Vision Financial Markets

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Vision Financial Markets Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
9 Reviews
2.3
9 Reviews
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Howard Rothman
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  1.  

    Very Appealing job, learned a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vision Financial Markets

    Pros

    Small company so you can immerse yourself into various departments.

    Cons

    Not many people seem to want to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more serious about employee development.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A

    I have been working at Vision Financial Markets full-time

    Pros

    Gateway to the industry. Good for those just graduating from undergrad looking to take securities licensing exams at a small brokerage firm. But stay motivated and get out quick, don't become stuck working here. Move on to bigger and better things.

    Cons

    Management treats their employees like cattle. Benefits are sub par and salaries are way below industry averages. No raises for non-managerial employees within the past 2years despite new business. Borderline abusive practices by hiring interns, and paying them 11$ an hour to do full time work. Click-ish environment, seems more like a family business rather than being taken seriously based on merit. What a sad and disappointing experience. Managers only interact with their teams via email in most departments despite being literally two doors away and in the same physical vicinity. In other words, rarely any face-to-face conversations. Probably the worst job I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include other employees in the conversation, there is a huge waste of human brain power @this place. There are so many talented people at your office sitting right below your nose, humble yourself and look for the untapped potential to improve your struggling business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a Good Place for a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vision Financial Markets full-time

    Pros

    Good Learning for those with no experience, as you can do many different jobs.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Terrible Benefits Package, only two weeks vacation to start, no direction from Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doesn't care about their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vision Financial Markets full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Ability to take licensing exams. Decent work/life balance (9-5). You can learn both sides of the market if you're willing.

    Cons

    Vision does not compete on salary. Upper & Mid management is a joke, and leads through fear. Company will not spend money to increase team sizes, and as a result, departments suffer with larger work loads. CEO is two faced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and realize that the company faults lie with leadership, or lack thereof.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vision Financial Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great assistant to CEO, gets everything done. Management is available to employees and open to growth.

    Cons

    IT is lacking in general. Most services are out sourced to third parties so it is difficult to get support when problems arise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Vision has good leadership and opportunities for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vision Financial Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It has good people working there, opportunities and good work balance. I recommend to anyone looking in this industry to check it out.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative things to say. It is a business that gives opportunity to those who make an effort to advance. The industry is competitive and rewards those who strive to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't Come Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vision Financial Markets full-time

    Pros

    The employees are good, allow you to take tests, you do everything, good please to learn (as long as you tech yourself).

    Cons

    Low Pay, Benefits Package is abysmal, no motivation to do a better job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money to retain good employees with knowledge, rather than hiring interns and kids straight out of college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Insitutional Sales - Business Development

    Former Employee - Institutional Sales in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Institutional Sales in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Vision Financial Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very ambitious sales team. Strong upside potential.

    Cons

    Not much support from senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure.

  10.  

    Unfocused leadership from the top makes this a difficult work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Vision Financial Markets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good People in the trenches

    Cons

    rapid recent growth has left the staff stretched thin and management scrambling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people, focus on the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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