Financial Engines

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Full of nice, intelligent people

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

Pros

While I met some of the smartest people in the corporate world here, environment is very collegial and not cut-throat. There are many Stanford/Berkeley phds, and ex-stanford professors in investment management. The environment is very academic and encourages learning. People work hard but make time to help others. Health/vacation benefits are great. The recreation room is also great. Free beverages (sodas, sparkling water, etc.) and breakfast/snack foods.

Cons

Salary is a bit below industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, but consistently overcommitted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The mission of the company is very inspiring. Financial Engines provides top-notch investment advice to thousands of people for a fraction of the price typically charged by investment advisors. Employees are passionate and unified in this mission.

    Cons

    The executive management team consistently overcommits which results in people being stretched too thin. This leads to mistakes and re-work and ultimately slows things down. Morale is also down because people are burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay true to the mission, but work with employees to figure out a realistic workload so that we're not on a path for people to burn out and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corrupted company with seriously dysfunctional HR Department that covers every possible management harassment case.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    It used to be a very nice company when it just started where people were nice with bunch of great ideas.

    Cons

    No career growth with very low compensation. Management harassment all over the place with no HR to protect you. Company full of management lunatics that only worry about what they put in their pockets. Many good people including executive management leaving company as they feel company hasn't changed and have no future. Engineering and QA has been outsourced to India that lead to very poor product quality that over time is just getting worse and worse. Server side is extremely unstable and crashing all the time. Basically, it's not about people, it's about how much money management can put in their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional management that cares about people and their career growth. STOP OUTSOURCING JOBS TO INDIA and START INVESTING MONEY INTO AMERICAN ECONOMY!!! Hire professional HR that can protect their employees and not just cover management mistakes. Executive management should stop flying in the clouds and start facing reality. You're all leaving in some kind of dream world of "Financial Fantasy" that doesn't exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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