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Fidessa Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance we also get Friday treats (in 40 reviews)

  • Relaxing spacious working environment (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • I found you have to fight for career progression rather than being offered it so after a couple of years people tend to move on (in 8 reviews)

  • Old technologies, relatively low pay (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    working closely with colleagues and clients

    Cons

    There are no cons for this post


  2. "Intern Process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    applied online and recieved hacker rank link

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training and Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Training and Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are at work at 5:01 people will make snarky comments about how late it is.

    Cons

    It is a bit like the KGB. You will be tried and hung if someone tattles on you. Sure, everyone says the culture is lovely, but really it is toxic. The problem is no one leaves and no one has ever worked anywhere else so they think that is normal to be treated like children, or worse. Millenials should not be fooled by the foosball and ping pong tables and instead think of your careers and more substantive work. Really, that goes for anyone of any age.

    Advice to Management

    Get some Americans in senior leadership roles and get new people in there. No one ever leaves. I know this sounds like a good thing but it creates stagnation and no new ideas are ever generated.


  4. "Technical support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Completely your own boss, free to pursue scripting and web programming interests.

    Cons

    After 8 full-time years working there, my salary had gone up very little. I started with a depressed salary as well. It's a British company and they compute everything in pounds.

    Advice to Management

    Pay technical support better.


  5. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training and spectacular benefits.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer, if you're in the right job role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good and can be a good working environment depending on what job role you have.

    Cons

    If you're one of the knowledgeable ones you will get swamped with work, the less knowledgeable ones will be the ones dumping it on you. Several support teams are very difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    The software release cycle is a mess since the change. Support teams really need improvement.


  7. "Software Development Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Culture, awesome location at the harbor of New York City

    Cons

    not much of variety for technical projects.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Leadership"

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

    Pros

    The employees who support the products are sharp and work hard.

    Cons

    The leadership on the buy-side is only looking out for themselves. They don't care about their employees, nor are they willing to take a chance and grow the business. No new products, unwilling to build / invest. Client base is shrinking, products are old, yet the leaders are still there.

    Advice to Management

    Take a chance on new products, Invest! Takes money to make money....


  9. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, management cares about their employees' well-being

    Cons

    interdepartmental communication can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between departments and transparency


  10. "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, very strong management within the 'Sell-Side' of the organization. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Lack of management on the 'Buy-side' of the organization. Questionable direction at times.

    Advice to Management

    Identify strengths, Identify strong employees/leaders and promote them, Focus on strengths utilizing the strong leaders


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