Good place to work, if you can handle culture
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – July 18, 2018
Overall, this was a good place to work. Pay and Compensation were good.
A typical day consisted of morning standup, followed by any follow up meetings. After that, it was pretty much up to you to set your schedule as you saw fit, with the expectation that you actually get things done.
While they strongly encouraged working hours and being in the office, they were pretty flexible in time off and needing to work remotely.
They encourage you to learn new things on the job and provide the tools to assist you in being your best.
The root of my problems with management is that they are relatively young and not super experienced. While the drive and ability is clearly there, it was click-y and felt as if they would play favorites. This is to the point where they would only accept ideas and suggestions from specific individuals.
The actual job culture had a very frat boy feeling. While it is fairly easy to put your head down and work, it would appear frequently and strongly.
Given it all, this is a good place to work for all levels of experience, with one caveat. While they do encourage learning, they also have a fast pace and lack formal development methodologies and techniques (Waterfall, Agile, etc...). So if you are young in your career, by all means join INTL FCStone, but keep in mind that in real software development shops you will be missing these skills unless you work on them yourself.
Pay, Benefits, Learning Opprotunity
Management Inexperianced, Lack of Formal Development Methodology, Clickiness