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Vestmark Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Company is cool and growing like crazy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and explosive growth. Love the people i work with and our technology is going to change the archaic financial services industry.

    Cons

    Company is still growing up and needs to keep enhancing processes in HR and customer implementation.


  2. "Great company!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestmark full-time

    Pros

    Culture and people are fantastic.

    Cons

    Long sales cycles, like any software.

    Advice to Management

    Keep plugging away!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not recommended for engineers who want career growth."

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestmark full-time

    Pros

    Snacks.

    People are nice.

    Cubes are decently sized.

    Cons

    Ancient technology stack and custom frameworks developed many years ago. Things you learn here will mostly not be applicable outside.

    Niche product that is probably going to go out of business due to high performing index ETFs and HFT.

    Leadership team is cushy and not motivated to exit - stock options are a poor investment.

    Salaries are below average. Benefits are expensive.

    Hiring friends and family into higher level positions is a common occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Exit while the product still has customers so that employees can make something out of their options.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestmark full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, Employees

    Cons

    I am very happy working with Vestmark, no complaints.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Chief Marketing officer"

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    Current Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestmark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, market leading product. Benefits are good, culture is good. CEO is a visionary with ability to execute. Everyone owns stock.

    Cons

    Product is great but very complex to learn and support. Benefits could be better. There are really very few cons to working at Vestmark

    Advice to Management

    Share the vision and mission of the company with mare tactical detail.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Vestmark building a solid business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestmark full-time

    Pros

    Solid business, growing fast, profitable, great revenue model, management deeply understands the FinServ space.

    The work is interesting and the people great - if you're smart, you'll do well and have opportunities to advance. The business is growing at startup speed: head count has gone from 70-250 in three years.

    None of the drama of some startups - Vestmark is building a stable business, not a high-flyer. No crystal ball here, but I expect the same after IPO: a company with strong growth and no gut-wrenching excursions in the stock price.

    Cons

    Yep, it's been a long wait for IPO.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vestmark is a very flexible and laidback place to work

    Cons

    There's not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives for employees, year end bonuses would help.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Technology is Stuck in the Past"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They try to do some fun things to boost morale. Free snacks and soda.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive and the benefits not as good as in other places. Being a couple years away from an IPO for 10 years is discouraging. I do not recommend Vestmark for software engineers since the technologies and coding practices are circa 2001, which has created a bloated codebase that is tedious to maintain. Unfortunately you won't learn anything useful, or work with newer technologies, because there is just too much invested in their aging tech infrastructure. You will spend a lot of time learning their many home brewed frameworks that are unfortunately not documented.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestmark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vestmark is full of smart, hard-working people

    Cons

    Growth is a fun and exciting challenge


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, lots of growth, great culture, and awesome people.

    Cons

    Complicated software platform with a huge learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, it's obvious that they care about their employees.


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