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  1. Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart genuinely good people, great environment, they compensate people well.

    Cons

    It's finance. If that's not your cup of tea, MarketAxess isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. Small Fast learning

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast learning Small Friendly managers and supportive GREAT hours 9-5

    Cons

    Not enough social events but hey you are here to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Scrappy Company with Talented People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Lots of opportunities to learn. Nimble software development cycle. CEO is down to earth, fairly accessible and knows the financial trading services industry very well. 401k matching. Lots of flexibility for doctor appointments and personal matters. Fairly pleasant, aesthetically pleasing work environment.

    Cons

    Work-from-home arrangements are generally not allowed. As with any company in midtown Manhattan, you'll either pay very high rent or mortgage to live nearby, or have a significantly longer commute.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define, document and distribute roles and responsibilities to avoid ambiguity and disputes regarding who is responsible for what. And to avoid the changing of roles and responsibilities, whenever there is a change of management.


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  5. Lots of freedom to use newly acquired skills to solve problems

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open management and infrastructure teams, cutting-edge technology, and a positive environment.

    Cons

    Not enough analytics/math was seen on my side (although this is probably not true across the firm). Also less European presence than would have been preferred. I enjoy the prospect of working in Europe.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly liked the management to the extent that I couldn't "recommend" that they do something different or better.


  6. Good experience, limited growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work-Life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Limited career growth, limited base salary


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full of intelligent people who are great at what they do. The culture fosters learning and growing, while still keeping the organization relatively flat.

    Cons

    Different departments are somewhat isolated from each other. The company could use more events to get people from different departments to meet each other and un

    Advice to Management

    The company could use more events to get people from different departments to meet each other and understand how they all contribute to the overall mission.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Decent Place to Start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary Ownership of tasks aka freedom to work without much supervision

    Cons

    Little career progression, feel like I need to move companies to progress Business/Sales force favored over IT too much for a 'tech company'

    Advice to Management

    Give stock awards to younger/new hires as incentive to stay with/work hard for the company. Market research may help innovation as opposed to reacting to market needs after the fact.


  9. Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Competent Staff -Market Visibility -Good Technology

    Cons

    -Tough Economy for Fixed Income -CDS Platform flop

    Advice to Management

    Hope the economy gets better for you / Volumes


  10. Company Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, save for IT Competitive compensation

    Cons

    Change averse, fear of bold initiatives..."what if the clients don't approve?" Myopic viewpoints, thinking in the short term Culture of distrust Very little knowledge sharing, and feedback is scant Willing to entertain new ideas and talk about innovation, but action is rarely taken to support it. Focus is on minutia, and not critical matters

    Advice to Management

    Make communication more bilateral, especially on the strategic level. The C-level open door policy seems to be more of an espoused value rather than one that is enacted.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall,

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketAxess full-time

    Pros

    -fairly relaxed culture, 8-5 is the norm -good benefits package -recognized brand in the sector

    Cons

    -mostly run out NY, little analysis or development done in Europe -little chance for career development because teams are quite siloed and a fairly small company -they took over Xtrakter/Trax but there's little overlap between the two. There's a lot of potential for shared gains but little has been done

    Advice to Management

    -spend more money on development/improvement of the Platform, not on client expenses -more linkages with Trax



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