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Calypso Technology San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • Biggest con is senior management (in 7 reviews)

  • Some very bad decisions in product management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Really happy to be here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Crazy smart people doing really interesting work. Great downtown/FiDi office location, right at the Bart station. Good work/life balance - Friday happy hours, walking Wednesday, quarterly team building events. Cool Foosball table when you need a break, weekly fresh fruit provided in the office. Fully paid benefits!

    Cons

    Company is very geographic distributed so it can be difficult to get to know your colleagues. Teams in SF office tend to socialize mostly within themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more visible in the office outside your immediate group.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Good product being damaged by idiot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good product , a lot to learn from existing solutions. Some great people are still around, but might not be long .

    Cons

    They hired a trader to improve their front office product. It ends up this trader destroyed their own treasury solution before doing any good to improve their front office product.
    Biggest con is their senior product management .
    Do not work here if you are not a trader .

    Advice to Management

    Time to stop let idiot manage your product , or you are going nowhere.

  3. "Good place, great location, uneffective management"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer and Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer and Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has several major offices internationally - sometimes you will have a chance to travel to foreign country. Office location is extremely convenient for public transportation, and to everything in financial district of San Francisco or SOMA. Working hours are flexible, sometimes you can work from home (a day per week), if you want, as it's a common practice in the company.

    Cons

    Some managers can be tough, salaries might be not so competitive, and overall management is under performing. There is lack of well-established development processes, and there is a disbalance on the work load between different people within department.
    As a former and only UX/UI designer, I would say the company is neglecting a good UI and user-centric practices.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "QA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours, good team

    Cons

    average (below par) salary


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance/ Great team environment/ Very smart people/ Gain global knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Departments tend to be isolated from others


  6. Helpful (1)

    "old tech in new box"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Calypso Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Located downtown easy to access.
    Health plan.

    Cons

    No stock plan
    old stack in new box.
    Salary below market rate.
    Poor middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay like other bay area companies.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Company needs to be broken up and sold off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to work from home or have flexible hours. Good health insurance options

    Cons

    Priorities all over the place, Senior-management not coordinated, Pay below rest of industry, No stock plans or other incentives, no culture (people don't socialize outside of work),very high turn-over, out-dated 20 year old technology with no plans to move forward

    Advice to Management

    Need to consolidate product management and development under a strong leader with a vision. Technology stack is too old and is a laughing-stock in the industry, need someone with a vision that can move forward.

  8. "ok company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Calypso Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many great people to work with

    Cons

    not much options for career advancement, unstructured culture.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Low salary, no stock plan, old technology."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Located downtown easy to access

    Cons

    No stock plan
    Older technology even if the company is trying to move forward with that.
    There's no culture, people come in work and go home.
    Compare to the other tech companies I work for this is the one with the lowest amount of perks + lowest Salary in the market.
    I left as soon as it was possible for me to do so.
    Salary below market.

    Advice to Management

    pay like a San Francisco company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work, depends on your manager"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Very close to public transport (BART)
    Some very understanding managers

    Cons

    Very old technologies
    Employees are undervalued
    Not very transparent.

    Advice to Management

    To the new management, Please learn how Silicon valley companies work, before having a bunch of empty desks to clean!


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