Financial Engines

  www.financialengines.com
  www.financialengines.com
There are newer employer reviews for Financial Engines

1 person found this helpful  

Not the most progressive company, but it's got a lot of great individuals.

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

I have been working at Financial Engines full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Employees care about what they work on.
Most people who work here, actually want to want to work here.
Relaxed environment
There's a push for the use of newer technology

Cons

Many of the engineers aren't the best coders. A lot of crappy code is lying around.
Architects rarely help architect code, they spend most of their time working on new tools.
Old architecture code is prevalent and frustrating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees. I'm not sure what management does a lot of the time. They come out with broad and obvious strategies and act like it was a genius idea. Perhaps opening themselves up to more direct involvement with the teams would help.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

49 Other Employee Reviews for Financial Engines (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission. Focus customer benefits. Lots of new strategic initiatives to focus on employee engagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    1. Great company mission. One of the very very few financial services company that actually want to do good for the individuals. Helping them retire with peace.
    2. Good strategic changes to focus company strategy on customers and constantly improving customer experience.
    3. Lots of initiative to modernize the technology stack.
    4. Value the employees and focus on empowering and engaging employees.

    Cons

    1. Lots of legacy code
    2. Numerous legal implications and rigorous approval process slow down the speed of development.
    3. Not very competitive compensation.
    4. No free lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Increase the compensation if you want to retain top talent. Free lunch can be a nice perk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, growing business, lots of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company actually lives its mission: Help everyday investor prepare well for retirement. It really is an honest financial services company - no conflicts of interests and really is on the side of the individual investor. I am working on something that is more than just trying to turn a profit.

    Business is continuing to grow, challenge is to support that growth, so there are lots of opportunities in product development.

    Cons

    Compensation needs improvement: Company expects engineers to be both skilled technologists able to work with current open source tools, and be knowledgeable of financial services and consumer space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Financial Engines

Work at Financial Engines? Share Your Experiences

Financial Engines

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.