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ACT Commodities Reviews

Updated November 21, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Amazing company to work for!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ACT Commodities provides an open and inclusive environment. Each employee has a direct impact on the company. The team is ambitious, collaborative and most importantly fun.

    ACT is growing rapidly, which allows its employees to continue to develop on both a professional and personal level.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review and great to hear your positive experience!


  2. "My Experience at ACT so Far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ACT is an exciting, rapidly growing firm that really strives to ensure that while they continue to scale, they retain their corporate values and overall mission.

    It’s amazing to come to work every day and see everyone of your colleagues have a smile on their face. The amount of transparency, inclusion, collaboration, growth, and fun the firm has whilst working hard to make an amazing presence in the environmental commodities space is fantastic!

    You have access to all levels of management, and everyone is treated as an equal, no matter your seniority. Everyone is very attentive and will answer questions in order to help you succeed. Overall it’s a great place to be!

    Be sure to bring your positive spirit, embrace the family like environment, and be able to put your entrepreneurial/creative thinking cap on for all aspects of your work!

    Cons

    Nothing yet - so far so good!

    Advice to Management

    Hammocks in the new office!

  3. Helpful (9)

    "High pressure phone sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ACT Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Happy hours and team events if we hit monthly targets. Can make a very good bonus - but most good markets/clients are already being managed by someone else.

    Cons

    High pressure sales job with a lot of cold calling. Call stats are tracked. Little career and skills development as the job scope is limited and narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute clients fairly among all employees rather than having one trader manage all of the big accounts.

    ACT Commodities Response

    May 14, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. The entrepreneurial nature of the Sales Trader role includes prospecting, which is a core part of how our sales traders build their business. I’m sorry to hear that the... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Really Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Senior Leaders value transparency and care about their people. Access to a private performance coach, lots of training and support for personal and professional development. High earning potential. Fun place to work, team members are friends outside of work.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give employees one on one attention even as we get bigger


  5. "Solid firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Fuels Trader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physical Fuels Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Properly aligned to grow within the environment commodities space.
    • Active participation of Senior management and Traders in daily activities.
    • Solid base salary and generous bonus structure.
    • Structured so that the employee determines the growth of their own business, but with the backing and experience of a larger firm.
    • Established flat organization.

    Cons

    Nothing critical to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! And yes, we keep going like this :)


  6. "Excellent Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales -Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales -Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ACT continues to grow and add talent to its team of Sales-Traders who pride themselves on being competitive, hard working, and versatile. The firm interacts within exciting markets that will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. All employees are well versed in the intricacies and culture of the client base and markets. The move to New York City will grow the firm in size and scope and should provide key access to client bases and financial/energy related markets.

    Cons

    No negatives to mention as of now. Hours can be substantial and similar to Investment Banking due to the high focus on relationship building and deal flow.

    Advice to Management

    The firm is young and will continue to address the needs of employees as it grows in the coming years.

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! Much appreciated. Have a great week!


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Sales Trader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate, Sales and Trading in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate, Sales and Trading in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Very team oriented environment that demands hard work and a driven personality. It is a small team but very tight knit. The role requires an individual who thrives in a sink or swim atmosphere. The base pay is strong and offers a bonus structure that is uncommon in most entry level front office positions. ACT is a flat organization with almost no hierarchy. Traders work directly with managing partners and founders.

    Cons

    Early mornings and long hours. Don't expect to show up and work a 9-5 job. Mornings begin before 6am. While the team is small working as a trader requires a self motivated personality and willingness to learn from mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the team at the rate you have been. The current trajectory is extremely positive. Make sure that as the company grows traders continue to have access to senior management.

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review and your input! Have a great week!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This firm has a good balance between work and play. Great perks and bonus plan. If you have an interest in renewable energy you'll really like it here.

    Cons

    San Francisco can be foggy at times. Occasionally traffic here is a nightmare. It never rains. It rarely is warmer than 80, or colder than 50.

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Hi, thank you for your review! As we have our offices in Amsterdam and New York, the climat overthere is pretty good :)


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Firm to keep an eye on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Trader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary. Good medical and bonus plan. Work closely with managers and directors. Good work atmosphere. Empower their employees

    Cons

    City is expensive. Weather is Mild. Work NY hour (can be a plus)

    ACT Commodities Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. Much appreciated. Have a great week!


  10. "Great company for the ambitious Sales Trader!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Trader in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Sales Trader in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ACT Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ACT Commodities is a young trading company, they have interesting profit sharing opportunities when you´re a sales trader, a great atmosphere amongst colleagues and a very nice office in Amsterdam. When you start working at ACT, you are given all the tools, and also training, to be successful at your job. In addition, you are guided and mentored by your manager. Due to personal reasons I had to leave ACT. I was allowed to go home (and stay home) right away and during the months after I left, ACT has been very concerned and involved which I really(!) appreciated. I think back on a very good time at ACT where I learned a lot and where I got to know great people.

    Cons

    The work life balance can be difficult but if you want to be successful you have to put in the work.