FX Alliance

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FX Alliance Reviews

18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    FXall has an extremely talented staff, a great customer base, strong product offering and free coffee. The CEO has an excellent view on where the industry is heading and is well connected to the banks that use the FXall platform.

    Cons

    At times, FXall is a stressful work environment. Many of the teams are too thinly staffed to achieve expected results or handle unanticipated challenges that arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job defining the plan. The key is to stick to the plan and avoid unnecessary fire drills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No real highs or lows

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

    I worked at FX Alliance as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and I learned a lot about FinanSvcs and regulation. Some great people on the tech side.

    Cons

    While the tech team was full of good, approachable, and honest people, the business side had some arrogant, hostile, and truly awful people that I had to find a way to work with. Bad location (unless you have a thing for Midtown East).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a temp so management never directed so much as a word to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since it is rather small company there is a good visibility considering work efforts, inter-group
    communication does help in solving problems.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of them.
    - Managment is biased and technically speaking - not too technical where it should be.
    - Profit margin level score takes precedence over the wellness of employees
    - Some key-decisions seem to be detached from reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more seriously current needs and rewarding. This appies to many areas. I'd name 3 of them:
    - technical - obsolote equipment does not help in strategic goals achievement
    - hr - employees who are overachievers - expects the same from the company in return
    - proffesional - need to invest in business/technology areas, so it will pay off in a long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    move on

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

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well, if you're unemployed, they will provide a paycheck. Dont forget to read the reviews for Thomson Reuters, which now owns FXALL. Say goodbye to raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    too many to list. See the other reviews, dead on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most department heads need to be changed out. Think: Does this person *own* the dept. Are they subject matter experts? Do they take responsibility both improvement and for mistakes? Answer it honestly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most colleagues at FXall are great to work with, however operationally FXall still has much to improve.

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

    I have been working at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work at home within reason option.
    Intelligent and pleasant colleagues.
    Central location - easy commute
    Unrestricted internet access
    Provides up to date computers, laptops
    Has monthly birthday cake celebrations - thoughtful!

    Cons

    Too little respect from management for those on the floors investigating issues
    Too many #1 priorities
    Poor communication of what is really going on
    Nepotism
    Too political for such a small company
    Unfair compensation
    Cuts too many costs on staying current with major middleware and operating systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote communication across teams and within teams
    Ban nepotism - follow an ethical procedure when hiring and promoting
    Have a priority a follow through on it; instead of leaping onto the next shiniest object!
    Apply compensation fairly

  7.  

    Great stepping stone in my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at FX Alliance

    Pros

    The people, location and ability to get involved in multiple projects.

    Cons

    Lack of management, consideration for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Yikes...

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

    I worked at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Strong communal attitude with members who are not senior management.

    Cons

    After being at my new position for almost 2 years I realize now how much we were all taken advantage of by senior management there. No work/life balance, which is sad. No matter how hard you work it doesn't seem to be enough. There seemed to be a lot of secrecy within upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so demanding of your employees. I feel appreciated where I've been working now, something I never felt in my approximately 2 years at FXall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I still think that the FXall is the best company I ever worked for. All the best, FXall!

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

    I have been working at FX Alliance

    Pros

    I was employed by FXall twice and I want to say that it is the best company I ever worked for.
    1. FXall really cares about their employees
    2. FXall is very fair when it comes to compensation
    3. The Firm is constantly growing
    4. FXall has strong technical personal
    5. Excellent top management.

    Cons

    In some areas the technology is a bit outdated. I think It's due to a large clientele base and its support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should not afraid to adapt newest technologies.
    The educational weekly technical and business lunch and learn sessions should be part of the culture.

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dog eat dog

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

    I worked at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Learn a lot of new technologies on a tight schedule. Company doing well financially. Close to direct subway to Penn Station and Queens.

    Cons

    Subordinates are shown no respect. Culture of mutual distrust, suspicion and indifference to each other's needs. Hard to get professional advice when you need it, especially at the beginning of your career. Mediocre wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Good bathroom and nice conference rooms.

    Cons

    mgmt, office space, technology, business, politics, clueless CEO, people in power who are worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up to plate and make the hard changes needed to suceed.

    Doesn't Recommend

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