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FIS

Employee Ratings

  • Applied Research Works scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 6969 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 44 reviews)
Applied Research Works employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than FIS employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.1
Applied Research Works employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than FIS employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Applied Research Works employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than FIS employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.0
Applied Research Works employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than FIS employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
FIS Ceo Gary Norcross
88%
88%Gary Norcross
CEO Approval
Applied Research Works Ceo Shaibal Roy
90%
90%Shaibal Roy
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Applied Research Works employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than FIS employees rated theirs.

Salaries

FIS has 5,931 more total submitted salaries than Applied Research Works.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative104 Salaries
$14/hr
Software Engineer97 Salaries
$75,684/yr
Project Manager69 Salaries
$80,286/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Success Manager3 Salaries
$82,000/yr
Vice President Engineering1 Salaries
$140,519/yr
Technical Program Manager1 Salaries
$56,410/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at FIS.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at FIS.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 323 reviews)
"Good work culture"(in 255 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 204 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 72 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Technologist Engineer I

I have been working at FIS full-time for more than a year

Pros

- The FISU program offers participants events with internal employees and subject matter experts for training and discussion. - The person that interviewed me for the FISU program was very kind and... personable (as is basically every other person I've met in the company so far). The main focus was on prior internships and jobs, experience in college, etc. and not on technical exams which can be extremely stressful on new grads in tech. This was the same for everyone in the FISU program that I spoke to. Very happy about this since so many companies end up missing out on great talent due to poorly formatted whiteboard questions and nerves. If you can explain your history in tech, you're probably prepared to interview for the program. - My manager is amazing- understanding and kind. When we were stuck on a team that didn't offer programming, my manager worked with us to ensure we got put on another team so we could put our skills from college/internships/prior jobs to good use. - My PMs value input from us- something that is unfortunately uncommon - I've been able to get experience not just as a developer, but also as PM which has given me a better understanding of the role and helped to be confident that moving to a PM/PO/SM position later in my career - Great benefits, company gives us a couple hundred into our HSA if we have the High Plan. Every time I've contacted the insurance company, they've been very helpful. Not left on the line for ages.

Cons

- We're in the middle of a major reorganization of management to ease the number of people attached to each manager as well as moving the rest of our teams to Agile, so I expect some growing pains... while we settle into all of it. It's going well so far, though. If done correctly, it'll make our organization even stronger. - I didn't get any communication to set up my first interview (social), so it caught me off guard and I hadn't prepared for it like I would have (looking more into the company's history, projects, what companies FIS has merged with recently, etc.), but the interviewer was understanding and made sure I was completely set up with a date and time for my second interview (technical). Make sure you send out emails to ensure your candidates know when to expect a call so they can put their best foot forward!

Advice to Management

Let your FISU participants experience roles outside of what they joined if they express interest like my managers did for me. You'd be surprised at how well a lot of them could do. It lets employees... know that you trust that they are responsible enough to lend a hand to people outside of their immediate role. If they end up liking the work they did, you've got one more employee that could be put under consideration for a role they'd be good at that already has some amount of experience within your organization. Knowing that people appreciate the work I put in and allowing me to explore tasks from other roles when time allowed solidified that I really enjoyed the positions that I had been planning on moving toward in my career. It's easy to go from developer to management. Not so easy to go backward a lot of the time.

Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

I have been working at Applied Research Works full-time

Pros

I really loved how welcoming and supportive everyone is. I have grown so much since I started—the CTO is very encouraging, supportive, and a fantastic role model. I feel like everyone has my back. I... feel comfortable and supported from my managers. I really enjoy working at a place where you can see the impact you’re making. I don’t feel like a pawn or number. I really love it here.

Cons

It’s a big workload. You need to know how to manage a lot of tasks, set up healthy habits to step away from your computer (walks, stretch break, etc), know when to say ‘no’ to additional work (&... be vocal about when you need help)—be efficient with your time and thoughtful about scheduling and you’ll do well. (Also learning ClickUp before would help!)

Job Postings

FIS has 2,424 more recently posted open jobs than Applied Research Works.