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Fidessa Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Public (FDSA)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world's financial community.

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today's financial markets is all about staying ahead of the ... Read more

Mission: The leading, trusted supplier of specialised, open, financial business services and applications to all participants within the financial markets regardless of their size.

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Fidessa – Why Work For Us?


Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world's financial community.

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today's financial markets is all about staying ahead of the curve. Having the capability to spot new trends and act fast turns change into opportunity. That's why 85% of the world's premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology.

It's also why $20 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global network each year. Because we're the market leader, we can also offer unique access to the world's largest and most valuable trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Fidessa is a global business with scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. We're listed on the London Stock Exchange and recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge, integrated solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.

Company Culture

Fidessa has very high standards. There is a 'can do attitude' coupled with the sense of always being ready to 'go the extra mile' for the success of the company. No-one has ever been told off for trying something new here. There is a palpable sense of pride in the technical expertise and solutions on offer, plus the kudos from being part of, enhancing and maintaining the reputation of the company in the marketplace.

The vision at Fidessa is of offering a coherent range of flexible financial applications and business services, working together to automate business flows - both within and between financial firms - making it easier to buy, sell and own financial assets of all types globally.

Essentially, the company's mission is to establish our solutions and become the leading provider of workflow solutions for both the buy-side and sell-side covering the key asset classes required. As we move forward it will always remain vital to ensure we do not lose focus on maintaining a leading presence within the markets where we've already been successful.

Fidessa's culture can be summarised as being a technology-oriented company with a passion for delivering high-quality solutions to business problems. It is freethinking and does not believe in rigid structures or tight controls where these limit its ability to be innovative and adaptable. Teamwork rules while there is still acceptance of responsibility as individuals for everything done - ensuring quality and protecting the interests of Fidessa, its customers and its shareholders.

"Fidessa is an equal opportunities employer. We recognise that diversity of cultures, backgrounds, nationalities and ideas enriches the working environment and is important to the long-term prosperity of our business."

Is Fidessa for me?

We all want to enjoy our jobs. Working for a company that shares our beliefs and ambitions can make this a reality.

Fidessa is a technology-oriented company with a passion for delivering high-quality solutions to business problems.

Fidessa recognises that a business is only as good as its people. In order to continue to provide and build on our high quality products and services, we seek to employ only the best! We employ enthusiastic, professional individuals to join us at all levels of the business, from recent graduates to director level.

As a new starter, what can I expect?

At Fidessa, you can work in a friendly, professional and innovative environment alongside like-minded colleagues. The dedication and enthusiasm that all our employees demonstrate makes Fidessa a unique and great place to work.

Our in-house Technical Training Team ensures all our employees are equipped with the information required about our products and services. For those who need it, full training on the financial markets is also provided, along with a variety of interpersonal and skills development courses.

Fidessa recognises the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance and organises various social events for staff throughout the year. We also offer our employees competitive salary and benefit packages.

There is a palpable sense of pride in the technical expertise and solutions we offer, as well as excitement regarding enhancing and maintaining the reputation of Fidessa in the marketplace.

Fidessa is an equal-opportunities employer. We recognise that diversity of cultures, backgrounds, nationalities and ideas enriches our working environment.


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    Pros

    Overall they seem to value employees as people. Very affordable Aetna health plans, MetLife Dental, VSP vision. Good vacation time. Executives are friendly and very approachable. Frequent treat days as well as fresh fruit twice a week.

    Cons

    As the company is headquartered and managed out of the UK, some of the concerns and needs of the US support staff are not always met quickly or fully.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of the US staff- there is sometimes a different point of view and needs from the UK.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Fidessa.

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    Don't waste your time. I gave hackerrank test with 2 simple questions and test cases running. I got a reject. Initially I believed that other reviews must be biased, but they are right.

    @Fidessa Stop wasting everyone's time.

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Fidessa Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employers United Kingdom Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2016, 2016
  • Inside Market Data Awards, Most Innovative Market Data Project, 2016
  • Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For(Large), The Job Crowd, 2015
  • Top Employers United Kingdom Certification, Top Employers Insitute, 2015
  • Top Companies for Graduates to work, The Job Crowd, 2014
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