MarketAxess London Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2020

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MarketAxess Chairman and CEO Rick McVey
Rick McVey
7 Ratings
  1. "Great place to gain experience, fast-paced and dynamic environment!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess for less than a year

    Pros

    - Positive work environment - fast-paced and dynamic. Always changing. - Part of a growing industry - clear growth strategy and expanding company rather than a lot of financial institutions. - Flat hierarchy - felt welcomed all across the firm from grads up to senior management. - Great place to intern - responsibility from the outset, rotation hugely valuable in gaining an in-depth understanding - have never been bored! - Great benefits - gym membership, social events and days out across the city - Rib ride and various drinks events! Also, food spreads provided in house weekly!

    Cons

    None so far, it has been great!

    MarketAxess2019-07-29
  2. "good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    continuing to grow, treats employees fairly, lean in terms of personnel and flat org structure so easy to gain exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    flat org structure means that progression is limited. whilst your compensation and basic grows with time at the company and your contribution is obviously rewarded, it's hard to display that on your CV when you have had the same role and rank within the company for 5+ years.

    MarketAxess2020-01-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "QA Test Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Test Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketAxess full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - It's really a very good company to work! - Excellent at positioning their product in the ever changing world of OTC markets. - Work / life balance is quite good. - Friendly co-workers and the managers are very good. I was there for a short period. Due to unfortunate family situation, I had to leave the company with a short notice. I felt really bad, but I was left without any choice.

    Cons

    None based on the time there

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    MarketAxess2019-05-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Aggressive, hands on development, dynamic"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    latest tech, dynamic, good bonus

    Cons

    long office hours, weekend releases

    MarketAxess2019-05-19
  5. Helpful (5)

    "MarketAxess on the advance in OTC markets"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    BENELUX and MENA Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketAxess

    Pros

    - Excellent at positioning their product in the ever changing world of OTC markets - At the forefront of developing solutions outside of the box - Company has become extremely dynamic with developing unique products with global acceptance -Being there for 7 years, the company has done really well to create a close community between buy side and sell side with good relationships with all sides - The company culture encourages open communication and feedback from staff at all levels. - A friendly, professional and fun environment to work for. - Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    - Fierce competition in the vendor space so have to be adaptable - Smaller company so job progress a bit more challenged but the new products and dynamic nature of the clients and functionality, compensates

    MarketAxess2016-12-12
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good company overall,"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketAxess full-time

    Pros

    -fairly relaxed culture, 8-5 is the norm -good benefits package -recognized brand in the sector

    Cons

    -mostly run out NY, little analysis or development done in Europe -little chance for career development because teams are quite siloed and a fairly small company -they took over Xtrakter/Trax but there's little overlap between the two. There's a lot of potential for shared gains but little has been done

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    MarketAxess2014-11-23
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Bad management in the London office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free milk and coffee work/life balance is quite good

    Cons

    - clients left MAEurope due to the poor services. i.e. platform crashes quite often - liquidity providers use Bloomberg or Tradeweb because they are cheaper. - Project Manager in London has tied hands. Technology is managed by MA-US - They continuously hire no qualified people. (no knowledge of Credit Markets, CDS, SEF, MTS) - Head of MAEurope changes once every two years. - Lots of gossiping and bad environment i.e. very frustrated employees, no team work, etc. - According to clients, platform will disappear in the long run because the new platforms in the market use new technology and are cheaper. - Don't expect good bonuses in London, on the contrary. - Poor career progression.

    MarketAxess2013-02-20
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Worst place to learn and grow - very political place -"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MarketAxess

    Pros

    lots of free time balance between work and life you can do whatever you want no control from managers

    Cons

    There is no leadership at all from Senior Managers and they do not know the financial market. The product crashes when IT launches a new version. This is never fixed immediately. Very political place to work No career progression at all MarketAxess loses market share in Europe per minute Old mentality, in order for clients to use the product, they buy clients with expensive dinners and events, instead of improve the product.

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    MarketAxess2012-05-11

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