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Financial Engines Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
34 Reviews

3.4
34 Reviews
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Financial Engines President and CEO Jeff N. Maggioncalda
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    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.  

    Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Co-workers are very helpful and knowledgeable people. I had lot of hands on experience on technologies related to network and security. Got to know practical aspects of theory learnt in classes. Learnt analyzing and evaluating network tools. Did some interesting research related to certificate authorities, network management tools, hardware and software network devices. Internship actually gave an opportunity to expand my professional network.

    Cons

    No, I love my company..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand internship program also it will be nice to work in multiple team. I request you to visit career fairs at schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Connected -> Interviewed -> Got an offer. All in < 3 weeks !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Interview process is super fast!! Talked to recruiter over phone couple of times.. He quickly scheduled a phone screening with hiring manager and with the architect on the following day.. Called for an on-site in the following week!! Got the final offer in 2 days .. Negotiated on the same day and final offer letter on the next day.

    Everything happened in less than 3 weeks (No exaggerations). The Recruiter (Ronny Greer) was super fast in going through the process. No old school email exchanges. Directly call and text ! Also, Have not met a recruiter before who knows technical stuff required for the position in such details (and not just the names ;) )

    Company has a bunch of products which help people to retire with better financial position. To me it is important to work for a initiative to help people in some way through my work. Company has great past and promising roadmap ahead. I am really excited and eager to join :)

    Cons

    Cant find any at this point and hope I dont find any :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Mission, fabulous company

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

    Pros

    highly motivated, visionary and cooperative team.
    Managers are friendly and nice
    Free breakfast and lots of drinks
    working on cutting edge technology
    team members are very friendly and helpful
    No pressure
    scrum methodology help to get frequent feedback from everyone.

    Cons

    should give more benefits to inters specially travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give some more compensation and benefits to employees like travel etc.
    especially to the interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Product with Great Vision

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

    Pros

    I feel it's a great product that can help people in their planning of money savings, that will help them in future.
    It was a great & quick interview process. Team and Recruiter very very supportive during the process of H1b transfer and shifting the joining date based on my availability.

    Cons

    Giving people tool for that future planning is a great responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Environment, Great Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Good balance between work and life.
    No micro-management

    Cons

    None as far as I know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Stable Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Good Product and Services
    Management has a future vision
    Great Work life balance
    Family oriented company

    Cons

    Salary less than market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work just increase some salaries please :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can you find heaven on earth in a job? Well, YES!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    FE has a wonderful balance of academic theory and real life application. It's wonderful to have a job in finance where you know the organization is really trying to help people (small or big account). You can sleep well at night. There are high standards here, great managers, top management is really accessible, incredible work life balance, and you don't have to wear a suit to work. The work is engaging and the culture is just plain happy. No big egos here. FE is the best place to work at.

    Cons

    The main office is in Sunnyvale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great business. Great place to work. Great people."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Financial Engines has a super high-quality team that cares about their mission to help people get the retirement help they deserve.

    Cons

    Challenging customer ecosystem => financial institutions, Fortune 1000 companies and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for upper management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but at the time of my employment hours were long and more employees were needed.

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

    Pros

    Salary was very good, benefits great, people in the trenches were competent and fun to work with. Holiday and PTO typical of most companies. The best part of working there was knowing you were helping folks to utilize financial benefits provided by their companies but never fully explained. The product is priceless and the results of using FE as my own 401k adviser during one of the worst economic downturns resulted in my being able to move and purchase a home with my 401k.

    Cons

    Some of the Senior Management group did not always seem up to the job they were hired for and misused funds in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall CEO did excellent job of steering company and was tireless in the execution of his duty. Where I would say he went wrong was in the process for adding and terminating senior management. It is hard for an employee to watch good folks being let go.

    Recommends

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