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Monese Overview

London, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
2013
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
When Monese founder Norris Koppel first moved to the UK from Estonia, he faced a frustrating experience that is all too common.
With no UK credit history or utility bills proving his address, he was immediately denied a bank account. Without one, he found it near ... Read more

Mission: Not only did we want to make opening and using an account as easy as ordering an Uber, we also wanted to ensure it was accessible to everyone and not just a select few with perfect credit scores and several month’s worth of utility bill ... Read more

Monese Reviews

  • "Amazing culture and collaborative working"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative culture empowering people to drive the company forward

    Cons

    Teams could be more synchronised in terms of projects

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Monese Interviews

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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Legal Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Monese (London, England (UK)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Applied for this role in May 2018 and was contacted in September 2018 to see whether still interested. Attended interview in September 2018 with COO which was fairly relaxed. Was contacted a few weeks later to say I would need to have a 2nd interview with the CEO and VP. Attended. Very general non-specific questions. Towards the end of the interview I was told that a contract would be sent to me by email to review...which I was slightly taken aback by as this was technically “homework”. After waiting 3 days for the contract to be sent, I chased to see when I would expect to receive it. I was promised that I would be contacted that same day. Nothing. Received an email today to say no offers would be made as they need a “very senior” person.....with FinTech experience. OK so what was the point of wanting to send me a contract to review?! I actually found the email insulting! I have the relevant legal experience and have had many “senior” roles prior reporting directly into COOs and MDs. FinTech experience no, but such experience does not impact the ability to read, understand and draft legal contracts and documentation!

    Lots of wasted time and effort, especially given the fact that no direct questions in relation to the role itself were asked. I was also informed that as a result of no offers being made they would be revisiting the JD itself however, I note the the same JD has been re-posted today.

    I have rated this experience as negative due to the length of time in dealing with my application, alongside the sheer amount of time wasting.

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Monese Awards & Accolades

  • Best Challenger-Bank, European Fintech Awards, 2016

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