Eze Software Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
95 Reviews
3.5
95 Reviews
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Eze Software Chief Executive Officer Pete Sinisgalli
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and the culture is great (in 10 reviews)

  • Eze is a fantastic place to start your career (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be better, but again, it is a financial industry (in 15 reviews)

  • Sometimes you do work really long hours, but management does take notice (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deployment Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Deployment Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable atmosphere and a good place to begin your career. Surrounded by good managers and hard working employees.

    Cons

    Hours can be long with no additional compensation. Little visibility between teams

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start and grow as well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    growing company, good growth opportunities, perks, and great benefits on sponsoring industry certificates (CFA, FRM,etc)

    Cons

    some teams/managers may not be as good; may not be a perfect place for a pure technical guy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as size gets bigger, don't reduce benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with lot of Scope to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management, flexible timings, straight forward project decisions without any behind the bush run.

    Cons

    Have not come across so far.. don't anticipate in future too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "Just OK" sums up my feelings.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salary, good benefits, lots on onsite perks. Good management and work culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and the expectation that you put in 60 hour weeks, unclear promotion/compensation scale, management is promoted largely on a tenure scale and less on leading abilities, company is so thin right now that everyone will burn out in a few years if changes aren't made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, stop stretching us so thin. If you expect us to give up our free time and families then compensate us for that loss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 13 people found this helpful  

    These reviews are hilarious....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice offices, (mostly) nice people who are pretty cool, good sense of general motivation, they recruit top candidates (although struggle to retain them), a top financial services company. The reviews on this site are clearly all biased and either submitted by employees who have been fired (the one star reviews) or HR (the five star glowing reviews). Eze is a little of both - yes, the recruiting process is a little misleading as this is not a "finance" job, but the name of the company should clue you into that - this is a SOFTWARE company. I'm not sure why so many people can't figure that out. There seems to be many people hired with little to no software skills which is frustrating to much of the company - it can be annoying to teach someone at a software company what a SQL database is and how that is different than C# code. If you're willing to learn the software-side of things (and software isn't incredibly hard to learn), you'll be fine. The developers are, on the whole, very talented and willing to go the extra mile. The consultants, however, are a pretty miserable folk because their job is pretty awful. The GTS and QA folk treat the office like a frat house since their jobs do not require that much skill or innovation, although some are extremely bright and talented. They probably should have looked elsewhere for a starting job. The sales folk are hilarious and great at their jobs - sales is probably the high point of Eze, even if it isn't that difficult (the OMS sells itself - most funds get it for compliance reasons AKA they HAVE to get it).

    Cons

    EXIT OPPORTUNITIES. For the most part, exit opportunities are limited, which is the biggest disadvantage of Eze. You spend a lot of time learning the product and less time gaining skills you can apply to other jobs. Most consultants ultimately move to an ops or systems support role at a hedge fund, which are, in the eyes of the front-office folks at these funds, "b!tch jobs." I had a unique tenure at Eze and had visibility into several divisions of the company. While the "pros" section relates mostly to development, this "cons" section is to the "business" side of the company. The consultants are, on the whole, miserable people because their job is awful. They are tech support for the software and their clients are a-holes; I've never seen people be abused like they are. The GTS and QA folk seem to be motivated to become consultants, but would be better of in product management, which is a much better job.

    Overall, Eze is a 2.5 star company - it produces good products and has skilled developers and sales people (4-5 stars) and decent product management, but the rest of the company is pretty rotten (consulting, GTS, QA). I give it 2 stars since there are more people in these bad roles than there are people in good roles, so the company trends downward. I would avoid if you are on this "business" track (based on the caliber of people they hire, you can do better) but suggest if you are on the development or sales side (or PM, but I don't think they hire externally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire software people for your software company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart management. Growing company. Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time

    Pros

    Management knows what they are doing, while at the same time they make the effort to listen to and incorporate employee feedback into the daily operations of the company. While there isn't room for every single employee to advance and rise up the ranks, every effort is made to maintain good talent and make opportunities available to them.

    Culture is key... "improvement committee"... "charity committee"... sports teams... social hours... nights out... etc... Folks are very active in keeping it an enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    As the company grows, as much as management tries to keep the small company feel, there is a natural separation of upper management from the masses. And while opportunities do open for people to advance and improve their careers, there does become a log-jam in certain areas and folks do get forced out (by their own choice, to make more money elsewhere, for example).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company

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

    I have been working at Eze Software

    Pros

    Nice working environment and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Small company with more subsidiaries than required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can really think of, salaries are ok, benefits are average, most people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Forget about using any new technologies or introducing them it just won't be tolerated.
    They own Zero intellectual property e.g. if they can't build it buy it.
    The entire company is run like a financial sales company but it s Software company.
    When you think about working environment, think trading house.
    When it comes to development tools think 1990
    When it come to QA it's non-existent, that's not to say they don't have any QA just that QA turnover is HIGH (75%) so development ends up providing QA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave, but seriously I know its all about creating Sales reps but stop leaching from QA.Stop and hiring people with ZERO software experience. Manage the company not the divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eze is a great place to work and a true meritocracy. If you do your job well, you will be rewarded accordingly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Current Employee - QA Analyst

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Eze is a fantastic place to start your career. They do a great job of investing in and helping young promising employees grow. If you are willing to put in the work and show you truly add value, you WILL be rewarded. The QA program, despite other bad reviews, does not live up to the fear, terror and abuse that some reviews on this site portray. There seems to be some bad apple(s) who felt they were entitled to things they did not earn and found this website as a logical place to vent their frustrations. Yes it is an entry level role, yes at some point you will have to do some things you don't want to do, but that is a part of beginning your career and certainly not something exclusive to Eze. My time in QA was enjoyable overall and outside of some infrequent and dire circumstances, believe the hours and pay were more than fair.

    Cons

    Eze has been growing rapidly over the last few years and the company has struggled to hire at the same rate. As most of the company's employees have been promoted from within, this has a "trickle-up" effect that has left some of the consulting teams very short staffed. It gives employees the opportunity to move up quickly but also has the negative side-effect of inexperienced people having too much responsibility. Management has noticed and is working hard to keep people happy, but needs to either better prioritize hiring or rethink their hiring requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to retain valuable employees and prioritize hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Role, Great Team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant
    Current Employee - Business Consultant

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Been at Eze for over two years and came up through the leadership development program. As a consultant, I've begun to realize how the training program really prepared me for the role. Team is great and I've gotten a lot of product and industry knowledge.

    Cons

    Initially, I didn't understand how the training program was going to help me in the long run. It seemed very technical and Eze product specific at time, but it has paid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees, recent initiatives are great to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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