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Got a little ahead of itself, now paying the price

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

I worked at SecondMarket full-time

Pros

-Very sharp group of people from top to bottom
-Not a bank or a startup...somewhere in the middle
-Allow career growth for exceptional employees
-Work in assets that are new and interesting
-Lot of exposure to different business models and technologies

Cons

-Company is no longer a cash cow
-Very slow to develop the online tools
-Management isn't experienced in running a mid-sized company
-A lot of the best folks left when the company began to decline
-Skill set isn't easily transferable within the finance community
-Comp isn't what it used to be
-Lack of overall direction confuses employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think they'll figure something out eventually but they need to nail down a direction for the company. Are you a broker or a software developer?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership that has no strategy for generating revenue going forward

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

    I worked at SecondMarket full-time

    Pros

    - New office space
    - Low expectations (easy to coast)
    - Good junior level people

    Cons

    - Terrible leadership
    - Lots of turnover
    - Multiple layoffs in the past two years (more likely)
    - No longer growing revenue
    - No future direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smarter
    Treat junior people better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Innovative Company, Hard to figure out your place as a Junior person

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst, Private Company Market  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst, Private Company Market in New York, NY

    I worked at SecondMarket as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are smart and definitely know and think they are changing the industry, it creates great energy around the company

    Cons

    Hard to be a junior person as the focus is on growth and less on talent development, at times the lack of communication made it hard to know your place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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