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Market Traders Institute Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2019

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Market Traders Institute CEO Jacob Martinez
Jacob Martinez
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "at one point, we had decent breakfast on fridays, before they reduced the budget and gave us half servings(in 14 reviews)

  • "How sad is it that the only thing people remember is free breakfast(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "MTi doesn't spend a lot of time on negativity(in 24 reviews)

  • "Shortly after that I was let go from a critical position overseeing their systems without warning at all and right before the holidays to make it worse(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "I’ll Stay. Thanks."

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership, paid well above the current market value (AKA generosity), philanthropy driven, upward mobility. How interesting that many are biting the hands that fed them. Even during restructuring, they continue to value my contributions to the company and treat me well. Many that have left lack appreciation / loyalty and will probably be flipping burgers soon. This company gives anyone that works hard a chance to...

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    Cons

    Sure, leadership is working through a new level of scaling out and they could be more receptive to feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be generous in every way and listen to those that appreciate your dedication to professionalism.

    Market Traders Institute2019-07-04
  2. "Enjoyed the ride!"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was privileged to be a part of the MTi team for a little more than a year as Chief Financial Officer. There were and are a number of talented, creative, and dedicated professionals there with whom I had the pleasure of working and getting to know personally. Jacob impressed me as a CEO because of the consistently high ethical posture he exhibited in all situations. I found him to be the same person behind closed...

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    Cons

    Definitely a fast-paced environment even for a sales company, but this was due to a number of complex factors inherent in the business model, and progress was being made on this front when I left.

    Market Traders Institute2019-06-27
  3. Helpful (7)

    "This is the REAL MTI experience"

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    Former Employee - Client Success Coach in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    at one point, we had decent breakfast on fridays, before they reduced the budget and gave us half servings

    Cons

    As most of you have probably noticed, I rarely post anything on social media; however I feel it is my duty to disclose some information on how my previous employer of 5 years, Market Traders Institute has been harassing me and several other former employees since I was laid off over 8 months ago. This is a company we devoted many years of our lives to. In September 2014 I accepted the position of Technical Support...

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    Advice to Management

    Read the Cons

    Market Traders Institute2019-06-26
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Run from this SAD, TOXIC & ANXIETY Ridden Environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The one pro is that I LEFT!

    Cons

    I want to put a stop to the harassment, bullying, threats and character assassination I am receiving from my former employer, Market Traders Institute (MTI). They have accused me of things where anyone who knows me -- family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and previous co-workers know are completely FALSE allegations! This is a disgusting stunt and an attempt to ruin my life, embarrass me, drain my savings and take the...

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    Advice to Management

    Have some dignity, gain a consensus & move on with your life.

    Market Traders Institute2019-06-26
  5. Helpful (6)

    "I chose to leave MTI, so the Company sued me...again"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I left the company 12 months ago

    Cons

    I chose to leave Market Traders Institute to remove myself from the constant stress of working there from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed. I did not agree with the leadership on a number of different issues from Ethics to treatment of employees. The lack of growth or advancement in the company’s sales tactics and marketing methods were stunting my professional growth and the frequency and methods we put “New”...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop harassing me! I have been gone for over 12 months now. Focus on your own company

    Market Traders Institute2019-06-24
  6. Helpful (9)

    "No Future No growth opportunity No Leadership. BUT FREE SODA"

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

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were truly none. And now its all finally catching up and people are no longer scared to talk about your unethical practices. Everyone writes breakfast on fridays. How sad is it that the only thing people remember is free breakfast. That's how bad it was, but you would still dangle "carrots" thinking it would change.

    Cons

    STAY AWAY!!! This is by far the worst company to work for . No fiscal compensation is worth the mistreatment and lack of stability. They have even threatened previous employees to remove posts or they would withhold final checks. Well there are a few of us who are not going to be threatened nor feel threatened. All of their Terminations are given without warning. They just have someone tell you to please see the HR...

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    Advice to Management

    Best advise : 1. Give clients their money back 2. Pay your employees their worth 3. Understand that running Operations does not mean "I like you today but tomorrow I don't" 4. Remove the management that you have ruining the employee moral (all of it) 5. Completely dissolve your garbage products and Smart Trader software. 6. Terminate yourselves as leaders of your companies 7. The best one of your family has...

