- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
depending on what location and what area you are working: Good amount of freedom and autonomy
Plenty of opportunity to "get involved"
great place to learn
For the most part...everybody is very niceCons
CEO gets involved in everything...including reviews of the most junior people
CEO believes hearsay and rumors over actual facts
CEO thinks everybody around him is a moron
CEO speaks to people like they are children
CEO is actually ruining his own company by his misguided policies and knee jerk decisionsAdvice to ManagementAdvice
where do I begin? There is no management. Calypso would be better off as a smaller company with more highly paid, but less employees.
Calypso has no leverage over their employees because they are not paid well. There is no incentive to perform whatsoever. eventually everyone just leaves.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Calypso Technology in July 2014.Interview Details
The hiring process was pretty long almost around 2 months due to holiday season.. Below are the steps
1) HR contacted me via Email.
2) Phone Interview - +ve feedback received the 1-2 days
3) On Site Interview with New York Team - 2- 3 hours ( 4 -5 people)
a) First interview was with Business side person - Was interesting and got all possible info about the project and the need for hire and about the company.
b) Second was technical white boarding session. ( I found it easy)
c) Third was again technical written Java test ( If you are Sun certified should be easy)
d) Fourth was with a Project Manager
e) 5-10 min with HR
4) Received +ve feedback again in 1-2 days and then set up a date after one month for another onsite interview in San Francisco Office ( one night Hotel + Flight tickets paid by company)
5) Onsite Interview with San Fran team was again for around 3 hours (4-5 people)
a) First interview was again with the Same business person with NY where again i learnt more about the project and company.
b) Second interview was pretty technical - core java and understanding of other technologies. They check how passionate you are about technologies
c) Third interview was white boarding on a use case of online shopping Application like Amazon.. I enjoyed this as well and answered all questions.
d) Fourth interview was with the 20% tech and 80% finance - Questions asked about options , Commodities, Bond Pricing etc..
e) The the hiring manager /director which was like lunch and interview .. more on behavioral .
6) Received the feedback in 3-4 days.
7) Negotiations for 1 week + on Salary and other logistics like Visa sponsorship ,relocation etc..
8) Emailed offer Letter ..
My overall experience was pretty good. People here are friendly and welcoming.. They know what they are doing and what kind of people they are looking for.. I would say salary is ok ( 5-10 k less then market) not that great but i liked the project more so went for it..Negotiation DetailsNegotiations for 1 week + on Salary and other logistics like Visa sponsorship ,relocation etc..Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
Calypso Technology moves not to the tropical rhythms of the Caribbean islands, but to the insistent beat of Wall Street and the world financial markets. The company markets an integrated software system that financial services firms use to trade bonds, currencies, derivatives, stocks, and other financial instruments. Calypso also provides related services such as consulting, implementation, support, and training. Customers include BNP Paribas, Citigroup, HSBC, Investec, SunTrust, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1997, the employee-owned company operates from around...