Marshall Wace North America - Bad place for analysts | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (19)

    "Bad place for analysts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marshall Wace North America full-time

    Pros

    Firm was growing in assets. Employees were friendly.

    Cons

    Five star reviews not accurate, likely written by HR. They sell you hard on the firm upfront when you get an offer and claim turnover is very low with upward mobility. In reality analysts get fired arbitrarily without warning for non-performance related reasons. Very political place with fiefdoms all around. Promotions and job stability based on playing political games and not merit. The firm is cheap and underspends...

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    Marshall Wace North America2017-04-16

    Marshall Wace North America Response

    October 16, 2017Office Manager/HR Coordinator

    We are disappointed by the comment posted. We accept that some ex-employees have a different view of the organisation. We believe this is certainly not representative of the culture within Marshall Wace and we work tirelessly to maintain a vibrant, entrepreneurial environment in which ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (9)

    "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
  2. "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

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