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"Great developers, Great company, software development setup sucks"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very friendly environment, in all departments but one (software dev) work is set up efficiently, people pulling together in the right direction

Cons

Software is mostly outsourced locally and abroad, developers are trying to glue various pieces together, unrealistic work plans, no clear reqs provided to the outsource team, developers work a lot of hours accomplishing very little due to overcomplicated and inefficient procedures

Advice to Management

Get a good Development VP, re-organize the whole department. "Work more hours" can't be a permanent answer to all issues.

Other Employee Reviews for Penson Worldwide

  1. "Great coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the others in my department. The industry was interesting and the constantly changing technology kept things challenging and engaging.

    Cons

    The top executives did not provide very much direction. The staff could have been better utilized. When there was an imitative introduced, there was little focus or follow up.


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Management talked a great deal about family and the company's humble beginnings in a church basement on banquet tables and folding chairs.

    Cons

    Poor management. Bot a piece of business they didn't understand and then decided not to support. Issued a new bond to finance the company at the precisely the worst time and couldn't service the debt. The combination cost them the entire company.

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