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Financial Engines Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (FNGN)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Financial Engines (FE) currently offers personalized advice to millions of workers nationwide for saving, investing and living in retirement. In February, 2016, FE acquired The Mutual Fund Store® and together we have become America’s largest independent ... Read more

Mission: Reinvent the system to give all people to grow.

Company Updates

  • At Financial Engines, we’ve always put our clients’ interests first – which is why we’ve been a vocal supporter of the Conflict of Interest Rule, which would require all investment advisors providing retirement advice to do the same. Last week, we submitted another formal comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor expressing our thoughts on recent moves to delay and weaken the Rule. Take a look:

  • At Financial Engines, we care greatly for our clients and employees – so we built a new resource center to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Take a look and find out what to know as the recovery and rebuilding process begins.

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Financial Engines – Why Work For Us?

Our work in a nutshell!

We were founded in 1996 to help people just like you, and hundreds of Fortune 500 companies use our workplace solutions to help their employees with personalized financial guidance. We provide objective, fee-based advice and asset management, with an aim to help you build a better financial future, plain and simple.

Let's reinvent the system to give all people the power to grow.

Financial Engines was founded on a mission to help people. After 20 years, we are the largest independent registered investment advisor in the nation serving over 1 million people with over $150B assets under management ( But we want to do more. We are expanding our services to reach more people and need mission-driven individuals passionate about helping others.

Visit our Career Center to learn more about our opportunities and benefits.

Financial Engines, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity employment.

Describing a company’s culture is no easy feat.

But at Financial Engines, we believe that our core values are the best reflection of what it’s like to work here. We attract the best and the brightest in a variety of disciplines. But regardless of title or talent, everyone at Financial Engines is committed to the same core values.

  • Always do the right thing.
  • Help each other.
  • Be clear.
  • Reinvent.

I’m Larry Raffone, CEO of Financial Engines. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience as an FE employee. I joined FE 14 years ago because I believed in Bill Sharpe’s vision to help people who could not get help any place else. In leading our next phase, I’m focused on engaging and developing our people, creating and nurturing a dynamic culture,and setting the course to help millions of people who desperately need our help.

Earlier this year, we began to build an ambitious plan for the future. This is how we’ll get there:

We’re becoming a customer-focused company.
We don’t know enough about our customers. We’ll get to know them to learn about their ambitions, their needs, and their aspirations.From customer visits to interviews to research, we’re trying new things and learning from them. They’re the reason we exist.

We’re challenging our competitors.
FE wants to make sure we’re the ones who win. To do this, we have to out-innovate and out-execute. We have to search every day for the innovations that can make our vision become reality.

We’re leading a transformation.
We need people who can help with our new direction, point us to powerful technologies, and embrace disruptive innovation. It’ll take all of us working together to make this transformation happen, and we couldn’t be more excited.

This is the future we’re here to build: A company of significance that makes it possible for millions of Americans to retire well.

To our future employees: We can’t wait to have you aboard. To our past employees: Thank you for your feedback. We’re listening.


Larry Raffone

President & CEO

We are reinventing the way we build things and are rapidly moving into AWS Cloud. If you are excited about building enterprise grade applications as a network of inteligent, self-deployable microservices, check out our Tech Blog.

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    Great teamwork environment. Senior leadership cares about clients and employees. Great work/life balance, very easy to work from a remote location or home when needed. Just launched a women in leadership program. Very diverse workforce.


    Results often tied to the unpredictable swings in the stock market. Still, company has a long term vision and manages through these market recessions without cut-throat behaviors. Even with great teamwork, projects are very complex and require several groups to work closely together over extended periods of time. This can sometimes lead to a disconnect with other groups and their programs. It's not that people don not want to share, it's sometimes hard to know who to share with.

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    Keep it up, really enjoy the challenges and collaboration. It feels like a family. A geeky family, but a good family. Keep up quarterly reviews it nice to know what other parts of the company are doing and giving us context on strategy and goals for the near term as well as long term. I like knowing how the pieces fit together and how my efforts contribute to the whole.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Financial Engines (Mountain View, CA) in July 2017.


    One and half month long process. One hacker rank, then telephonic interview plus coding then onsite interview.

    Nothing much difficult if you have compleated till the moderate level of CTCI.

    Interview Questions

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