Marshall Wace North America - Great firm to work for | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great firm to work for"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Nice people who work hard and achieve good results. Good offices and location, and with renovation and expansion underway, they'll get better. Work/life balance is good, especially for a hedge fund. The leadership are hard working, professional and accessible - not aloof like the stereotypical hedge fund managers. The leadership also pushes the firm to do significant charitable work through the Absolute Return for Kids...

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      Cons

      This place is results driven; relationships don't carry much weight - that won't suit everyone. They have quite restrictive web access policies that block all manner of webmail, social media and other non-work related content. IT is not great for remote working.

      Marshall Wace North America2014-02-24

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      "MWAM - great company"

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      • Senior Management
      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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