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Helpful (3)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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 Management

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?

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Hire smarter
    Treat junior people better

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst, Private Company Market in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst, Private Company Market in New York, NY

    I worked at SecondMarket as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

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