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What Employees Say
I have been working at Murano Connect full-time
Having worked in this industry for a number of years in various different roles including Equity Research, Credit Portfolio Management and Capital Introduction, I was pleased and surprised when I had... my first conversation with the management at Murano. They were refreshingly honest and direct, but they were also very energetic and positive. They have expected a lot from me, but unlike other firms I have worked with I have the feeling that I am valued as both an individual and as part of a team rather then as a revenue-generating machine. This is a growing company, where you are expected to be self-motivated and accept responsibility for your work. As with most companies of this size, the benefits are that you feel like you actually make a difference and can see the impact of your work, you'll know the Founder of the company on a first-name basis and more importantly, he will know you. The management structure is very flat, and they value openness and honesty- if you have a problem with someone or something, you are able to directly address the issue. The company has a unique international flavor for an NYC-based finance company. From day one you will be interacting heavily with colleagues in London and clients from all over the world. The company definitely retains some of its "European" feel. The team is young, energetic and very cohesive. I would call everyone that works here my friend- something I certainly have not been able to say in previous roles. We all eat lunch together, go out after work and there is the general sense that we are all on the same page. I would say the Salary/Benefits package is about standard for a relatively entry-level finance role in NYC. There is some incentive pay that is easily attainable if you meet some basic, easily quantifiable goals, with this included I would say the total compensation is on the higher-end of average for this type of role. However, the real benefits of the position are the relationships you are able to develop from day one. Right away you will interact with high-level individuals in the Hedge Fund, Private Equity, Real Estate, Long only and Real Asset spaces, as well as top contacts at some of the biggest institutional investors in the country. The culture of Murano and the opportunities presented by the role are probably best summed up by the fact that as the role isn't expected to be something you do forever, after being here for a couple of years the Founder of the company will actively work with you to find a new position at one of our clients in the Alternative Investment Fund business or with one of the Institutional investors we work with.
Having been in the business for a few years, my feeling is that most of the "negatives" of a particularly company/role are really a result of the wrong people working for the wrong company. This is a... unique role that puts a lot of responsibility on your shoulders and certainly isn't for everyone... - This isn't the right company for If you aren't comfortable being on the phone having in-depth conversations with very experienced and intelligent people, some of which may not know you or the company. You aren't "cold calling" people in the sense that we aren't selling anything, but you are expected to win contacts over to the concept of how we can help them and not everyone is receptive to it right away. Passive, shy and timid people should look elsewhere. - This job isn't for you if you cannot work in a smaller, entrepreneurial office environment. The NYC office in particular is growing from relatively small numbers. You will work closely with other members of the team and it's not an environment where you can "hide" from your work because you're not up to it on a given day. - This isn't the job for you if you are not ambitious and able to understand the value of gaining relationships and experience. Someone who isn't willing to work hard today for the chance at a big opportunities in 1.5-2 years isn't going to value the role. - This isn't the right company for you if you are the type of person that needs to have a manager over your shoulder 24/7 to stay motivated and on task.