Marshall Wace North America - MWAM - great company | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "MWAM - great company"

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    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marshall Wace North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MW is a technology driven company, from the roots of quantitative trading has grown an organisation that is inherently data driven and technological at heart. Enormous leeway is given to technologists to choose the appropriate tools and systems to solve business problems rather than hidebound adherence to specific technologies Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum The people at MW, across business and technology are some...

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    Cons

    Very rigid on starting times, 8 am on the dot daily High pressure environment, only suited to someone with a high tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to deal with conflicting requirements Low on process - the other edge of the lack of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Flexi time / work from home options should be expanded

    Marshall Wace North America2016-10-13

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Just watch out for senior management..."

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Marshall Wace North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office is beautiful and the benefits are some of the best i've ever had. If you work hard you are rewarded well & the IT systems/support is second to none

    Cons

    Senior management... they're highly strung, condescending, rude and they will treat you like you're something they stepped in.

    Advice to Management

    None. They won't change as they make money & think that's all that matters.

    Marshall Wace North America2019-07-09
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Good place starting out as a quant"

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    Former Employee - Quant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marshall Wace North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Marshall Wace is a great place to learn fresh out of university, also generally early on in one's career. The setup is very collaborative and one can learn a lot quickly.

    Cons

    The firm relies rather heavily on the quant strategies for its bottom line, but there is generally little appreciation of quants by the senior management. I got the impression quant was seen as a sort of backwater. It compliments the main business but is not considered on par with the other front office teams. Maybe it's changed since but likely not. In a sense that is expected, given the firm's DNA is essentially in...

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    Marshall Wace North America2018-03-20

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