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Eze Software Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Employee Welfare - Work life balance, Health Month, Healthy refreshments etc (in 12 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. "Fun company"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Poor work-life balance, makes promises they can't keep"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beer stipend? Also the people, without the fun and young culture Eze would have an even higher turnover rate.

    Cons

    Management will shove promises down your throat to get you to take a role or stay at the company, problem is they have no intention on keeping these promises. They have a pretty good visage going where the company looks great from the outside, but once you get in deep, you'll start to see nothing is as they told you. Training is non-existent, it's a 'sink or swim' role. Good jumping off point for the FinTech industry but don't plan on staying long if you want to have a life.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises to employees that you can't/won't keep.


  3. "Fun, exciting company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time

    Pros

    Eze is at an exciting time right now in that they are truly preparing themselves for tremendous success in the coming years. The Boston office is a vibrant open air space where teamwork and communication is encouraged. Free coffee and snacks always available. Bagel Wednesdays. Happy hour on Fridays. And to top it all off a casual dress code!

    Cons

    As with most companies the communication from the top down could always be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on communication throughout the company. Continue to build a place where people can follow their passions and grow their careers


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very poor leadership"

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    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 (3)

    "Good company potentially going in the wrong direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hard working (sometimes under appreciated) people work here. Very young and fun environment

    Cons

    Re-organizing company makes for unclear career paths and future salary prospects are dropping


  7. "Solid place to grow a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leadership is strong
    - Rapid advancement potential
    - Exciting industry (software for hedgefunds)
    - Culture is strong. People are important.
    - Vibrant and young feeling
    - Beer Fridays, bagel Wednesdays, free soda, shuffleboard, crazy holiday party

    Cons

    - there can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. New CEO is long-time Eze employee and understands the culture and what makes Eze special - keep it up.


  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    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.


  9. "Current Employee"

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    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.


  10. "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.


  11. "Challenging"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time

    Pros

    Work is extremely challenging but you will learn a lot and the experience is rewarding.

    Cons

    Client demand is tough. You often need to be thick skinned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep true to your values and continue your strive to being a true meritocracy



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