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Liquidnet CEO and Founder Seth Merrin
Seth Merrin
47 Ratings
  • Seemingly Well-intentioned, Mixed-bag

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Liquidnet full-time (Less than a year)


    Smart people, comfortable work environment, convenient location. A lot of thought has gone into making sure employees are comfortable and have the essentials needed to get the job done (fully stacked kitchens, tech infrastructure & support, etc.) Idea of employee ownership, no job titles, etc.


    There is a lot of dialogue about employees and their engagement, development, etc. Sadly, the management team is not interested in doing the work necessary to engage & develop employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your extensive hiring process, especially with highly visible positions (management, HR). Fix turnover problem with Head of Product role.

Liquidnet Interviews

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    Restful Java Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Liquidnet (New York, NY) in April 2015.


    Makes a person write a fully tested application to solve a difficult triangle puzzle and a technical phone interview before a face-to-face interview. During the face to face interview, the art of asking more numerous arcane, forgettable and theoretical questions continued. Various members of the team asked numerous technical questions; many of which are irrelevant to an optimally engineered software application; and if ever needed, could easily be answered on some closed out Stack Overflow thread or gleaned from some college level computer science textbook. I doubt that those people even knew the practical implications of the answers to the questions they ask beyond the scripted pedagogical responses which they have jotted in their respective notepads. One of the team interviewers was outright hostile and rude for no reason at all. He even proceeded to disrupt the process with bursts of derision that he masked as unexcused sneezes. He also showed during the interview that he: 1. Does not know the difference between the Dependency Injection mechanism and Inversion of Control architecture - making numerous statements that confused Inversion of Control for Dependency Injection. 2. Does not know when to and when not to use Inversion of Control architecture. Thinks that the main advantage of Dependency Injection is for creating an easily testable application - because, according to him, objects have already been magically created by the application and awaiting injection. He had no clue that any class that adheres to the most basic principles of the object oriented design is easily testable simply by the virtue of such basic adherence. 3. Does not understand the idea of immutable classes 4. Does not understand when to use lazy loading vs eager loading, 5. Does not know how to instantiate a singleton JIT in a thread safe manner 6. Does not know why eager loading should be used to instantiate must-use classes such as configurations and application level services. The hiring manager was disengaged and mentally absent - which I supposed is attributable to either the stresses of managerial responsibilities or his unwillingness to diversify his corp of engineers. He slumped over his chair with his eyes half awake and his arms folded across his chest. He did not even look at my resume which he duly placed in front of him. He told my recruiter that I was not a technical fit. Another personnel was marching around the office in what appears to be his underwear. The blatant lack of professionalism I encountered in that place was simply spellbinding. At the end, it is very difficult not to think that they use employment-seeking experienced software developers to solve their bottle-neck technical problems, and then shut them out with a trumped up "lack of technical fit" nonsense.

    Interview Questions

    • describe when dependency injection take place in the life cycle of an application; name the best benefit of dependency injection; a few questions on concurrency and generic data structures.   Answer Question

Liquidnet Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Places to Work in IT , ComputerWorld, 2014

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network that connects over 740 of the world’s top asset managers to large-scale trading opportunities across the globe—43 markets across five continents. With an average trade size of more than 40,000 shares in the US, 59,000 in Canada, and $1.6 million in Europe, Africa and $1.1 million in Asia Pacific*, Liquidnet is a leader in ... More

Mission: Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network. We connect more than 740 of the world’s top asset managers to large-scale trading opportunities in 43 markets across the globe.† Asset managers rely on Liquidnet to enter and exit their investments more efficiently—not only improving their own performance, but directly benefiting the millions of people across the world who invest in mutual, managed, retirement, or other investment funds.

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