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Eze Software Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Employee Welfare - Work life balance, Health Month, Healthy refreshments etc (in 11 reviews)

  • There is a great culture at eze (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is hard to maintain (in 27 reviews)

  • You'll be pressured in to working long hours because of the workload placed on you (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Culture, and Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eze Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people / culture
    -Challenging / Rewarding work
    -Helpful Management
    -Growing company, a lot of changes for the better

    Cons

    -As expected with company growth / processes change, internal workflows are still being worked out within the new client service model.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (3)

    "So much learning opportunity in finance industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company offers a great benefits such as good match on 401k, provides good learning opportunity, decent pay, great healthcare benefit

    Cons

    Company management doesn't know how to retain employees and rather spends time on copying other successful technology company; many top level managers left

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  3. "Fun company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting company in a dynamic industry making important changes for a promising future.

    Cons

    The pace of change is dramatic and not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Don't slow down, the market won't wait for you.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Very poor leadership"

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

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Very generous parent company (owned by TPG Private Equity) invests a lot in growth

    Cons

    - Eze Software has invested tens of millions in the new product offering. Typically, this would be a very good thing. The problem is they built the new product without understanding what the customer needs. Therefore, very few customers have migrated to the new platform and even fewer like it.
    - TPG will likely notice this very soon and shake up the leadership ranks (maybe this is a pro)
    - Shutting down development in Alpharetta, London and de-emphasizing Chicago. Moving most development to India.
    - Removed most of the RealTick sales and product teams and refocused its development teams to the new, poorly conceived trading platform (IMS). As such, RealTick revenue has gone down significantly.

    Advice to Management

    - TPG Equity, find new leadership or bring back departed talent before your investment withers


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Not terrible, but poor leadership and few long-term prospects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eze Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Eze does a really good job hiring people. If you're staring in an entry-level or analyst position, you can be almost 100% sure that you'll really like your teammates and you'll have a good time working with them. Most of the managers at the bottom levels are very approachable, hard-working, and they'll go the extra mile to help you.

    You'll learn some generally applicable skills, but most of what you learn is specific to the industry and the company, and you'll spend a lot of time trying to remember the hundreds of bugs that you have to work around on a daily basis.

    Cons

    You'll be pressured in to working long hours because of the workload placed on you. This will be sold to you as a "work hard, play hard" culture. Eze isn't the worst place to spend a couple of years, but in that time it will take up a lot of your life, and you won't learn a ton that will benefit you outside of the small world of hedge fund tech.

    Other reviews have mentioned the reorganization. The company is going through a huge reorganization (really just following the playbook handed down by external consultants) which is mostly done, and it's not surprising that the same senior managers who are underqualified and overvalued are still all in charge of the critical departments.

    Everyone who has been around more than a couple years can see that the "leadership" of the company just tries to make themselves look good while they pass down half assed "plans" that haven't been thought out, to the lower level people. So, you should also expect to deal with a lot of work that doesn't makes sense or is made harder because someone two levels up decided it looked good on a report and doesn't know enough to realize or doesn't care that they are making a mess.

    Advice to Management

    TL;DR - Eze isn't a terrible place, but too many senior managers don't know what they're doing and there's no backbone to get rid of them. Don't plan on working there more than two years. And if you only intend to stay two years, think about the fact that you might be wasting your time.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Real review junk company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good non managers.

    Cons

    Insane choices by management undermining any chance at great software. Currently shifting development away from US into India. Not holding onto enough talent while retaining the very people holding the company back.


  8. "Current Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fun and very transparent. Management is approachable and great to work with. The teams I work with are all very smart and motivated to make this an even better company.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and there are still growing pains from the merger.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, positive work environment, smart people, supportive colleagues, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Not the place for you if you're a 9-5 type of person.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, little respect."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're luck, you'll get a standing desk. Healthy snacks. Beer time on Fridays. Team lunches.

    Cons

    No respect for ideas coming from Development up to Management.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get out of the waterfall mindset and actually start listening to their working developers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance given acceptable salary.

    Cons

    Unless you are somewhat executive level employee, otherwise you are just pawns doing routine work.


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