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FX Alliance Reviews

Updated 25 Apr 2016

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2.9
48%
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62%
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FX Alliance CEO Philip Z. Weisberg
Philip Z. Weisberg
3 Ratings
  1. "The premier FX provider that is a great place to work, learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Senior Management allows employees to manage and run with projects Great team of seasoned professionals to learn from Open, friendly and inclusive environment

    Cons

    High pressure environment is not for everyone but those who thrive on this are rewarded well At times software is brought to market a little early and that can cause issues

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of creating a vision and communicating that but the important thing is not to be distracted from that by noise and ensure what goes to market is fit for purpose and wont cause unnecessary issues

    FX Alliance2014-06-07
  2. "Squeeze those pennies!"

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

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of happy hour and work social events, nice clean offices

    Cons

    no growth opportunities, political, low wages

    Advice to Management

    HR team is not friendly, promote from within

    FX Alliance2016-04-25
  3. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For QA folks: Steady stream of work Reasonable balance between work life- since work is not overly challenging A great place to work if you are NOT looking for challenges in your career or any sort of career growth Middle management employees tend to stick around forever and rarely provide an opportunity for promotion by attrition.

    Cons

    One mans poison is another mans elixir. The Pros mentioned above could be Huge Cons for some. 1For Functional Folks- You hit a plateau very soon and its a struggle to keep the motivation up since there is nothing much to learn . 2 Growth potential is very rare- and if you dont enjoy testing the same set of features or executing the same tests again and again - This is NOT the place for you. Certain aspects may... have changed since their aquisition by Thomson Reuters so my update may be outdated.

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    Advice to Management

    Advices in Proffesional circle is useless- especially an advice propogated via a third party site. So I leave the higher management to do what they do best and run their own show.

    FX Alliance2015-12-08
  4. "Great learning experience"

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

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    FXall has an extremely talented staff, a great customer base, strong product offering and free coffee. The CEO has an excellent view on where the industry is heading and is well connected to the banks that use the FXall platform.

    Cons

    At times, FXall is a stressful work environment. Many of the teams are too thinly staffed to achieve expected results or handle unanticipated challenges that arise.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a good job defining the plan. The key is to stick to the plan and avoid unnecessary fire drills.

    FX Alliance2013-11-15
  5. "Senior developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Since it is rather small company there is a good visibility considering work efforts, inter-group communication does help in solving problems.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of them. - Managment is biased and technically speaking - not too technical where it should be. - Profit margin level score takes precedence over the wellness of employees - Some key-decisions seem to be detached from reality.

    Advice to Management

    Take more seriously current needs and rewarding. This appies to many areas. I'd name 3 of them: - technical - obsolote equipment does not help in strategic goals achievement - hr - employees who are overachievers - expects the same from the company in return - proffesional - need to invest in business/technology areas, so it will pay off in a long run.

    FX Alliance2013-03-28
  6. "Good people, high pressure to excel, technology always in flux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FX Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with, always keeps you on your toes, technology is good when you work on a new project

    Cons

    Politics plays too much into your day-to-day decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that everyone's opinion matters. Make sure you remember that the people on the ground are the ones who are making the company great.

    FX Alliance2012-12-23
  7. "A great place to learn and work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FX Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people (including management) are fantastic. Colleagues are intelligent and friendly.

    Cons

    long work hours. high stress but good people make it easier

    FX Alliance2012-08-20
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Most colleagues at FXall are great to work with, however operationally FXall still has much to improve."

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     in New York, NY

    I have been working at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work at home within reason option. Intelligent and pleasant colleagues. Central location - easy commute Unrestricted internet access Provides up to date computers, laptops Has monthly birthday cake celebrations - thoughtful!

    Cons

    Too little respect from management for those on the floors investigating issues Too many #1 priorities Poor communication of what is really going on Nepotism Too political for such a small company Unfair compensation Cuts too many costs on staying current with major middleware and operating systems

    Advice to Management

    Promote communication across teams and within teams Ban nepotism - follow an ethical procedure when hiring and promoting Have a priority a follow through on it; instead of leaping onto the next shiniest object! Apply compensation fairly

    FX Alliance2012-05-14
  9. "Weigh your options, take it if you need it just watch out for a few things"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FX Alliance

    Pros

    Good business model Kitchen area Plenty of clients

    Cons

    Too many group hires leads to factions Unstable management. People come in, stay a bit, install their friends and leave Your career depends not upon skill, merit or hardwork but having the right connections Employees not respected, viewed as perishable items with short shelf life Too many programmers without any management experience are left free to make management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting people hire their friends or old colleagues & create a fair environment. Realize that software creation or programming and delivery of service are distinct responsibilities and most people will not do both well. With periods of no management things are bound to suffer for that very reason, you don't need to find another reason

    FX Alliance2012-06-13
  10. "Great stepping stone in my career"

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     in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FX Alliance

    Pros

    The people, location and ability to get involved in multiple projects.

    Cons

    Lack of management, consideration for employees

    FX Alliance2012-05-03
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