Glitnir Reviews

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  1.  

    glitnir-the place to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trader  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Trader in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at Glitnir

    Pros

    2006, the Glitnir Group bought Fischer Partners Fondkommission, which officially became Glitnir AB on the 12th January 2007. In 2008 HQ AB aquired 100 procent av of Glitnir AB and the name changed to HQ Direct AB.

    The company had been in operation since 1984 when it was founded by Tomas Fischer. Tomas Fischer was one of Sweden’s pioneers in the field of active share trading. He was one of the first people to voice dissatisfaction with the system of passively receiving orders. Instead, he actively took the initiative to introduce a different way of doing business. As a result, he made a considerable contribution to modernizing Swedish share trading.

    HQ Direct was amongst the very first companies to start working with electronic trading. The first systems were already in place as early as 1997 and our specific commitment to electronic trading continues to this day.

    In 2007, HQ Direct bought Tamm & Partners, in doing so significantly expanding the Group’s resources in the area of Corporate Finance.

    In 2007, Private Banking operations were also launched in Stockholm, which today embodies three persons.

    Cons

    inefficiency, bureaucracy 2006, the Glitnir Group bought Fischer Partners Fondkommission, which officially became Glitnir AB on the 12th January 2007. In 2008 HQ AB aquired 100 procent av of Glitnir AB and the name changed to HQ Direct AB.

    The company had been in operation since 1984 when it was founded by Tomas Fischer. Tomas Fischer was one of Sweden’s pioneers in the field of active share trading. He was one of the first people to voice dissatisfaction with the system of passively receiving orders. Instead, he actively took the initiative to introduce a different way of doing business. As a result, he made a considerable contribution to modernizing Swedish share trading.

    HQ Direct was amongst the very first companies to start working with electronic trading. The first systems were already in place as early as 1997 and our specific commitment to electronic trading continues to this day.

    In 2007, HQ Direct bought Tamm & Partners, in doing so significantly expanding the Group’s resources in the area of Corporate Finance.

    In 2007, Private Banking operations were also launched in Stockholm, which today embodies three persons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better at motivating 2006, the Glitnir Group bought Fischer Partners Fondkommission, which officially became Glitnir AB on the 12th January 2007. In 2008 HQ AB aquired 100 procent av of Glitnir AB and the name changed to HQ Direct AB.

    The company had been in operation since 1984 when it was founded by Tomas Fischer. Tomas Fischer was one of Sweden’s pioneers in the field of active share trading. He was one of the first people to voice dissatisfaction with the system of passively receiving orders. Instead, he actively took the initiative to introduce a different way of doing business. As a result, he made a considerable contribution to modernizing Swedish share trading.

    HQ Direct was amongst the very first companies to start working with electronic trading. The first systems were already in place as early as 1997 and our specific commitment to electronic trading continues to this day.

    In 2007, HQ Direct bought Tamm & Partners, in doing so significantly expanding the Group’s resources in the area of Corporate Finance.

    In 2007, Private Banking operations were also launched in Stockholm, which today embodies three persons.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok and is hopefully better today.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glitnir

    Pros

    Good work hours and my coworkers were great.

    Cons

    The salary was very low for people who worked "on the floor". Little change of being transfered between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Reykjavík (Iceland)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Reykjavík (Iceland)

    I worked at Glitnir as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a free hot meal available at lunch which is a real perk. The general athmosphere at the workplace was quite friendly.

    Cons

    Somewhat rigid company culture but depended on whom you worked for there. Got an extremely low salary due to recession but heard that was just due to poor talent management of my department. Left due to low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your employee's credentials before being too rigid with compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many self centered schmucks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glitnir full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent work hours and condition

    Cons

    No chance for advances in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on robbing the bank from inside (applies to previous management in the 2004 - 2008 era),

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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