Fidessa Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2021

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2.7
32%
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Fidessa CEO Chris Aspinwall
Chris Aspinwall
178 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collegiate atmosphere, good work life balance(in 69 reviews)

  • "Relaxing spacious working environment(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No real opportunities for career progression within the company(in 16 reviews)

  • "It was obvious from day one that the senior management were only interested in the 1(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It's a good company

      31 Mar 2021 - Data Center Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good manager, colleague and envoronment

      Cons

      Got to work on Saturday

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Used to be really good before ION group acquired Fidessa

      13 Aug 2020 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career growth, learning, good people

      Cons

      After acquisition, everything - -be energy, redundancy

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      15 Jun 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working culture Work life balance

      Cons

      not great pay rises or bonuses

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      Fidessa Response

      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.

    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company, but...

      19 May 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      27 May 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      small office, very flexible o personal needs

      Cons

      no autonomy, very dependent on main UK office

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Before and after

      12 May 2021 - Senior Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, good work life balance, free breakfast before 8:30 was a nice little incentive. Compare Fidessa it to a nice steakhouse you always want to return to.

      Cons

      Take-over by ION. None of the above applies anymore. Great people are leaving. Not many left, but if you get to work with the ones left, you are lucky and will learn loads of real useful stuff, not just PowerPoint presentations. Work life balance has turned into filling out power point presentations late nights or on the weekend. Beware the font and the colour. Don’t worry about the content. Free breakfast has gone just like many other things that uses to be good. The steakhouse you always wanted to return to has turned into a rotten spaghetti house. Shame ION are dragging the Fidessa name through the mud. Fidessa is now an ION company for all intents and purposes for clients and employees. It’s not Fidessa. And Chris is not the CEO anymore. He used to look after the employees and clients. The new owner just looks after his island and his pocket.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be great

      4 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fidessa used to be a great company to work for.

      Cons

      Everything has gone downhill since the ION takeover. No communication from management and people are now treated as a cost in a spreadsheet rather than as an actual human.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Software Developer in Fidessa

      12 May 2021 - Software Developer in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Multiculture, structured, well-organised software lifecycles

      Cons

      Small increments in salary over the years

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      avoid

      13 May 2021 - Implementation Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be good but low paid.

      Cons

      most of best people have left since takeover

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      not good

      5 Jun 2021 - Security Officer in Amsterdam
      Recommend
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      Pros

      culture was better before acquisition

      Cons

      everything about the company post aquisition

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