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Fidessa Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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2.6
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Fidessa CEO Chris Aspinwall
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  • "It's been bought by Ion Trading and they don't seem to care about their employees(in 13 reviews)

  • "Not much career progression opportunities(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working culture Work life balance

    Cons

    not great pay rises or bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Be more dynamic

    Fidessa2018-06-16

    Fidessa Response

    July 18, 2018

    Thank you for addressing some of the great things about working at Fidessa. We participate in annual compensation surveys to ensure we are aware of the current compensation market trends.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    small office, very flexible o personal needs

    Cons

    no autonomy, very dependent on main UK office

    Advice to Management

    look at actually managing, e.g. how the office can work better

    Fidessa2016-05-27
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice company, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    Small group of good people within the Australian office

    Cons

    Dealing with APAC staff can be quite troublesome, especially with cultural differences and perspectives in regards to work/life balance

    Fidessa2016-05-19
  4. Helpful (7)

    "The former leader of sell-side fin-tech"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Previously there was a great culture. The work environment was very friendly and the company was focused on the workforce. It was a great place for people to start in fin-tech.

    Cons

    After the ION acquisition, the change of upper management is causing a lot of harm to the company. The morale is very low.

    Fidessa2019-08-25
  5. "Not a bad company to work"

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Hong Kong

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team culture, Good benefits

    Cons

    After acquisition by ion, environment became more agressive

    Fidessa2019-09-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Are you lacking in self-worth and just grateful to have a job? Then this is the place for you."

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    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidessa

    Pros

    Free coffee and a free bag of sweets on Fridays. Maybe you can convince yourself that makes up for the meanest, lowest level of employer pension contributions that the law allows.

    Cons

    Thinking for yourself isn't really the done thing- follow the herd and keep your head down. Working from home occasionally? Absolutely not- the children, sorry employees, must be supervised at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employer pension contributions from the minimum level (more commonly paid to hotel chambermaids) to a level commensurate with the professional firm you claim to be. Move with the times- remote working and voicing an opinion are actually quite normal now, especially in fintech.

    Fidessa2019-09-03
  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Trading Platform Engineer 

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time

    Pros

    Good work like Balance and work load

    Cons

    Not much room for progress

    Advice to Management

    Encourage younger people to stay

    Fidessa2019-09-04
  8. "Good company to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very good graduate programme - Friendly environment - Multicultural environment - 9/5 job - training available

    Cons

    - Pay is low - Difficult to make an impact at infrastructure level - Technology outdated

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of TCL code as soon as possible.

    Fidessa2019-08-26
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Moral/ Environment ruined a shame"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Fidessa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hard to think of a Pro

    Cons

    Since ION takeover company culture and environment has been destroyed. Good knowledgeable people have been laid off and staff leaving in droves due to uncertainty of company direction.

    Fidessa2019-08-28
  10. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Trade Support Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidessa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Corporate culture is good. Vast majority of staff is very friendly. Opportunities to improve skills and gain industry knowledge are readily available.

    Cons

    Can get very busy and stressful. Remuneration below average.

    Fidessa2019-08-21
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