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Fidessa CEO Chris Aspinwall
Chris Aspinwall
143 Ratings
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  • "Not much career progression opportunities(in 11 reviews)

  • "It's been bought by Ion Trading and they don't seem to care about their employees(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work life-balance and benefits

    Cons

    Salary isn't high as other places but it's made up for in other areas

    Advice to Management

    None

    Fidessa2018-04-22

    Fidessa Response

    June 29, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and sharing about your positive experiences working with the great people at Fidessa.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Compensation, No Growth nor respect for experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly environment

    Cons

    Main software relies on Old technology while new product using new technology are poorly designed. No respect for prior work experience nor current performance for growth; ION acquisition simply made it worse

    Fidessa2019-05-03
  3. Helpful (8)

    "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    used to be good prior to acquisition

    Cons

    Stay away from this horrid place.

    Fidessa2019-04-24
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid this brand"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The handful of the remaining old guard, who still care about their customers.

    Cons

    - With the acquisition by ION, customers are fleeing. - Compensation was never Fidessa's strong point, but the trade-offs that made Fidessa attractive are or will be gone. - ION is pulling its tricks on a company that is equal in size. They will be in for a rude surprise; there's no benefit to being an employee and taking the fall for their mess.

    Advice to Management

    Management thinks they're creating a one-stop shop, but they're just creating competition. If you're Fidessa management, don't wait around to take the blamel

    Fidessa2019-04-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good People, Changing Landscape"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people are smart and nice to work with. Beautiful Office.

    Cons

    Changes to the corporate landscape due to acquisition. Uncertainty around job security and compensation. Development resources for new technology.

    Fidessa2019-02-07
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Fair Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa

    Pros

    It is a good place to start in the Fin Tech industry. Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Not that many opportunities to move up.

    Fidessa2019-01-12
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Started great, but it got progressively worst."

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    Former Employee - North America IT Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

    Too many managers creating fiefdoms to protect their high-salary, and position. This inevitably creates strain at the lower levels, where the work is actually done, and over time, bad-morale for all.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother, they won't listen. Most are hanging on for their retirement.

    Fidessa2019-01-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Make sure you know what you want to do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Other coworkers are nice - Office is really nice

    Cons

    - Don't really learn much - Really hard to move around despite them telling you it's very easy to move around departments

    Advice to Management

    Tell new employees that they will have to commit to their starting positions for 2-3 years of experience before deciding to switch to another position.

    Fidessa2019-01-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Customer focused, rewards proactive and driven individuals regardless of gender

    Cons

    Animosity between teams and regions.

    Fidessa2018-09-17
  10. "Good company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    Good people and work-life balance, decent benefits

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, salaries on the lower side of the scale

    Fidessa2018-08-13
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