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Updated January 10, 2018
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Murex Managing Partner, President & CEO Maroun Edde
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Pros
  • Environnement de travail stimulant et exigeant (in 14 reviews)

  • Working environment is very good (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours, frequent travel (in 26 reviews)

  • You can break your work life balance easily, but it's really up to the person (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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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 Murex full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment, professional and helpful colleagues
    A lot of focus on team work and team learning
    Management well organized with clear objectives
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    No cons at this point in time


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start, multicultural, fruits and coffee/tea available. You get to work with tons of smart people and learn an incredible amount about industry. Top notch health benefits package.

    Cons

    This is a staging job at best. Very click-ish. If you get along with the right people, you can get away with murder. Especially if you speak French. No attention to junior consultants. Salary is bad considering the work hours needed. Some incredibly arrogant, insecure and rude people in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have an amazing product. Unfortunately, your people management skills are sub par. Care about seniors and juniors as well. It is well known in the FinTech industry that Murex has a tough time retaining employees.

  3. "Great Team. Hard Work but good rewards"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on cutting edge tech with the leading buy side and sell side institutions. Everyone on the team is great and very supportive.

    Cons

    Long hours and development is located in Paris/Dublin so getting fixes done for customers can be a bit tricky sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Move to the cloud :)


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Consultant"

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

    I worked at Murex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Salary is OK among software companies;
    - Free drink and fruits in the kitchen;
    - Good benefits (insurance coverage, pension plan, etc.)

    Cons

    - Work environment seems casual, but people can be excessively nervous and sensitive whenever they hear something negative;
    - Too much micromanagement and instruction, little liberty to manage your own daily job;
    - Not a good career choice for the math/stats/finance major. The only possible career path is IT support or engineer (not even developer);
    - Strong focus on vanity projects to win over clients instead of product improvement, innovation and internal process streamlining;
    - Senior people seem nice, but are actually hypocritical and deduct employees' bonus and raise whenever they have the chance.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more genuine to your employees. Spend time and resource to train them instead of taking advantage of them.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours and managers watch for when you leave"

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    Former Employee - Rates Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Rates Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Murex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot. Smart hardworking people.

    Cons

    long hours. Not much bonus.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues
    Good benefits
    Good location
    Fruits every week
    Juices and different kinds of milk and coffee available
    4 weeks vacation a year

    Cons

    Bad management
    Horrible work/life balance
    Bad pay
    Becoming specialist on Murex can make it harder to change in the future

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging
    Trust your employees
    Give feedback!
    Encourage people to stick to normal working ours and hire staff of the workload is too big


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and nice working environment

    Cons

    Long working hours, frequent travel

  8. "A Great Company - But not in the Americas"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Murex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World leading software (although now aging) and some of the brightest people you'll ever meet. If you do well here you're good. Generally excellent benefits.
    Probably the nicest group of owners you'll ever meet (in Paris). For younger members of staff there's a lot done of social events (parties, events, breakfasts) many of which are of a high quality.

    Cons

    Changes in senior management have changed the culture of the New York office. There is an increased level of churn in the staff - in particular longer term employees have been moving out - as the focus has moved to a younger/offshore sourced team. High usage of offshore hiring, not to the benefit of local staff. Work hours can be brutal and while many of the line managers are excellent technologists they have little if any experience in managing people. General situation is that people arrive - are very happy in the first 2-3 years and then become restless.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the product is very strong but the changes in the New York office, while improving the numbers (if temporarily) are leading to other bigger issues. Rating for management applies to NY only. Central management in Paris would earn six stars.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good place to work at for finance/ econ/ stats majors, ok for IT. Messy customer support."

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * dynamic environment
    * free drinks in the kitchen

    Cons

    * not a good place for finance/ econ/ stats majors, skills won't be used, worked with engineers who did not understand econometrics or derivative products
    * very little growth after a few months in the company
    * lots of vanity projects
    * expected to work 24/7 little bonuses no career opps (IT stigma, hard to sell to banks)
    * very disorganized
    * customer service shop

    Advice to Management

    Corporate culture shows distinctive lack of respect for employees, midlevel managers are very insecure. My boss decided he wanted to make my life difficult, so started sending me on half an hour meetings around the country, would scold me when I returned because he'd forgotten all about them.
    After a few months, lost all faith in the product, focus on fundamentals. How can anyone take you seriously if you can't price a call option right. Learn some stats.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murex full-time

    Pros

    Murex has smart people and work is challenging. The software has great analytics capabilities. You work with large bulge bracket firms.

    Cons

    It is difficult for non-French speakers to be in on the inside. Training programs are delivered by employees and not that good.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the environment so non-French speakers have the same chance as French speakers. The training program needs to be fixed.


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