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 Chairman and CEO    Philip Z. Weisberg
Philip Z. Weisberg
3 Ratings
  1. "Squeeze those pennies!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  2. "Not bad"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Certain aspects may have changed since their aquisition by Thomson Reuters so my update may be outdated.

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  3. "The premier FX provider that is a great place to work, learn and grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  4. "Great learning experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. "Senior developer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  6. "Good people, high pressure to excel, technology always in flux"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "A great place to learn and work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (4)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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

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  9. "Weigh your options, take it if you need it just watch out for a few things"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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  10. "Great stepping stone in my career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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

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