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Marex Spectron Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.6
73%
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78%
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Marex Spectron CEO Ian Lowitt (no image)
Ian Lowitt
14 Ratings
  1. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and above ind avg in bonus

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    keep expanding

    Marex Spectron2018-11-12
  2. "OK for now but industry is changing"

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    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marex Spectron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom to hang yourself

    Cons

    Quick to pull plug on trader

    Advice to Management

    Relax

    Marex Spectron2019-12-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can not think of a single pro

    Cons

    Management is weak, cut throat and childish

    Advice to Management

    Grow up

    Marex Spectron2019-10-09
  4. "Marex NYC"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron

    Pros

    biz casual, make your own hours

    Cons

    horrible selfish management, no leadership

    Advice to Management

    hit the reset button

    Marex Spectron2016-01-23
  5. "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time

    Pros

    People on the floor are amazing, a lot of camaraderie. Like a family.

    Cons

    Management couldn't care less about anyone except themselves. No growth opportunities. Don't reward hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking out for number one, pay attention to what's going on and do what's best for the company. Not based on personal vendettas.

    Marex Spectron2015-06-02
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Excellent people, great environment"

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    Current Employee - Front Office in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marex Spectron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic, proactive approach with very knowledgeable and helpful employees. Ambitious company to grow and introduce growth. I have worked at other brokers in the market and the atmosphere at Marex Spectron is very positive far more positive and togetherness than other broking firms. Allows front office time to grow the business.

    Cons

    Marex Spectron have bought/invested in a number of new businesses and are in the process of integrating these business into the current environment which can take time to setup.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the employees and business growth. Continue to allow new businesses time to grow and expand the business.

    Marex Spectron2019-11-05
  7. "Very challenging and hard to survive. But benefit is good if you survive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marex Spectron full-time

    Pros

    Benefit is very good if you can survive

    Cons

    Very hard to survive as a junior.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give enough opportunity to junior

    Marex Spectron2019-11-20
  8. Helpful (3)

    "HR Team is great!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    HR team has a bunch of amazing people. The recruitment manager is AMAZINGGGGGG.

    Cons

    Male dominated and lack of culture mix.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the recruitment manager, she gives life!

    Marex Spectron2019-10-22
  9. "The worst career move"

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    Former Employee - Energy Broker in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A potentially higher salary than most places because no one wants to work there and there is a ridiculously high turnover

    Cons

    False promises paint a beautiful picture of how things will be and it won't horrendous management Do not work here unless they are really giving you good base pay one of the worst broking firms i have worked in

    Advice to Management

    sort yourself out

    Marex Spectron2019-11-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marex Spectron full-time

    Pros

    Decent corporate health insurance and decent amount of annual leave

    Cons

    1.Management will overpromise and paint a beautiful picture of how there isn't enough brokers to cover clients and there will be fair client distribution. BUT, when you join you will then be asked to find your own clients.They hold on to their clients like hounds, even when clearly they cant cover all of them well and the clients clearly needs to be redistributed to other people on the desk. 2.Some desks are... severely understaffed and they make newcomers do 2-3 times their workload, some people are doing 11-12 hours shift and are force to lunch in. You are hired for one thing but end up doing 2 or 3 diff roles with no added compensation. 3.HR is situated in London, there is no HR in Singapore and this does not help at all. Hr is severely out of touched with Singapore working environment. 4.it is a toxic environment to work in. Alot of disrespect shown to the operations/IT here. Sentences like, this trader likes asian young women, this guy likes Caucasian women, So and so should cover him. Is quite disturbing to hear. 5. Extremely high turnover rate. In merely five months, it has already hit double digits in the Sg office.

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    Advice to Management

    This has got to be the most toxic environment ive worked in. Look around and people are constantly unhappy. I do not have any advice for the management. After so many negative reviews, appaling turnover rate in the past two years, and also an internal annonymous “independent” survey sent to all employees asking for feedback and review. Still.... Nothing concrete has been done yet.

    Marex Spectron2019-11-02
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