Liquidnet Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Liquidnet CEO and Founder Seth Merrin
Seth Merrin
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Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance as others mentioned (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There is practically zero diversity and lots of politics for such a small firm (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management team has not changed much over the years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liquidnet full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment. Very friendly staff. free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    Company lacks a direction. Management not always transparent


  2. Helpful (4)

    Lost it's soul. People think about "I", not "us"...and it wasn't always like this.

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

    I worked at Liquidnet full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still a viable business. Some smart and passionate people still there.

    Cons

    Disconnected Senior Management, out of touch with the reality of what people "really" are thinking. Disintegrating culture. Being different from typical Wall Street firms was once the mantra, but no more. It would be fine to model oneself after Wall Street culture, except they seem to only be adopting the bad habits, and not the good ones.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the new generation of people entering the workforce, to get a change of perspective. Understand that waiting for a new regional office to turn a profit, is different than waiting for a new line of business to turn a profit. Value passion over experience. That's what established and grew the company.


  3. Helpful (7)

    Letting good people go, handicapped by political decisions made years ago

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liquidnet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friday lunches, soda and beer

    Cons

    Technology is handicapped by political decisions made years ago. Those people have all left, but now the dependencies on old and hard to maintain technologies remain. Very political environment, and managers will throw people under a bus to make themselves look better. There is no job stability as they let good people go without any notice.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha

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

    I worked at Liquidnet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I hear there is a new CIO cleaning house Friday lunch was great Free beer great parties

    Cons

    everyone on the 15th floor HR

    Advice to Management

    shutitdown, shutitdown, shutitdown


  6. Helpful (4)

    Tech company resistant to change

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

    I worked at Liquidnet full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small, team depending there's a good atmosphere

    Cons

    Slow with changes. Paper focussed in some departments - bizarre for tech company

    Advice to Management

    Being nice going a long way and respecting all levels of personnel which some members overlooked


  7. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liquidnet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everything you would expect from a great technology company: Free food every Friday, free beer and snacks.

    Cons

    Not that I know of

    Advice to Management

    It's not my place to give advice but...Look forward more to the overall trends and not solely on preserving the legacy


  8. Helpful (9)

    A lot has changed...

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

    I worked at Liquidnet full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits / time off. Good work / life balance (depending on dept.) Modern offices with strong internal IT support. Central location for easy commute.

    Cons

    Culture is broken here. Turn-over is way to high. No promotion from within; constant hiring from outside. Bonuses have gone down year over year. Moving to annual bonus structure will only make things worse. Low base salaries with rare opportunity for raise. Management has no idea what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Stop filling roles with people from big banks - because that's what you have turned Lqnt into...a small 'big bank'. Get younger - stop hiring industry veterans and start hiring bright young people to move this company forward. You waited too long to finally listen to your sales force and client base and focus on the core business. Now your competition has surpassed you and you may have trouble catching up.


  9. Helpful (9)

    Open your eyes before everything is over

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

    I have been working at Liquidnet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Perks. Great Global Social Engagement. Good Human Resources Team. Good Benefits. Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No Job Security. The hardest working and most revenue generating employees here get laid off or fired and the least productive employees hang in there for years. Extremely unproductive IT Staff. Lots of IT Consultants highly paid and hardly getting any work done. Sales, Finance, Marketing, Office Management and GTE works hard and Technology plays pool, dart, football, WII, Xbox, gossip and do many other things that are unproductive which results in a huge overhead for the organization. You may face lots of politics and constant hanging fear of lay off as no matter how much smart you are and how much hard you work here, you will not get any promotion as you are really competing with the staff that plays games and gossips whole day, watches videos and does not get any work done. Of course its a great work life balance as you really get paid to gossip, play games, surf net etc. but not to get work done, learn or grow ahead. Useless ECM, LCM, Private Shares Groups.

    Advice to Management

    Secretly go around the desks of all your IT Staff on both floors. Hire couple of experts and thoroughly check how much work they get done. You will get an answer to the comment posted above. Remove those games that you give them to play around with and ask them to sit down at their desks and get real work done. Do your managers keep track of for how long an employee go out for lunches? Time they take for lunch should not be equal to time it takes to watch a movie. Get rid of all Technology Consultants who have been there from years on both the floors and only keep extremely productive employees who wants to work hard, who are passionate and who come there and get work done and get rid of the rest. Use that money in hiring more Sales RM's, Member Service Staff, Marketing Staff etc.. pay them good commission, you will directly see your numbers going up..


  10. Helpful (10)

    Waste of time working for this company

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

    I worked at Liquidnet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Perks. Awesome Friday Lunches. Great Social Engagement doing lots of good work for Rwanda and other social impacts. Good Work/Life Balance as others mentioned.

    Cons

    No career moves, no motivation, lots of politics. Very Unproductive Technology Staff and Managers. People here blame Sales, but Sales is the most hard working in the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is not the only one to blame and neither is the Sales. Its rather the unproductive staff across the organization specifically Technology that is the reason for the downfall and high expenditure. Cut useless Technology Staff and Costs. Cut Equity Capital, Private Shares and all that new useless ventures. Focus on your core product.


  11. Helpful (1)

    don't miss it!!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Liquidnet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the company has a very good culture. there are opportunities for personal grow and stretch your skills and has budget to education ever year for each employee. good salary with benefits. they open to new technologies.

    Cons

    there are no cons about the company, especially for IT business, it is a very good place to work. May be the location is problem, because it is midtown Manhattan and it is very crowded.

    Advice to Management

    great job, keep going



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