Calypso Technology

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Calypso Technology Reviews

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Calypso Technology Chairman and CEO Charles Marston
Charles Marston
33 Ratings
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    A Company with nearly crippling turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Calypso Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Extremely talented people
    -Individuals dedicated to improving the product
    -Terrific health care for employees

    Cons

    -Lack of investment in employees personal growth
    -Poor management
    -Ambiguous strategic direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Pay closer attention to employee happiness.
    -Improve morale, the sentiment among employees is very anti calypso.
    -Engage your employees, or your turn over problem will never end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Calypso Technology Interviews

Updated 10 Sep, 2014
Updated 10 Sep, 2014

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Details
    Negotiations for 1 week + on Salary and other logistics like Visa sponsorship ,relocation etc..
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Calypso Technology Awards and Accolades

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Award for Excellence in Trading & Technology, Financial News, 2012
Technology Development of the Year, Asia Risk, 2013
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Additional Info

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Website www.calypso.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (CAD) per year

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... More

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