Calyon Securities USA Reviews

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Calyon Securities USA

    Pros

    Descent place with some very smart people

    Cons

    Low salaries and the bank is unable to attract talents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster entrepreneurial works inside the organization

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    Poor management and corporate direction

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    Former Employee - DCM Origination  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - DCM Origination in New York, NY

    I worked at Calyon Securities USA

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation time. Hours werent very taxing. Laid back staff.

    Cons

    Poor upward mobility. Poor training. Poor support staff. Poor management direction,

    Doesn't Recommend
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    ok bank, very euro-centric

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Calyon Securities USA

    Pros

    The building is in a nice location in midtown, close to the famous chicken and rice stand. That's pretty much it for the upside.

    Cons

    Despite it being the New York office, more than half of the people I worked with on the trading floor were French and spoke French in the office. There were rumors that French-speaking managers were promoted before American managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Calyon Securities USA

    Pros

    Great international operation, with plenty of access to international research ideas. Large, internationally-recognized firm that has many connections throughout the world.

    Cons

    The company's US-focused operations are still being built out, so it will perhaps take some time for it to obtain critical mass. Still, with the strong international presence, the US-side has good chances of becoming large enough in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should not just evaluate employees, but also proactively provide them with ideas on how to better perform their craft.

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