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    Market Traders Institute2019-06-04

    Market Traders Institute Response

    June 6, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for posting. Despite efforts to strengthen the organization for all involved (not just employees, but with students at the front of our thinking as well), it is unfortunately inevitable that differences will surface. Please be assured that our leaders want to do what can ...

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "AVOID !! POOR EMPLOYER! CUTS CORNERS! HIGH TURN OVER! NEGATIVE REVIEWS ARE ALL TRUE! NOT TRUTHFUL! NOT TRANSPARENT!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some employees who have been around a respectable amount of time and can be kind and helpful at times but they seem to now be exhausted as well. They are now starting to leave the company as well or have already left. Previously: The pros where breakfast and benefits. Now, let’s talk current day. Breakfast are no longer suitable nor reasonable. Benefits are No longer good nor affordable nor comparable to previous...

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    Cons

    Clients are avoiding this company. You should avoid being recruited to this company as well. - The company business model is in its last surviving phase. - Lack of Executive Leadership is an understatement. - No vision on progress, just focused on meeting revenue metrics and reports and how the company will survive another quarter. -Unethical business practices that are not reported due to staff not educated on these...

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    Advice to Management

    Your problem is yourselves. Anyone part of the Martinez family should be removed from the operation. Remove the initial problems. You are all self entitled and believe you add to this operation of the company in the positions you hold. That is lie. The whole company has a clear understanding that none of you are suitable for your titles. They were positions handed to you, not earned, which is why you have lost complete...

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    Market Traders Institute2019-05-30

    Market Traders Institute Response

    June 6, 2019Director of Human Resources

    We appreciate that you took some time to post this. As a current employee, we find it unfortunate to be having this conversation online rather than in person. MTI is open to all team members about our financial performance. 2019 continues to be performing well financially as ...

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Run away. Do not work here."

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

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1 year of work gives you 5 years of experience... Because you're massively overworked and forced to take on the jobs of at least 3 other people thanks to massive, random, and constant layoffs. And not for any particular reason; usually people, including valuable employees, were fired because the CEO has no clear idea what they actually do. He certainly wouldn't know whether or not they were good at it. I'm half sure...

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    Cons

    In one year, I had literally 6+ different bosses. I watched dozens of people quit or be fired from my department alone, everyone from executive level to personal assistants. Heck, the CFO was let go in one day for disagreeing with a (horrible) idea that the CEO had. The CEO is the son of the founder. The founder's other son quit because the company is so poorly managed. I'm fairly certain the entire company is just...

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    Advice to Management

    Well, I wish I had more constructive criticisms, but I tried to provide them over and over again in my time at MTI and was ignored every time without fail. Nothing changed, except for the worse. Don't tell me to talk to HR. I did talk to HR. HR knows allll about the many issues. I was very thorough. So were the dozens of others that left the company. HR told me in so many words that there's nothing they can do about...

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    Market Traders Institute2019-05-31

    Market Traders Institute Response

    June 6, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your post. We regret that you did not enjoy the experience. It is unfortunate to see incorrect rumors repeated in this forum. Our new initiatives have in fact strengthened both the company and our ability to serve our students in a way that fosters success. If ...

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "It's a scam!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free limited snacks in break room and breakfast on Fridays

    Cons

    Meetings, Meetings, Meetings, Nobody communicates and all gripe about what another person is doing. It's s SCAM!!!! Nobody is efficient with their times or budget and they don't listen to their students all they want is to sell, sell, sell.

    Advice to Management

    Fire a bunch of people who cost your company money like lower management. Cut the fat!

    Market Traders Institute2019-05-31

    Market Traders Institute Response

    June 6, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for opening up about this. As a midsize business, we do all we can so our hard work will benefit our students and ensure we stay on track to make the most of what we do. If you have specific concerns to share with us, we ask that you please take time to reach out to ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a carrier."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Traders Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can learn a lot and build a career. Fantastic 401K. Ok Health and Dental.

    Cons

    You will not be at MTI long.

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire managers and keep them. Even if they are not exactly what you want coach them. Part of the issues with retaining employees has to do with keeping the company stable instead of blaming (by firing) nearly all of your managers on a monthly basis.

    Market Traders Institute2019-04-10

    Market Traders Institute Response

    April 11, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We’re glad you learned a lot here because we take pride when our employees grow. As we work to meet changing demands for users of financial software and education, we have enjoyed our achievements even as we have unfortunately ...

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