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Xero Australia

4.7
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Xero Australia Reviews

Based on 8 surveyed graduates working at Xero Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.7
Based on 8 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Everyone lives the company values - they aren't just something that's forgotten about once you're hired. Graduates get amazing support, there's heaps of potential to grow and it's a safe place to make mistakes and learn.
  • Everyone is extremely supportive. You can ask people outside of your team things you don't understand and they wouldn't bat an eye. The company itself is understanding of work-life balance and tries hard to present the best opportunities to its employees
  • It depends on the team but my experience has been generally really good. It doesn't feel like there is a massive hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork has been really good even in these trying covid lockdown times.
  • One of the best product companies to work for in Melbourne.
  • I don't pay much attention to how much I get paid but I feel like I get paid well. There's also a share based incentive scheme to encourage people to stay at Xero for longer which seems pretty cool. Graduates also go under a more frequent salary review process compared to the rest of the business because we generally have a greater "growth potential".
  • Its only been recent that the company is starting to put a lot more focus on designing systems in a more robust way. Some of the thinking in the past was to sort of "hack" things together until it worked (startup thinking). This means some of the systems you work on don't always make a lot of sense and require a great deal of understanding.
  • Generally very social and open to change. However, every team is different and every person is different. e.g. some teams have more "traditional" culture and processes, where some are more up-to-date.
  • Mixed experiences with different managers/team leads in different situations Some positive experiences: - candid - helpful - empathetic - effective at resolving team tension - feedback that I can use Some negative experiences: - left me feeling uncertain in an already difficult project - feedback that doesn't give me any direction
  • Maybe more structure - right now it is very up to the individual how / what they want to learn.

What Insiders Say

9
Career Prospects
9
Career Prospects
As a grad, it's not hard to move up. Check back in a year or two when progression is more "active". That said, I have seen many coworkers promoted and moved to positions that align with their long term goals.
9
Corporate Social Responsibility
9
Corporate Social Responsibility
Xero pays careful attention to our environmental impact and spends money to offset our impact. We generally try to reduce our environmental impact. Xero also partners with Beyond Blue as we see the mental health of small business owners being quite an important social welfare thing we can help out with. There isn't anything I've personally been involved with.
9.5
Culture
9.5
Culture
The structure of the company is relatively relaxed. You can easily communicate with the leaders team. There are a lot of team activities. We have internal hackathons, board games, Friday drinks, etc.
9.9
Diversity
9.9
Diversity
In recruitment, we are asked what we think diversity means and why it is important. Xero pays a lot of attention to gender equality, making sure to spend a lot of effort in making sure women have a great experience in the company. We have a big emphasis on making sure everyone is treated with respect, no matter who you are.
9
Satisfaction
9
Satisfaction
As a graduate developer, in the graduate program, my primary objective is to continue to grow and develop against my personal development plan that is set at the beginning of each rotation. My day to day responsibilities include working as a developer, picking up stories and delivering this end to end. This work may be done independently or pairing with another developer. In addition, I undertake self-learning initiatives.
8.9
Management
8.9
Management
Managers are very accessible (even leaders higher in the organisation). All of them are friendly and are always giving really good feedback and are always asking for feedback from me. There are regular performance reviews which again go both ways. The entire organisation has a focus of recognising individuals either on slack (internal comms tool) or at our appreciation event on Fridays
8.4
Office Work Environment
8.4
Office Work Environment
There are coffee machines, vending machines with free sodas, tidy new kitchens, table tennis, boardgames, break spaces and casual dress.
8.9
Recruitment
8.9
Recruitment
We had a fairly standard process of doing an online technical quiz (programming capability) with a video interview. Then we had an assessment day. The assessment day had an individual interview, a group activity and a research / presentation activity; as well as an opportunity to tour the office and ask questions of people.
8.8
Salary
8.8
Salary
Currently, as a graduate developer, I believe the total pay is fair and relative to other graduate role.
9
Training
9
Training
We have regular casual training events but also have a budget allocated for doing online training or going to conferences. I've had a bunch of training related to AWS which has allowed me to use our systems much more comfortably. Grads also have a more formal training session every Friday run by someone within the company which cover a broad range of topics like what it is like to work in a particular team, how to use a particular tool/framework, ways to encourage growth, how to think about the customer, etc.
9.6
Work Hours
9.6
Work Hours
You are expected at Xero to come in do your best work. The company has a huge focus on balance, that you bring your whole self to work, and work flexible around your life.
8.4
Sustainability
8.4
Sustainability
We make sure to offset our carbon footprint and make sure that all of our suppliers also make efforts to be green