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"Nothing to see here folks. Move on"

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Stamford, CT (US)
Former Employee - Software Developer in Stamford, CT (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Freepoint Commodities full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- decent Base pay
- free lunch
- fully paid medical
- decent vacation days but you can't take them all. it's frowned upon

Cons

- Work culture is terrible
- No career growth
- They expect you to work 10+ hours even if there isn't work for more than 2 hours a day. so if you just sit in front of the computer and browse, they are happy
- No meritocracy or looking for a best solution to any problem
- you will have to work with lots of dicks around
- I can go on and on....to be succinct... if you must, take the job, take it. but do find a better one and move on quickly. anyone with good technical abilities can easily get thru' the interview. the interview process is laughable.

Advice to Management

Nothing that I can say change anything here. I'll save myself the trouble.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Trader"

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    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Freepoint Commodities (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free lunch, free regrets

    Cons

    startup firm trying to compete with mega firms, poor technology, poor management, terrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    retire


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Poor place to work for motivated and talented individuals as evidenced by attrition"

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    Current Employee - Info Tech
    Current Employee - Info Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Freepoint Commodities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free lunches, 0 cost health care (although sub par coverage). Low / Easy work load.

    Cons

    biggest complaint is transparency - of which there is none. management continually fails to guide expectations and only holds company meetings in ad-hoc infrequent sessions (2 so far in the history of the company, of which one occurred after they dismissed a large percentage of staff)

    no career progression, difficult to communicate with a large percentage of staff, very tumultuous and unstable environment.

    the biggest drawback is the lack of mentors who are interested in your personal and career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and oversight of your business would lead to less attrition.

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