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Tradescape (California) Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2014

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perpetual Startup"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learn anything and everything. A .net programmer can work on core Java and a Java developer can work on .Net. A windows system administrator can work on Linux and vice versa.

    Cons

    The president micro manages. This is a software firm. Therefore, you end up with business executives making technical decisions. In addition, middle managers are powerless to stand up to him. This explains why it could not take off .

    Advice to Management

    Replace management.

    Tradescape (California)2014-06-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company they will screw You, Management is ruled by one Person!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing, THINK TWICE ,i worked here..!!!!

    Cons

    Everything They don't pay on time They don't have any benefits.. The insurance they give can be cut off without notice.. No water to drink.. I saw cops coming in one time.. For that one person.. y lay-off no reasons what so ever

    Advice to Management

    you are screwing people.. when you screw someone .. rememeber that they have familys as well!!

    Tradescape (California)2014-12-02
  3. Helpful (2)

    "stay as far away as you can!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradescape (California) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    there are no pros about this place! don't kid yourself please...

    Cons

    unprofessional mgmt who seem to continue to exist in that place for whatever reason. happy it's in my past now.

    Tradescape (California)2014-06-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover; low morale."

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    Former Employee -  
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tradescape (California) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is very good. Fridge is stocked with free food and beverages. Sometimes you can work from home. Flex hours. Most people come into work at 10-10:30am.

    Cons

    1. Low morale among current employees. Two people quit every month because upper management shows little respect for the work that they do.. Layoffs are now frequent too. 2. 50% of the employees are contractors. It's normal to see new faces almost every week. 3. The benefits are sparse. No dental insurance, life insurance, or disability insurance are offered. 4. Trouble getting funding to keep operations going.... 5. Software life cycle is waterfall. So expect to put in long hours, and in the end the software still has problems and the customer always rejects it. 6. Poor communication between depts. People tend to work in silos. 7. QA is the only dept that doesn't have its own Manager.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees who have more technical skills and experience than you. Respect and recognize the hard work that your employees put into their jobs, and let them share their ideas and agile methodologies to get the work done right so that there will be happy customers and the company will be profitable for the investors.

    Tradescape (California)2014-06-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional senior management"

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

    I have been working at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, a few good mid level managers

    Cons

    Senior management, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    To senior management: A leader who lacks character or integrity will not endure the test of time. It doesn’t matter how intelligent, affable, persuasive, or savvy a person is, if they are prone to rationalizing unethical behavior based upon current or future needs, or to stroke their own ego, they will eventually fall prey to their own undoing. Optics over ethics is not a formula for success. Stop favoring the weak... managers in the company, over the good managers who are trying to induce structure and change.

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    Tradescape (California)2014-06-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketplace Manager"

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    Former Employee - Makrketplace Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - work at home is easy; - No rules

    Cons

    - No development; - No future

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage and learn how to hire

    Tradescape (California)2014-04-18
  7. "Good pay. Good Industry. Poor mid-level management. Poorly managed projects."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, location, technology, development, experienced investors.

    Cons

    Micro-management, poor management from mid-level managers, lack of respect for developers, lack of respect for all employees not in management position, outdated mid-level managers, inexperienced mid-level managers. Unprofessional work environment. No work/life balance. Employees are dissatisfied due to micro-management by mid-level managers. Although this company has good well rounded people, it also has... it's share of managers that abuse their power and position. If you are looking for a true start-up experience, I do not recommend this company. If you are looking for a start-up company that operates as a big corporation with a plethora of politics, then I recommend this company.

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    Advice to Management

    Manage people through inspiration and not by instilling fear. Respect each other, and treat all employees equally with respect. Attend seminars and research modern day management skills.

    Tradescape (California)2014-02-08
  8. "Good people, but making costly decisions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tradescape (California) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good people; very talented and a great team of Engineers.

    Cons

    Senior Management is making technology decisions, and very costly, make/break decisions.

    Tradescape (California)2013-09-14
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