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Financial Engines Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
With roots in Silicon Valley, Financial Engines is the nation’s largest independent investment advisor. We believe that all Americans -- not just the wealthy -- should have access to high-quality, unbiased financial help and our client’s best interests ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • “Our expanded relationship with Financial Engines strengthens the help we can deliver to our participants by combining independent, comprehensive advisory services, a powerful online client experience, and the personal attention of a dedicated advisor,” said Andy Heiges, group manager for retirement income and advice for T. Rowe Price.

    Financial Engines Expands Relationship With T. Rowe Price

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Financial Engines, (NASDAQ: FNGN), America's largest independent investment advisor 1, today announced it has significantly expanded its strategic relationship with global investment management organization T. Rowe Price to now offer Financial Engines' full suite of advisory services and deliver an improved user experience to plan participants who have T.

  • Financial Engines proudly hosted the most recent WomenHack Silicon Valley event at our headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. Special thanks to the team at WomenHack for organizing the networking and recruiting opportunity, and to all the companies and hackers who joined us. We hope to see you again soon!

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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 (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/). 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, LLC. 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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    Pros

    You are rewarded for your hard work
    Awesome culture
    Competitive pay
    Great benefits package
    You own your career path

    Cons

    The most recent acquisition/merger has created some unknowns, but I firmly believe that FE will continue make decisions that are in the best interest of their clients and employees, alike.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be advocates for your employees. Continue to actively listen to the feedback provided by your employees and take appropriate action.
    Continue to learn from past “mistakes”.
    Continue to be willing to grow/develop as this will only encourage growth/developement from your directs.
    Continue to lead by example.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Financial Engines.

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    The process was very quick and smooth going. I was contacted by the recruiter and then had a basic skill evaluation interview along with few behavioral questions like why you want to work at Financial Engines, what are your strengths, etc. Then a technical telephonic interview was scheduled for next day only. It was all technical and basic Java questions.

    Interview Questions

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