When Wired magazine named OANDA one of the 10 “non-Californian” technology companies you wish you worked for, we felt humbly proud. More than a few of us also grinned a little at the irony: OANDA is certainly a great place to work, but it’s the people who make it so.
Since its inception in 1995, OANDA has been driven by a mission to excel in terms of technological innovation, engineering expertise, and exemplary customer service. The fact that OANDA has won many “best forex broker” awards is attributable to our skillful employees.
Beyond our collective expertise, what sets OANDA apart – as our CEO K Duker says – is our practice of hiring people who are helpful, honest, and kind. With a great staff of smart, creative, energetic people, we are better positioned to make a difference in our industry.
Here’s what some of our team members have to say about work life at OANDA:
Jason Primeau, Director of Development
Joined OANDA May 2000
“OANDA has always embraced change and encouraged people to grow along with the company. Technological innovation is a priority for the company, which means an incredible amount of hard work. But we also have fun in the workplace, be it through our internal ‘Hack Day’ competitions or multitude of social events. The office atmosphere is open and remarkably politics-free. On the engineering side especially, the environment is similar to that of a university post-grad lab where people collaborate instead of compete, because we know you get better results that way.”
Alex Case, Product Manager
Joined OANDA July 2010
"The people make OANDA such a great place to work. One of our company core values is ‘fearless integrity’ which is something I deeply believe in, and is something I witness in action working at OANDA. My colleagues act with such fearless integrity every day it makes being at work truly enjoyable and worthwhile. We trust each other to always do the right thing by our clients and that makes me feel good about being here."
Fiona Lake Waslander, Vice President of Product Management
Joined OANDA April 2009
“OANDA has some of the most talented people in the technology industry. Our innovative team continues to push the envelope developing great products. I also love working at OANDA because as a Canadian-based global company, I get to work with customers and colleagues from all over the world, while continuing to live in a great city like Toronto.”
Cindy Moeser, Executive Assistant and Chair of OANDA’s Social Committee
Joined OANDA November 2011
“OANDA is a great place to work because there is a collective focus on empowering employees and a true sense of teamwork across the entire company. We work in an environment that promotes hard work but fully enjoys celebrating our wins. Management makes it a priority to recognize both the big accomplishments and the small incremental gains we log to reach our collective goals. We are a fun and interactive group and the opportunity to learn from one another is promoted at all levels of the company.”
Dorothy Comber, Web Group Manager
Joined OANDA February 2005
“OANDA is all about collaborating with smart people and driving ideas forward. I never stop learning and being amazed by what is being created by the people around me. If you love to learn and love to challenge what you know, you'll love to work here.”