MUREX NORTH AMERICA Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time

    Pros

    Murex has smart people and work is challenging. The software has great analytics capabilities. You work with large bulge bracket firms.

    Cons

    It is difficult for non-French speakers to be in on the inside. Training programs are delivered by employees and not that good.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the environment so non-French speakers have the same chance as French speakers. The training program needs to be fixed.


  2. Highly-skilled Employees, Great Learning Opportunities, High-pressure Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA as a contractor

    Pros

    You will work with talented people.

    Cons

    You will work long hours and the compensation is below the market.


  3. Good to work for just a year or two.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The co-workers, in general, are friendly.

    Cons

    Excess of work, a lot of people there doesn't have time even to say "Hello".

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to some people that is workaholic. They can leave the company soon.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Tough as steel, unstructured and political environment - Not for the faint of heart!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time

    Pros

    Good experience right out of school and after in financial services Broad range of clients - can sample the full spectrum of financial services, asset managers, hedge funds, investment banks, regional banks, insurance companies - you name it With the right team and right client(s), one can great exposure across the entire spectrum of trading business especially on the front office consulting side. Very capable people with some that are truly extra-ordinary Decent pay

    Cons

    Very specialized software has its downside. Stay long here and you will find it hard to exit to a career in banking or hedge funds which is what most people here aspire to as a next step in their career. Ideal exit point, should you choose to do that, is near the 3-4 year mark. This has more to do with the recruiting in the banking/hedge fund industry that cannot benchmark a role at Murex. Average person at Murex is likely to have had broader exposure than an average person at a bank in a given period of time. However this is not widely recognized. People have made later exits into banking or hedge funds but not without taking a role at least initially that is lower in stature than their roles and responsibilities at Murex. There is a risk of being pigeon-holed. Despite the fact that different people do different things at Murex, to the outside world everyone is a Murex consultant. Very Paris-centered and especially so for top level roles. This is a big downer for talented people at satellite offices. Have to watch your back, especially with mid level managers that are very insecure. Be prepared to be stabbed in the back without any warning! Management at all levels needs work on the behavioral side - starting with how to treat people with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with dignity and you will get more in work output than you dreamed! Whats more, you will build an invisible bond for life that might help in future business development Decentralize, management and development from a Paris only silo to one that is truly global.


  6. Great on-the-job learning opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In client services departments you are given a lot of exposure to diverse business contacts and cases from multiple clients projects assigned in parallel. As your are the client facing representative who also has responsibility to validate the built software functionality, there is a lot of hands on and detailed knowledge acquired while working among bright and great people.

    Cons

    Work done beyond the job description is discounted. Workload and over-achievement matter less to the bonus level than the project or manager you are involved with. Very poor work-life balance. Deceptive career management practice.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback not only from the managers but also their direct reports


  7. Difficult place to get into but worth it for a junior resource.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and hard working colleagues. A very good product. You will learn quite a lot about the specific area in which you work.

    Cons

    Tendency to over-specialize so you only learn about a limited subject area. Difficult clients.


  8. No Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain some functional expertize and lot of travel

    Cons

    It is a customer support shop No Team work

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Product Management and Evolution rather than workarounds


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good for fresh grads with no prior experience or very experienced managers

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good entry point to finance if you're fresh out of school Good Travel opportunities and benefits smart people and collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Some managers are downright arrogant, disrespectful, and unprofessional With few exceptions, managers lack basic people and management skills Compensation could be better and end of year bonus is arbitrary Career development non-existent Senior management lacks leadership to motivate and communicates poorly with the base Long hours comparable to working at IB or HF but with less pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful, professional and engaging with non-managers. Communicate better with your base. Pay more attention to soft and management skills Create more incentives to retain employees (better pay, career path, mento, engage talent).


  10. Helpful (5)

    Good pay, very disrespectful managers, not a very organized environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good Free water and drinks good parties

    Cons

    disrespectful work environment between management lack of communication not a fair way to review employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so micromanagement, and focus in results!!



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