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FlexTrade Systems Inc. Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Most people work relatively long hours, despite having flexi-time" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Tyrannical member of senior management who is making everyone's lives a misery" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and apply C/C++ systems programming"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Great Neck, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small place, flat organization, initiative driven culture. I worked in client support and development (CSD) group. This role requires quick thinking and problem solving ability aka debugging. What I enjoyed most about the role is that unlike my previous pure programming jobs where you hum down your day to evening, it role will challenge your problem solving skills.

    Cons

    Nothing specific that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not only incentivize top performers but also communicate such throughout the year.


  2. "Great Company, Great work life balance, lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Great Neck, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Helpful employees around, learning at your own pace and rewarding culture.

    Cons

    Some teams have old people making the culture as lazy as a 9 to 5:30 job. Some teams don't thrive enough to improve the product and use latest tech stack.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good and hard working peers.

    Cons

    Low salary. Low Bonus and stock options compare to other places. Small cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    Match industrial salaries or employees will be forced to make career decision when we have hiring waves from Bloomberg etc.


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Not a good company unless you are under-qualified."

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    Current Employee - Well Wisher of All in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Well Wisher of All in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Learning a lot of business knowledge
    - Will improve your working skills
    - High stress and slightly hostile work environment will make you tough.

    Cons

    - Absolutely cheap when it comes to anything, including server space and forget about bonus and salary.
    - Every team is understaffed, and save money by delaying hiring and then forgetting about hiring.
    - You'll be exploited and 'extracted'.
    - Unhappy employees make life frustrating to everyone without their knowledge.
    - Very few good people who like to work.

    Advice to Management

    I'm writing this in the best interest of the company.
    - Stop writing fake reviews on Glassdoor. Not only unethical, but also people will feel betrayed when they join the company.
    - Invest in training Managers and Team leaders. Project management, Prioritizing, communication are required skills for everyone.
    - Don't just give power because someone is senior. I have seen few senior people who seem to be frustrated all the time because they expect a cake walk, but cannot handle surprises and challenges of Flextrade.


  5. "Good career starting point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to learn trading system

    Cons

    The main office is in long island and LIRR sometimes get cancelled in bad weather


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    I had a wonderful experience working with them.

    Cons

    I didn't like the work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to people more


  7. "Continued Growth is Encouraging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As I see more and more new faces at FlexTrade, I continue to feel confident about the direction of the company. These new faces are mostly new additions to staff and not replacements for employees who have moved on. It gives me a sense that WE are on the right trajectory and continuing to grow. It makes it easy to have confidence in the days/weeks/months/years ahead.

    Cons

    Most of my previous concerns are gone.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Great Neck, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product set; Smart developers and support staff; Always looking forward with new innovations in trading technology; Impressive client base with world class leading firms; Impressive new senior hires that will likely lead to excellent growth

    Cons

    Flat infrastructure means senior titles are tougher to come by

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating the exciting new growth paths globally


  9. "NO GROWTH"

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

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Pizza on Fridays
    Diwali Lunch

    Cons

    Growth is only for a select few
    Terrible work atmosphere
    Poorly managed across the board
    Thankless job environment
    Benefits package weak at best
    Smells that resonate from the kitchen

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes to what is going on around you. Valuable employees leaving as the toxic ones are being rewarded.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Alot to learn about the business and industry

    Cons

    Not much upside for career growth