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FlexTrade Systems Inc. Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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FlexTrade Systems Inc. President Vijay Kedia
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  • Everyone is trained to play the blame game; no one has an attitude to look out for one another (in 4 reviews)

  • The other thing is if you are into some kind of development work, you also have to support it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "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

  3. "It is a place best avoided"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home is available sometimes. Other than that, it's hard to think of Pros.

    Cons

    The atmosphere inside is gloomy. People are miserable at all times. It would be pointed out if you "laugh too much" or "talk too much". It's true. It has happened to me and to others in front of me.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "start your career"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Great Neck, NY

    Pros

    great people, good working environment

    Cons

    place needs a little more structure


  5. "Good place to gain experience in financial domain"

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

    I have been working at FlexTrade Systems Inc. (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to gain domain experience.

    Cons

    Won't learn much in the field of software engineering or development. Work is done to 'get it working' rather than doing it correctly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Under Appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pizza on a Friday. Not as intense as Wall St if you are looking for semi retirement. Generally a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Some of the people are unbearable to work with. Compensation is very tight. Over worked and under compensated. One person there for every 2 jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY

    I worked at FlexTrade Systems Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Product support had a good rapport among themselves. Management preferred a hands-off approach whenever feasible. Easy access to office by train. Decent opportunity to see how market data and program trading work.

    Cons

    Certain clients abused the product support service; precise obligations to them were never clear, frequently causing stress among the staff. The software was >99% homespun and everything about it was unconventional. The product support interview was geared toward development, not product support.

    Advice to Management

    To promote productivity and longevity among the staff, it's important to see the relationship as a two-way relationship. An approach that's mostly aloof with occasional heavy-handedness works against this.

  8. "Ok to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, decent salary

    Cons

    To soon to write about cons

    Advice to Management

    To soon to write about it


  9. Helpful (1)

    "OMS/EMS"

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    Current Employee - OMS Support
    Current Employee - OMS Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great people, good working environment

    Cons

    place needs a little more structure


  10. Helpful (7)

    "TERRIBLE place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I assume the commute would be a pro if you live on Long Island, otherwise, none from a career perspective. They let employees work from home frequently, which is a pro for those that do it..

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and they don't have any defined strategy. It is a family run business which shows extreme favoritism. There is no sense or urgency by the staff and therefore deadlines get regularly missed with zero accountability. The turn over is high and the compensation is low which results in sub par employees who don't get paid enough to care about the end clients. The culture is also not a fun place to work and the office is out in Long Island making it a terrible, expensive commute. I would not recommend working here to anyone. This is specific to the US office only. I believe London and Singapore are run very differently, however this results in disorganization and no one seems to be on the same page.


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