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Good Place to Work

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

I worked at MarketAxess

Pros

-Competent Staff
-Market Visibility
-Good Technology

Cons

-Tough Economy for Fixed Income
-CDS Platform flop

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hope the economy gets better for you / Volumes

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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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    Bad management in the London office

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

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time for 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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