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"Successful company, but terrible practices"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Small company with lots of hats to wear at any given time.
A huge presence in the industry, and their name on a resume will open doors.

Cons

Management is based on nepotism and whims.
There is not really a structure that supports employee growth.
Bonuses are based on CEO's feelings rather than reviews.
Management tends to like docile employees and cannot be challenged in any way.
They equate presence at your desk as productivity, not actual work.
Regardless of how much you do, if you are not popular with management, you will not go anywhere.

Advice to Management

Learn how to manage people and let them grow. It is better to admit you are wrong and create a great working environment, than insist you are right and bad one. Also, people in management roles should learn how to manage. Just look at your turn around rates...they are rather high.

Other Employee Reviews for FlexTrade Systems Inc.

  1. Helpful (2)

    "More of a sweat shop"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job security is good, exposure to a industry standard trading systems

    Cons

    Client Support developer is mostly overworked,no good work/life balance, work from home not provided for all employees and not encouraged even if provided
    Favoritism from higher level management
    very stressful job, pay not commensurate with work done.
    No great benefits compared to industry
    no career advancement programs

    Advice to Management

    improve benefits, provide more flexibility in work , hire more people


  2. "Great company as a start-up"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Since it is a small company you get to play a lot of roles. So you get some really good exposure. It is a great company as a start-up. The pay is also competent with other companies and the bonus is also quite good.

    Cons

    Since it is a small company, it is not that renowned. So it will not create a great impression on your resume for the company name. But the work is really good. The people tend to get very serious as soon as they step in the office premises. It would have been fun had it been a little lighter. Colleagues hardly have a chat over coffee or something. The other thing is if you are into some kind of development work, you also have to support it. So you have to be there from 8:30-5:30 even if you do not have any work. And there is no work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the work culture a little fun. Everyone is very serious all the time.

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