Yes, you’ll get the usual stuff like a laptop, holidays and a salary but we don’t just want to sell you a list of benefits. We’d like to explain a bit more about why we offer what we do.
Sharing in our success
We offer everyone who works for us stock options as we’re building Wise together and want you to share in the success of our $5 billion company on a mission. We’ve been profitable for 4 years now and we don’t plan on slowing down.
Stock options mean you get the right to buy Wise shares at a fixed price in the future like at a liquidity event. It’s a long-term incentive for people who want to join us and make a positive, important change in the world.
It’s really important to us that we grow our company responsibly and sustainably for our people and for our customers. Read our 2020 annual report to find out more.
It's a marathon, not a sprint
We know working at Wise is challenging and all our people go above and beyond for our customers.
Because of this, after 4 years at Wise, you’ll have the option to take a paid sabbatical: 6 weeks paid time off and £1,000 financial support in addition to your annual leave.
This is to reward the time and effort that you’ve put into Wise and give you stretch of time to fully switch off and reflect back on your journey.
Flexibility and trust
We positively encourage flexible working. Whether it’s time off for children, working from home, school plays, volunteering or just life admin – we know flexibility is essential.
Here success is measured by the impact you have, not the amount of time you spend in the office. So chat to your team lead and work out what works best for you whether that’s different hours or working from home. Here, you’re trusted to do the right thing.
A home away from home
We create office environments that mean people enjoy coming in and where everyone can do their best work. All our offices are pet-friendly and true to our Estonian roots, almost all our offices have a sauna!
There’s free daily breakfasts and weekly team lunches. If you have a specific interest or hobby in mind, you can gather a group of interested co-workers and we’ll subsidise the activity like yoga, football or golf. You name it, we’ll support it.
Work hard, play harder
Since the early days of Wise, we’ve taken all our employees on a paid company trip. The goal is to bring everyone together, have fun and celebrate our mission.
Despite our rapid growth in size, it’s important to grow our culture and keep people as excited about our mission as we were when we launched. Our Summer Days 2019 trip to Estonia was bigger than ever before – over 1,200 people attended from offices around the world!
Unfortunately the global pandemic has put our loved tradition on hold, but we’re definitely bringing it back when we can. Until then, we’re celebrating where we can and in ways we can.
We also offer:
- Parental leave
- Medical insurance plans*
- Health and wellbeing discounts
- Pension and retirement plans*
- Social events
- Relocation support
* these benefits vary depending on location