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Hold Brothers Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "solid firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Trader in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    i work here as a trader/class b member, they have been around for long enough to have built a system that works well and work hard to keep their traders happy

    Cons

    no chat room, no training, no mentor programs

    Advice to Management

    keep focusing on building out software and routes, these are your bread and butter


  2. "Remote trader"

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    Current Employee - Trader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Trader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair commission structure, they built a custom trading layout for me in Graybox, accessible support and management staff.

    Cons

    No educational resources, few on site trading opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Lease more on site trading space


  3. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many I can think of.

    Cons

    They hire and then make up a reason to fire u for no reason at all.


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  5. "“Overall its good Place to work""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQL Database Administrator in India, TN
    Current Employee - Senior SQL Database Administrator in India, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work culture is well defined. Give lots of freedom to think and execute the same

    Cons

    I have not came across any such stuff

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the best ..


  6. "Terrible Top Management Not grounded in reality"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hold Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros except a dismissal salary

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, Expensive health insurance and no retirement plan

    Advice to Management

    Get real and listen to your employees


  7. "you work at Hold if you cannot get a job anywhere else- just ask current employees if they rather work someplace else"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company where you you will see many different parts of the brokerage industry.

    Cons

    Very hard place to work. Benefits are awful. The CEO shows up at 4:30 PM and then starts to call meetings starting at 5:30 PM for that day and the meeting always start late. CEO does this so he "can get his money's worth" out of his employees. Not a place to work if you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should be respectful to employees. Start meeting within the normal work day so you can get home to your wife and kids


  8. "Friendly environment and experienced traders who are willing to help"

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    Current Employee - Proprietary Trader in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Proprietary Trader in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of traders who are willing to help

    Cons

    No Salary/benefits. Your own money at risk


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - great managers
    - you learn how to process settlements, outgoing and incoming buy-ins, cash transfers and how to process all stock orders
    - nice work environment (everyone is friendly and helpful)
    - great name on your resume

    Cons

    can get kind of stressful, especially when you have a lot of institutional global clients assigned to you. You MUST make sure your work is error free. They don't tolerate errors. So make sure you you have a high degree of accuracy. Also, the hours can get very long, so be prepared for that.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your operation analysts to move into trading if they express desire to do so. Just because they don't have trading experience, doesn't mean they are going to slack as traders.


  10. "Support"

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

    Pros

    CTO and Head of Trade Support are class acts - go out of their way to make themselves available and cater to needs.

    Cons

    They don't provide mentorship or a place to bounce around ideas, more trading floors could solve this.

    Advice to Management

    Lease more office space


  11. "Good year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hold Brothers full-time

    Pros

    good management hires - increased execution routes, updated benefits, improved support

    Cons

    zero support for beginner traders

    Advice to Management

    lease more office space for expansion


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