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

I worked at MarketAxess

Pros

Good work life balance, save for IT
Competitive compensation

Cons

Change averse, fear of bold initiatives..."what if the clients don't approve?"
Myopic viewpoints, thinking in the short term
Culture of distrust
Very little knowledge sharing, and feedback is scant
Willing to entertain new ideas and talk about innovation, but action is rarely taken to support it.
Focus is on minutia, and not critical matters

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make communication more bilateral, especially on the strategic level. The C-level open door policy seems to be more of an espoused value rather than one that is enacted.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Good company overall,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at MarketAxess full-time

    Pros

    -fairly relaxed culture, 8-5 is the norm
    -good benefits package
    -recognized brand in the sector

    Cons

    -mostly run out NY, little analysis or development done in Europe
    -little chance for career development because teams are quite siloed and a fairly small company
    -they took over Xtrakter/Trax but there's little overlap between the two. There's a lot of potential for shared gains but little has been done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -spend more money on development/improvement of the Platform, not on client expenses
    -more linkages with Trax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Bad management in the London office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free milk and coffee
    work/life balance is quite good

    Cons

    - clients left MAEurope due to the poor services. i.e. platform crashes quite often
    - liquidity providers use Bloomberg or Tradeweb because they are cheaper.
    - Project Manager in London has tied hands. Technology is managed by MA-US
    - They continuously hire no qualified people. (no knowledge of Credit Markets, CDS, SEF, MTS)
    - Head of MAEurope changes once every two years.
    - Lots of gossiping and bad environment i.e. very frustrated employees, no team work, etc.
    - According to clients, platform will disappear in the long run because the new platforms in the market use new technology and are cheaper.
    - Don't expect good bonuses in London, on the contrary.
    - Poor career progression.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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