Financial Engines - It used to be great; currently in a painful, chaotic slump | Glassdoor
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"It used to be great; currently in a painful, chaotic slump"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Financial Engines full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Nice office environment
- People are generally nice and friendly
- Salary for product marketing seems competitive
- Flexibility to work from home (occasionally) when needed
- Generous PTO in first year and building the longer you stay
- For some teams, getting money to run programs is easy

Cons

- Upper level leadership gets side-tracked easily
- Management is always looking for the "silver bullet" and is uninterested in anything else
- in 2014, there's a complete lack of focus and total chaos in product development

Advice to Management

Stop with the whiplash.

Other Employee Reviews for Financial Engines

  1. "Great Environment, Great Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Good balance between work and life.
    No micro-management

    Cons

    None as far as I know.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Bad in all respects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not Important in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Not Important in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Financial Engines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to crack interviews. No need to prepare for interview. If you got an in person interview and know a little bit of computer science, you will get the job.

    Cons

    Everything except interviews.
    i will not trust my money with this company. Technology is outdated. Products are built without vision.
    Managers scream and yell at staff. HR is inert.
    The place is so politically charged that I spent more time watching my back than ever.

    Advice to Management

    Bring new Directors and VPs in Product and Technology teams. Current old timers are wasting investors money.

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