MUREX NORTH AMERICA Reviews

Updated June 1, 2014
Updated June 1, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good to work for just a year or two.

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    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporting Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tough as steel, unstructured and political environment - Not for the faint of heart!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great on-the-job learning opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Difficult place to get into but worth it for a junior resource.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Product Management and Evolution rather than workarounds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at MUREX NORTH AMERICA full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MUREX NORTH AMERICA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so micromanagement, and focus in results!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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