Value Line

  www.valueline.com
  www.valueline.com
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A Technology Start Up Within in a Traditional Company

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Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

I have been working at Value Line

Pros

Access to cutting edge technology, ground up approach to infrastructure, flex time, career growth, innovation. New knowledgable leadership.

Cons

Technology is run very differently than the rest of the company. The other departments are still running the Old Value Line way. Politics of being involved in a turnaround.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the lead from technology!

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a zoo.

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

    I worked at Value Line

    Pros

    Access to good technology; IT middle management aware of issues and trying to do things better.

    Cons

    Frequent long hours, especially weeks before a system release, vicious politics; lack of architectural knowledge, antiquated systems and processes. Long hours are a feature as the CTO believes in working crazy hours during pushes followed by weeks or months of inactivity - worst of both worlds. Some workplace rules, especially as they pertain to attendance are insane; in all fairness, IT is relaxing some of these rules, but only because of the long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doubt they would listen, but even if they did, the company may be beyond help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company with great potential led by an eccentric old kook

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

    I worked at Value Line

    Pros

    A sense of camaraderie given that most employees are the same age and stage in life. Some intelligent and knowledgable people, unfortunately, the good ones tend to leave. Best to use this firm as a stepping stone to a better job and a better firm.

    Cons

    Grossly below average pay. When I worked three, the salaries were paid once a month with minimal annual salary increases. Employees were clocked via building passes going AND leaving so there will be a line at 5pm of staff clocking out. In addition, there were absurd policies such as requirement to wear name tags, no eating at your desks, personal picture frames must be company approved (at least, the firm provided them free for you), etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to oust Jean Buttner, she is driving the company down the tubes. Unfortunately, she surrounds herself with a bunch of spineless "yes" men, whose compensation from what I understand are capped.

    Disapproves of CEO
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