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Wall Street Systems Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Long term career potential if management would give people the chance to lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wall Street Systems full-time

    Pros

    Some great people, there is potential for different and interesting projects, good exposure to very large & complex banks and corporations.

    Cons

    Significant micro-managing from group owners, a tendency to change what isn't broken and not accept when their changes haven't worked, very limited internal communication from above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the great staff some room to challenge, lead and grow. Communicate internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Wall Street Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focused and successful business that provided opportunity to those who were prepared to take it.

    Cons

    Not terribly structured. The pace of change was sometimes uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really applicable as the company has been acquired and management at the time I was there are gone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Wall Street Systems

    Pros

    Great place to learn and expand career

    Cons

    Choppy Management, roles are not clearly stated

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    NY office like fiefdoms, travel cut back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wall Street Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn system/finance, they did do raises this year. If supervisor likes you, you may get opportunities (be sure to suck up, come in at 8:30 and don't leave before 5:30, execs do cubicle checks, seriously). May be decent opportunity in this economy.

    Cons

    New owners cut back on travel. Made employees sign draconian non-competition agreement, where you must give 2 to 3 months notice before leaving - they don't do severance payments. Teams/depts really vary - one team could have all 20/30 somethings, friendly, another team 50 something old-timers who worked together for years, not so friendly. They expanded by buying companies, different cultures don't mesh, weird disjointed feeling between departments. Some very deep cynicism about product. Lots of people have left in past 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 2 to 3 month notice is outright hostile to employees, also way of dodging severance. I don't trust management at all. New owners don't communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could be so much better....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wall Street Systems

    Pros

    good atmosphere within the team

    Cons

    no opportunity for growth
    the resource stretch impacts consultant mostly
    salaries are pretty low and unfairly distributed
    very bad HR policies
    Upper management does not communicate at all
    company is still split in 2 even 5 years after the merger

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wall Street Systems

    Pros

    Very good place to learn... excellent colleagues, understanding management...

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great!! Vacations cannot be rolled over...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok but going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wall Street Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    bad management decisions, tough environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no point, they won't listen!

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

    Great place to learn about the industry but no career progression

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

    I worked at Wall Street Systems full-time

    Pros

    International experience
    Financial services industry knowledge
    Project work

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Too many yes-men
    Carefree attitude to clients past or existing
    Sales team over-selling
    Techies' opinion on business matters is often not challenged (sometimes inadequate solution for business)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise that businesses want business analysts' advice in addition to that of technical analysts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street Systems

    Pros

    Good understanding of financial systems

    Cons

    Work harder to understand those processes

  11.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wall Street Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company's software products are widely used by major banks.So this may be helpful to get into major banks.Good place for fresh graduates and less experienced people to get business knowledge.

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than the industry standards.Yearly pay rise and bonus are a joke.Not much learning and career growth for people with 5+ years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care your employees by giving a descent salary!!!!.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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