ActivTrades Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Account Rep

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ActivTrades

    Pros

    Good, laid back place to work.

    Cons

    Emails sent to you if you are one minute late .


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at ActivTrades full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation, great team, supportive

    Cons

    Flat structure, no traveling opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ActivTrades full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Laid back environment - Good salary and quarterly bonuses - Multilingual environment, you can speak almost every language spoken in the world! - Nice and funny colleagues who make the work easier - Some good benefits - Fairs and events, company dinners and parties

    Cons

    - Long working hours.. 10 hours per day is too much.. - Sometimes you can feel a bit the lack of organization in some departments of the company

    Advice to Management

    Reduce working hours!


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  5. A place to learn, grow and develop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ActivTrades full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits - Discretionary quarterly bonus across the company (not alot of companys offer such) - Excellent workplace equipment - Open door policy from senior management - Vibrate and youthful work enviroment

    Cons

    - There needs to be more top down communication

    Advice to Management

    - There needs to be more strategic top down communication to staff


  6. Unhealthy, unethical, unprofessional, unimportant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ActivTrades full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some nice people working there - like in every company. Sadly no other pros

    Cons

    This company couldn't present itself more contrary to the outside world than to the picture you get as an employee (see all the below references). I am so glad that I was given the chance to move on since my talent, my health and my reputation were on the line whilst working there. Managers do not care a bit about managing or putting in a word for their employees, they are puppets on a string who solely adhere to the streamlined riquirements of one big duce. I have worked with very badly educated colleagues who didn't have a clue about what they were doing there - but as long as they were obedient they were treated in an unjustifyable favourised way, whereas persons who had the potential to contribute real value were mobbed and treated like criminals for only saying their mind / for making alternative suggestions. Incredible workloads for very low wages. Ten hour shifts that leave your head spinning with frustration, bad mood, fear of being picked at, and if you leave on time you'll be looked at in a bad way. Customers are not treated fairly since internal rules are made to ensure the company gets away with an inconsistent strategy of dealing with their clients. Both are being milked and squeezed out like lemons, customers and work force.

    Advice to Management

    Close down or turn change. QUICKLY


  7. A bit boring in that you don't learn much but great working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ActivTrades full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money Great people Nice parties one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

    Cons

    Slow career Little development Long working hours one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

    Advice to Management

    Invest in People


  8. The Dead End

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ActivTrades full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people to work with. Central London office location, very good for those using public transport. With no proper controls its easy to access and learn systems which wouldn't normally be available to employees

    Cons

    There is one manager who wants to manage everything. No expense is spared to enable this manager to monitor, record, spy on and eavesdrop on employees. There is an extremely bad atmosphere and the behaviour of some 'special' employees is completely ignored regardless if it borders on bullying or harassment. The salary is very low and the expectation to give 100% all the time contradict each other. Whilst 'special' employees get taken out for dinner regularly, others are timed and openly attacked if they are perceived to be late. In over two years lunch was always eaten at the desk. No official bonus system and no real targets applied or monitored. Employees can be fired for no reason and don't expect to be taken into a room when it happens. It often occurs publicly and is quite aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about managing the business and not micro managing the employees. Employ some experienced managers and let them manage.


  9. If only I had read the reviews about Activtrades earlier...now I'm stuck for the moment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ActivTrades full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sadly they are none except that there are some nice people working at Activtrades. Bot they are stuck as well or they gave up their career.

    Cons

    If I only had read the reviews about Activtrades earlier...sadly I had to discover it all by myself. The reviews describe the company and its culture all to accurate…. Next step for me, find a new job and leave. For all who might consider to join this company, walk away form them as soon as possible. I surely will do so.

    Advice to Management

    change....this management style leads you nowhere...


  10. ActivTrades has a very bad reputation in the market for good reasons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ActivTrades full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have plenty positions to fill because people are leaving constantly. Never seen a company with a higher turnover of people. Everyone who is not looking for a career or a meaningful job and can stand total observation...go for it. The salary for doing nothing is quite reasonable.

    Cons

    - everything, literally everything you do within the office will be monitored and used against you. Don't dare to talk about private stuff in the office. The microphones in the ceiling will pick it up. they scan your emails and encourage loyal colleagues to spy on you. unmatched working conditions. - you have to check out the office in order to go to the toilet. they want to know how much time you spent on the toilet - salary depends on how close you are to the owner. bonus system is extremely vague. - they only want monkeys. everyone with a brain or ambitions is not really welcomed. this company is a dead end for your career. Try to find one former employee who will report positive things about activtrades - support has to deal with all the problems a b-book broker creates. unfilled orders, slippage, misquotes. it is your name on the line. you're first contact. the management don't care if one of your answers shows up in a forum under your name. take care about your online reputation!

    Advice to Management

    Start to respect the people who are working for you. A business owner and management which distrust its staff constantly, wont last all to long. Total observation won't build trust and definitely prohibits loyal and hard working people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    good starting place. Do not expect to take lunch or finish on time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at ActivTrades

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are some great people working here. There is a chance to learn a lot if you work hard enough

    Cons

    No respect from management for its employees. Benefits package needs a great deal of improvement. one man wants to control everything. favouritist by management. there is nowhere to progress with activtrades. you'll get promises and a job title change but it is all improvements on paper only. unpredicable bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Take one people that can be trusted to manage instead of trying to do it all yourself. start treating employees more like people



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