Calypso Technology

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Great place to work out of college if you are into finance AND tech; job is 20% finance, 80% tech/software

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time

Pros

- Competitive entry-level salary and great health benefits
- Great place to learn about financial technology, one of the hottest topics in today's financial world
- Company is a leader in financial tech industry so there are opportunities to be involved with the cutting edge areas
- Very profitable company -- the largest banks worldwide throw money at Calypso to get the latest software to keep up with recent additions and changes in financial legislation (Basel, Dodd-Frank etc)
- In the heart of downtown SF (public transportation friendly)
- Work is very demanding, but if you can manage your time wisely, work/life balance is good
- A learning culture-- no one thinks they know everything, there is always something new to learn or explore with Calypso
- Quick equipment setup for new employees (laptop, monitor, keyboard, etc)

Cons

- Higher ups can be harsh and impatient when trying to explain/teach to new employees
- Amounts of work given to different employees of the same level can vary considerably
- Very small kitchen and only one bathroom per gender per floor
- Can be frustrating for finance/business majors with little software background to understand Calypso, but this is not really a con, more of a warning to those applicable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Performance expectations can be murky, it is hard to stand out from others (or even understand if one has met expectations) without clearly defined expectations from senior mgt
- Higher ups need to remember that frustration and impatience with new employees not understanding the system will not instill knowledge in them, rather, it slows the learning process

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Boy have they come a long way!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Calypso Technology (less than a year)

    Pros

    i've been here just a few months and there's a ton to learn; people are great! friendly & helpful, very colleagial atmosphere. the work is complex, and i love to figure stuff out so it works well for me.
    good culture & i think top mgt is listening to employees. my mgr is supportive - going to seminars, providing time and space to learn what i need to know, pretty patient overall. the co is very profitable, the salary offer i got was just above market rate (i think). so i'm a happy camper.

    Cons

    at first i was nervous accepting their offer, becuase i read some reviews from last year & they were pretty damning. but i took a chance & so far i'm glad i did. i think mgt has made strides to address employee issues. yeah, the work schedule can be demanding - like 50 hours a week. but i was already used to that in my last job. so it's no big deal. i wish i could expedite my learning process, but it's just gonna take time, i guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep improving, keep listening to the rank & file. benefits are great but maybe can add more? the fully paid health insurance is awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entreprenurial organization that is continually innovating making us the place to grow.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the growth of the organization is a challenge as sometimes there are not enough people to support the effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced talent to support sales and implementaiton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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