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New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
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Company - Private
Brokerage Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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FX Alliance Chairman and CEO Philip Z. Weisberg
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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For QA folks:
    Steady stream of work
    Reasonable balance between work life- since work is not overly challenging
    A great place to work if you are NOT looking for challenges in your career or any sort of career growth
    Middle management employees tend to stick around forever and rarely provide an opportunity for promotion by attrition.

    Cons

    One mans poison is another mans elixir.
    The Pros mentioned above could be Huge Cons for some.
    1For Functional Folks- You hit a plateau very soon and its a struggle to keep the motivation up since there is nothing much to learn .
    2 Growth potential is very rare- and if you dont enjoy testing the same set of features or executing the same tests again and again - This is NOT the place for you.
    Certain aspects may have changed since their aquisition by Thomson Reuters so my update may be outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Advices in Proffesional circle is useless- especially an advice propogated via a third party site.
    So I leave the higher management to do what they do best and run their own show.

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FX Alliance Interviews

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    Senior Developer - Portfolio OMS Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at FX Alliance.

    Interview

    Just to give a perspective, i come from a strong technical position from a HFT firm.

    They handout out a 30 min written test, taken out of an online java server side questionnaire. Get your own papers to solve them as they didn't supply them to me.

    If you clear the test, you will be interviewed by their technical cadre.

    The interviewers have a thick accent and uncommunicative , not a single smile. They seem to have a condescending attitude for others. I understand the difference between being proud of your system vs looking down on others.

    I guess the culture of the company shows up in the interviewers attitude - one of the interviewers (snr developer) ends with "okay, i have asked what i am told to ask. i will call the next interviwer" - seriously, are u following a written script!

    The second interviewer( technical manager) never had a clear flow of thought. he asks a question, probably, expecting a pre framed answer. When i try to logically reason out, he gets disinterested and jumps to a different question.

    Interview Questions

    • After explaining how i achieved zero fullGC, he says, "Aah, its all it is just -D configuration, no coding right?" :)   Answer Question
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