SogoTrade

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SogoTrade Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
5 Reviews
3.3
5 Reviews
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Jonathan Yao
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  1.  

    Great working environment that encourages new ideas and cultivates business leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SogoTrade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Unlike working at bigger companies where each employee is responsible for a very specific job function, at SogoTrade you have the opportunity to be involved in multiple cross functional projects and learn skills and gain experience from a lot of different areas. You also get to develop your skills more here because this company is not afraid to give its employees a chance to try new things. I feel I can learn so much more here than in a lot of other companies.
    2. Very friendly working environment. I have the opportunity to work with people from different departments all the time and I find my coworkers to be very professional and easy to work with.
    3. SogoTrade is a very agile company. Great ideas / suggestions can be accepted by management and implemented in a relatively short period of time. This makes it exciting to work here because we are always turning new ideas into reality.
    4. The CEO of SogoTradeis a proven leader in the online brokerage industry. Not only does he have a great vision for SogoTrade,but he also knows exactly how he plans to get there. He is good at motivating his employees and recognizing their potential. He is also very generous in sharing his knowledge and ideas. He expects his employees to work hard and produce good work, but at the same time, he understands and supports work and family balance.
    5. Being a smaller company, you quickly get recognized if you perform well.
    6. I personally believe SogoTrade has the potential to go very far and I’m excited to have the opportunity to grow with it.

    Cons

    1. Since SogoTrade is still relatively small, it doesn’t have the kind of resources other big companies might have. But I think as SogoTrade grows, this should be less and less of an issue.
    2. If you’re looking for a job to show up and perform a repetitive task each day, then you might not be a great fit. You need to be able to multi-task and be prepared to work on new projects as they arise.
    3. As a smaller company, SogoTrade can’t always pay top dollar for each employee. However, they do offer competitive pay, even for those less experienced, and they promote the idea that as the company profits, the employees will profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on employees. It's clear that this is a smaller company and resources must be carefully utilized, but as the company grows, make sure to recognize those who have contributed to it's success. Departments can always use more people and salaries can always be higher, but employee recognition goes a long way in the mean time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    CEO Jonathan Yao

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at SogoTrade as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience gained in the financial service sector.

    Cons

    The CEO has brought terrible morale all the way from Scottrade Asia Pacific to Sogotrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jonathan's AP region-led marketing has turned the workplace to one that resembles their work ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    SogoTrade Response

    Nov 10, 2014HR Administrator

    I'm sorry that you had this experience with SogoTrade. The company values our employees and understands that the work environment can greatly affect employee morale. We work hard to make our people ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Friendly place to work with people from different background and country origion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator/SQL Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Database Administrator/SQL Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SogoTrade as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have opportunity to bring your idea and suggestions to the CEO directly. Your knowledge and skill in technology can grow faster as you can work from project to project and touch all core business of the company.

    Cons

    Time to market for all software products is very short so you may be under stress if you are not used to a fast development environment. It turns to be a Pros if you enjoy challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SogoTrade full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small online brokerage trying to grow, improve it's image, and do the right thing to keep prices reasonable and it's customers happy. Management listens to employees input and suggestions and everyone is treated like family.

    Cons

    Small size and three office locations can be limiting for career advancement, but if the company keeps growing, this will not be an issue for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and improving the service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at SogoTrade full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    i can't think of a single good reason to work here

    Cons

    low pay, terrible management, terrible morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

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