I have been working at NYFIX full-time (More than 5 years)
lots of opportunity for career advancement
great if you like a fast paced environment
grew quickly and suffered growing pains while transitioning from and small company to a larger company
Plenty of autonomy if you know what you're doing
Opportunities for advancement if you work hard and show initiative
Great office parties
Too many chiefs, basing decisions on personal opinions rather than client/market needs
Paralysis by analysis
Too much money wasted on whims of management
Exciting business with significant upside potential, great team of smart and outstanding contributors, excellent merit-based performance rewards, an cool location at the foot of Wall Street in Manhattan, easily accessible for commuters from all over the NY Metro region.
Tight schedules to accomplish challenging objectives, though the challenges themselves are both intellectually stimulating and serve to build camraderie among the team. Sometimes limited resources with which to work.
Advice to Management
Keep improving on systems performance and scalability, keep expanding on the number of exchanges served, explore opportunties to trade in other securities, keep setting the goals higher while improving upon the openness and timeliness of employee communications.
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