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"One of the best places to work in the Bay Area"

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Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It is one of the most employee friendly companies that I have worked for. This is shown by the fact that there th average tenure of folks in the Software Development Team is 8 years. The management is really open and communicates very effectively with the employees.

The company has a very generous PTO plan with all the standard benefits and 401(K) plan with company match. Also the company has been paying really good bonus for the last few years (yes in this economy!!)

The office in Palo Alto also has a game room with Big Screen TV, Wii, Pin ball machine, snooker table & Foosball. Plus we have free soda, juices etc. Hey it's no google, but combined with the work life balance and the benefits I think it is a great place to work.

Cons

We are constantly fighting fires in the Software Development side. There is never a lull period where we can work on good projects. I guess this is the issue with smaller companies where we give in to customer demands always.

Advice to Management

The Management should set more realistic annual goals. We set the standard really high and are unable to achieve it often.

Other Employee Reviews for Financial Engines

  1. "Fair one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great Ideas. Great team work.

    Cons

    Constant change sometimes feels like churn as opposed to innvovation.

    Advice to Management

    Go public soon. It has been a looong time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. There are some good people in the organization.

    Cons

    Micromanaging..poor career advancement opportunities..bad management..understaffing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic in what you expect..better organization. Help your employees to advance their careers.


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