Employee Review

  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Developer

    Jul 10, 2016 - Software Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great culture for an IT company. If you are a die hard geek and always want to try out cool things, Xero certainly has a place for you. Regular team event is pretty awesome. it has a relaxing culture, Xero trusts you as an adult. Xero has some of the best programmers in New Zealand, you will learn a ton even if you are a senior developer already.

    Cons

    if you are one of those developers who works hard, but are not good at seeming smart even if your IQ is high with a University qualification, love to help people, tutor junior developers, and especially if English is your second language hence you are shy to express yourself, then basically you will get stuck in the same position no matter how good you do your job Xero does promotion in an awkward way, on one hand, it does it very right, it promotes many really talented people because their talent just shine out, they are hard to avoid, on the other hand it does it horribly, it loves to promote people who acts like they are good but actually aren't, it values talkers much more than doers, performance details don't seem to matter. so if you are one of those good developers, not extremely talented or have all the time in the world to learn new tech 3 hours per day, are however perfectly good at what you do, and even if you contribute a ton to the team, you will expect yourself to get 2 - 4 % raise max per year, it's worse if you start low, because that doesn't even matter, and they will tell you something like this in the review, mate, you are doing a great job, you really deserve more, so the team average is 2%, you will get 2.9%, wooohoooo, am I supposed to be impressed? 0.9% is like a few hundreds dollars PER YEAR, sorry, no. hence many people are leaving, good people, people with knowledge, history and experiences, Xero will suffer from this in long term. I've moved on from Xero, while I was looking for my next destiny, I realised how under valued myself was at Xero. I am pretty sure many share the same feeling. Xero is great company, I really hope it will realise this problem and start to address it, I wish all the best for Xero even I've already moved on.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company, especially for public accountants looking to get into tech

    Jan 19, 2022 - Solutions Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, PTO and wellness days and work life balance.

    Cons

    High turnover is the GTM roles due to salary ranges being not as competitive as the market

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

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    Jan 10, 2022 - Product Designer in Wellington, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The team culture is great

    Cons

    Career progression can be limited when you don't have a manager

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