International Monetary Systems

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International Monetary Systems CEO John E. Strabley
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    Mixed experience working at IMS. I enjoyed working with the diverse group of clients, fun industry

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    Former Employee - Account Broker  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Broker in New York, NY

    I worked at International Monetary Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot about different industries, barter perks are nice to buy fun things including travel, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Inconsistent policies from top management, poorly trained local manager that micro managed her staff, salary sucks, not much opportunity for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the NYC office if you want to see the type of growth u demand i.e. provide the type of services clients want

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

    RUN

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    Former Employee - Trade Broker
    Former Employee - Trade Broker

    I worked at International Monetary Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Getting to know business owners in your community and establishing relationships if you are in a Broker position which I was in.

    Cons

    Antiquated style of management. No communication between headquarters and offices around the country. No room for advancement and employees are treated like they can't be trusted and are micro managed to death. Turn over is high and they don't seem to care as "everyone is replaceable" . No flexibility so if work /life balance is important ... it won't happen there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees and treating them with respect. Educate your office managers. This is a customer relationship building business. People cannot standarized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Not what was promised

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Monetary Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to learn the industry, and being able to see how trading works

    Cons

    pay, poor management, people set in their waays, lack of advancement, unrealistic sales goals. Not given the tools to progress. Lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a raise, as well as incentive to stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    BE prepared to underpaid, underappreciated, and under strict control by micro management approach

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    Former Employee - Travel Broker
    Former Employee - Travel Broker

    I worked at International Monetary Systems

    Pros

    Some holidays you are released early but they won't let you know in advance...they will just wait until 2 hours before you are scheduled to get off. Then let you know When you have already scheduled appointments for your whole afternoon.

    Cons

    Salary, Benefits, Recognition, Treatment of Employees

    This will try to pay you completely in trade dollars if you let them... a currency that they print!!

    and here's the worst part, they can shut your account down anytime they want. So the money they pay you to work there can be taken away anytime they want. That is once Mgmt consults their sneaky corporate attorney to find out if they can get away with it.

    Also, dont plan on having any support from others employees who are just trying to stay under the radar and get by with doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they deserve and don't buy large extravagant boats during times of employee layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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