Overall View Of My Tenure At FIS
Securities Reconcilement Associate II (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2018
FIS has the potential to be a great organization. That being said, there is very little training for a job where you are ultimately responsible for maintaining and managing a company that has 16+ billion in assets. There is little room for advancement and accountability is minimal at best. Work life balance is also not a priority at all. I understand completely that we have a business to run, but I also feel a work life balance is important as well.
A typical day at work for me involves managing our money market sweep funds and reporting our out of balances to the appropriate teams. Then I reconcile roughly 1000 mutual funds reporting any out of balances to the appropriate groups to be resolved. I also provide daily reports to clients of their respective mutual funds that are in balance or out of balance.
The hardest part of my job is the lack of training we receive. There is very little guidance from management and it's a " learn as you go operation" for the most part. Some of the research involved can be very complex. With the lack of training in all departments, it makes it that much more difficult to make correct decisions.
The most enjoyable part of my job I'd have to say is the atmosphere. We are allowed to wear jeans daily, walk around the complex if needed, listen to music through headphones and there isn't much micro management. Everyone is very friendly and even though we have a very larger staff, I know almost everyone by first name.