 1: the potential is immense and we are just scratching the surface.

    Cons

    As every hyper-growth company, there are things that sometimes go a bit too fast and get briefly out of control. It was hard to get the unique culture from Copenhagen to 5 other cities in the start, but with time and with learnings, the company got much better at this too.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing company - amazing culture!

    Mar 30, 2021 - Manager - CXM in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Focus on cultural fit rather than previous experience Treated as a person rather than a number Major focus on taking the right steps and being a good example then growth

    Cons

    UK employees don't have access to much benefits

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fun company, friendly people and a lot of opportunity

    Dec 18, 2020 - Sales 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Plenty of room for progression / personal growth - A lot to be get involved in- social and work - Friendly / caring people - Pleo has a great growth trajectory and investment- this is the time to join - Working with an amazing product that is getting better and better - Transparency from top- CEO is always very honest and involves us in updates - Quarterly team camps (we have been skiing/Berlin/Copenhagen/ Northern Ireland) , as a whole company - Ski trips - Free lunches - Lots of socials (drinking and non drinking)- you make friends for life

    Cons

    Typical negatives / teething pains of of a growing start up, they are working on - Could do with more structure in processes - Always updates, you need to keep up with them - Management young / not very experienced - HR procedures could be improve - Support is there, but can be confusing with where to go and who

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    10 out of 10 so far

    Dec 28, 2020 - Marketing in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company is growing extremely fast, but there's less chaos than you'd expect under the circumstances. The leadership is trustworthy, and always demonstrates in their words & actions that they truly have employees' interests in mind. Everyone is really friendly - you do need to reach out as a newcomer, but there hasn't been a single person who rejected my coffee break chat so far cause they're "too busy", and this kind of openness to the new inflow of energy at the time of growth is a big plus. Pleo is also very remote-friendly, to the point where I can't imagine myself going back to "must be at the office Mo-Fri" kind of setup.

    Cons

    Nothing so far - looked great from the outside, looks even better from the inside

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Over 2 years here, still an amazing company

    Feb 11, 2021 - Partnerships in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company hasn't the feel it when it was 50 employees The culture is still amazing They've made smart moves to bring in experienced leaders (as well as promoting internally)

    Cons

    The pandemic has taken some of the fun away of travelling to different offices I can no longer remember everyone's name

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Sales & Commercial Operations

    Mar 16, 2021 - Head of Sales Operations in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    perks, people, culture, expansion, org

    Cons

    slow, management, bureaucracy, heads, bonuses

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Pros

    -free healthy catering, chefs cooking lunch everyday + healthy snacks and fruit -beaut open-plan office in Shoreditch -regular socials -work with some of the most genius, inspiring and helpful people you'll ever meet, for the market-leading technology in the space -competitive commission / salaries with time to ramp as a new starter -scaling very quick so fast progression for those that are hardworking and merit it -team camp holidays abroad twice a year plus 'mini team camps' to HQ in Copenhagen -flown out to Copenhagen for onboarding/training/meet the whole team -never experienced 'transparency' and honesty like it anywhere! weekly very honest videos from the CEO updating us on the health of the business which during COVID has been extremely reassuring and feel like we're in safe hands

    Cons

    none none none none none

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Coolest startup in Copenhagen

    Sep 10, 2020 - Product Manager in Copenhagen
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Inspiring colleagues from all over the world, good work/life balance, good compensation, nice perks

    Cons

    Maybe the vision could be even more compelling, but otherwise, there's not really any cons, to be honest!

    2 people found this review helpful
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