Dealogic Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Thomas A. Fleming
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Pros
  • We do overtime really rarely, so do work-life balance is good in this office (in 14 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, non stressful work environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Pitiful low salaries comparing within industries, and even non-finance jobs (in 10 reviews)

  • What happens when you have high turnover of lower roles (in 9 reviews)

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  1. It was pretty monotonous, but I knew it would be going in.

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    Former Employee - M&A Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - M&A Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic

    Pros

    I worked in the M&A Research department as a research assistant.
    - great team over all
    - good way to learn M&A basics; literally basics.

    Cons

    Horrible management.
    - Thought I had experienced some horrible leadership in the military, but to experience such two-faced management was very new.
    - Very judgmental "leaders"
    - Important to act like you're a lifer. Actions mean nothing in terms of progression.
    - Some departments can be very cliquish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not ask your employees what can be done better if you do not really want to know. You know who you are lady.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Not bad, could be better

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dealogic

    Pros

    You get a foot in the door with the financial world

    Cons

    Accomplishments not valued enough or recognized. Pay compensation low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't invest in short term for the employees-- Invest in more long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    It's all true...

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

    I worked at Dealogic

    Pros

    It is a job; in a tough economy, that's a good thing

    Cons

    Benefits: split 60/40 after three months employment; expect to pay over $100 per paycheck for single

    Average estimated salary by position:
    Research Associate: $37,000-$42,000
    Relationship Associate: $50,000-$55,000
    Sr. Relationship Associate: $55,000-$62,000
    Relationship Manager: $72,000-$85,000, more if you’re coming from a bulge bracket firm

    Bonus: $1,000-$3,000

    Environment:
    Pay is below market and turnover is exceptionally high; management has happily embraced this business model. Older professionals have been laid off from other jobs and just need a place to land, biding their time until something better comes along. The research team is staffed with new college grads who are deceived into thinking that this is a finance job. The company makes a habit of hiring H1B employees to lock them in to positions; that or they just transfer people from the London office to NY. No one goes the other way, so allay all romantic thoughts of working abroad….or of being hired by a client.

    Mood:
    Negative. Employees spend their free time conducting phone interviews in private rooms or studying for college entrance examinations looking for their first opportunity to leave. There are lots of empty seats and management has been groomed to distrust its employees because of the low pay and resultant high turnover. Managers conduct weekly meetings with associates to monitor how much they have been working during the week and do not offer any insight. If you need a job, you need a job, however politics is more important here than work ethic so just show up on time, smile and pretend that this is a great place to work. You’ll be comforted in knowing that everyone else thinks the same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews and be proud of what you've built.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Decent industry recognition, but the management is lost

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

    I worked at Dealogic full-time

    Pros

    Hands on skill development in financial market data and research. The client facing team here does have great reputations with the client base that it serves, which include the top 20 global investment banks.

    Cons

    The senior management is very inept at turning the company competitive again, and it's constantly battling to maintain status-quo, instead of innovating ahead. Treatment of their front-line staff is pretty poor with very low pay for the industry and very high expectations for the poor treatment. The CEO seems to be surrounded by the top sales executives only, who have different incentives than the rest of the company. Totally lost in a bubble, and oblivious to the discontent of its employees, despite the obvious high turnover rate. Every front line staff are either trying to leave, or can't because of their visa status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul your senior management. You can have the same people in the executives position for 20 years if you are trying to compete in this fast environment. Don't be afraid of letting people go and investing in your employees future. That is the only way the talents will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Researcher's experience

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

    I worked at Dealogic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly, international crew.
    - Good exposure to capital markets.

    Cons

    - Limited communication among departments.
    - Researchers are underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Promote career advancement from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    The worst decision of my life........

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    Former Employee - Not Willing to Disclose in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Not Willing to Disclose in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only benefit to working for this firm is that there is a last day on the job......

    Cons

    This is an organization that has been "outed" by the market for selling the same content but with a different wrapper and expecting its clients to pay significantly more for the privilege. Really?
    I've witnessed first hand the strategic decision making process based on the simple criteria of whether it will "enrage the CEO". The too often asked question, "Do you think the CEO took his meds today?" is actually something that is seriously considered when evaluating commerical decisions.

    Too often, I witnessed or was on the receiving end of profanity laced tirades unleashed by the CEO of this firm for rather mundane offenses. A rather unique motivating technique, but the obvious result permeates the organization's culture and reveals itself in the ever constant turnover. The second in command at this organization doesn't offer any alternative and frankly is now discounted by the market as an "empty suit". The same song and dance routine executed for years to key market players is now seen for what it is - all show and no substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent sale to private equity can only be seen as an opportunity to replace key senior managers and the CEO to reinvigorate the business. Shouting, screaming and belittling is not workable strategy - the sooner the new owners can press the "eject" button under the seats of the CEO and MD, the sooner they can actually affect positive change in this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great ideas poor execution.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dealogic

    Pros

    Lots of talk about innovation

    Cons

    Still waiting to see what that means.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to clients and not your own beliefs in what the market wants.

  9. Low paying but good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Dealogic

    Pros

    Good working environment, young company in general, small company where your voice is heard. Dynamic atmosphere, company sponsored events and team building. Fun working environment.

    Cons

    Pay is less than you can get at other companies in financial software and services. Strategy shifts continually making it difficult to meet expectations or goals. Clients can be demanding without much guidance from senior staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great company great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dealogic full-time

    Pros

    Access to senior management at banks, great work life balance, fun young people

    Cons

    Turnover amongst employees, can be a competitive environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Company culture is the root of its problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dealogic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good networking opptys with internal and external resources, experience dealing with financial companies for those who are unaware of how these organizations work (fortunately or unfortunately)

    Cons

    Compensation is crap compared to like positions in the marketplace. This isn't 2008 anymore, wake up - the market is booming and you need to pay more to get better quality people! Quality is crap because maturity and experience level of the average employee is low and therefore can be paid at that level.

    Middle and Upper managerial staff is mired in internal politicking and a "blame first, ask questions later" company culture. No introspection other than occasional town halls (seen as unnecessary, since everyone knows there's no real effort to fix the things that really matter) This causes massive dissat and turnover on a yearly basis. No one is exempt. The only ones staying are the ones making the rules and benefiting from those rules.

    ICM NY is the major culprit - many staff members attempt to move out of that dept as soon as they join. The trickle down fallout from the lack of accountability and quality from ICM (and to some degree in the last year, ECM) has huge negative repercussions on the people dedicating their time to try to salvage client relationships (technical and business) as well as deteriorating internal teamwork efforts. It's a "CYA or be squashed" world. Be assured, there are good people at Dealogic, but undue situational stress causes most resources to pass the buck and throw blame on other people/teams just save their hide.

    Not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Not that things will change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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