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REDI Global Technologies Chief Executive Officer Rishi Nangalia
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  1. "REDI intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REDI Global Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very open, entrepreneurial, and collaborative group of people. CEO knows everyone in the office and communicates with them regularly. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Most of the people who work there don't seem to enjoy it. Most of the work is done by just a few people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "dead man walking"

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    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 REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    aren't any. cruising on work done 20 years ago. Zero investment since then

    Cons

    ancient technology held together on spit and bubble gum
    most employees are gone -- its just a skeleton crew holding it together
    zero leadership, no vision

    Advice to Management

    please leave, go lead elsewhere

  3. "Direction"

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

    Pros

    Professional environment with many excellent and dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Lack of people willing to make decisive decisions at top levels causing paralysis when trying to achieve the ultimate goals of the company.

    Advice to Management

    It is ok to tell the customer "no" when their demands do not match the capabilities and direction the firm is set to follow.


  4. "REDI Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible working environment
    - Good folks that work at REDI
    - Access to senior managers

    Cons

    - Product is behind the eight ball compared to competitors.
    - Need to run more as a global organization
    - Still trying to find its feet on how to run the company but getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the product like crazy for the couple years.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Don't go there if you have any other options"

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

    I worked at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay upon hiring, casual office dress.

    Cons

    Very sexist and toxic work environment. Management's revolving door game never stops and the only member still remaining is the one the most incompetent: the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Look for a buyer before it's too late.


  6. Helpful (14)

    "Company that lost its face"

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

    I worked at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning business and interacting with different teams gives you a quick jump start, unlimited vacations and 401k benefits are good to have.

    Cons

    There is no structure in the teams, senior members slowly let go or left on its own and new members are more concerned to stay at least a year to gain some what experience and then find better place. New upper management makes very poor strategic decisions that are causing major outages as a result loosing majority clients.

    Advice to Management

    It's a shame to see great individuals to leave REDI that is used to be standing for great place.
    It's too late in a game to change anything other than to put REDI for sell or declare chapter 11.
    CEO is really a joke that let go key people. New CTO


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Ok for a while but not worth staying in the long run"

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

    I worked at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the low-level/newer employees are both great people and good and their jobs. Work-life balance is better than average.

    Cons

    "Boy's club" shields the incompetent; massive turnover with good people leaving. Messages from management are "we are transparent" and "you can make a huge impact here", but stick around long enough and you will learn the transparency is carefully orchestrated lie and your huge impact has no upside because they renege on implied promises they made to you when you joined (through the contingencies in their bonus/equity program or the delay/excuses).

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to employees about the potential or how much you care about the company and employees. If you do care, then resign, dismantle the "boys club", and let competent people run the place.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Obviously a Marketing Attempt to Offset Previous Reviews"

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

    I worked at REDI Global Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The pay is inline with the industry as far as I'm concerned. The low level workers are positive and upbeat.There really isn't much else as far as pros go

    Cons

    Decision makers do not do their job well, they do not take responsibility for the decisions they make, good people have come and gone because they saw the reality of how things are managed. It is a boy's club at the executive level. Some executives try to keep it from feeling like a corporate office by dropping f-bombs and insulting anyone in earshot, then giving them a punch in the arm and a wink.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking some responsibility for why good people have left, why you have had to lay good people off, and why things have taken so long to get things done. And I can only imagine that 6 or 7 positive reviews by current employees in just a couple of weeks is not coincidence. If you want to attract good talent, start at the executive level and work your way down.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    REDI is attempting to dominate the electronic trading space. This is a huge opportunity and they are set up from success with industry backing and a culture that cuts through the BS.

    There are some great software engineers to collaborate with here and learn from.

    Best practices from technology companies have been adopted. That means CI, test coverage, ownership principles, constant delivery, and automation out of the wazoo.

    Fun. This is a great place to work and have fun. It is an informal culture and not a bunch of suits. That doesn't mean work gets done; it just means you don't want to commit hara-kiri after the end of the day.

    There is a lot of opportunity for people with the right personal characteristics and technical aptitude to take on extra responsibilities and grow their career. This has given my career and skill set a quantum leap akin to working at a top tech company or an early stage start up.

    Cons

    It took too long to get rid of 'senior/lead' engineers that do not deliver, and people who over stated their abilities. There is still a touch of that left, just steer clear of them.

    The board demanded some useless governance. I've finally seen some recognition that it was a useless waste of $$$ and time (and in general got in the way of progress), but they need to admit they messed up. They have not communicated that clearly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring the best engineers that want to build a world class product. There is literally more than enough work to go around, and a huge upside. I don't understand why our investors don't put us on hyper growth.

    With the right investment REDI can be the next big tech company, and I don't say that lightly.

    Get rid of the non performers that are not about building a quality product. The few that are left are not taking us to the right place.

    Take care of your employees. They are the heart and soul of this company. Show them you appreciate the hard work, passion, and commitment to the craft of engineering. Without them you are going nowhere.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Tremendous opportunity if you're up for a challenge"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REDI Global Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being part of the team building out the next generation trading platform at REDI has been an amazing experience. Coming in as a Junior Dev, I have received invaluable coaching and guidance from a tech management team that has invested countless hours in building, growing and retaining talent.

    REDI is certainly not an environment for everyone; if you are looking for a cushy paycheck for little effort, don't waste your time. From what I've seen, though, those with resilience, strong abilities and a solid work ethic will have unparalleled opportunities to work with some of the best in the industry, including alumni from Liquidnet, Bridgewater, NASDAQ, Island and GS and to propel their careers forward.

    The hiring process is pretty selective (roughly 2% offer rate) but the team has been great to work with; people are intellectually curious and incredibly driven. If you're a sharp Engineer looking for a challenge, I would recommend giving it a shot.

    Cons

    Environment is very transparent; when you join you'll get to see candid assessments of your interview process. You also need to be okay with taking risks and with some uncertainty as the company navigates the challenges of defining it's culture with its newfound independence from GS.

    At some point you'll probably need to deal with fifteen year old legacy code (Tcl anyone?), but if you're working on the new platform or any of the newer initiatives you'll be shielded from this for the most part.

    Lastly you need to be okay operating in an unstructured environment; if you're coming from a large company, it may come as a shock that there won't always be someone there to tell you exactly what you need to do at any given moment in time. You need to be okay stepping up and reading between the lines about where you can dive in and help push a given project forward. Personally, this has translated into opportunities that would have never materialized in a big bank setting but again, probably not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with the transparency! Your organization values your candidness.


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