Dealogic Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Thomas A. Fleming
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, non stressful work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Good learning opportunity and decent work environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Junior staff (of which I was not one) are paid very low salaries, without exception they could all earn more at a competitor (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. High Turnover for a Reason

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Associate in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great, young people staff the office

    Cons

    Endless internal meetings
    Lacking work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Promote the rare employees who stays more than a year or two here


  2. Needs to grow up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some international travel possible
    Exposure to senior bank members

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities and very low pay

    Advice to Management

    need to change


  3. Research Associate, Institutional Client Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    - young people
    - light workload
    - Nice welfare in HK
    - high OT paid (if require to work OT on Sat / Sun)

    Cons

    - "Yes-Man" Boss
    - ICM management do not give credits
    - repetitive and routine works
    - high turnover rate (reasons see above) while staff staying more than 2 years are rarely seen
    - nice culture

    Advice to Management

    Promote the rare employees who stays more than a year or two here


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  5. Pretty good

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

    I have been working at Dealogic

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Fruit in the mornings is nice. Good introduction to multiple aspects of banking.

    Cons

    Pay seems on the low side. Not much room to develop career skills/goals.


  6. Helpful (5)

    A few great talents drifting in a sea of managerial waste.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic

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

    Pros

    Engineers will learn a lot in a short period of time. You can put some good stuff on your resume. A few really great talents with intelligence on the middle and lower levels of the corporate structure. Working in the city can be fun (for a while).

    Cons

    During the time I worked in the NY office, the management was abominable. The work environment was miserable. The culture was super depressing. Basically, the environment is If you are a manager you can talk and laugh and have a grand old time. If you are not a manager you can only work work work. No leaving your desk during work hours. No talking. No laughing. Absolutely NO FUN is allowed! Just production. Cameras set up everywhere watching your every move. No telecommuting is allowed. In an era of VPN this is particularly ridiculous considering that most people spend over 3 hours traveling to and from the city every day when they could simply roll out of bed at home, open their laptops, and do the same exact thing. There is no common sense ever used by management, only to attempt get production out of their workers (which only backfires because they are so clumsy in their methods). In fact senior management will actually berate you and try and make you look silly/crazy in front of a floor of workers if you request leaving early during a snow storm so you can get home to your family safely. This was during a STATE OF EMERGENCY! I could go on for days on how bad the management is in NY, it is that awful. Which is a shame because if you remove them from the equation completely, its not a bad job. They just cause so much unnecessary stress and misery, it eventually becomes not worth it to stay.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to fix this mess is to remove the senior management completely and start fresh with smart, passionate, creative, and YOUNG new faces.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M&A Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - M&A Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Taken Over by PE Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Relationship Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dealogic (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very few - nice people to work with

    Cons

    Everything - the company is a mess


  9. Not bad, could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dealogic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a foot in the door with the financial world

    Cons

    Accomplishments not valued enough or recognized. Pay compensation low.

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (6)

    It's all true...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Relationship Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Decent industry recognition, but the management is lost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Dealogic full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.



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