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Financial Engines Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Financial Engines President & CEO Larry M. Raffone
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, very easy to work from a remote location or home when needed (in 18 reviews)

  • Very nice people working together to help people save for retirement (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I have not seen any good plan for career growth/training as of now, but I believe work is under progress (in 6 reviews)

  • They talk the talk, but don't walk it Since Mutual Fund Store was acquired by Financial Engines - it has really been a mess (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "FinTech Growth Company"

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

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are rewarded for your hard work
    Awesome culture
    Competitive pay
    Great benefits package
    You own your career path

    Cons

    The most recent acquisition/merger has created some unknowns, but I firmly believe that FE will continue make decisions that are in the best interest of their clients and employees, alike.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be advocates for your employees. Continue to actively listen to the feedback provided by your employees and take appropriate action.
    Continue to learn from past “mistakes”.
    Continue to be willing to grow/develop as this will only encourage growth/developement from your directs.
    Continue to lead by example.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    What a great place to work! Interesting work, great product, team-oriented culture.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant Place to work and Grow"

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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 Financial Engines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, dedicated CEO, everyone is very willing to help and see you succeed in your role. Career Development is a big focus

    Cons

    You can see the company is trying to find new footing, break new ground, however there are lots of company changes that sometimes leave you not knowing where you stand within your role.

    Advice to Management

    Way to keep moving Financial Engines forward! Keep engaging your staff to grow their careers within the company.


  4. "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    Original mission of the company was very meaningful.
    Values of the company were strong. Compensation is @ market.
    It was a really great place to work.
    Some programs and processes have gotten better.

    Cons

    Culture has shifted to political and cut throat.
    The HR group pretends to care about people.
    Career Development is old school.
    Previous acquisition experience was handled poorly by executive leadership failing to do their due diligence.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company
    Nice office in Sunnyvale
    Interesting domain, ie, 401K mangement

    Cons

    As a new employee I had minimal interaction with my immediate manager. The manager would meet with experience employees but virtually ignored new employees. The group dynamics were basically a free-for_all.
    This was my group experience, other groups may have been managed separately. However, managers typically managed multiple groups and were spread thin.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that new employees are being adequately on-boarded.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great corporate culture of a small business with the perks of a large corporation"

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

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    Very quick to recognize top performers and they reward well for it. Lots of interaction with upper management and your voice is heard.

    Cons

    The typical cons you see with a lot of call center jobs but the company does a pretty good job of creating a positive environment and everyone on the floor genuinely seems happy to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Client Services Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    A company focused on doing the right thing. They genuinely care about the clients.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes quickly which doesn't feel completely planned out.
    No career path.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Making a difference for real people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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 Financial Engines full-time

    Pros

    - Making retirement real for the rest of the 99% of Americans
    - Leadership is trying hard to unify all locations to one unified company
    - Management actually cares about their people
    - Salary on the higher side
    - Great office perks like free drinks, snacks and coffee

    Cons

    - Sometimes is difficult booking a conference room

    Advice to Management

    -The new company strategy has employees excited for the future!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Pathetic higher management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Engines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Health Insurance,

    Cons

    Outdated technology, Ridiculous Investment Management team with zero research and innovation, long term employees have a sense of entitlement and seriously bad work culture. Very slow work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Infuse fresh blood in higher management with credible industry experience.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "This company not nice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Engines (More than a year)

    Pros

    gives you a thick skin when you get fired

    Cons

    run by sociopaths and liars

    Advice to Management

    treat your people better


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