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iZettle Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2019

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3.6
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64%
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92%
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iZettle CEO Jacob De Geer
Jacob De Geer
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great culture, fun atmosphere, contact with people from another countries, good benefits and salary(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pension contribution below expectations for a company this size(in 5 reviews)

  • "Bad management, low salary and poor HR(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere and work culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, young and vibrant work culture. Great products, autonomous teams, freedom to innovate, lots of hack weeks and bright future since we are now part of the PayPal family! Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much. More engagement from senior leadership could be helpful in certain areas / projects.

    iZettle2019-07-26
  2. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have to say, I've been reading some of the recent negative reviews on iZettle and they absolutely do not gel with my experience working here in the Edinburgh office. So I decided to jump on and post my thoughts, as a someone who is not a disgruntled former employee, but rather a very happy current employee. You know that "Sunday" feeling you get, when you know that you have to go to work the next day, and you get...

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    Cons

    No workplace is perfect. In terms of working conditions, I wouldn't change a thing. There are some benefits that they could do better, like a more generous holiday allowance, equal parental leave for men/same sex couples as for mothers, enhanced pension contribution matching, and a more comprehensive private health care plan.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a less flat management structure - as we grow, think about whether a person can be an effective manager with 15-20+ people directly reporting to them. And the managers that you DO appoint? Give them the opportunity to take management training courses, which doesn't come out of their training budget.

    iZettle2019-07-23
  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 

    I have been working at iZettle full-time

    Pros

    Startup Vibes, which is always good

    Cons

    The energy in the office is low

    iZettle2019-07-23
  4. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Backend Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working environment, work life balance, perks and benefits, technology stack, colleagues, culture.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    iZettle2019-06-10
  5. "A place filled with good people."

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    Current Employee - Product in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of kind and fun people. Located in the city heart of Stockholm which is awesome.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, vision and strategy.

    iZettle2019-06-18
  6. "OK, just learn to position yourself"

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    Current Employee - Backend Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally nice people, very good office location and office perks (free food, coffee, arcade games, table tennis, and a lot more), good tech stack, lot of freedom, top-level tools, good brand in the CV.

    Cons

    A lot of things depend on which team you are in. There are managers who provide everything to their teams: good raises, offsite events (even abroad), extra tools, easily granted money for conferences etc. But then there are the others, inexperienced, often consultants, who are afraid of making decisions and taking responsibility for them. They have no clue what is going on, they are not even interested, they are too busy...

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    Advice to Management

    Please, do your best when hiring managers and train them. Create equal opportunities for everyone. Instead of compensating with higher incentive plans the old employees, give them fair raises. Make the job-grades transparent, who is on which level and how to reach the next one. Make the career path clear. Make the compensation really fair, same salary and perks for the same position. Also if you were serious about being...

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    iZettle2019-06-17
  7. "Racists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are racists and do not encourage progress

    Cons

    They are so fake when it comes to diversity, it's the worse company ever! They are pure racists and only favour English and Swedish people.

    iZettle2019-06-12

    iZettle Response

    June 18, 2019Lead Recruiter

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We’re committed to fostering a workplace where all iZettlers feel welcome, included and appreciated. As such, we have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination and exclusion of all types, and no such behaviour is tolerated ...

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  8. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at iZettle

    Pros

    Autonomy and flexible hours are a plus!

    Cons

    Managers lack people management skills.

    iZettle2019-04-17
  9. "A long way to go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues become friends very fast due to colleagues are the only ones you turn to for help and advice instead of management

    Cons

    Poor management - Managers are usually inexperienced in their territory and not people persons. They are mostly junior people for senior roles. Management likes to separate themselves from the rest of the company and you get a "high horse" feeling. When numbers aren't delivered, managers usually try to chase people out of the company to save their own reputation. Poor salary No training No development possibilities...

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    iZettle2019-04-18

    iZettle Response

    April 23, 2019Corporate Communications Manager

    Thanks for your feedback, we're sorry to hear about your experience. We constantly aim to create the best possible conditions for all our talented iZettlers, but admittedly things can always be improved. Your feedback is valuable and will help us understand how we can evolve. Our ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best tech workplaces in Sweden?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iZettle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Product teams are independent to a large degree, the tech organisation is agile, pretty flat and everyone is free to take ownership and drive initiatives. Even though the company recently has had a large influx of more corporate structure, managers, coaches and whatnot, the tech organisation within iZettle is still a very nice place to work at. The culture is very much focused on freedom in conjuncture with taking...

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    Cons

    - Company structure has gone from a delightful flat organisation to a more manager-heavy corporation - Management transparency has gone down recent years - It took way too long for the company to give something back to the employees when it comes to stock options / RSUs. - No clear career path's for the career hungry coders. You basically need to give up coding and become a manager to climb the ladder above a certain...

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep the original iZettle culture, protect and nurture it if you want to keep us long timers. We're still here because that culture was and is the best thing about the company and we'd hate to see it disappear. - Please, pretty please, make sure all managers that are recruited from the outside fit within the iZettle culture. We've had a couple of hit and misses, although they're mostly gone now.

    iZettle2019-03-21
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